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#1 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:51 AM

Just a shout out to Alec, Pedro, Joel and Afton: Frankenrig flies!
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Being a lurker on the site for quite some time now I feel the need to introduce a new/old frankenrig! The blue GPI PRO Wrap Grip and the blue caps on the silver spring arm were unintentional (at least consciously) but "Blue Flame" it is!
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Working for the most part as a cinematographer I would much rather hire a "real" steadi op! I do however live in a small market and shoot a lot of low no budget stuff when I am not "working" ( aka all day holiday ) and saw the use for a light weight sled (took the workshop in Rockport in 2009, Afton!). Picked up the sled from Alec in NYC the following year:
- 3a Top Stage
- 3a Gimbal (one of the cleanest and smoothest I’ve ever seen)
- GPI PRO Wrap Grip
- 1.5” telescoping post with two docking rings (has cosmetic scratches & the inner post is
not anodized)
- Tiffen Flyer monitor (Color LCD)
- Custom battery spar. Fly one or two Anton Bauer batteries (not included)
for 12 Volt or 24 Volt operation.
- Custom upper & lower junction boxes with GPI PRO compatible connectors.
(All the electronics were done by Terry West.)
- telescopic monitor arm.

The sweet Silver Spring arm I got from Joel in Singapore. With Janices weight plate this arm is perfect with the EX, C300 size cameras with plenty of room for accessories.
Picked up the modified 3A/efp vest from Pedro in LA. It has all new pads, all new velcro. Chest spar buckle installed. Aircraft style (similar design to the one on the PRO) left shoulder Bucke installed.

The rig flies great its just the op who needs to practice more!

All the best,

Martin
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#2 Erik Brul

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:45 AM

Looks awesome Martin.. seems a inspiration for me to collect a rig part by part also.. Enjoy Flying :)
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#3 Joel San Juan SOC

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:03 AM

Congrats Martin on the awesome set up :)
Fly safe always

Best
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#4 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:21 AM

Even more impressive is how you got it to all fit in one case :)
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#5 David M. Aronson

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:28 PM

The fitting in one case is pretty impressive. How much does the case weigh fully loaded?
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#6 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:47 AM

Hi,

Thanks guys.

That case packed for airline travel. It weighs in at just under 20kg. Vest, batts, monitor and other goes into another bag. I have flown a number of times like this and everything has arrived safely.

Eric - putting together your own rig piece by piece has been good for me. You can get a lot of rig for the money.

All the best,

M
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#7 Joel San Juan SOC

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:19 AM

Hi Martin,

Glad you could fit everything into a case! :)
Here's my layout for my Storm Case, maybe you can try something
like this to lessen the risk of scratching up your gear during transport :)

Cheers!
J.

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#8 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

Hi Martin,

Glad you could fit everything into a case! :)
Here's my layout for my Storm Case, maybe you can try something
like this to lessen the risk of scratching up your gear during transport :)

Cheers!
J.


That does look very nice and snug! Which model storm case is that?

After my last flight it must have been a slow day for the TSA because one of the springs had been loosened all the way and the wires unhooked! And then they re-packed it like it was done by an 8 year old with 10 thumbs... Will have to re-think the travel cases to make them idiot proof!

All the best,

M
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#9 Joel San Juan SOC

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:07 AM

Hi Martin,

Yeah its great and I feel really safe with it travelling everywhere.
Its the Storm Case IM2975.Attached File  IMG_3141.JPG   525.45KB   47 downloads
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