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#1 Neil Hodgkinson

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 03:17 PM

Hey. I’m, trying to get the top plate of an old Flyer so I can wire a new 3G SDI cable in there. I’ve removed this little bar that braced the top of the post (marked in red) and now the whole thing seems to be loose, held on only by this threaded bar (marked in green hatching) and red knob that controls the side to side movement.

 

 

The only way I can see to continue is to remove these tiny little pins (marked in green, second picture). 

 

 

I don't like the idea of dismantling such a small component. I could just try and thread it through without taking apart, not sure.

 

I thought I’d come here and ask first to see if anyone has taken this top plate off to replace the cabling before. I’ve not found this old Steadicam to be very well made and I’m scared of braking it if I do something wrong. 

 

I cant work out how to attach pictures, it just keeps saying I cant attach something with that extension but I'm guessing if you've done this job you'll know what I'm talking about.


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#2 ryan t jenkins

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:12 PM

i was able to thread a generous sized SDI cable through the post and top plate without having to take everything apart...  your mileage may vary, but I don't think a complete disassemble is really necessary.  I did not re wire the analog BnC on the back of the top box, i just left a roughly 10 inch section of the SDI available out the top. 


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#3 Neil Hodgkinson

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:27 PM

Thanks Ryan. It's one of those skinny one's I've ordered so it should be easy to thread through. I think I'm going to re wire the BNC but maybe I can still get away with it, I'll have another look. Good to hear that it possible without dissembling the whole thing.


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#4 ryan t jenkins

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:53 PM

let me know if you want photos.  It isn't very pretty and at extreme edges of the side to side balancing things can get a little tight, but it is such a cheap fix that if it gets shredded eventually i keep a spare with me to re run. 


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#5 Neil Hodgkinson

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:47 PM

Thanks but I wouldn't put you out just yet, I think I've got the idea. I found pictures of another one on eBay with the same wiring job on it you've done but I've redone the bottom bracket also and it wouldn't be so easy to replace the wire down the line. Because of this I'd like to wire it into the top plate socket if possible. 


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#6 PeterAbraham

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 09:35 PM

Neil- happy to try to help you out here, but I see no photographs.....

I've a ton of experience with the Flyer line.

Best,

Peter Abraham, S.O.C.


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#7 Andrew Stone

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 02:29 AM

I don't see the photos either in the original post. I am sure Peter will give some great advice on this. There are a few others who make be lurking who have done this as well.


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#8 PeterAbraham

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:24 PM

Sight unseen, I'd say  you should re-assemble completely if you can.

 

Buy HDSDI cable from Alan Rencher at Media Blackout. He is easy to find here- he advertises to the right of what you are reading right now !!

 

Get the thin cable from him. It's superb for this kind of arrangement. My entire sled is wired with this stuff.

 

Run 2 lengths, and buy high quality HDSDI rated BNC jacks top and bottom. Viola !!

 

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Peter Abraham, S.O.C.


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