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Mar 10, 2011 22:57 |  #706

This down angle adapter should work. Just add an extension cord.
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Mar 10, 2011 23:04 |  #707

Pinto wrote in post #11998998 (external link)
This down angle adapter should work. Just add an extension cord.
http://www.cyberguys.c​om …_cross=SEARCH#p​age=page-1 (external link)

Those work really well. I have a few that I use on location.


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Mar 11, 2011 04:24 as a reply to  @ TMR Design's post |  #708

Worked on the Einstein's protective cap last night. It's a bit loose and too long. First I tried couple things around the opening of the cap, including using a small vacuum hose. I can give the fingers better grip, but had a hard time making it clear the heat plate. Any one have better ideas?

Next I sacrificed one of my old caps off a Bees to make it shorter. I saw how Dave F. did his mod, the picture below shows my poor attempt: hacksaw the straight section of the cap off, Epoxy the dome on the base. Still waiting for it to cure before cleaning up the excess glue.

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Mar 11, 2011 11:18 |  #709

Lotto wrote in post #12000008 (external link)
Worked on the Einstein's protective cap last night. It's a bit loose and too long. First I tried couple things around the opening of the cap, including using a small vacuum hose. I can give the fingers better grip, but had a hard time making it clear the heat plate. Any one have better ideas?

Next I sacrificed one of my old caps off a Bees to make it shorter. I saw how Dave F. did his mod, the picture below shows my poor attempt: hacksaw the straight section of the cap off, Epoxy the dome on the base. Still waiting for it to cure before cleaning up the excess glue.

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Very nice piece of surgery, Lotto. No way I could have cut my caps down with a hacksaw. I'm incapable of cutting a straight line with a handsaw of any kind.

To cut my caps down, I resorted to a Dremel cutoff wheel mounted in my benchtop drill press:

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That little drill press was the best $189 I ever spent.

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Mar 11, 2011 11:34 |  #710

Now that is an outstanding use of a drill press. I will have to do this once mine shows up.

I'm a lover of my dremel and I do have access to my father's garage to use his drill press.

Is there really that big of a difference in clearance under the cap? Why wouldn't they just make them shorter to begin with?


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Mar 11, 2011 12:02 |  #711

Are these units actually available for europe? I'm consedering buying a set of these with the vagabond mini lithium, however I am woried about electrical currency etc...




  
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Mar 11, 2011 12:10 |  #712

BoneJj wrote in post #12001625 (external link)
Now that is an outstanding use of a drill press. I will have to do this once mine shows up.

I'm a lover of my dremel and I do have access to my father's garage to use his drill press.

Is there really that big of a difference in clearance under the cap? Why wouldn't they just make them shorter to begin with?

The caps can be shortened substantially:

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I shortened the four protective covers for my four Einsteins. Grinding the excess PVC out of drain caps I used as lids for the cut down covers was very tedious. You can see plenty of white PVC shavings in my drill press photo. If I were to do this again, I think I'd adopt Lotto's approach and just cut out a section of the protective cover and epoxy the cut off end to the stump. With the Dremel cutoff wheel in a drill press, the procedure should be very straightforward.

Be aware that Paul Buff has written on his tech forum that new, shorter caps for the Einsteins are in the pipeline. However, no ETA was provided.

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Mar 11, 2011 14:00 |  #713

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Are these units actually available for europe? I'm consedering buying a set of these with the vagabond mini lithium, however I am woried about electrical currency etc...

I don't know about any distributors in Europe. you might have to purchase from the source and get it shipped.

but you are in luck, according to their website:

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Mar 11, 2011 16:43 |  #714

Thanks Dave. I couldn't cut perfectly straight either. Usually I would leave 1/8" of the material when using a hacksaw, then finish it off on a bench grinder. I never thought of using the Dremel cutter with a dress press because rotating speed. Your set up is an eye opener. Thanks for sharing the pic.

Bone, the original complain about the cap was that it's 2 inches too tall to fit the old AB bag. The new PCB bag now shipping is about 3" taller.


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Mar 11, 2011 18:37 |  #715

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Bone, the original complain about the cap was that it's 2 inches too tall to fit the old AB bag.

FWIW, I have two Einsteins in the old AB bags...there's a slight bulge at the top and I put some bubble wrap at the bottom to protect the LCD. A 7" reflector is stacked on top of the Einstein bulb cover (unmodified) and then the power cord is coiled on top. Seems to work fine but a little snug. It's be pretty much the same fit as an AB w/ that bulb cover mod though :)


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Mar 16, 2011 20:02 |  #716

Mine just showed up today, holy hell am I loving this thing!!! now I just need some better stands.


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Mar 17, 2011 09:53 |  #717

Awesome, when was your order date Bone?


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Mar 17, 2011 10:02 |  #718

BoneJj wrote in post #12034409 (external link)
Mine just showed up today, holy hell am I loving this thing!!! now I just need some better stands.

Get a c-stand like the Avenger A2030D with boom arm. (external link)

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Mar 17, 2011 11:04 |  #719

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Awesome, when was your order date Bone?

I ordered like the 22-24th of last month or so. So it was only like 3 1/2 weeks roughly that it took to get mine. Not bad at all, initially they said it was going to be late march or early april. So this was a nice surprise to get the email that it was coming, tomorrow my 47" octa with grid and the 22" HOBD should be here as well. Then it's game on.

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I'm actually looking at one of those now, I have been looking at a manfrotto version. Debating on the brand right now basically.

I need to find a good carry case for the Einstein though!

It just needs one, I figure I will use the original box and packing materials for a while though.


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Mar 17, 2011 11:10 |  #720

BoneJj wrote in post #12037815 (external link)
I'm actually looking at one of those now, I have been looking at a manfrotto version. Debating on the brand right now basically.

I need to find a good carry case for the Einstein though!

It just needs one, I figure I will use the original box and packing materials for a while though.

I just use the PCB one-light bag. What I need is a bag to hold 3-4 lights. I'm probably just going to use a gym style bag.

I also need a new bag to hold light stands. I use a baseball bat bag to hold my regular stands, but I end up carrying my c-stand separately.


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