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Got hit, now sled wont balance

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#1 Nathaniel C. T. Jackson

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:22 PM

Hey team,


So I got clipped by a wheelchair rugby player, went down rather hard, seemed to be fine. The only thing I broke was the monitor yoke that Frederic Sturm makes. He sent me a new one so was all good to go. Now I haven't touched the rig for a while and puled it out on Friday in prep for a job and find that the sled can not be balanced no matter how hard I try.


The problem:

I static balance, rotate 180 degrees & I am vastly out of balance. If I balance up again, rotate 180 again, I am back out of balance by a lot. Also the sled will spin to find its lowest cog.



Steadicam Zephyr with the extra bits Frederic Stum wonderfully makes.


I am guessing it has something to do with the gimbal. That said, it is rather perplexing as to what would cause this. Any one have any ideas? Is this something I can try to adjust on my own?


I am most likely going to send it in to get looked at unless someone has direct experience that I can reasonably follow.


Thanks peeps in advance.


Nat J

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#2 Francisco Orozco Jr

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:35 PM

If the gimbal fork isn't bent then you could try centering the gimbal again by following the instructions for the ultra 2 gimbal.

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#3 Nathaniel C. T. Jackson

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:34 PM

Bent gimbals pin is the culprit. Steadicam are sending the bits we need.

Thanks for the help Francisco.


Nat J

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