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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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Max Flyer weight capacity

Hi all,

The Flyer is rated 19 pounds (more or less 9kgs) but I'm interested to know if someone ever attempted to fly gear past that weight with the Steadicam Flyer?

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Old February 7th, 2009, 02:40 AM   #2
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Depends on the arm, some lift the spec capacity and some arms can do a wee bit more.
This is the older Flyer with the 15 pound limit: Steadicam Flyer professional rig for lightweight cameras with JVC HD111E on feature film
Sure as hell looks more than 15 pounds.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 06:19 AM   #3
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Yes, it really does!

I was thinking if anyone has tried to upgrade the springs with success tough
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Old February 9th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #4
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Unwise move mate.. That will over stress the gimbal and other components. Better to use something else with a higher weight capacity.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 04:54 AM   #5
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That's a really good point Nick!
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