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#1 Lars Erik

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:51 AM

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:52 AM

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#3 Lars Erik

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:53 AM

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#4 Lars Erik

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:57 AM

I've had this done at Hofmann of Sweden. (www.hofmann.se)

As you can see, the monitor bracket is now moveable, which it isn't with the original Archer. I'm very, very pleased with the result. And the rig behaves flawless.

The dovetail on the bottom is to attach Antlers and extra weight for flying heavy cameras.

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#5 Kurt Warner

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:00 PM

Eric

Nice job on the upgrade. WOW !!!!
I've been trying a few split collars on the lower 35mm section and using "off the shelf" brakets to get the Monitor up off the stock Archer base. I've had mixed results so far. You went all out and replaced the base section all together. I'd love to hear more about how the new sled is with some of the larger Film / HD cameras. Also if Hofmann is thinking about making this for other Archer owners?
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#6 Lars Erik

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:18 PM

Hello Kurt,

how are things? I noticed on your webiste you really got something going. Great! I like your mule vehicle! Nice.

The upgrade I did after speaking to Chris Fawcett a lot. (Thanks Chris! And thanks to Michael Hofmann and Per at Hofmann Teknik)

It's all custom built, except the monitor mount. This is Transvideo barcket intended for the Master series. But with a little bit of drilling, it suits perfect for the new Archer.

I'll PM you some words how it behaves.

And yes, Hofmann are taking orders for Archer owners who want to upgrade. I know Colin Donahue is interested.


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#7 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:49 PM

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Wow, Lars, way nice !

I'm not an Archer owner but definitely dig the mods . . .Collin if you read this, DO IT!
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#8 Lars Erik

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:35 PM

Thanks Rob & Kurt,

have a nice one!

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#9 Erik Brul

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 03:49 AM

Sick :blink: ... but COOL upgrade, congrats Lars :lol:
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#10 chris fawcett

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:42 AM

This is a really well-considered mod. I'm happy to give it my unqualified recommendation.

All praise to Lars-Erik Kristiansen for taking the initiative, and to Michael Hofmann and his team for pulling it off at a great price.

http://www.hofmann.s...rcher/index.htm
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#11 Nils G. Refstrup

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:05 AM

That is a really nice upgrade! I just had to say that, good work.

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#12 Lars Erik

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:23 AM

This is a really well-considered mod. I'm happy to give it my unqualified recommendation.

All praise to Lars-Erik Kristiansen for taking the initiative, and to Michael Hofmann and his team for pulling it off at a great price.

http://www.hofmann.s...rcher/index.htm


C'mon Chris, remember that you're the one who called me up and first put me on the idea of rebuilding the rig after my accident. So praise needs to go out to you too.

But the rig has become excellent. And thanks for all the PM's from everyone and all who's commented on the new rig.


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#13 Ed Moore

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:31 AM

That looks fantastic - what's the actual price though?

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#14 Lars Erik

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 06:33 AM

That looks fantastic - what's the actual price though?

Ed


This is a quote I got from Michael Hofmann at Hofmann Teknik in Sweden,

1) EUR 2850/USD 4.310 (IKEA-price*) for the AT-AT base including an additional passive battery mount of your choice and bottom dovetail.

2) EUR 560/USD 850 for the monitor mount adapted for the AT-AT base including a yoke for the 700 nits 7? monitor.

3) EUR 710/USD 1080 for 12/24V version if modified at the same time as mounting the AT-AT base at Hofmann in Sweden including 3 hour assembling time to make the AT-AT modification (1).



* Do the modification yourself. Easy to do if you know how to handle a screwdriver and uncomplicated soldering. Instruction included.



For any questions regarding the upgrade, please contact Michael at;

mof@hofmann.se


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