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#1 Neal Bryant

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:56 PM

Been shooting interiors all week and then yesterday, in the middle of a scene, my forearm section started "groaning". It doen't sound like a spring sort of sound. It's a creaking that occurs when I boom up and down slowly. If I boom quickly I don't hear it. Is this a sign of a bigger issue or does it just need some lube?


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#2 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

I hear a similar noise with my Zephyr arm. Anyone knows what to do?
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#3 Afton Grant

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:05 AM

Probably just lube.  At least worth a try first.  


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#4 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:05 AM

What kind of lube and where do you apply it?
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#5 Evrim KAYA

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:07 PM

What kind of lube and where do you apply it?

 

lisigav :)


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#6 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:50 PM


What kind of lube and where do you apply it?



lisigav :)


Haha I saw that one coming :)
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#7 Evrim KAYA

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

hahah! i couldn't believe no one took the shot for 2 hours :)


Edited by Evrim KAYA, 28 April 2013 - 01:59 PM.

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#8 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

Loosen your arm cover screws and retighten evenly.  They creak on that arm.  Also, ACF-50 lubricant helps.


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#9 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

This? http://www.skygeek.com/10013.html


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#10 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:01 PM

Thats it!


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#11 Mark Baluk

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:32 PM

Zephyr arm creeks like there's no tommorow for me as well. will try that after I try lisigav!
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#12 RonBaldwin

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

You won't need acf-50 after using the 'gav
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#13 James Elias

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:23 AM

Neal,

 

I had a similar issue and it was the ring attached to the spring terminal (that acts as a stop at either ends of the arms range) that was actually coming into contact with the arm as it boomed.  The design is such that if it's twisted slightly it could make contact.  Carefully place your finger there when it's making the noise and it will be clear if thats the issue as you'll feel it.  I also saw it sticking on mine and thats what made the noise.  I shaved the ring shaved down slightly and it hasn't been an issue since.

 

Regards,

James


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#14 James Elias

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:43 AM

I should also mention that in order to do that, the springs came out... it's possible that if there was any twist, the rebuild might have got rid of it.


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#15 Neal Bryant

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:25 AM

Thanks, James! That was the issue and thanks to you I have it resolved.


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