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#1 Bob Busch

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 12:08 PM

I have a sk and becasue the post is short and the cam is light (the gimbal is adjusted very low on the post) the arm hits the monitir or patteries often,
do you guys (with sk) reverse the arm, so the passive (and thinner end) attaches to the sled? or do you use a "drop down" or extension to keep the arm from hitting the battery. Or do you add more weight to the rig to have a higher gimbal position on the post?
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 12:43 PM

Reading your post says to me that you have an older type sk. The sk1 to be precise. The older sk had the arm the other way around. Thin bone section attacht to the vest and the double bone section to the sled. The sk2 type has it the way you like it. ( from vest 2 section first than single section attacht to sled ) You can not flip the arm. it will explode. You can try to rebuild it the way you want it, i believe it could be done but i am not sure.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:17 AM

What do you mean explode? where did you hear this? :blink: how can I make it so I can use the 2-bone attached to the vest? am i damaging the arm with use? what modification? Also would a "drop down" handle with a aircraft pin and inverted gimble attachment help get me more clearance? it makes the arm longer but it gives me more clearance. thanks for the info
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The sk2 type has it the way you like it. ( from vest 2 section first than single section attacht to sled ) You can not flip the arm. it will explode. You can try to rebuild it the way you want it, i believe it could be done but i am not sure.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:37 PM

What part do you not understand. Flip the arm over and you will noticed what explode means. That arm has not been made to flip it over. Like i said in some posts before, give steadirig ore tiffen a call and find out what you can do.

And i did'nt hear this, it happend to me 6 years ago.
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#5 Bob Busch

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 09:06 PM

Does anybody know how I can reverse the arm without problems on a SK-1
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What part do you not understand. Flip the arm over and you will noticed what explode means. That arm has not been made to flip it over. Like i said in some posts before, give steadirig ore tiffen a call and find out what you can do.

And i did'nt hear this, it happend to me 6 years ago.


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#6 Chip Monk

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 11:16 AM

Cinema Products did ours... Oh, I mean tiffen now. Ours was originally an SK that was sent in for service before we owned it, and came back as an SK 2.



Does anybody know how I can reverse the arm without problems on a SK-1
Bob

What part do you not understand. Flip the arm over and you will noticed what explode means. That arm has not been made to flip it over. Like i said in some posts before, give steadirig ore tiffen a call and find out what you can do.

And i did'nt hear this, it happend to me 6 years ago.


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#7 Bob Busch

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:09 PM

Hi Chip, How much did it cost? also is it easier and or cheaper just to replace the arm with an aftermarket arm or maybe a flyer arm? does anybody know the costs for aftermarket arms, and wich brands do I have to stick to so my connections are compatible with My Sk vest and Sled
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Cinema Products did ours... Oh, I mean tiffen now. Ours was originally an SK that was sent in for service before we owned it, and came back as an SK 2.



Does anybody know how I can reverse the arm without problems on a SK-1
Bob

What part do you not understand. Flip the arm over and you will noticed what explode means. That arm has not been made to flip it over. Like i said in some posts before, give steadirig ore tiffen a call and find out what you can do.

And i did'nt hear this, it happend to me 6 years ago.


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#8 Bob Busch

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 12:28 PM

I talked to Kyle at Tiffen and he never heard of them doing that. he said it would be 2-3 hours work at $95 per hour?? It looks like a 1 hour job to me. they said I have to send it in for an estimate for them to be sure.
I thought it looked like a pretty easy job. Does anybody know where I might get this done besides
tiffen and steadyrig?
Bob

Cinema Products did ours... Oh, I mean tiffen now. Ours was originally an SK that was sent in for service before we owned it, and came back as an SK 2.



Does anybody know how I can reverse the arm without problems on a SK-1
Bob

What part do you not understand. Flip the arm over and you will noticed what explode means. That arm has not been made to flip it over. Like i said in some posts before, give steadirig ore tiffen a call and find out what you can do.

And i did'nt hear this, it happend to me 6 years ago.


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#9 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 01:47 PM

I don't know where abouts you are, but Brian Busby at Bees here in the UK *might* be able to help you out.

But if you are on the other side of the pond, I guess it would be more trouble than it’s worth.

Rick. :)
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#10 Bob Busch

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 07:55 PM

I have allready started at reversing the arm myself. each section is held with an allen set screw. I allready swithched the passive bone with the active one, all I have to do is replace the bearing that is was stuck in the reciever in the passive bone. I sure hope this tiny neetle bearing is in stock at my local bearing store berry bearing. The whole Job will take under 3 hours.
Bob

I don't know where abouts you are, but Brian Busby at Bees here in the UK *might* be able to help you out.

But if you are on the other side of the pond, I guess it would be more trouble than it?s worth.

Rick. :)


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#11 Bob Busch

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 11:41 AM

I succesfully reversed the bones in the arm. I was able to buy the broklen bearing at berry bearing for $4
I guess next time stedicam acts like they don't know about making an sk1 into an sk2 it makes me want to do the work myself. I just saved over $300. the sled never worked better. Now I have to make a weight cage.
Bob

I have allready started at reversing the arm myself. each section is held with an allen set screw. I allready swithched the passive bone with the active one, all I have to do is replace the bearing that is was stuck in the reciever in the passive bone. I sure hope this tiny neetle bearing is in stock at my local bearing store berry bearing. The whole Job will take under 3 hours.
Bob

I don't know where abouts you are, but Brian Busby at Bees here in the UK *might* be able to help you out.

But if you are on the other side of the pond, I guess it would be more trouble than it?s worth.

Rick. :)


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