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#1 Brad Smith

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 10:02 PM

Can anyone give me tips on the usefulness of KS 6's vs KS 8's?

 

I'm about to order a KS 6x6, but some guys I work with are saying I should be going for the 8x8......

 

The tradeoff is only about 900grams or 1.16lbs to step up to the 8x8. It just worries me that at almost 5kg (11 lbs) is alot of wieght to put in one position on the sled, be it top or bottom.

 

Thoughts? will the 6x6 be enough to stabilise a fully kitted Alexa on a long lens? or will I be constantly thinking damn I wish I went for the 8x8?

 

Cheers,

 

Brad.

 

 


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#2 Yousheng Tang

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 03:07 PM

Hi Brad,

 

I have owned a KS 6x6 for almost a year now. I have found them to do the job quite well with a fully built Alexa. Any more weight to place on either end of the sled would be too much weight for me personally. Mike Fuchs owns the 4x4 and he is happy with that too. 

 

best,

Yoshi


 


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#3 Brad Smith

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 05:47 AM

I need to post a correction to my earlier post ......... the weight difference between a KS 8x8  and a KS 6x6 is 1.6kg not .9kg.........

 

I was reading from the Kenyon website, and there was a minor conversion typo in the kg weights listed, the lbs where always correct.

 

The typo has been corrected, the only people who would have been confused would have been those of us looking at the metric figures, clearly a minority here!

 

I went with the KS 6x6's, can't wait to use them!


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#4 Adi Visser SOC SASO

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 11:57 AM

Hi Brad 

 

Can you post some pics of how you are mounting it?What sled do you own?

 

Adi


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#5 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:45 AM

Good choice . The 4x4 is pretty effective but 6x6 is better for strong wind. 8x8 is a lot of weight and overkill for most applications I think.
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#6 Brad Smith

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:23 AM

I have received the gyros, but I'm still waiting on cables so I haven't run them up yet. The mount from optical support is simple and solid.

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#7 RonBaldwin

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:21 PM

That is some serious weight there! Nice mount
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Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:43 AM

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#9 axel ebermann

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 03:25 PM

I've flown both  the the 4x4 and 6x6. 

Generally like the 6x6 better because the 4x4 tends to 'freak out' easier whenever

you get over the max pan / tilt speed and then it is a bit of a bear to get the rig back under control.

 

Just curious:

How do you guys balance your sleds with the heavy gyro on the bottom ? Do you just keep the sled bottom heavy and

roll with it because you don't want to pan / tilt too much anyway or do you still try to balance the sled with a reasonable drop time ?

I've tried both and would like to hear other people's experiences.


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#10 Brandon Thompson

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 06:24 PM

Brad,

What is going on with your Jumper Block?  Heat Sink?

 

thanks

Brandon


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#11 RonBaldwin

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 10:21 AM

He probably has diodes installed to prevent reverse voltage...I think David Hable does a similar mod (if he didn't do this one)
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