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#1 Chris McKissick

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 03:46 AM

Hi there,

has anyone here taken off the Topstage of the Archer 1 before? I'm swapping out the original Gimbal. I remember it not being obvious how to reach and disconnect the cables, that go into it..  Thanks for any pointers!

 

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#2 Chris McKissick

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 12:30 PM

Nevermind, I figured it out..
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#3 Lisa Sene

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:22 PM

Hi Chris,

 

Do you mind sharing what you found? I have an Archer 1 too, and would love to hear your experience in case I ever need to do the same in the future.

 

Thanks!

 

Lisa


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#4 Chris McKissick

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 05:22 AM

Hey Lisa, sorry for the long wait..

 

It wasn't that difficult after all. You need some time, a bunch of different allen keys in all different sizes down to extremely small ones plus a small philips screw driver and then work your way up the stage form the post. Keep the different screws in dedicated places and note where what came from.

Once you separated the Stage from the Post you go and unscrew the 16 screws that hold the locking (dovetail) mechanism to the stage and can then access the electronics from the top after taking off the top plate.

 

Then you'll want to take a pic of where what cable went and detach them carefully.

 

Voila.

 

Reassemble everything the way you took it apart and hope there are no left over screws when you're done ;)

 

Of course.. I can't guarantee that this is something that will work for you without a hitch but it did for me.. so I'm happy! ;)

 

 

Have a good one!

 

Chris


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 10:21 AM

Hi Chris,

 

Thanks for the description! I have opened up the stage before to do some work, but didn't disconnect everything. Glad it went well for you!

 

Thanks again! :)

 

Lisa


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#6 sebastianjewell

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 05:38 AM

Hi Chris

I have an Archer 1 as a backup sled and i also have rather large hands ;-)

So changing the gimbal has crossed my mind as well...

Could i ask what you changed to?

 

All the best

Sebastian


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#7 Chris McKissick

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:40 PM

Hey Sebastian,

 

I changed over to a used Baer-Bel gimbal with a 1.5 post reduction. Looks a bit funny but works great! ;)


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