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#1 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 10:10 PM

A bit of a celebration going on for me today.

I just recived the last part of my new (and first) rig, a Steadicam Archer. :)

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The first flight.


- Mikko ... is stoaked.
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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 11:15 PM

Mikko,

Congratulations man - way to go. A lot nice than my first rig (a beat up old model 2).

Put it to good use and enjoy.
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#3 Erik Brul

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 12:43 AM

Mikko,

Congratulations man - way to go. A lot nice than my first rig (a beat up old model 2).

Put it to good use and enjoy.


Congrats Mikko..., damn a Archer .. that means that mostly spoken arm.. G50 right ?

Have many nice and safe flights !

Best, Erik
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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 03:10 AM

I'm happy for you Mikko.

Here's to many years of inspiring operating,

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#5 RobinThwaites

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 03:34 AM

Congratulations Mikko, probably works better than Leggo :)
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#6 Lars Erik

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:52 AM

Congrats.

I've had my Archer since February, and I love it! Fly safe and wonderful with it!

LE

PS! Word of warning! This is something Robin tipped me about. My screw that tightens the sled (how long it can be), it broke. And Robin told me that I had tightened it too much. This is true. It only needs a little tightening.
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#7 Christopher T. Paul- SOC

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 08:08 AM

Congrats on the new sled- many safe flights!

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#8 Matt Burton

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 09:00 AM

she's looking good on you mate congrats :D
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#9 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 09:53 AM

Horray!

happy flights, and good hunting.

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#10 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 10:56 AM

Congratulations Mikko

Lovely sled, and that G50 arm looks great.
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#11 JobScholtze

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 12:16 PM

Good for you man, and yes, that g50 is great. I love it every day
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#12 Sean Jensen

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:28 AM

Good on ya Mikko!

I remember my first rig. It's one of the best feelings. Practice a lot and have fun with your new baby!

Cheers!

Sean
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#13 Iain Baird

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:29 PM

One small step for mankind, one giant leap for the steadicam operator

Good luck,


IAIN BAIRD

........and Sean I remember your first rig as well, Although I don't remember it looking quite as sharp as this one!!!
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#14 Charles King

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 05:12 AM

...now you're happy camper. Congrats. :) Hope you break many hearts on the way... :P
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#15 Lars Erik

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:51 PM

Hey Mikko,

let's keep in touch since we both have the same rig. I'm maxing the Archer out at a friends house next week. He's got several cameraes at home, a 235, 435 and a big one, I think he called it 535. And several other 16mm. I'll send you a detailed post with pics.

So far I'm verry happy with my rig. I use it 60% for documentaries and 40% for fiction. About that. One of the big issues is the lack of tilt head when in low mode. But I spoke to Jerry and he said that it's no big deal replacing the original head, with the new SE tilt head coming out. And the 12v issue can sometimes be a bitch. I'm looking into placing a second battery on the rig. Probably by the rods. Again, the rig is wired for 24v, according to Jerry it's no big operation making it happen.

Another issue is Antlers in low-mode. But I've been to a metalshop, and trying out a little trick to attach them so they're straight over the post. Let you know what happens. Have you thought about anything here?

LE
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