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#1 Rich Steel

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 04:08 PM

Hello Folks,

Can anyone tell me if you can achieve dynamic balance with the flyer? Is there enough adjustments on the unit to help achieve DB. Just curious as I was looking at buying one as more often than not I'm shooting with the HVX200 and I'm sick of humping the damn thing into a weight cage just to fly on my Master system.

I've downloaded the manual from tiffen but the instructions look very similiar to the old SK system, which I owned many years ago and I know I couldn't achieve DB with that so thats why I'm asking if this newer model has more functionality/adjustment.

Thanks in advance

Rich Steel
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#2 RobinThwaites

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:58 AM

Hi Rich

You can achieve dynamic balance with the Flyer with cameras ranging from the Z-1 to the DSR-450 (was demonstrastrating that one yesterday). The drill is to angle the battery mount downwards instead of backwards. I have yet to try the HVX but any accessories that you can add for extra weight will be helpful.

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#3 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 04:52 PM

I flew the HVX200 on the Flyer back in the spring and DB wasn't a problem.

I do agree that a little bit of extra weight on the HVX would help get the gimble up to a little better position.

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#4 bobgilles

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 07:35 PM

I fly the HVX with a Fox focus unit and a FMG6, it balances nicely on the small rig.
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#5 Rich Steel

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:42 PM

Thank you to everyone who replied. Just waiting for a job comfirmation to justify the expense.

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Rich
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