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Archer 2, minimum base weight?

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#1 Dominik Bauch

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:35 PM

Trying to figure out my base weight minimums for a Steadicam Archer 2.


If I fly an Alexa Mini with approx 20lb payload on the sled, what would be the minimum weight I would need to add to the base to make this run smoothly?

I'm looking at monitor options and whether I need to mount 2 batteries or if I can live with 1. Small HD monitors are pretty light vs Transvideo....




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#2 Lisa Sene

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 08:29 PM

Hi Dominik,


If you can fly two batteries - great! If you only need one - great! Pick up some 1lb screw-on weights from Tiffen, or some 1/4 lb Solo weights (both are 1/4-20), as well as a bracket (from Tiffen) to screw them into that can be placed on the bottom rods of the Archer 2. That will give you more flexibility when balancing. Get the monitor that's right for you in terms of specs and price and go from there. 


Happy flying!



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#3 Dominik Bauch

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

Thanks Lisa! Super helpful.

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