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#1 Kevin Stiller

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:54 PM

Hi all. I've been practicing with my Flyer LE and have run into a consistent problem that I don't know how to fix. 

 

My flyer LE arm is exhibiting not very iso elastic properties. The arm will jerk or stop upon booming up or down. As the LE arm has only knobs for raising or lowering the arm, I am unfamiliar with fixing this. Any help is appreciated!

 

Also: I don't know if this is related to the issue, but when I first step into the steadicam, the arm will make a loud POPPING noise. It only happens when stepping into the arm. What is causing this?

 

Many thanks!

Kevin 


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#2 Brian Freesh

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:02 PM

There is something wrong with the arm, both of your issues demonstrate this. Send it in to Tiffen. Good luck :)


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:07 PM

There is something wrong with the arm, both of your issues demonstrate this. Send it in to Tiffen. Good luck :)

 

Yikes, that was definitely an answer I didn't want to hear. Could you elaborate?


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#4 Brian Freesh

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

Nothing to elaborate on... The arm isn't supposed to do those things, therefore it needs to be serviced.

 

I've had a Flyer arm for 5 1/2 years if that helps, but regardless of that anyone can tell you the same as me.


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#5 Kevin Stiller

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:21 PM

Nothing to elaborate on... The arm isn't supposed to do those things, therefore it needs to be serviced.

 

I've had a Flyer arm for 5 1/2 years if that helps, but regardless of that anyone can tell you the same as me.

 

Gotcha. Was just wondering if you had a general idea as to why I'm experiencing such symptoms. I just called tiffen and the representative told me the same. Bummer :(


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#6 Brian Freesh

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

If I had your arm in front of me and could put it on on a rig, I might be able to figure out what it is doing. Even then i likely couldn't. But there's definitely no way to diagnose it with a short text description.  Regardless it is gonna need to go in where they can tell you exactly what is wrong and know exactly how to fix it.  They'll take care of it and then you'll have a arm that performs very well (It's my favorite Tiffen arm). Get 'er done and enjoy! :)


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:14 PM

If I had your arm in front of me and could put it on on a rig, I might be able to figure out what it is doing. Even then i likely couldn't. But there's definitely no way to diagnose it with a short text description.  Regardless it is gonna need to go in where they can tell you exactly what is wrong and know exactly how to fix it.  They'll take care of it and then you'll have a arm that performs very well (It's my favorite Tiffen arm). Get 'er done and enjoy! :)

Will do. Thanks


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