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#1 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

I've emailed Howard,.. but just incase...

Is there a bracket out there, or will I be needing to 3M Dual Lock it to the J Box?

What are people doing?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 James Davis

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:54 PM

Hi Richard, I can't comment on the MKV specifically but I have a custom plate/bracket on my archer designed specifically for the MDR2 box which replaces the long nose section that comes as standard.
I would be more than happy to sort you out with photos and measurements if there is not an off the shelf solution.
I don't think it would be too costly to have something machined as it is quite a simple item.
I'll see if I can borrow some calipers or you are welcome to pop by the studio sometime if this is helpful at all.
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:13 PM

Hey James.

I think I've seen the same kind of thing done to your Archer before. The Optical Support special treatment.

Won't work for the MK-V tho.

There are tiny screw holes each side of the J Box, so there must be a way of doing it, as clearly it's been thought about.

Anyone using an MK-V and MDR 2?

Rick.

Hi Richard, I can't comment on the MKV specifically but I have a custom plate/bracket on my archer designed specifically for the MDR2 box which replaces the long nose section that comes as standard.
I would be more than happy to sort you out with photos and measurements if there is not an off the shelf solution.
I don't think it would be too costly to have something machined as it is quite a simple item.
I'll see if I can borrow some calipers or you are welcome to pop by the studio sometime if this is helpful at all.


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#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 06:00 PM

I think I've seen the same kind of thing done to your Archer before. The Optical Support special treatment.

Won't work for the MK-V tho.

There are tiny screw holes each side of the J Box, so there must be a way of doing it, as clearly it's been thought about.

Anyone using an MK-V and MDR 2?


Well if it was a Pro or XCS it would have screw holes on the Camera Mounting platform and use a Preston mount that both Pro and XCS make

The omission of said mount on MK-V's part is asinine
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 05:39 AM

Hi Rick,

Maybe something like this? I used them for a bartech bracket
i had. Maybe this could work with your MDR2?
Not too sure.

Best
Joel

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#6 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 05:45 AM

Hey Joel.

Thanks for the pictures, did those brackets come from MK-V?

Best,
Rick.


Hi Rick,

Maybe something like this? I used them for a bartech bracket
i had. Maybe this could work with your MDR2?
Not too sure.

Best
Joel


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#7 James Davis

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:02 AM

It was indeed an Optical Support Special ;)
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:04 AM

No worries Rick, I hope that helped.
Yup got them from MK-V a while back.

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#9 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:11 AM

Thanks Joel. It means there must be some hope. If he does them for the BFD then he should do them for the Preston.

I'll investigate, thanks for the help!

Rick.

No worries Rick, I hope that helped.
Yup got them from MK-V a while back.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:18 AM

Anytime ;)

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:03 AM

See pics. The V3 focus mount is also available in V2/Evo size - both from MK-V - the 'H' shape bracket is a part from Preston themselves. The focus mounts uses the pre-tapped holes on the J box - you attach the 'H" to the MDR and the focus mount before fitting to J-Box and all sorted.

Christian Betz also does a bar mount adapter correctly spaced to mount the 'H' to the 15mm bars on the Betz/Delux top stage (shout if you need a pic).

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#12 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:54 PM

Go team!

Thanks.

Rick.

See pics. The V3 focus mount is also available in V2/Evo size - both from MK-V - the 'H' shape bracket is a part from Preston themselves. The focus mounts uses the pre-tapped holes on the J box - you attach the 'H" to the MDR and the focus mount before fitting to J-Box and all sorted.

Christian Betz also does a bar mount adapter correctly spaced to mount the 'H' to the 15mm bars on the Betz/Delux top stage (shout if you need a pic).


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:17 AM

Still waiting for Howard to email me back about this. I'm sure it will be any day now tho...


Go team!

Thanks.

Rick.

See pics. The V3 focus mount is also available in V2/Evo size - both from MK-V - the 'H' shape bracket is a part from Preston themselves. The focus mounts uses the pre-tapped holes on the J box - you attach the 'H" to the MDR and the focus mount before fitting to J-Box and all sorted.

Christian Betz also does a bar mount adapter correctly spaced to mount the 'H' to the 15mm bars on the Betz/Delux top stage (shout if you need a pic).


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