Just finished the Steadicam mount for my Segway
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:53 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:25 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:39 PM
nice job Lee, but one question that I have when I looked at your setup was your (operator) safety in the event that you need to bail out. You looked enclosed and have no room to step off the segway without swinging the rig out to the left and jumping off in front.
Alfeo is right. There is only one way to step on your segway is from the front, which is also blocked by the rig.
You have to swing your sled over to step on the segway; not practical!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:28 PM
First let's remember and I think Alfeo did to congratulate Lee on his hard work. He seems to have worked very hard and done a very good job.
Second, I wouldn't stress about the minor percentage of situations that he might have to bail on this thing. It seems like a smaller rig and maybe his own company and he may be able to control the environments he works in without the real risk of having to bail ever.
Lastly, if I was ever personally in this and the only thing between me and escape was the rig, boy that arm would be swinging so fast out of the way it would not be an issue.
So lets salute the effort and see what this smart guy can do with a hint toward safety. . .
Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:57 AM