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#1 Lars Erik

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 03:33 PM

Hi everyone,

I just finished a shoot and went over my equipment to check that everything was ok.

I found that one of the screws holding the post part to the top part of the G-70 arm was loose. After a little investigation I found out that the screw was fine. It's the threads in the top part of the arm that was worn out. Which is really strange since I have only once unscrewed it to fasten the part which tightens the post.

I will most likely have to replace the part, which is probably the best, but has anyone experienced the same problem?

LE
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#2 Garrett Brown

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 08:30 PM

Lars Eric, This is the second time I have heard about this problem. The first was due to that fine screw being too short. From memory, I believe that the short ones have undoubtedly stripped the initial threads. but the holes are deeper and tapped all the way, so if you can obtain longer screws in the same size and thread pitch, they may 'bite' deeper.

Please e-mail Dan Ikeda (dikeda@tiffen.com) our customer service ace at Steadicam, Glendale. He will be able to consult with Mr. Orf, the chief engineer and let you know the best way to proceed. I'll copy this thread and send it independently.

I'm sure we can get this attended to quickly... as inventor, I deeply and humbly apologize (reminds me of John Cleese as the murderously apologetic chef on Monty Python).

best regards, GB

Hi everyone,

I just finished a shoot and went over my equipment to check that everything was ok.

I found that one of the screws holding the post part to the top part of the G-70 arm was loose. After a little investigation I found out that the screw was fine. It's the threads in the top part of the arm that was worn out. Which is really strange since I have only once unscrewed it to fasten the part which tightens the post.

I will most likely have to replace the part, which is probably the best, but has anyone experienced the same problem?

LE


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#3 Lars Erik

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:21 AM

Great, Garrett.

Thank you for the fast reply. I just sent an e-mail to Dan.

No need to apologize. These things happen.

Hope all is well.


Best regards

Lars-Erik
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