I just wanted to share a project I had going with David Hable at Cramped Attic. I'd been needing to change out the base my EFP for one that dynamically balances properly for quite some time. Dave had done a 2 battery 12/24volt upgarde for modest money several years ago, but it used the existing rails on the EFP base and had it's limitations. So, we put our heads together and he produced what we think is an awesome upgrade.
-3 battery 12/24 volt capability
-batteries can be run traditional PRO style or in series for pigs like the Genesis
-15mm rods can slide in and out for Dynamic balance.
-Rear Batteries Swivel 180 degrees top to bottom. Super stiff when they're locked.
-3rd battery under post slides fore and aft independent of the the other 2
-Gyro power out
-4 pin XLR power out
-recorder power & video out (from Video distribution amp)
-4 pin Hirsoe power & video out (from Video distribution amp) for transmitter
-BNC out (from Video distribution amp)
-8 pin LEMO power, video, talley out (from Video distribution amp)
-BNC out from separate HDSDI line (can be looped back up post as a secondary SD video feed at the top)
-voltage read out that shows each battery voltage separately or the combined 24 volt.
-2 brightness walking light (super handy)
-Very rigid battery system. Can easily hold 3 Propacks without flex.
-with a small mod, stainless or carbon fiber rods could be used instead of aluminum.
The collar that was made for my Carbon Fiber 1.5" post was not made for quick release on my sled due to cabling llimitations at the top of my post, but I'm sure his handy machinist could design a clamping system for any size post. Dave is a custom builder and can easily adapt to whatever his client wants. Different connections, no problem. Different shape, no problem. All it takes is some brain juice and money to lubricate the machinery of design. (He also seems to like Barossa reds).
I've had it out in the field for a few weeks and am happy to say it lives up to the Cramped Attic reputation.
PLEASE NOTE: I am not in the rig manufacturing business. This was something that met my financial means for the upgrade of my particular sled and is not intended to be the latest or greatest. I'm sharing with all of you as a gesture of goodwill and to further the knowledge in our collective community. I'm thrilled to hear feedback and answer questions about it.
I hold the variety of manufacturers in very high esteem. I hope someday soon to be sitting on enough spare cash to have my pick of the the top rigs.
And now some pictures: