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Steadicam IIIA system forsale (willing to part out)

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#1 Wing Gee

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:10 PM

It's time for me to sell the rig that I've been building over the past few years. Due to a full time job, I never got to operate as much as I would've liked. Right now, I feel I have a huge investment sitting in the closet collecting dust. So it's time for me to take a step back and re-evaluate my life. It has always been a dream of mine to operate fulltime and pay the bills at the same time. Unfortunately I haven't been able to dedicate the time to allow it to happen. That goal to operate will always be with me, I really do plan on fulfilling that goal in the future when my finances are in order.

Here's story behind this rig.

I pieced most of the components separately. I purchased the 3A sled from John Vetter. The sled has Derose mods on it. It has an adjustable sliding base with measurement marks, A telescoping post with measurement marks, and a modified d-box that attaches below the top stage and various video/power outputs. The original 3A monitor never worked, and I replaced it with another steadicam green screen CRT. I think it's off a EFP, but it has a built in frameline generator. I will include the original 3A Monitor parts if you wanted a try at repairing it. I will include two gimbals. One is a custom made gimbal and the other is a pro-gear steel 3a gimbal. The gimbals will not hold proper dynamic balance, However, the pro-gear does hold it better. Comes with 6 batteries, I would say half of them needs to be re-celled. Comes with a PAG charger that will charge two at once. An assorted collection of power cables from XLR to panavision to big/small lemos. Bartech Battery meter and 24v converter is also included.

The arm is a 3A gold spring that I got from James Reid. I remember him mentioning that the arm was serviced not to long before I bought it from him. The arm has been very well taken cared of. It has never been stored tensioned. It has seen VERY little use from me, only a handful of jobs. Only cameras flown were video, and no film.

The vest is a custom made back mounted vest with a fiberglass back and an aluminum arm that wraps around. I don't know the full history of this vest.

There are alot of odd parts with this package. But with a little TLC, This can be a very well functional rig. I've flown it successfully on the jobs I've done.


Here's a list of everything.

Derose modded 3A sled
Adjustable base
Telescoping post
Modified d-box with various video/power outputs.
Steadicam Green CRT with frameline generator (I think it's an EFP mode)
Bartech Voltage meter
24V converter
6 batteries
PAG Charger
Post wrap grip
Custom Gimbal
Progear steel gimbal
Progear docking bracket (Missing matching collar, using a different collar)
3 topstage plates.
Extra spare parts top stage housing.
See pictures for assortment of power/video cables
Batteries and Sled come with Hard cases.
Original broken 3A monitor.

3A Gold Spring Arm

Custom back mounted vest with socketblock.

Car/Vehicle/Speedrail Mitchell mount

Asking $12,000 OBO (All offers entertained)
I am also willing to part it out.

Please don't hesitate if you have any questions or need more pics of different angles.I apologize for the long Ad, I wanted to make sure I explain everything to the best of my ability.
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#2 Wing Gee

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 07:56 PM

Going to part out the rig.

3A Gold Spring Arm - $5500 OBO
Sled with accessories - $3000 OBO
Vest - $900 OBO

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