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#1 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:29 PM

After 5 long rigless years, I've found a fantastic deal on a broadcast master system. As I don't have much experience with this sled and arm, I was wondering if anyone could suggest what I should be watching out for when checking out the kit.


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#2 PeterAbraham

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:10 PM

After 5 long rigless years, I've found a fantastic deal on a broadcast master system. As I don't have much experience with this sled and arm, I was wondering if anyone could suggest what I should be watching out for when checking out the kit.

Hi Imran !!! :)
Tons of things.
( In no order )
1. Check to make sure the stage travels smoothly fore-and-aft and side-to-side all the way to the end of its range.

2. Find a way to fly the rig under load so you can see if the gimbal pans and tilts smoothly. I can send you notes on how you can clean out the gimbal without taking the entire system apart.

3. If the sled has been upgraded for more high-definition lines that is good. Otherwise you will want to try to take care of that sooner rather than later.

4. Do all power and video lines work properly right now?

5. As far as the arm goes there are a few things to look at. Please send me your email in a private message and I will send you some notes that do not need to be included here ( and are way too long ! )

6. Buy two brand new eye bolts for the side to side adjustment on the arm socket from Tiffen. This arm is old enough that it is excellent Insurance to simply replace those with brand new ones.

7. Vest. Plastic panels or leather? The MS vests had webbing at the shoulders attached to the Fastex clasps. This is a source of crookedness in the main spar. Find a way to stiffen up so there is less flex.

PM me !!!!
Peter

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#3 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:18 PM

Done!


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