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#1 Dale Henderson

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 12:16 AM

Hi Guys, My name is Dale Henderson.
I am a steadicam owner operator in Australia and we are gearing up for the Commonwealth Games in 06.
We asked Rig Engineering to build a water steadicam, and i thought we might post the photos of the first test flight of the proto type.
I would like to show some pics if possible but can not seem to get them up on this forum.
Does anybody know, or can anybody help me get them up on the web forum?

Cheers,

Dale Henderson
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#2 Nicholas M. Chopp

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 12:25 AM

What kind of problems rae you experiencing? The IMG tags up at the top should work just fine...
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#3 Dale Henderson

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 01:28 AM

We don't have images on a website. All the images are on our hard drive. The IMG button will only accept URL addresses. Any help with this?
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#4 Dale Henderson

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 01:52 AM

Hi Guys,

Here is the first pic of water madness.
Hope you like.

Cheers,

Dale Henderson
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#5 Dale Henderson

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 01:59 AM

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the emails and the post to assist us in resolving the problem.
We have worked it out and have now posted it on the SLED section with a photo.
Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Dale Henderson
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#6 Charles King

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 12:23 AM

Don't you have a larger picture? Can't see the steadicam very well.
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#7 jay kilroy

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:36 AM

Dale,

How are you, nice to see you posting. With that outfit you have on it looks like you may be starring in that film. Give us a little background info. By the way get in touch with Frank Rush. We are getting our new Vector, so we should try to work out that trade you wanted with the "easy rig". Hope you are well. Keep in touch.

Cheers Mate,
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#8 Dale Henderson

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 02:22 AM

Well here they are guys and girls!
All things are going well in AUS as you can see!

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 02:27 AM

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#10 Dale Henderson

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 02:32 AM

One More!

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#11 RobVanGelder

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 10:53 AM

Interesting......

What arm are you using, seems to be a mix of some brands?

Or isit self-made, like the rig.
How does it behave? Dynamic balance is out of the question, I suppose?
and what kind of monitor are you using?
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#12 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:17 PM

Interesting......

What arm are you using, seems to be a mix of some brands?

Or isit self-made, like the rig.
How does it behave? Dynamic balance is out of the question, I suppose?
and what kind of monitor are you using?

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If I may it looks a lot like a Blackbird monitor, but by the size of it could even be the Tiffen HD Ultrabrite.
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#13 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 07:34 AM

Interesting......

What arm are you using, seems to be a mix of some brands?

Or isit self-made, like the rig.
How does it behave? Dynamic balance is out of the question, I suppose?
and what kind of monitor are you using?

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Hi Rob,
Hugo here from Rig Engineering. To answer the question about the arm, when Dale asked us to work on this project for him we had a look to see what older second hand arms we had in stock at the time and the arm we decided on was, I think, either ex Kevin Hewitt or Chip Monks. It is a model 2 with a non original bi directional elbow.
Being a prototype we experimented with many different water friendly bearings, some of the results we experienced resulted in an arm that was so riddled with friction that it became semi rigid. A complete disaster. But ultimately we found what we were looking for. In relation to its behaviour, dynamic balance and the monitor, Dale is the one with the hands on experience.
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#14 MarkKaravite

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 12:06 AM

Forget the Steadicam equipment, where do you get those cool wetsuits? Those would come in handy for spring water skiing in Michigan.

But seriously, I don't see any rigging holding you on the jet ski. What did you use to stay on the watercraft?

Mark Karavite
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#15 charlesneufeld

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 02:30 AM

But seriously, I don't see any rigging holding you on the jet ski. What did you use to stay on the watercraft?

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Hi Mark,

I can see a support between the op's legs...perhaps it was hard mounted??

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