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Old July 8th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #16
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To me the logical mod for the 4000 would be to mount the monitor at the front of the baseplate and the battery for same at the rear. This should eliminate the need for any washers, but if they are still needed there could be provision made for this as they mount quite simply. I would think having an extra arm for the monitor would be overkill for such a little rig. While you are at it you could power the camera off the battery as well, although it would likely need a voltage converter as most monitors are 12v and cameras are 7.2v. You'll already be running an external video line between the top and bottom of the rig, so having a power cable piggybacked wouldn't hurt things.

Anyway, as I was saying a custom yoke and mounting bracket is likely to cost as much as the rest of the rig if you have it machined, unless you know someone who will work cheap. Probably there are bits and pieces around that could be scavenged, I'm not sure who/where/what.

That mounting arm incidentally is the original TB-6 telescoping arm, which has since been replaced with a dual-rod system that can be seen on the XCS site (and is now standard on the Ultra2 as well as MK-V rigs).
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