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May 26, 2012 21:29 |  #7021

both?


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May 26, 2012 22:23 |  #7022

Spikeydevilbandit wrote in post #14488106 (external link)
Thanks. ;o)

How did you know it was Allan McNish? Did his helmet give it away?
Yes it's an Audi R8 ... the GT model

I was commissioned to photograph the new Spyder for PistonHeads and Allan was there to show everyone hoe to drive it.

The Helmet was a dead give away.....Ive only met him once, a we scottich laddie,,.
He & a good friend of mine race against each other quite a lot & have for years. Thier careers have paralelled each others, they started against each other in British F3 .....which my mate beat McNish,....now they race LeMans protos..

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May 27, 2012 00:36 |  #7023

McNish :drool:

that guy is awesome.


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May 27, 2012 07:32 |  #7024

froca wrote in post #14488163 (external link)
Hi Everyone,
I recently bought all the bogen suction cups, magic arm and the super clamps, ready to set up my own car rig but now i'm stuck on finding the perfect pole to complete my rig. I see there are a few different variations that ppl are using throughout this thread. I just want to know which one works out the best and i want to get it right on the first shot.
I'm looking to build one that's at least 10-12 ft long, and won't flex so much. Should i be using aluminum poles? what thickness should I get? what about this who guide wire deal? how should i build that into the pole? is it needed or is good pole material enough to overcome flex and vibration.

I live in toronto. if anyone around the GTA and provide info on where i can find a good place that carries all this, it would be great.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Hey buddy,

I've recently had the same conundrum as you & after doing a lot of research I took the plunge & bought a 50mm outside diameter x 3mm wall thickness x 6.5m tube. I was concerned about 3mm weighing too much but decided that the extra weight would be worth the extra rigidity. As I'll probably only use 5m, the weight is no problem.

As it happens I will still need to rig a wire support system to reduce the bounce, so I probably could have gone with 1.6mm instead. See a couple of pages back for great info on creating a wire system.

Just remember the following things when choosing tube:

1. Use aluminium over other metals as it's much lighter
2. Round tube is stronger than square when comparing weight for weight (a 50mm diameter square tube will be more rigid than a round tube, but will also weigh alot more so OD is not a fair comparison).
3. Outside diameter is much more important for rigidity than Wall thickness

I hope this helps.


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May 27, 2012 10:30 as a reply to  @ Nico76's post |  #7025

I know it's not a rig shot ... but seeing as we obviously have some Allan McNish fans here I've attached the shot i did of him, with an LMS R8 . He hasn't even seen it yet ... hope you like it?!?


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May 28, 2012 00:01 |  #7026

BRNSTP wrote in post #14488213 (external link)
Witch fire truck you would like to see the set up?

ewheeler20 wrote in post #14489679 (external link)
both?

^yep :)


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May 28, 2012 15:56 |  #7027

spb wrote in post #14493929 (external link)
^yep :)

I haven't got a set up shot for the fire trucks, But last week a did a commercial rig shot and got the same set up.

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The fire truck from above was made with the same pole 4 m made it on the roof with super clamps and my cam was on a magic arm. And yes i needed a ladder to install, but at the fire department we have many differ ladders -:)

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May 28, 2012 17:06 |  #7028

i see a fellow FF here :D do you have a final image for the brandweer ?


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May 28, 2012 17:19 as a reply to  @ Johandyman's post |  #7029

Here is the setup for my one shot.

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May 29, 2012 10:46 |  #7030

Going to be posting my steps once I find time :P Shot this on my lunch break from work

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May 29, 2012 17:57 |  #7031

ahahaha ^^^


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May 29, 2012 22:31 |  #7032

Had to use one of my Avenger cups for this one (sold a customer my own Rig-Pro cup assembly before the weekend), was sweating the whole time, but it worked out. Hate those damn things!

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May 30, 2012 15:01 as a reply to  @ VisualEchos's post |  #7033

Very cool processing^^^^

Thanks for posting the before n after.

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May 30, 2012 15:44 as a reply to  @ wile_e_coyote_n_taz's post |  #7034

would love to try out a rig, but you don't ship in Europe and also it would cost a lot to get it shipped over here :) I will follow some DIY rig builds that you can find on the net. Nice shots anyway dude !!


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May 30, 2012 15:46 |  #7035

I ship to Europe, and it's not that bad!


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