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#1 Afton Grant

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 07:16 AM

Does anybody know what the current options are for buying gyro mounts?  PRO doesn't make them anymore and they've sold out of what they did.  MK-V isn't communicating.  I'm very specifically looking for a post mount for a KS 4x4, but dovetail and Anton Bauer mounts would be nice too.  

 

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#2 stevenfrench

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 09:21 AM

Hey Afton,

I have an MK-V sled, so I just change the base from the Nexus to the light weight rods. Its just 4 screws to swap the bottom electronics plate.

Guess this is only really helpful if you have an MK-V

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#3 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 10:35 AM

Optical Support sells this:

 

http://opticalsuppor...ories/brackets/

 

 

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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 11:07 PM

I've seen those.  The description says they're made for the 6x6 and 8x8 gyros, not the 4x4 although I have to imagine a 4x4 would mount or could be mounted fairly easily.  

 

More importantly, however, the post mount is the one I feel is a necessity.  The dovetail and battery mounts would be nice to have as options, just in case, but the majority of the time I use these will be mounted to my post.  I don't want to add that much mass that far away from the gimbal, all on one side.  The compensation for it on the other side would be too much.  


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#5 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:46 PM

"I don't want to add that much mass that far away from the gimbal, all on one side.  The compensation for it on the other side would be too much.  "

 

Exactly,  Unless you're going to remove your batteries and umbilical them, that much mass that far down lowers your gimbal so much, you're seriously compromising the usefulness of the gyros.  As Afton knows (he has used my gyros on multiple occasions), I use (2) KS-4s and mount them to the post just below the gimbal in an "X" pattern.  I have AB and dovetail mounts along with an umbilical battery bag, but don't really use them.


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#6 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:01 AM

Greb Bubb,
sells the PRO sized spuds for his 2" and 1.5" post clamps.
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#7 Guille Moreno

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:50 AM

Betz-tools have a post mount, is for their post size and gyro bracket but maybe they or you can adapt it? It's worth to ask.
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#8 Brandon Sumner

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 04:39 PM

Alec what mount are you using to mount the k4's to your post?
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#9 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 07:10 PM

Brandon, I use XCS mounts which are similar to the PRO ones, but he can accommodate any of the post sizes (I use an XCS post on my PRO).


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