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Old November 6th, 2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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Selling the Flyer, need some advice.

Ok, so Iíve decided to sell the steadicam because the SI-2K exceeds the weight limit of the arm. I'm trying to get an idea of a fair market value for the following rig-

-Steadicam Flyer w/NP battery mount purchased- 2/16/05 from B&H
-Extra set of Black vest pads (includes the back waist pad)
-Two NP-L50S lithium ion battery packs w/built in power meter
-IDX duel charger model number JL-2PLUS
-Advanced Steadicam Techniques workshop VHS
-All original paper work and cables
-Custom Video Cable for monitor
-Sled relief cuts made by steadicam service to help prevent stripped bolts (apparently the orignial flyer had such strong steel, it would strip the allen bolts in the sled)
-Only been used a few times since last steadicam service

-John
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Old November 19th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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Hi John,

a new Flyer is about $6500.
The problem is that people who can afford more than $5000 prefer to buy it new (not a big difference in price).
And for people who cannot afford it, $5000 is already much expensive.

i would be interested but i am part of those people who can't afford it for $5000 !

is the NP1 a "v mount" battery ?
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Old November 19th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #3
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Eric-

Thanks for the input. I see what youíre saying, but a new flyer at $6500 doesnít come with additional accessories like the lithium ion batteries and charger. This type of equipment doesnt 'wear out' like electronic equipment, so it would be suprising if I cant find a buyer when it goes up for sale.

They have a V mount that is part number- F12VLNN the NP-1 mount is part number- F12NPNN.

-John
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Old November 21st, 2007, 01:07 AM   #4
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Eric - NP1 is a totally different mount than v-mount. NP1 is most commonly seen these days in field audio kits. There are adapters that exist that can change from one mount to another with limited success, but V-mount, Anton Bauer Gold Mount (3-Stud), Paglok, and NP1 are completely different mounts.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 02:16 AM   #5
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i just sold a two year old flyer with the anton bauer battery adapter which is in greater demand than the np-1 style battery setup i sold it for $5100 and it took two months to sell and it was in perfect condition you will be lucky to get $4500 for your rig as steadicam is now coming out with less expensive models good luck
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Old November 21st, 2007, 11:41 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Mark, did you sell an AB charger and battery set with the rig for 5100 or did you sell it to someone that already owns AB?

I think 5k plus half shipping is the lowest I could go, so if it doesnít sell for that then I may just keep it for back up.

-John
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Old November 21st, 2007, 01:27 PM   #7
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no i did not sell any batteries or charger with the setup but the sale also included a quick release plate and receiver an idx to a/b battery adapter and a low mode kit so again if you can get $4500 for your unit take it as the new steadicam pilot that will fly cameras weighing up to 10lbs has hit the market at $3800 marking it irresistible to dvx and hvx users alike
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Old November 21st, 2007, 01:29 PM   #8
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The less expensive model (Pilot) is not a replacement for the Flyer; the Flyer will still carry a greater capacity camera load (15lb vs 10lb for the Pilot) and is thus still the rig of choice for those who are carrying heavier loads, such as with a 35mm adaptor and other accessories.

I don't think the Flyer should depreciate much until a new version comes out (as yet unannounced).
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