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Old March 24th, 2008, 12:59 AM   #31
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If anything, the weak link could be the tiedown assembly on the camera and how it is connected to the body. It's possible that it could separate given enough whipping around, but unlikely. Overtightening the 1/4-20" screw along the line could start the process and the helicoil could work it's way loose over time, I suppose. To be absolutely sure one could attach a safety link from the camera to the top stage, but it would be a pretty unusual situation for the camera to fall off.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 10:02 AM   #32
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May I request for an out of the box photo of the pilot? Like waht does it come with? Thanks!
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Old March 31st, 2008, 11:12 AM   #33
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May I request for an out of the box photo of the pilot? Like waht does it come with? Thanks!
Lot's of pre-sales questions answered here:
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Old April 1st, 2008, 10:38 PM   #34
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Nice writeup Dave! I went thru it but didnt manage to find a "out of the box" photo. We do not have the pilot in our country yet so I have to trouble the folks here. Thanks!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 06:57 AM   #35
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The Pilot manual - Page 3 bottom left - is pretty close to an "out of the box" photo:
http://www.steadicam.com/images/cont...ual_112607.pdf
The only thing they don't show is the 1" foam pad that goes on top of this and then the vest that goes on top of that. Other pictures in the manual show the various parts in more detail (including the vest).

Note that the Co-Pilot doesn't include the backpack/case, and has a smaller LCD monitor.

Also, the manual doesn't tell you is how many screw in weights are included:
- four 4-ounce middle weights
- four 2-ounce end weights

1.25 pounds total. This was not enough extra weight for me, so I ordered eight more of the 4-ounce middle weights at $6.25 each. I also ordered the EFP training video DVD for $18. Note that these accessories are generally ordered directly from Steadicam, not from the store that you buy your Pilot and SteadiStand. See the Q & A thread for details on ordering accessories.
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