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#1 Alan Chapman

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 05:47 PM

My new pilot is making some very annoying creaking noises, I have only used it about 5 times but on the last job I noticed some pretty bad creaking.

You can clearly hear it on these shots http://www.vimeo.com/4735843 Any idea how to fix this, is it as simple as oiling the arm or using grease? I will have a good check of the arm this week (I assume it's the arm spring).
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#2 Jason Gorman

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:18 PM

Hey Alan I had the same problem with my Flyer arm, I picked up a can of ACF-50 and problem solved. Hope this helps
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#3 RobinThwaites

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:28 AM

Hi Alan

You need to be a bit more specific about where the noise is coming from and when it occurs, I could not get that from the film.

Thin oil may help but if you give James or myself a call on 01869 343835 we can talk it through and that will probably help better than on the forum.

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#4 Alan Chapman

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:17 PM

Hi Alan

You need to be a bit more specific about where the noise is coming from and when it occurs, I could not get that from the film.

Thin oil may help but if you give James or myself a call on 01869 343835 we can talk it through and that will probably help better than on the forum.

Robin


Thanks guys.

Robin I will phone you Friday 21st May and hopefully get this creak sorted.
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#5 Chris McKissick

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 05:42 AM

And don't forget to post back and share the solution with us!

Thanks a bunch!

Chris
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#6 Bart Wierzbicki

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 05:27 AM

Any news ?
My Pilot is also creaking ... :(
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#7 Dave Gish

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:48 PM

Any news ?
My Pilot is also creaking ... :(

I had this problem also. Solved it with a very small amount of white grease around the 4 vertical pins of the arm, and all around the brass bushings that these pins go through. More info here:
http://www.dvinfo.ne...-started-q.html
posts 37-41.

Edited by Dave Gish, 24 May 2009 - 08:49 PM.

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#8 Alan Chapman

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:18 PM

Any news ?
My Pilot is also creaking ... :(


My Pilot arm is currently with Tiffen, I am awaiting news. I must say Tiffen have been very good about this so far, I had a chat with them on the phone and a few emails, their customer support is excellent.
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