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#1 GerardSava

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:38 PM

I just got my new PRO Titan arm and it's fantastic. I am curious about the low mode bracket, though. The post is pinned in such a way that the bracket is 90 degrees to the gimbal. Is that normal? It's not that comfortable. If I'm doing something wrong please let me know.

Also, any clever ideas to keep from losing the post? Seems like an easy thing to do as it can fall so easily from the arm.
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#2 GerardSava

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:38 PM

Any ideas/tips for cleaning the arm? Three weeks new and it's already filthy.

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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

Can you take a picture of your setup, not sure what you mean? What sled are you using?
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#4 William Demeritt

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:19 PM

Pictures, please. I fear what I'm about to see, but pictures please.

So you know: arm post goes into the D bracket, and the D bracket should have a short rod (4" length) with a removable flight pin. That rod goes into your gimbal arm, the pin prevents it sliding out, and the 5/32 Allen screw tightens to that rod.

On the arm side, the D bracket is 90 degrees, and on the gimbal side, the D bracket is 90 degrees. In no configuration should the gimbal arm be 90 degrees to the arm (or 90 degrees from the usual operating position).
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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

Any ideas/tips for cleaning the arm? Three weeks new and it's already filthy.

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I heard that you just remove the canisters and hose down the bones, then dry them. For canisters maintenance, there are great maintenance videos on the GPI website.


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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 03:34 PM

Any ideas/tips for cleaning the arm? Three weeks new and it's already filthy.
G



Define filthy. Wipe the arm with a damp microfiber and that should do. If it's muddy remove the cartridges and hose out the arm. The cartridges should require zero maintenance. In 13+ years my arm has been to PRO twice for cleaning. I've garden hosed it four or five times and wiped it down for any other cleaning

The arm just works and doesn't really need much in the way of cleaning.
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#7 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:17 PM

Gerard,

I think you didn't mount it right.

In low mode, without the F-bracket, the gimbal is still sitting up right likes in normal mode.

Adjust the post drag tension so the post won't slip out.

It's filthy for just 3 weeks!

How can it be?  That's a lot of abuses into that arm.

Cheers,

 

Ken Nguyen.


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#8 NikitaRo

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:12 AM

Hi everyone.

Actually I have a similar question, it might sound funny, but I was unable to find an answer to it.
The Titan arm post is only held in place by adjustible friction. I prefer it pretty loose. But when I hang my arm on the docking pin, the arm post tends to slip out of the bearings. It would be a pain to tighten the clamp every time I want to take a brake!
What I did was put a spare arm post clamp under the lower bearing. this holds it in place, but I could not find any photos of anybody doing the same.
Seriously, no info on this. What do you do?

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#9 GerardSava

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:39 AM

I think I've figured it out. The pin that secures the bracket to the gimbal handle is 90 degrees different on the Artemis handle than the PRO. Or vice versa. Before I spend more money, can anyone tell me if the holes for the pin on their PRO handle is parallel to the handle or perpendicular?

Thanks,

Gerard


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#10 Mitch Mommaerts

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

Gerard, the holes on the Gimble handle are inline with the handle. For the low mode bracket, the holes for the flight pin are also inline with the low mode bracket. so when everything is assembled the low mode bracket is inline with the gimble handle.

 

Check out these photos in case they may help you:

 

Low mode bracket:

http://gpiprosystems...ode-bracket.jpg

 

Gimble Handle:

http://gpiprosystems...pics/gimbal.jpg

 

 

NikitaRo, I also couldn't find a single clear photo of the arm post on the Pro arms when I was looking a while back. I put a second post clamp below the lower post flange.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Mitch 


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#11 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:29 PM

Nikita, how do you hang your arm on the docking pin, socket block up or arm post up?


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#12 NikitaRo

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

Arm post up. I insert the docking pin into the arm post. This is when, if it is not secured, the arm post tends to slip out of the 2 bearings.
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#13 RonBaldwin

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:14 AM

You can tighten the locking screw a bit or add another post ring on the bottom to keep it from slipping out
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#14 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:15 AM

Just put a second post collar on the bottom to prevent the slipping.
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#15 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:39 PM

Simplest thing is to attach a small loop strap or string to the arm and hang it off that. I put slight tension on my arm post and have never had it slip out.

 

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