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#1 Ryan Balton

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 12:48 AM

Hi everyone, 

 

Just wondering if anyone has some good resources (e.g. a link to a manual or videos on YouTube) that show how to make adjustments to a Master Series arm. I've been searching the forum and Googling around and haven't found anything too comprehensive, though I may not be looking in the right places. Any links would be appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

Ryan


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#2 James Elias

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:12 AM

Hi Ryan -

 

What adjustments are you looking to make?  It's not a difficult arm to set up.

 

 

Jerry talks a little about it here at about 18:00.

If you're after something about the detuning, then Jerry's book explains that.

 

I might have an old master series manual here somewhere...  but from memory, it's not detailed.

 

Not sure what else you'd need to know?

 

James


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#3 Michael Desiderio

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 12:48 PM

http://www.steadicam...showtopic=14254


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#4 peter keeling

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:36 PM

Ryan, did you detune your arm with Jerry last week? Now that I'm back and trying to fly lighter stuff, I'm noticing it's not really possible, and my arm is just lifting too much with the knobs all the way down. Was it scary detuning it? I keep seeing the warning not to twist the cables, I'm afraid ill screw it up. 


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#5 Jerry Holway

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:49 PM

Peter -

 

It should not be too scary - but you do need a custom thick washer with a slot to re-tighten the springs against; 1 per arm section. There's a pix in the book (sorry, don't have the book handy) with dimensions. Delrin is a good choice of material for this.


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