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 Post subject: Steadycam arm scratch build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:45 pm 
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can you guess what it is yet?

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 Post subject: Re: New scratch build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Brackets for the smart gun arm?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:16 pm 
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arfe they those new bondage restraints rich?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:08 am 
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oh, this is gonna get good!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:28 pm 
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got a few more parts done...
The vest is pretty comfortable, and the arm needs a little tweaking spring wise, but actually holds the Smartgun quite nicely.

all done as cheaply as possible, aluminium rescued from the skip at work, straps and fabric left over from another project, bolts 'donated' from the tool room at work etc :)

i'll hopefully be picking up the ammo drum for the SG this weekend, so will post up some pics of that next week

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:35 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:24 am 
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That is an awesome bunkbed!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:23 am 
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Is it some sort of male chastity belt for Munkey to wear at D*Con?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:06 pm 
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Is it some sort of male chastity belt for Munkey to wear at D*Con?


I do not think it is big enough steve! :wink:

Looks amazing Rich, I didn't know you were doing a Smartgunner!

Good luck, it always looks like a tough one to tackle.

The vest looks really, really good.

Looking forward to seeing more.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:05 pm 
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PVB wrote:
Is it some sort of male chastity belt for Munkey to wear at D*Con?


It's cute how naive you are thinking a simple chastity belt would stop him. :mrgreen:

Just kidding, looks good! Have any pics of the arm all assembled?

How are you attaching it to the vest? Any pics of you all geared up?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:47 am 
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can you guess what it is yet?


It's a Rolfaroo...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:14 pm 
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These are shoulder brackets for a Powerloader costume, right? :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:14 pm 
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I admire anyone who gets at least this far..:)

I have aluminum stock that I purchaced for this very project sitting in the garage for 4 years!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:48 pm 
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made a little more progress. its pretty slow going, as im doing most of the work during my lunch breaks at work :) its still pretty rough, but i've managed to get the springs/cables properly adjusted.

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im abit worried that the arms might be a bit too long, but i'll just have to see how it moves when i bolt the SG to it

the next piece im going to get done is the shrouds/covers for the arm.

Russ - for now, the arm is just bolted to the vest. id like to make a quick release bracket at some point, but its not really a priority at the moment :)

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 Post subject: Re: Steadycam arm scratch build
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:57 pm 
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This is incredible work. You have my admiration and my undivided attention. More! More! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Steadycam arm scratch build
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Between the pivot points my Indian arm sections are about 14" long, that help Rich?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Sweet!

De Li in the background is a nice touch. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:54 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Steadycam arm scratch build
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:01 pm 
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Looks great!

One suggestion for you... You might consider putting a sleeve of some sort over the top, rear bolt on your arm
bones and allow the cable to ride on that instead of the hard edge of the top of the cover piece.
The real isoelastic arms have a grooved roller at that point that the cable rides over.

Not saying you will, but you might run into some wear/cutting of the cable.

Can you invert your angle bracket 180 degrees and get the cable to run under the top cover?

Looks good though!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:15 pm 
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i've got some sheet aluminium sitting in the workshop all marked out to be the sleeve for the top ;) what you can see in the pic is just the 'skeleton', so will all be covered.

its hard to see in the pic, but there is actually a roller/pulley for the wire to run on. So although it looks very close, the wire doesnt actually touch the metal of the arm.

Also, the wooden parts that you can see are only there for test fitting. I've got aload of 20mm aluminium blocks coming to replace them :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:32 pm 
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Good Job Rich!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Steadycam arm scratch build
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:25 pm 
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Ah, okay. Looks even better then! :)


skapunkninja wrote:
i've got some sheet aluminium sitting in the workshop all marked out to be the sleeve for the top ;) what you can see in the pic is just the 'skeleton', so will all be covered.

its hard to see in the pic, but there is actually a roller/pulley for the wire to run on. So although it looks very close, the wire doesnt actually touch the metal of the arm.

Also, the wooden parts that you can see are only there for test fitting. I've got aload of 20mm aluminium blocks coming to replace them :)

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 Post subject: Re: Steadycam arm scratch build
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:36 am 
Boring conversation anyways...

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