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#1 Braden Batsford

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:38 AM

I prepped for a show today and the HU3 I was given by the rental house has no lanyard loop because the thread where it screws on has been stripped. I brought it to the attention of the rental house, but they have no other available units and it's also a sub-rent, so they weren't willing to re-tap the hole or make any other modifications to the unit.

 

Does anyone know an alternative way to attach a lanyard?

 

Only idea I can think of is  adding a 1/4-20 eyebolt to the back where the microforce screws on. Kind of in a weird position, but it would do something. Any other suggestions? Someone suggested super glueing a plastic adhesive ceiling loop sort of thing that you would find at a craft store to the bottom, but I wouldn't want to trust that. 

 

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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:26 AM

The lanyard keeper is retained by a nut with a nylon locking insert. Only the very earliest handy its had the eye screwed in
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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:06 PM

I see, so does this mean that the nut has probably fallen out of place?
If the Handunit was opened up, would the nut be able to be replaced or put back in it's proper position?
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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:37 PM

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View from the inside of the unit.


Edited by Braden Batsford, 02 December 2014 - 01:38 PM.

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#5 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:30 PM

Just throw a nut in there and you're good
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#6 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:07 PM

Put in a nut, and secure it with locktite or even a dab of epoxy (which I've done)...that eyebolt is never coming out again.


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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:49 PM

Just use a nylon locking nut. It won't back off and it's still removable
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#8 Alan Rencher

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:41 PM

A more complicated, but awesome(er) thing to do would be to install a rivnut.
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#9 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:47 PM

A more complicated, but awesome(er) thing to do would be to install a rivnut.

 

Why would you use that?  


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#10 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 10:16 PM

What kind of lame rental house couldn't figure that out for you or is unwilling to try?


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:25 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions!

 

25¢ later and I now have a perfectly working lanyard loop that also perfectly fits a small carabiner. 

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:40 AM

Rental houses these days aren't what they used to be. I have been working out of Arrive CSC for the past few years on my show in NY. They suck balls. When they run out of stuff (which is often) they just say they can't help...instead of subrenting or, god forbid, buying more gear!?

I swear that most of there stuff they don't even look at when it comes back in, they just sent the case to the next show. You wouldn't believe the shit shape stuff shows up in. Horrible and embarrassing.

The but on my hu3 backed out a few years back as well...just put it back in with a nylon lock nut
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

Rental houses these days aren't what they used to be. I have been working out of Arrive CSC for the past few years on my show in NY. They suck balls. When they run out of stuff (which is often) they just say they can't help...instead of subrenting or, god forbid, buying more gear!?

I swear that most of there stuff they don't even look at when it comes back in, they just sent the case to the next show. You wouldn't believe the shit shape stuff shows up in. Horrible and embarrassing.

The but on my hu3 backed out a few years back as well...just put it back in with a nylon lock nut

Good to know since I have 3 complete 3 motor HU3 systems each with a single channel on subrent with Arri/CSC. Might have to rethink, any suggestions as to what NY rental house to put them with?


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#14 RonBaldwin

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 06:33 PM

I just re-read my post...my typos and misspellings are only slightly less annoying than CSC. I didn't know they carried Prestons...maybe they do now? We had to get them from Monster.
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#15 Steve Peterson

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:49 PM

Arri won't allow them to buy Prestons so they subrent from guys like me.


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