Calum Tsang Posted October 15, 2022 Report Share Posted October 15, 2022 Hi folks I recently bought a used Flyer and am modifying it for use with my C100, eg plumbing it for HDMI video and a new battery system. As I'm just experimenting with it, my goal is the lowest cost approach to making it work right now. One question I was hoping to learn more about was what exactly I have. I believe what I have is a very early Flyer original model: The arm is what appears to be an original Flyer "grey arm". It has a label which says it was manufactured by Tiffen and has the "modern" Steadicam logo. The sled on the other hand has a label which says Cinema Products (but with a Tiffen QA sticker) and has reddish adjustment knobs and a red gimbal grip. It has dual NP1 battery holders which appear to be original as the "paddle" has holes machined exactly for it. The lower sled is missing the Flyer branding on the monitor arm. The power cabling on the other hand is completely hacked around to power a third party LCD SD monitor, but the upper stage has a two pin Lemo 0B on it. The post is narrow, with a 15.8mm OD and the dovetail plate is about seven inches long. From what I've read here, the sled appears to be for a Steadicam Mini, which is functionally identical to the early Flyer sleds, except for colour. Is it possible that early Flyers shipped with surplus Mini sleds? As far as I can tell, there's no difference in appearance or operation from the manual. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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