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Aaron King

Pan Bearing Play

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Over the weekend I did some maintenance on my gear and decided to clean my pan bearings.  My setup is a Volt/Pro modified gimbal.  I've done this a few times before, so I am comfortable doing it and getting it all back together.  For some reason, this time is different and I am getting play (a wiggle) in the pan bearing housing.  I have taken it back apart and reassembled several times to make sure everything is done correctly, but I keep getting the same results.  Once built and rebalanced, I give it the 180 test and it does list to the side in a small way, so this is having an affect on balance.  I've attached a couple of videos to show what is occuring.  It's subtle, but it's there.  Heck, for all I know this level of play has always been there, and for some reason I'm just now tuned in to it, but I doubt it.  I've emailed all this to Tyson at Tiffen for their take.  I've not heard back yet, so I thought I would see if others have had this.

With it being the Volt on a Pro gimbal, it brings up the good question of what component is in question and who will work on it, if I need to send it in.

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