AV130 360 pan kit with FreeFly Servo

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  1. Thomas Brown

    Thomas Brown New Member

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    Anybody tried this? I just bought the FF servo with resistor, and hopefully it fits.

    Best,

    Tom
     
  2. Tabb Firchau

    Tabb Firchau Administrator
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    Hi Tom,

    I think they should fit!

    Tabb
     
  3. Thomas Brown

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    Well I went at it today. The FF Servo doesn't fit where the old Hyperion was. Not even close. I would have to machine new metal plates, which I can't do.

    So I put it on the outside of the AV130 - used servo tape and carefully placed it so the gears would mesh. It's a little bit jerry-rigged, but it works. It is MUCH smoother than the stock Hyperion. It still does a very minor jerking motion at extremely slow pan speeds though - I think that's just a limitation of using gears.

    Anyway, bottom line is I think it was a success. I now have a reasonably well-functioning pan!

    Best,

    Tom
     

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