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Old December 28th, 2003, 04:07 AM   #16
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Totally agree with you Matt. A steadicam or a stabilizer is useless if you don't have an operator who can operate fully. Cody has done a great job and as you can see by his clips, his been doing a lot of practice.

Just a note. If any of you have tried accessing the HBS website and it comes up negative, it's because I have to upgrade the site due to it's over use bandwidth. I am presently in Cyprus and wouldn't be home until the 4th of january. so until then hope you can bear with me until I can sort this out when I get back home. It's kinda expensive paying for the website from my own pocket.

Another thing. cody is planning on putting a how to video out soon. So keep on the alert.
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Old January 8th, 2004, 02:33 PM   #17
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QUESTION~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

hey, im thinkin about buying this "Cody's plans"

but i just need a few yes or nos

does it tell you how to make vest?

does it tell you where to buy vest?

does it teach you how to do the arm (with springs)?

how much weight can his final rig support (or are there different types?) (i have a fully loaded xl1s)

if i have a glidecam 4k, should i sell it or can that be part of the rig from cody's book?

thx sooooooo much for the help.
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Old January 8th, 2004, 03:28 PM   #18
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Arthur, if you have questions about it you can email Cody directly, when I had questions he would answer within 24hours. His email is plans@codydeegan.com.

It tells you how to make the vest.

It tells you how to make the arm and what springs to get for different loads (up to 37lbs)

All you would need to adapt the Glidecam is to make the connection between glidecam handle and the end of the arm. I would think this could be done and using the machined gimbal would be better then making one yourself. Check with Cody to see what he has to say before selling the thing.

BTW I bought the plans a few months ago for $65 and was very pleased with them. $35 is a great deal.

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Old January 10th, 2004, 05:52 AM   #19
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"BTW I bought the plans a few months ago for $65 and was very pleased with them. $35 is a great deal."

A very good deal but remember the pics in the new book arer't in color. If it was then the price would be much more. The plans you bought had color pics therefore the price was more. Generally, it's not that important.

Brian, hope to see some pics.
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Old January 14th, 2004, 05:47 PM   #20
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"does it tell you how to make vest?

does it tell you where to buy vest?

does it teach you how to do the arm (with springs)?

how much weight can his final rig support (or are there different types?) "

Well Arthur, if it didn't tell you then it won't be much of a plan now would it? ;)
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Old January 15th, 2004, 02:28 AM   #21
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hehe sorry, im paranoid like that
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Old January 15th, 2004, 04:44 AM   #22
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It's okay. I'm like that sometimes :) I would like to see some pics if you're going to get it.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:16 PM   #23
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I would just like to say that I've ordered the plans from Cody.
I'm not sure if I'm up to the task of actually building something
like that, but I thought the guy did very good work and therefor
bought it. Thanks Charles & Cody!
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:31 PM   #24
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Glad to hear it Rob. If you have any questions just go to HBS and ask Cody at his forum I made for him. He's always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Good luck Rob.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 09:08 AM   #25
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This might be a good site to chek out.

www.homebuiltstabilizers.com
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Old February 6th, 2004, 02:48 PM   #26
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Funny you should mention that, it's Charles' site!
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 04:15 AM   #27
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Well, bad news. After waiting two months the plans still haven't
showed up. That's the first time something has gone wrong with
ordering from the US. I've just e-mailed them. Let's see what
happens....
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Old April 3rd, 2004, 06:32 AM   #28
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sounds weird Rob. I'll check with Cody on this issue. So far he hasn't gotten any compliants.
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Old June 9th, 2004, 07:03 AM   #29
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Well somehow they sent it to the wrong housenumber (that
number doesn't exist here in the street and I assume the package
was sent back). After a couple of times e-mailing with Cafepress
they resend the package with no additional costs and it finally
arrived today. Pfew. I'm not sure how the housenumber went
all screwy, but it is the end result that matters. Just wanted to
let everyone know!
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Old June 10th, 2004, 10:15 AM   #30
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thanks Rob for the update.
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