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#1 Jim van der Vlies

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:19 AM

Hey everybody

I want to buy the steadicam pilot. I've read a lot about it and i'm testing next week.
Is it a good time or will there be an update for the pilot soon?

thnx.

Jim.
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#2 Gregory Dillard

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:53 PM

Jim,
I just got my complete Pilot last Friday. First I had the STEADICAM MERLIN, and I had my 5D/7D attached. What a freaking workout. Couldn't take it any longer side I upgraded to the ARM&VEST KIT, and what a magical difference! Still wanting to do more I got the PILOT SLED POST last week as the vest and the arm for the MERLIN is the same as the PILOT. I have my 5D/7D attached along with the battery grip and I'm still working on achieving the dynamic balance. Overall it's an awesome unit, and sometime next year I'm getting the ZEPHYR. Hope this helps.
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:05 PM

Jim,
I just got my complete Pilot last Friday. First I had the STEADICAM MERLIN, and I had my 5D/7D attached. What a freaking workout. Couldn't take it any longer side I upgraded to the ARM&VEST KIT, and what a magical difference! Still wanting to do more I got the PILOT SLED POST last week as the vest and the arm for the MERLIN is the same as the PILOT. I have my 5D/7D attached along with the battery grip and I'm still working on achieving the dynamic balance. Overall it's an awesome unit, and sometime next year I'm getting the ZEPHYR. Hope this helps.



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#4 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:21 AM

Just speculation, but I doubt there will be a Pilot update soon. The Pilot is one of the new generation designs, and shares a number of parts with the newer Zephyr and Scout. The Pilot fills a specific niche in their lineup, and gets good reviews compared to the competition in lightweight rigs.
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#5 Jim van der Vlies

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:35 AM

Hey everybody,

thnx for your info. I'm testing next week. If it's true what they say, the pilot will be mine soon.

Thnx!
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