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#1 Sandro Galv

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

I have the new Pro and I wolud like to know wht is the best position to use on KS-6 gyro on my sled?
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:13 PM

I'd place it horizontally on the center post below the gimbal (least rebalancing required). Garrett showed me this years ago. Having just one works better than you'd think (I've always done it with a single KS-4).
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#3 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:48 PM

Maybe I'm asking a stupid question, but I have never used gyros, so please bear with me.

Where do you mount the gyro below the gimbal? Towards the lens?
How much stabilization does one KS-4 give you?
And when would, and wouldn't you use it?

Sorry if I hijacked your thread, Sandro.
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#4 RonBaldwin

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:20 PM

I have wanted to have some playtime with the different sizes of gyros myself. I'd love to compare one k6 vs one and two k4's. Then two k6's vs three k4's (which weigh about the same). I have rented them many times but have never had much time (or different sizes) to mess around. I will have to hit up some buddies to play!

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#5 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:35 PM

Thomas,

The thing about Gyros is that it is just a from of inertial augmentation. They are not magic or end-all-be-all stability devices. The more gyros you have (and the bigger they are), the more stability you are adding to your sled (as well as more weight and power consumption). The threshold is different for everyone and every shot. I'd venture to say that the most common gyro set-up is two KS-6s (one vertical & one horizontal). That said, I like a combination of 1 to 3 KS-4s. Here are some old photos of mounting options:

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