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Stage issues with new DNA 5050 (nuts out of place)

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#1 Tom McCrow

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:27 AM

Hi there, hate to be the new guy asking for help, but I have a problem I'm hoping someone could assist me with!

New to stabilisation equipment so I went and bought a DNA 5050 for my DSLR rig with a Manfrotto QR plate.


I'm not sure whether I damaged it myself trying to balance it when it was too side heavy or whether it was a faulty rig, but there's definitely some damage and I can't seem to get horizontal balance now. Even if I get close it just drifts away after a moment or too, I think because things have come loose.






The second image is probably more clear as to what's happened. Is that nut supposed to remain flush with the side of the unit where the adjustment knob is (which has also come loose)? It certainly is with the vertical balancing bolt.

How would I go about fixing it? I can't even fathom how I'd get in there to tighten it up.

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#2 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:46 PM

Hi there Tom,

I believe you might find the answer and more help on a Glidecam  forum, or other smaller stabilizer forum. the majority of the operators on here have bigger rigs, from the Zephyr from Tiffen to the XCS Ultimate and Pro Gen 3 and 4 HD sleds.


I would venture to say a competent machinist would be able to look at your top stage and align anything you may need to be aligned or fixed.


best of luck,


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