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#1 Jason Gorman

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:39 PM

Hi guys, first off I did in fact use the search function and saw some good ideas! Now is anyone selling or creating any weight-plates for use with the Flyer?
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#2 Jason Gorman

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:55 PM

Or a good machinest in So Cal who could provide me with one :rolleyes:

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#3 Peter Hoare

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:10 PM

Hi,

I built a bar that clamps onto the camera rods that holds a standard gym weight on either side. I use two 1.25kg plates for small cams, Z1 sized etc. Works well, and it helps to triangulate the whasit thingy, and gives a stabilising effect, similar to antlers.

All it took was a few bits of steel and some bolts...


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#4 Jason Gorman

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 05:50 PM

Thanks Peter, do you have any pics? I received an email from another member with a schematic of a plate he designed which I might try to duplicate. This past weekend I used a ankle-weight securely fastened to the camera handle that really helped in making the rig behave in a more stable manner.

Thanks again
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#5 Peter Hoare

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:19 PM

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There we are...
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#6 Sydney Seeber

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 02:16 PM

Not looking to take away work from anyone, but the first plate I had made was simply a piece of perfectly shaped steel I picked out of a scrap bin @ Industrial Metal Supply in Kearny Mesa and had the guy behind the counter drill several holes along the middle... 1/2 hour and $20 later, I had a weight plate... If you need something quick, that's a decent solution.
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#7 Peter Hoare

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:02 PM

I streamlined the weights a little bit, had a bit of wobble in that system.

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Family photos for scale.
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#8 Keith Francis SOC

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:46 AM

Jason,

Janice Arthur sells 6.5 and 11 pound weight plates in the Steadicam Marketplace on this forum. Drop her an email and she will send pictures of them. I bought a 6.5 lb plate from her for my flyer and it works great! Just used it yesterday while shooting stunt motorcycles and plan to use it today on a shoot I have.

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Keith
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