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Old May 28th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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Cinecrane 4000 : 13.5 ft crane Homemade

Hi everyone .. again !

This is my new homemade crane powered by a PT20 motorized head from Camera Turret .

Here is a link to some photos and a prezentation movie made when I first tested the crane .

www.cineart.ro/crane

If you have any question or sugestion I would be happy to answear .
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Old May 28th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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Looks great. I never thought about mounting a kick stand on the front of mine. Sure beats using an apple box.

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Old May 28th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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Sergiu,

Great job! You have me wanting to build a completely new jib. :-)

What are the dimensions (length, width and thicknesses) of the square tube that you used?
Is it all aluminum tube, alternatively a mix of Aluminum and steel tube?

I like the double square tube arrangement on the pivot section.
Had you thought of using a rectangular section there?
If so, why did you go with two square tubes?

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Old May 28th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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The dimensions for square tubes are :
60x60x4
50x50x4
40x40x4

All tubes are from aluminium . Others parts like "U" from the pivot point or camera plate are from steel for a strong durability

I used 2 square tubes instead of 1 rectangular becouse boom arm and counterweight arm are slideing in thoses 2 60x60x4 tubes for a minimum lenght when the crane is transported .
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Old May 28th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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Sergiu,

Thank you, I am putting together a shopping list now. ;-)

What were the lengths of the tubes I'm guessing around a meter and a half?

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Old May 28th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #6
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Dont forget the beer in your shopping list :)

If you have other question I'm glad answering you !
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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #7
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No beer ;-( I'm a rummy! :-) gotta have my Myers

What were the lengths of the tubes I'm guessing around a meter and a half?

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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #8
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Nice man! liking the look of this! :)
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Old May 29th, 2007, 03:26 AM   #9
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Correct. The lengths of the bars are :
1500 mm for the 60x60x4 bar
1550 mm for the 50x50x4 bar
1600 mm for the 40x40x4 bar

The extra length between bars is for safety reasons where the bars are united .
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Old May 29th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #10
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Damn, I have a good eye and it works in inch and metric!! LOL

Thank agin for your help.

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Old June 25th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #11
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the link is dead!
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #12
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works for me :)
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Old June 25th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #13
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Link is working , I just review it and everything is fine . Maybe was a timeout from server .
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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #14
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Sergiu,

Nice bit of work. I checked out your site and it is pretty impressive and I like what you can do with it!!

I was wondering, what the bill for the materials and motor would come to when you are finished??

After seeing this i might cancel my boat building project for awhile to build a crane like this!!
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #15
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oops.. I think its banned in China somehow. I will have to wait till I get home then. Cant wait to see the good work! Planning on building one real soon too..
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