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#1 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:14 PM

Hi folks,

many of you have seen Charles nimblecam, one of the arms he used was a modified Flyer arm, where standard Arm posts can be used and at the other end of the arm is a standard size male socket block.

The arm with Mods allows you to operate very light cameras without the extra weight of a regular arm.
Another benefit is if your starting out and only fly lighter cameras but still want to eventually get a full size rig. you can have a standard vest and regular size sled/gimbal and use this arm, which when you price out the arm, the male socket block and the mods is still thousands less than a used 3A.

My question is this...
is anyone interested in getting the parts necessary to convert their flyer arm to use Standard Arm posts and work on a regular full size vest?


The parts needed would be the entire front assembly which would attach with two bolts and would hold any length Arm post and you'd have control of the friction or (power steering) and on the Vest mating section, You would unscrew the two adjustments knurled knobs, have a friend press the male pin out of that assembly, and then attach a small mating part between your pin bracket and your full size socket block....I am prepping a machine shop to make a run of the required parts except for the male socket block, that's on you.

So...Any interest?

I believe it may also work on several other small pin arms, I will be checking on another couple of arms ( Zephyr and Pilot) in a week or so, but for now, Email me if your interested.
As for price I literally have no clue,Once I give the machinist an idea of quantity, he will give me a price. It will be done on a CNC machine, tumbeled for smoothness, polished, then anodized in black.


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Email me if you have an interest.
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#2 Charles Papert

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

Just to clarify--these mods are entirely non-destructive to the original arm and you can convert it back and forth between the original socket block and armpost assembly to the full-size versions in 5 minutes, or vice-versa.
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#3 Charles Cowper

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

I would be interested for a zephyr arm. Cheers.
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#4 Dean Emmanouil

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

I am interested in this for my flyer arm as well. Thanks
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#5 Joe Lawry

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

interested...
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#6 Matthew L. Perez

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

Just to clarify--these mods are entirely non-destructive to the original arm and you can convert it back and forth between the original socket block and armpost assembly to the full-size versions in 5 minutes, or vice-versa.

I'm interested in this too but as Charles said would you be able to revert back to the original socket block? I'm also interested in know where I can get a larger flyer arm post? I'm a short operator and was looking for a longer post.


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#7 Charles Cowper

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 12:25 PM

If anyone is still interested I did this a few years ago so I can put you in touch with my engineer or can get it done for you.
charles.cowper@me.com
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#8 Francisco Orozco Jr

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 07:10 PM

I'd be interested in adapting a zephyr arm to an ultra 2 vest. I know I could swap out the socket block on the vest but if possible to do this without doing so?
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