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#1 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:12 PM

I had a job recently that I was wanting for more bottom weight so I wouldn't have to extend my post quite as far (an issue I have run into a couple of time since switching from the green screen to the cinetronic). I only have 90 wh batteries. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with flying a shark fin on the bottom stage and doubling up batteries rather than flying a bigger battery?

 

It may be a terrible idea though. But an idea nonetheless. 


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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:38 AM

I had the same problem when first going to lcd's . Tried using ab hotswap but it weighs a pound and is too wide for my taste. I went with dionic 160's. They are a good weight and have a slightly smaller footprint than the hc-90 (just taller). They are pricey, but basically two hc-90's in one batt. If the width doesn't bother you, the hot swap will work fine
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#3 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:06 PM

The width very well could be a problem. I will try and grab one from a rental house to try it on a show before I buy one. 

The HCXs or dionic 160s make more sense. Thanks for the tip!

I hope things are going well, it has been awhile!


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#4 RonBaldwin

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 02:22 PM

The bigger batts are awesome but kinda pricey. Mineare still be going strong after 4.5 yrs of series TV...wish my body and soul would hold up as well
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#5 Alan Rencher

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 02:25 AM

Would anyone be interested in a weight plate that would mount onto a battery plate? I could water-jet cut a slab of steel to be the same footprint as a battery plate, then put a male on one side and female on the other to allow a battery to mount on it.
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#6 Quaid Cde Baca

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:59 AM

I fly with a shark fin running and powering 2 gold mounts on the rear for heavier builds and it power and balances great, no issue.


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