Magliner Jr. upgrade
Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:45 AM
I have had a Filmtools Magliner Jr. with all the Steadi bits on it for years now.
Now that I got a nice van, where I can push my cart right in, I'm thinking of upgrading to a Sr. as I have plenty of room, and it would be nice to carry some extra cases on the cart.
Question is: is it worth to just buy the Sr. parts (frame and shelves) and exchange it with the Jr. bits? (pneumatic wheels, front assembly where the handles go, etc) or are the savings so small it's better to just get a regular Sr. and transfer the Steadi bits?
Has anybody done this?
Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:08 PM
Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:43 PM
Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:22 AM
Gotta go with Alfeo on that. Granted, I'm in NYC so a lot of the buildings are older, but I used to own a Senior and ended up buying a Jr (Bought the decked out cart - minus the Steadicam parts and moved them over) after too many AC's complained.
Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:03 PM
I am in the progress of making my own line of steadicam/camera carts
and just aproved the drawing of the first demo
this will be finished in one month.
it will look like a cross between yeager/erwin and my own thoughts
I came with the idea because I always think that the magliners are a bit wobly
when finished I will post some pictures....off course
Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:11 PM
Maybe the best solution will be getting a full functioning SR. and have both, just transferring the Steadi bits, depending on the job and location...
Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:29 PM
I'd never want to use a Sr.
Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:35 AM
If your still bent on the SR, maybe we could work out an upgrade for you with my SR
Maybe the best solution will be getting a full functioning SR
Hey Eric, I just may be downgrading to the JR (Daniel???) Could post a few picks or point me to where I can find his Coffin Box?
The Key to using a Jr is a decent "Cofin Box" with three drawers sitting on the bottom of the cart.
-Alfeo "tired of lugging that big F'er up and down my stairs" Dixon