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#1 Brian Nordheim

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:49 PM

What are the pros and cons of the new Gen III battery hanger from PRO ?
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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:28 PM

What are the pros and cons of the new Gen III battery hanger from PRO ?



how much,

Generation III Battery Rack Only $4900
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#3 thomas-english

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:28 AM

It looks remarkably similar to the Steadyrig battery hanger:

http://www.steadyrig.../prod_Batt.html
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

While I admit it looks similar to Hugo's Battery Hanger, it also looks similar to the Pro-Lite from the mid-90's. Both Battery Hangers are well made. I got to check out Alec's new Pro3 this past weekend and it is very nice. I am sure more who are flying it will chime in soon but it is very modular, well made and allows a bit more battery travel fore/aft than the Pro2 does.

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#5 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:31 PM

Beware, the $4900 does NOT include a lower junction box or the jumper blocks. The lower HD box is $1900 and the jumpers are $150/each.
Also, the first run is sold out and the price is going up a bit.

That said, as usual the folks at PRO have done a fine job. It is very, very cool. As for it looking like the battery hanger from down under, Ron is correct, it looks even more like GPI's own PRO lite.
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#6 Brian Nordheim

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 04:52 AM

Thanks for the insight. Has anyone noticed if the fore and aft adjustment on the hanger has a tracking channel in the tube to keep the batteries from rotating when adjusting?
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#7 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:04 AM

Yes, Brian. The fore/aft tube has a groove to prevent any rotation. The locking mechanism is the same as the newer style center post. While I just received mine, I have played with it a bit and have been impressed with the adjustability. Each individual battery plate battery plate can also be removed.
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#8 Liam Clark

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:56 PM

I have owned a one of the Steadyrigs Battery Hangers for some time now. I was flying it on my Pro 1 sled and I loved it. I like the simplicity of the design,the fore and aft balance, and the price. Earlier this year I decided to upgrade my sled to HD, and I have moved my Battery Hanger to my new Pro 2 lower junction box and It works great.
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#9 RonBaldwin

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:16 PM

I wonder what the battery travel differences are between SteadyRig's Battery Hanger and Pro's (besides the obvious front battery travel - but it would be nice to see some side by side pics)
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#10 Scott Coleman

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:23 PM

I was lucky enough to get one in the first run and am loving it more and more with everyday of use. There is def a tracking channel when making a for/aft adjustment so there is NO problem there. But the cool thing is that you can loosen the clamp in the tracking channel and rotate the batteries 90deg to get your battery readout in a heads up position if you prefer that.
The only current con I can find right now is that they are still designing the recorder/transmitter bracket so it can fit the new style AB HCX batteries when it is mounted. Other then that it makes achieving dynamic balance much easier then cranking the old PRO2 knob. You can get roughly 1/2" farther extension then the PRO2 hanger. A HUGE DIFFERENCE especially when at a 2.5 to 3 sec drop time.
Well worth the investment.

Edited by Scott Coleman, 30 April 2011 - 06:28 PM.

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