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#1 HarrisenHowes

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:17 PM

Hello Steadicam Forum

 

Newb question for you, I got a job coming up that i need to do low mode for and got this bracket with my arm kit. However this is a bracket shape I'm not familiar with, also every time I undock the rig it falls back to me immediately i'm assuming its due to the angle. What am i doing wrong?

 

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#2 Tom Wills

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

I'm guessing that when you say it falls back to you, you mean the rod that has the red collar in it (the one that is angled by the D bracket) is spinning, so the rig comes back towards you, correct?

 

If so, the problem is that that rod is not supposed to rotate. That rod should be locked to the D bracket, so that it and the gimbal handle become one piece when you pin them together. That way, the angle helps you get the sled a bit more clear of the arm, but it doesn't cause the rig to flop around. Ideally, there should be both some kind of pin going through the D bracket and into the post, as well as a set screw to lock its rotation. Does your D Bracket have these?


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#3 Sam Naiman

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:20 PM

Hey Harrisen,

 

I have an extra low-mode bracket you can try if you'd like.


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#4 HarrisenHowes

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

I'm guessing that when you say it falls back to you, you mean the rod that has the red collar in it (the one that is angled by the D bracket) is spinning, so the rig comes back towards you, correct?

 

If so, the problem is that that rod is not supposed to rotate. That rod should be locked to the D bracket, so that it and the gimbal handle become one piece when you pin them together. That way, the angle helps you get the sled a bit more clear of the arm, but it doesn't cause the rig to flop around. Ideally, there should be both some kind of pin going through the D bracket and into the post, as well as a set screw to lock its rotation. Does your D Bracket have these?

 

 

Hey Harrisen,

 

I have an extra low-mode bracket you can try if you'd like.

 


Tom 

 

Thank you for your response after a little tinkering we got it sorted out! 

 

Sam 

 

Thanks dude but i think i got it.


Edited by HarrisenHowes, 19 March 2014 - 07:03 PM.

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#5 Andre Perron

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:01 AM

It was installed upside down.
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#6 Stig Indrebo

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:35 AM

Just curious, is that a glidecam sled?
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