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#1 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:54 PM

Hi all,

Just received my PRO bottom sled back from David Hable's attic in Vancouver .
This is one nice battery meter and the placement of the LED'S refers to the physical battery positions viewed sideways.
4 LEDS for each battery, 14 and 13 volts are green,12 yellow and 11 volts red.
Idiot proof, the design is copied directly from the Sachtler Artemis that has this standard on the Cine HD sled. I missed this option so much on my PRO I asked David to make something similar and he came up with that.
Thanks to the stellar customer service , David is in a very sensible category:
"Best steadicam related items and services" .

Fly safe.

BTW. I received my FFV recorder pictured on the sled and I will post soon as I test it under harsh conditions. First look seems promising but I will come back with more info soon.
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#2 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:49 AM

OK, that f-ing rocks! How much and how quickly did he get it done???
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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:41 AM

OK, that f-ing rocks! How much and how quickly did he get it done???



Hytron 50 come with a battery level display.....
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#4 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:53 AM

OK, that f-ing rocks! How much and how quickly did he get it done???

Hi Mike,
glad you like it,
About how quickly, please contact David as he sometimes tells me when to send in stuff depending on the workflow at it's place. Took about a week for mine.
Price wise: I paid 300$ for this but remind you this was a special request. I would strongly advice to phone him to make sure you could get this done in the same price range. And I have spent lots at his place since my rig was stolen so I might have had a "Costco" price. Mind you it can't be twice has much and I was ready to spend it to have this kind of mod done.

Also, this LED configuration is optimized for the "3 batteries" configuration on the sled's power distribution block. (the one splitting power between the 3 bays, monitor, camera and auxiliary) . This block is the one I use 100% of the time but the LED's will work with the other two blocks and will show voltage according to the different battery setup.

Cheers,
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#5 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:45 PM

"Hytron 50 come with a battery level display....."


Yea but they are on the side, and not nearly as cool looking...... If I remember correctly, chicks dig guys with bright led's.

Edited by Mike McGowan SOC, 22 January 2008 - 01:46 PM.

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