Gas Hog wrote in post #18263348
When I first heard about this stuff I thought of carbon right away. I have a cnc machine shop+ use composites every day. So machine all of the hardware out of 6061 and layup the tubes..(get Andrew to sell it
)...but carbon that long is bouncy. You can thicken up the tubes but my idea was to have a boom section that is uber light weight and small sections that you could break down and put in a trunk.
Now I think that you could include a layer of kevlar in the layup, but that is so hard to work with, maybe some bidirectional lava rock. I just havent had the time to do more testing.
Maybe some very thin alum tube and do a wrap on that, and or some honeycomb filler to dampen the bounce. But those ounce's add up quick. You go to all the work and effort and it comes out the sameish as just cutting some alum tube..that would suck.
I've researched this to the ends of the earth, and all things considered, nothing beats 6061 T3, joined via threaded couplers, which is what I use. My only problem with it is that it's very hard to get, so I get it from a major client, not from the source, and a normal person can't even get it at all.
The mystery has been solved, Rig-Pro FTW. lol
crgcaptures wrote in post #18263376
So Guys and Gals,
I had my first attempt and not happy with the result at all. The image is very soft around the edges and there was a fair amount of bounce when pushing the Jag. Im not expecting great reviews but let me know what you think. Its a boom pole that is in sections of 4ft with a 32cm outer diameter and a 1.6mm wall. I have 2 of the avenger 1100 and 3 of the superclamps. The poles are held together using 2 pieces of metal and then clamped together (forming a sleeve) and then I have a magic arm and the Canon 6D on there. Anyway heres the finished photo and a photo of the rig attached.
No offense, bu there is so much wrong with this man, like literally every single thing I see, from the cups to the magic-arm configuration, you're making this way too damn hard on yourself. But hey, as long as you're safe, more power to you! But while you're at it, let me give you some advice.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/d8Joiu Turn to the Sky II
1. Ditch the junk Manfrotto cups and get yourself some safe cups. Woods Powr Grip are the only way to fly. You can get them from Filmtools, or from me, same price.
2. SPREAD THEM OUT as far as you can. If you're using one panel, as you are here, one should be on one fender, and the other should be as far as possible away on the other fender.
3. Use some proper material for your boom, or give up and go Rig-Pro, you'll be glad you did.
4. Extend your magic arm ALL THE WAY down...the further it is away from the boom, the smaller it is in the frame.
5. EVERY rig-shot should be taken between f9 & f11 to make the entire car sharp. NEVER go under f9.
6. Fashion yourself a cable pull and literally pull the car, it'll make everything sharper x10.
7. Choose a SMOOTH surface...
8. Choose a place with a lot of light, but rig in the shadows (or if you're smart, at sunset).
If you have any other questions, let me know.
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