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#1 James Layton

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:03 PM

has anyone seen or heard of a good mount for the 6x6 gyros to a Pro rig? I have v-mount batteries and Pro have stopped making the post mount and clamp system. Everyone else seems to cater for the KS6's but not the 6x6.

If not, anyone know a good fabricator / engineer in London?
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#2 Martin Stacey

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 11:59 PM

Speak to Brian Busby for your engineering.
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#3 Martin Stacey

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:00 AM

Speak to Brian Busby for your engineering.
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#4 James Layton

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 08:53 AM

I used to go to Brian but I don't have contact details for him since he shut up shop at Bees. Do you know where he is now?
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 09:12 AM

That is some serious weight to have all in one place...talk to Kevin Andrews, I believe he uses this setup as well
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#6 James Layton

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 09:24 AM

I had a chat with Larry McConkey about it as he's gone down this road and says it's much better than two KS6's. He's replaced his battery plate under the post. It's a quick switch but he's on Anton Bauers. He says the weight is less than two 6's and its quieter, better balanced and more effective. It is a weight but it just means a shorter post so I'm ok with that for most day to day use. I'll se what Kevin has done. Thanks.
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#7 RonBaldwin

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:57 AM

I think when Larry uses this (Kevin as well?) he removes the batteries and powers the sled via a cable to an external battery. I think it's approaching 7 lbs (if not over) with mounting bracketry/cables. Seems like an interesting idea. I would make sure they are mounted to a plate and not the plastic ab mount. Love to see what others have done!
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#8 Rick Woollard

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:50 PM

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#9 James Layton

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 03:20 PM

Thanks Rick. Ron, yes that's right. I think I'll try the same but d-tap off the rear batteries instead of an external unit. Looking at an alloy brace to hold the gyros firm in place of the battery but I agree that a metal plate is important instead.
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#10 James Davis

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 03:34 PM

Movie Camera Support in Uxbridge have custom machined some nice stuff for me in the past James, I think it would be worth chatting to them too.
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#11 James Layton

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 04:21 AM

Thanks James. Haven't used them but have a friend who has. Will try them, too.
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#12 Adi Visser SOC SASO

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 03:27 AM

James Layton, please post a pic if you manage to get a bracket sorted for your PRO sled Im in the same process!


Edited by adriaan visser, 01 April 2015 - 03:27 AM.

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#13 James Layton

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 04:24 AM

Hi Adriaan. Will do. I've got something being made soon.
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#14 thomas-english

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 06:13 AM

Why don't you get a blank battery plate for the bottom of your PRO and hard bolt the gyros into that?

 

Interesting to see how you finally go about it. I've got a gyro job tonight. 


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#15 James Layton

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 06:23 AM

That's pretty much what I'm doing, Tom. V-lock (male) plate to an aluminium plate to the gyros, then two support brackets coming up either side of the battery to meet the accessories plate above the batteries and maybe one other support elsewhere. Otherwise the torque and weight would be too much for the plastic v-lock plate.


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