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#1 Michael Tien

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 02:59 PM

I broke the arm receiver on my Actioncam vest yesterday. Looking to get a replacement. Will another manufacturers' part be compatible? Any ideas?

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#2 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:27 PM

How is it attached? The standard that Pro, Tiffens, etc use is 5 or so smaller screws coming from the back. Theirs looks a bit different but can't be certain from the picture.
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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:07 AM

http://www.innocinema.com/

 

contact them, they are the distributor and should be able to get you a replacement


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#4 Michael Tien

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 07:11 AM

Innocinema informed me that Action Products is no longer in business. They might have one in stock though. Fingers crossed.

Do you think epoxy would hold this together until I find a replacement?

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#5 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 11:13 AM

Epoxy probably isn't a great idea. If you can't get the proper socket block it may be possible to machine an adapter to mount a standard one. Cant really say how easy it would be without a closer look. Where are you located?
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#6 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 11:34 AM

Innocinema and Action Products have the same owner, weird and no to expoxy
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Posted 03 July 2016 - 11:37 AM

http://www.actionpro...lizing-systems/
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#8 Michael Tien

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 11:23 AM

Jess I'm in Sudbury Ontario presently. We've sent it to a welding shop to see what they can do.
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#9 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 06:24 PM

Don't use a broken socket block, even if welded, that's the part that broke in the video that everyone was talking about. There is a tremendous ammount of pressure on that part and it will give again if you try to fix it. 

 

Look into using a Walter Klassen vest in the meantime, as they have the tilt socket as well (other standard vests won't work with the Action product arm)


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#10 Michael Tien

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 07:44 PM

Found a welder! Not pretty but works for the meantime. Hopefully I can still get a backup. I'll check out the Klassen.

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#11 Evrim KAYA

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 06:42 AM

I wouldn't use a welded socket block Michael. if anything, you might want to use a new one as main and the welded on as a backup (if you really really want to keep the broken one that is). adapter+standard socket (tiffen/pro) seems much more safer.


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#12 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:26 AM

This will not hold the forces. The new machined one did not hold the forces, this one is substantially weaker.
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Posted 05 July 2016 - 03:34 PM

Do not use this.


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#14 Ramon Engle

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 06:13 AM

You will be better off using a borrowed vest from someone. I wouldnt trust that weld.

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