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#1 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 08:50 AM

Melbourne, Australia.
20/04/04 8:32 PM

Good evening,

Just a quick note to let you know that as a result of last minute developments Rig Engineering has been able to organise for two Silver Spring Arms to be on display at NAB.

The NAB trade show has commenced and will continue until the 22nd April 04.

The arms are being displayed at the MK-V stand. (Stand Number: C8244)
http://www.nabshow.c...ch-NAB2004.html

If you can make it to the NAB feel free to have a test fly.

Regards
Rig Engineering

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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 10:42 PM

I saw it yesterday and it looks nice although I didn't fly it.
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 02:41 AM

Yep,

I have this arm and it is very nice.
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#4 David Campbell

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 01:32 PM

I tried the arm with Howards rather light weight MK-V rig. I liked the bearings on the post and arm has a clean, well designed appearance. No worrisome pinch points that I noticed. Performed very well.

Howard has a new bottom stage for the Mk-V and new gimbal (fantastic) and was sporting prototype hummingbird LCD monitor which was great in full afternoon sun or under the convention center lighting. Small case for the large image size, frame line gen included, SDI input and heaters for those cold shoot days! Also at the booth pro arms and Klaussen vests.

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#5 Howard J Smith

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 05:05 PM

Hi David

How are you?

The MK-V Nexus is designed so it can be light but stable - I have it light on purpose so ops can see even though the sled is light it is still very stable.
We will hopefull have a heavier camera at Cinegear + the silver spring arms so please pop by and have another try.

Look forward to seeing you again
all the best

Howard
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#6 pbalsdon

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 01:12 AM

A couple of weeks back Hugo from Rig Engineering dropped in to show me one of his arms. While I boiled the water for the coffee he dismantled the arm on my kitchen bench, removed the cowlings, springs and cables with one small screw driver and an allen key. While I poured the water into the coffee pot he cleaned the arm and while we waited for the coffee to brew in the plunger he put it all back together! I've had high to low mode conversions take longer than this (on earlier rigs)!

Not only is this arm possibly the best adaption of the original 3a style arm it's very easy to maintain. All parts are corrosion resistant too so for those who work in humid climates or near salt water etc. it's a sensible choice. I've become very used to my Master Series iso-elastic arm but it felt really smooth too.

I also got a good look at his Titanium Top Stage, which is also looking very promising.

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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 01:24 AM

Hugo, IMO has done wonders with the RE Arm. For a cabled arm I am Very impressed.
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Posted 13 July 2004 - 05:04 PM

It is of course it's ONLY a cable arm, no doubt you've got something better. Most people would have used the prefix IMHO but prehaps you don't need to use the H(umble). You figured out why you might get up peoples noses yet (see Alien thread) Eric

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#9 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 07:35 PM

It is of course it's ONLY a cable arm, no doubt you've got something better. Most people would have used the prefix IMHO but prehaps you don't need to use the H(umble). You figured out why you might get up peoples noses yet (see Alien thread) Eric

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There are two types of arms, Cabled and non-cabled. a cabled arm is ALWAYS going to have more internal friction then a non-cabled arm, but then you didn't take that into account when you read my post and thought that I was putting the arm down...

The Reason I mentioned the cabled part is that Hugo's arm imo is better then the iso-elastic arms which are cabled.

The Pro Arm is not cabled and is the arm I fly.
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:58 AM

Lets pass out a hero biscuit!
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:54 PM

But it's not better than the iso-elastic arm (which I use), even Hugo will tell you that. It's a very good arm that's economical and easily maintained and will outlast ANY other other arm due to it's superior build quality. It's an excellent option for someone that wants to upgrade a standard 3a arm or doesn't have the budget for a non cable arm or an iso-elastic arm. I posted the original message for the benefit of people that fall into this category.
My original post did not compare this arm with any other product just praised how good it is in it's own right. What annoyed me was your obsession with putting down any product that's not what you own or you fly (you've done this to my posts in the past) and ....

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#12 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 07:08 PM

Excuse me but I didn't put the arm down at all I praised it as the best feeling of the cabled arms. so get your panties out of the knot they are in.
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#13 Tom Petropoulos

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 02:58 PM

How much is Rig Engineering selling their new and or Remanufactured silver spring arms for?
I did not see it on the web-site.

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#14 Gus Trivino

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 07:55 AM

Hi Tom.

The better way is send an email or call to Mr Hugo Langer or Dean from SteadyRig.


MAIL: Rig Engineering Pty Ltd,
Suite 1 / 386 Mont Albert Road,
MONT ALBERT, VICTORIA 3127
AUSTRALIA
PHONE: +61 3 9898 6298
FAX: +61 3 9898 6218
EMAIL: admin@steadyrig.com

I have an EFP Arm rebuild for SteadyRig.
The work and service was really really excelent.
Best,

Gus from Argentina
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#15 Nacho Minguez

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 07:27 AM

Hello guys,

I purchase a refurbished arm from Steadyrig and the arm looks like new. Mine it´s a III model with EFP springs. Very good for Hugo and Dean from Australia. They´re very nice people in both aspects. They´re very proffesional and they are very good in their jobs. My experience with them was excellent and I will not doubt to have deals with them again. I attached a picture of my arm if anybody want to see it.

I have to say: A+++ for them


Kind regards
Nacho Minguez

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