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About Sawyer Oubre

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    Clipper 24 HD
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    Atlanta GA

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  1. Hi all! Im looking for someone who can service an older Tiffen rig - Clipper 24. Ive been having a balance issue for some time now. The rig won’t hold trim - tilting forward makes the whole thing front heavy, same for back. Here is a video of the problem (although after sending it to Tiffen it seems too be even more pronounced) :https://youtu.be/qBYoPRfufXU I have had the gimbal serviced by Robert, two blocks in the top stage replaced and the top stage and batter hanger tightened by Tiffen. At this point I’m having trouble pin pointing the problem and am looking for someone to take a look at the rig as a whole. Because if it’s age Tiffen has refused to service it. If you or someone you know does this kind of work please let me know! Thanks!! 716 545 1504 sawyeroubre@gmail.com
  2. Let me know if you're still having issues, or if your questions has not been significantly resolved.  I've been working on technical aspects and Sled function/design for over 22 years, also attended and conducted countless training classes/course, (military, pro broadcast, cine, you name it!)  Just want to give you some of my credentials.  I was trained by the Best!   I am not terribly frequent to this forum, however, I have noticed there is lots of mis-information, confusion and even uncertainty on this forum.... So I decided to DIVE-IN and try and help folks out!

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  3. Sawyer Oubre

    Balance issue

    I have been experiencing this balance issue for some time now - I just sent my gimbal to be tuned but am still having the same problem. I cant find any play or slipping anywhere else on the rig (top stage, monitor, bats, etc.) Wondering If anyone has seen this before on an older Tiffen rig? Thanks!
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    (Older) rig slipping out of balance

    After some more testing im confident the entire problem is stemming from the gimbal being out of tune. I am hoping to send it off to Luna for a retune. Wondered if you had any advice for detaching the gimbal? Im assuming this isnt possible without a complete rewire of the electrical thought the topstage. Would love to find someone in Atlanta GA who does electrical so im not shipping the entire sled to Terry in LA first. Thanks, S
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    (Older) rig slipping out of balance

    Hi Philip! Yes that seems like my problem. However I don’t feel a tick.. in fact I can’t precieve and movement at all.. but yes tilting forward 90 and then bringing it back up I find it is out of trim. I have actually checked the top stage with dial calipers before and after tilting and can’t find any evidence of movement.. perhaps it’s just too minute to precieve even with calipers. going to try tightening the adjustment stage down and go from there. thanks again! S
  6. Sawyer Oubre

    (Older) rig slipping out of balance

    Super helpful thank you Robin! Ill give that a try tonight. As for the gimbal, yes unfortunately I do feel a very slight amount of play side to side. so perhaps this whole thing is a combination of both! (Gimbal and top stage) S
  7. Sawyer Oubre

    (Older) rig slipping out of balance

    AAHHA! So she failed the 180 test big time! (great news! im just so glad ive finally found something) However, im curious how this (having a out of tune gimbal) is throwing the rig off balance when doing something like a drop time test, or resting it up on your shoulder..? Do you think I still have something slipping like Philip brought up OR can it all be chocked up to the gimbal..? i suppose in both those actions are panning and tilting the gimbal.. even though it ultimately returns to its original position. (Thanks so much for the help!) Cheers!
  8. Question about rig accuracy and balance: I fly an older Clipper 24 with tilt stage, ultrabrite monitor and V mount battery hanger. I’ve grown to really like flying with a very slow drop time, sometimes almost neutral. Recently I’ve run into a problem: After trimming the rig it flys fine but after resting in on my shoulder or doing a larger tilt move I find it is thrown out of balance. It’s not drastic but enough that I have to retrim every time. Sometimes something as gentle as a drop time test will throw it off. It’s consistently in the direction that it tilt (tilt forward and the rig becomes front heavy). I have combed through every inch of the rig looking for a loose part and have found nothing. I’ve also tried balancing without the monitor or batteries and it still won’t hold balance. (Just to be clear I’m using a weight plate as a camera, which I have also checked thoroughly so it’s not a loose camera part.. it’s gotta be something on the rig). Top stage is tight, the plate isn’t slipping, monitor and batteries aren’t moving.. After pulling the entire rig apart and feeling very certain I’ve checked everything that could possible be moving, I raise the question: am I just asking too much of my (older) rig? Is flying with such a neutral drop time just not practice with an older rig? Wondering if anyone has any ideas or has run into anything like this before. Anything helps.. I’m stumped! Thanks! Sawyer
  9. Sawyer Oubre

    Balance & Rig accuracy

    Question about rig accuracy and balance: Howdy! I fly an older Clipper 24 with tilt stage, ultrabrite monitor and V mount battery hanger. I’ve grown to really like flying with a very slow drop time, sometimes almost neutral. Recently I’ve run into a problem: After trimming the rig it flys fine but after resting in on my shoulder or doing a larger tilt move I find it is thrown out of balance. It’s not drastic but enough that I have to retrim every time. Sometimes something as gentle as a drop time test will throw it off. It’s consistently in the direction that it tilt (tilt forward and the rig becomes front heavy). I have combed through every inch of the rig looking for a loose part and have found nothing. I’ve also tried balancing without the monitor or batteries and it still won’t hold balance. (Just to be clear I’m using a weight plate as a camera, which I have also checked thoroughly so it’s not a loose camera part.. it’s gotta be something on the rig). Top stage is tight, the plate isn’t slipping, monitor and batteries aren’t moving.. After pulling the entire rig apart and feeling very certain I’ve checked everything that could possible be moving, I raise the question: am I just asking too much of my (older) rig? Is flying with such a neutral drop time just not practice with an older rig? Wondering if anyone has any ideas or has run into anything like this before. Anything helps.. I’m stumped! Thanks! Sawyer
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