Handsfree Transporter Manuals
Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:05 AM
I like the Turf wheels... reminds me a little of F-1 cars...
Thanks again, if I just now had one to practice with.... hhhhhmmmm.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:14 AM
Thanks, Erwin! Chapter 11: Don't Forget to Smile?
Nice job with the manuals... just next time smile a little...
So come visit sometime. I'm street-legal now.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:31 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:53 AM
You know me better than that, Erwin. I've been standing at street corners as long as I can remember.
As long as you don't start to stand around at street corners now...
Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:35 PM
It is much easier to do a step on or off when stepping onto a surface around the same height as the platform. I have a short step by my backdoor I use for the video. But I believe the perfect on set item would be a half applebox or 2. You can make a line of them if you need to.
When stepping onto or off a surface that is more level with the platform you don't shift your CG as much as you do stepping up or down from the platform.
Having a grip there for spotting will always help. Another grip can place the apple box or boxes where they need to go on the fly.
As you can see I can maintain the motion I had from the transporter into the platform. On set I would have a grip grab a handle to keep the segway from moving.
The most difficult step on or off is while walking backwards in missionary onto the front of the segway.
Doing a step on/off is difficult while operating. Not only do you have all the usual things going on in your head. Level, horizon, frame, etc. You also have the unknown effects the segway may produce while making such a move. Having a level surface to step onto will allow a smoother transition and will leave a larger margian for operating error.
Posted 19 September 2008 - 05:41 AM
I just received my Handsfree a couple of days ago :-)
Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:20 AM
I just updated the User Manual to include a short section (9.4) on clearances, for doorways, etc., for the various tyre configurations.
And yes, we spell 'tyre' like that over here. It's the Mediterranean diet.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:34 AM
Well done, a must for every handsfree transporter user!
Thanks for all the time and effort that must have gone into this.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:42 AM
For getting me hooked! I'm in Belfast right now shooting a commercial on the HF.