DV Info Net

DV Info Net (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/)
-   Dolly / Track / Cable (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/dolly-track-cable/)
-   -   Ikan Dolly Wheel Assembly (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/dolly-track-cable/473089-ikan-dolly-wheel-assembly.html)

Andrew Dean February 17th, 2010 07:04 PM

Ikan Dolly Wheel Assembly
 
I wanted to make a straight track skateboard dolly for when my matthews doorway dolly is tied up with the crane or i need something a bit more portable. My Initial plan was the typical DIY corner rail with predrilled holes. Then the angle iron that i'd drill my own holes, weld up a top, etc.

As i brainstormed, i ran across these and ordered a set:

Ikan | FDD-TW Track Wheel Set | FDD-TW | B&H Photo Video

What arrived is a little bit different from the picture. The wheels are black and the metal is a silver finish.

There is nothing particularly unique about these assemblies, except these are a distinct quality notch above some of the ebay sets i've seen. A2-70 engineering bolts, a nicely soft rubber tire... silent wheel bearings. Some of the grind marks on the welds are a bit rough, but the whole thing is painted (anodized?) nicely and the overall impression is quality and I'm happy i bought 'em.

I know ikan sell these designed for their dolly kit, but on their own i think they are nice as a DIY assembly. Four holes in a board plus some washers and you've got a track dolly.

Anyways, for $189 i thought it was worth mentioning. They cost less than the no-name sets on ebay and I rather like the bolt connection vs. the rotating plate. The packaging is surprisingly beefy. Each wheel assembly is in their own fully padded fitted box - the four boxes snugly fit into a larger box. I've had lenses without as much protection. hehe.

I'll update as i use them. I have a few crazy dolly ideas i plan to try these out on.

As a tidy little wheel assembly I think they are worth a look for DIY/experiment. The fact that ikan is a dvinfo sponsor is a bonus!

Holler if you have any questions.

cheers,
-andrew

Kan Yeung February 19th, 2010 09:40 AM

Appreciated your comment
 
Thanks for mentioning our products. We always try our best to make quality products at affordable price.

Kan Yeung
CEO of iakn

Bill Hamell November 12th, 2010 09:56 PM

Andrew or Kan,

Do these wheel sets pivot so they can be used on curved track?

Thank you,
Bill

Andrew Dean November 16th, 2010 03:00 AM

The wheel set pivots, yes. They don't float on an offset arm like the losmandy track wheels, but the four wheels mount with a center hex bolt to whatever you bolt them to and there are bearings on either side of the contact with the wheel assembly so all four spin around the bolt as a unit.

You could easily bolt it to an offset arm and get the "follow any curve" effect of the rubber-track dollies.

Hope that helps!
-a

Bill Hamell November 17th, 2010 05:39 PM

Yes it does. Thank you!

Bill


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:29 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2020 The Digital Video Information Network