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3A gold spring arm minimum operating weight?

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#1 Wing Gee

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:55 AM

I'm trying to get an idea of what the operating weight of a gold spring arm is. I have a 3a sled, and will probably be using anything from a dvx,hvx or vx2000. I want to get an idea of how much more weight I need to add to the arm to make the arm work well. would an extra 13lb weight be enough? would make it around, a 20lb camera.

Basically i'm going to get a slab of steel with whatever weight I need and sandwich it between the top stage and camera.

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#2 RobVanGelder


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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:23 PM

Or you could invest in a good-looking weight cage that i happen to have for sale..... :)
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#3 RonBaldwin


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Posted 28 June 2006 - 01:19 AM

the 3a arms feel pretty springy with lighter loads -- they are best near the top of their wieght range. A heavier cage will feel more like a real camera and help you with your stamina too. I'd say get the camera and cage combo up to at least 25 lbs...30 lbs is better.

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