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#1 Dan Vance

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:48 PM

Wanted to let anyone know who may be looking to get a camera crane, my new ZoomCrane goes live on Kickstarter on April 3rd. Really great deals on the cranes when you contribute to the project. This design features the fastest setup and most compact size of any of the professional cranes.

See basic info/specs at zoomcrane.com (admin has ok'd this announcement)


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#2 Dan Vance

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:37 AM

ZoomCrane is now live on Kickstarter!

 

https://www.kickstar...n?ref=discovery


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:33 AM

So - does this extend and retract, allowing us to do straight technocrane-style moves? I know, bit much to ask!

 

I like the weight bag approach.

 

And "rock topper" is a great name. We don't have rocks in the UK, but "semi-liquid mud slurry topper" isn't such a good name.

 

What's the situation with getting one over to the UK?


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#4 Jack OGara

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 01:12 PM

Looks cool and good price for it.

 

Though like someone told me here a few months ago. That is a jib not a crane :P


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

So - does this extend and retract, allowing us to do straight technocrane-style moves? I know, bit much to ask!

 

I like the weight bag approach.

 

And "rock topper" is a great name. We don't have rocks in the UK, but "semi-liquid mud slurry topper" isn't such a good name.

 

What's the situation with getting one over to the UK?

It's a fixed-length crane when extended, though it's available in 3 different lengths. The RockTopper is good on tree stumps too, but "StumpTopper" got vetoed... We can ship to the UK. It adds about $90 to $200 USD to the cost, depending on which crane.


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#6 JD Hartman

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:36 PM

How does it perform outdoors in a crosswind? 

All those flat members that make up that scissor frame must be subjected to quite a lot of bending forces.


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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:36 PM

I think it's box section, isn't it?


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:33 PM

Take another look Phil.  In the manner it's constructed, it doubles the surface presented to the wind.


Edited by JD Hartman, 05 April 2017 - 07:45 PM.

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#9 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:48 PM

Well, yes, but double not much, given the general layout.


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#10 Dan Vance

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:37 PM

Take another look Phil.  In the manner it's constructed, it doubles the surface presented to the wind.

Not really doubled, as there's a lot of open area. It's actually very close to the area of a rigid tube that would be of a size that would give the same strength. So wind should not be a factor any more than 'usual' for a crane.


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#11 Dan Vance

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:50 PM

I think it's box section, isn't it?

Yes, the tubes are all box section.


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#12 Dan Vance

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:55 PM

Looks cool and good price for it.

 

Though like someone told me here a few months ago. That is a jib not a crane :P

Thanks, Jack!


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