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#1 Gus Trivino

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 02:35 PM

Hi everyone:

We bought an Artemis last year and in 1 year we must changed his 3 Anton Bauer "Gold mount" because in the 3 gold mount appeared a cracks.
Is strange because never we have struck the equipment and nevertheless the cracks appeared. :(

I think that it was a product of the weight of the batteries (We usually use 2 trimpac and 1 Hytron 120 in the configuration )
Can it be this?

I compare the old Gold Mount of my Steadicam EFP and the material seems to be different from the new one Gold mount.

What do you think about?
Best regards,

Gus "Golden" Triviño
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#2 RobVanGelder

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 07:39 PM

This could be a guarantee claim, you better ask your dealer. And maybe Paul (regularly on this forum) from AB want´s to discuss this?

Batteries have a limited life but their mounts and for sure their mounting plates are supposed to live much longer.
The mounts are designed to hold the batteries, specially their own batteries so weight cannot be an issue here.
From what you discribe it looks like they changed the type of plastic and that prooves to be weaker.
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#3 Gus Trivino

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 06:53 AM

Hi Rob:

I think that using the Superpost, the batteries are in higher position, and the vibration are bigger that using with the normal post.
The Last time that my Brother Peter used the superpost, when he put the Rig in the docking stand, the Hytron dropped to the floor!!!!
Afortunatly the batterie don`t hit Peter`s head.

I know that the Gold mount was made to hold the bateries, but change 3 Gold mount in 1 year is strange <_<

I will call my AB dealer here to see if there is a Guarantee.
Anyway I was changed the goldmounts because I had an AB charger that I don't use.

Best,

Gus.
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#4 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:16 AM

Gus,

Sounds like a bad run of plates to me; you shouldn't have any issues with their batteries.

Once the new plates are in place, apply two small pieces of soft side Velcro to the plates (obviously, don't cover the holes). At first, it will be a little difficult to get batteries on & off, but it will soon wear to the point of offering a nice batteries wedge. This will get rid of that annoying little bit of play that the larger batteries seem to have because of their mass and therefore eliminate any battery vibration that can show up in your shot. If, indeed, this vibration (on the super post) caused your problems, this should help too.
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#5 pauldudeck

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:08 AM

<We bought an Artemis last year and in 1 year we must changed his 3 Anton Bauer "Gold mount" because in the 3 gold mount appeared a cracks.
Is strange because never we have struck the equipment and nevertheless the cracks appeared. :(

I think that it was a product of the weight of the batteries (We usually use 2 trimpac and 1 Hytron 120 in the configuration )
Can it be this?

I compare the old Gold Mount of my Steadicam EFP and the material seems to be different from the new one Gold mount.>


Gus,

This should not happen with the Gold Mount. I will look and see if there have been any changes, but there have not to my knowledge. We use lexan plastic, the same that is used in motorcycle helmets, so they should not break.

If you do get another one that breaks, can you please send pictures to me at pdudeck@antonbauer.com and I will be happy to replace the mount for free. I would like to get one here to look at so I can see exactly what is going on.

Are all three batteries being used on the one Gold Mount or are they on three different mounts?

Thanks.
Paul Dudeck
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#6 Gus Trivino

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 02:05 PM

Thanks Alec for the tip.
Velcro will help me. B)

Paul, after I will send you some pics to your e-mail
Thanks you for being interested.
Best,

Gus


PS_ Obviously!! We use 3 bateries in 3 gold mount :P
In our web page, in the seccion EN RODAJE you can see the Artemis in Action.

www.steadifilm.com.ar
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