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#1 Glenn Clayton

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:24 AM

Hey everyone.
For a while now I have been using my Steadicam Flyer on a independent feature film and as most people have discovered while operating the Flyer the vest squeaks really bad and I am sick of it. I have tried all different methods to stop it, including stuffing tissues into the clips and then taping them up which has worked averagely.

I have decided to go in search of a NEW VEST that doesn't squeak which I can still use my Flyer Arm and Sled with.

Does anyone know which vest I should be looking for or has anyone been on the same quest I am on.

Glenn Clayton :ph34r:
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#2 Erik Brul

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:42 AM

Hey everyone.
For a while now I have been using my Steadicam Flyer on a independent feature film and as most people have discovered while operating the Flyer the vest squeaks really bad and I am sick of it. I have tried all different methods to stop it, including stuffing tissues into the clips and then taping them up which has worked averagely.

I have decided to go in search of a NEW VEST that doesn't squeak which I can still use my Flyer Arm and Sled with.

Does anyone know which vest I should be looking for or has anyone been on the same quest I am on.

Glenn Clayton :ph34r:


Hi Glenn,
First welcome on the forum, second.. pls be so kind to change your profile name in your real name, thanks !
I'm also a flyer owner, this is my second flyer and i have also time to time some squeaking problems with the vest.

The problem however with a new vest is, the socketblock is industry size. The Flyer socketblock and the connector on the Flyer arm are not standard industry size.
You need a adapter for this to upgrade your arm connector and then buy a another vest.

Best, Erik
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#3 RobinThwaites

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:30 AM

Guys

Where is the noise coming from? if it if the plastic parts then try dry silicon spray lubricant (available from RS Components over here). Don't use WD40 as all your screws will fall out. Maybe french chalk would work but a little messy.

Robin
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#4 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:13 PM

The problem however with a new vest is, the socketblock is industry size. The Flyer socketblock and the connector on the Flyer arm are not standard industry size.
You need a adapter for this to upgrade your arm connector and then buy a another vest.

Instead would it be possible to stick the flyer vest's socket block on the new vest?

~Jess
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#5 Jerry Holway

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:48 PM

The problem however with a new vest is, the socketblock is industry size. The Flyer socketblock and the connector on the Flyer arm are not standard industry size.
You need a adapter for this to upgrade your arm connector and then buy a another vest.

Instead would it be possible to stick the flyer vest's socket block on the new vest?

~Jess

Yes, both have same mounting hole pattern.

Jerry
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#6 James Puli

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:17 PM

Hey Glenn,

Give Louis or me a call when you can and we can check it out and see what the problem actually is and we should be able to fix it.

JP
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#7 Eric Young

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:37 AM

Hey Glenn,

Give Louis or me a call when you can and we can check it out and see what the problem actually is and we should be able to fix it.

JP
0413 231 337 (melbourne cell fone)


If you find a solution, please post the solution and an exact description of the problem here. Would be useful. :)
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#8 Joe Lawry

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 11:26 PM

Bringing up a very old thread, But my quick solution for this is to line the inside of the buckle (the piece that attaches to the chest plate with paper tape so there is no more plastic upon plastic rubbing.

Works a treat, needs to be replaced every so often.
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