Good suggestions! I've been operating both (Archer 1 and Flyer LE) as mid-small units for a long time.
I always add weight to get more mass.
I use not as shorten drop times.2-2.5 or even 3 to get very precise shots and and rock solid stops.
All rigs require a light grip but this case it's pretty more sensitive. Also you have a significantly smaller gimbal diameter compared to other rigs.
Very ligth grip. Use only a bit stronger Grip for Big Moves or Fast Pans.
For windy days (or clabe) I use a more botton heavy rig but I try to keep the very light grip as much I can.
But this is a fine tip for every Flyer LE operator:
Try not to raise your elbow so much. This forces hand to twist a bit. This is a common horizon problem in all rigs but in the case of the Flyer LE it's very critical.
Flyer LE looks like a toy but isn't a toy. Well operated it performs like his big brothers.
It's a wonderfull rig. It supports a lot of abuse (probably the most overloaded rig of all time). I hate it first time I saw it.
Before years of use (and abuse) I love it.
Flyer LE it's the "pocket Knife" of Steadicam.
Edited by Juan Lima, 10 March 2014 - 12:41 PM.