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#1 andrea immaginario

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:19 PM

Hi everyone!

Today unfortunately I had a small accident with a proaim 7000 reverse Arm

I had broken the screw that connect the arm to the vest 

Do you know where I can find spare parts?

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#2 rupert peddle

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 09:39 AM

HI Andrea,

 

Back in the day when I just had a little flycam to play with I bent the arm, seems like a standard story with these rigs haha. I got in touch with cinecity in india where they are made and managed to get hold of some replacement parts so I'd try there.

 

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#3 andrea immaginario

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:54 AM

Thank you Rupert,
I wrote to the Proaim and they will send the same screw!


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#4 Jerry Holway

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:59 AM

Andrea-

Do you expect the replacement screw to work any better?


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#5 andrea immaginario

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 01:59 PM

Jerry, why not? If the screw is original it should work well..


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#6 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:30 PM

What Jerry means is the failure is probably due to a design issue.
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#7 Jerry Holway

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:46 PM

Yes, I've seen failure in the same basic part from a different manufacturer a long time ago - (one that is no longer making stabilizers, I think).

Parts may look the same and have the same dimensions, but the specifications, including strength, can be quite different.

 

That screw broke once.... so I'd be inspecting the replacement one all the time for cracks or bending. Just a word of caution.


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#8 andrea immaginario

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 03:10 PM

Ok I understand, but I have that steady from 4 years and this is the first time that happens something bad. It was a stupid accident and not a simple failure of the product.

But thanks for your interest


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#9 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:25 PM

4 years is really young for a sled, some ops are rocking 20 years old rigs, still rocking and flying great. Just thoroughly inspect your equipment, and even more so now that you ran int a failure.  Keep flying and make great images, but above all, stay safe. 

 

PS: what kind of accident was it? when did it break? Did you get hurt? How can you avoid getting into this accident in the future?


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