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15th February 2005, 08:54 PM
...no I'm wanting to fly a projector
I hope I'm being really thick and missing something here as I've been searching the net for the last couple of hours and can't find what I'm looking for.
I need to fly my beamer (a viewsonic PJ510) from a lighting truss. I've found all sorts of brackets, both universal and specific to this model, however all of them appear to have integrated ceiling mounting plates - which is no good for what I want.
Most places seem to suggest unicol, I've checked the unicol site, but unless I'm missing something I can't seem to find an option for attaching to a truss.
I really don't want to go down the c-clamp DIY route (you've not seen the shelves I attempted to put up) as I just wouldn't feel comfortable about it's safety.
Would have thought that this would be a fairly popular option, so I'm a bit baffled at how much trouble I'm having finding a solution for this.
Anybody have any suggestions on this one? :help:
15th February 2005, 09:31 PM
unicol do make a hook thingy that attaches to the top of one of the poles inplace of the ceiling attachment
dunno what its called - try ringing them and asking about it.
personally i hate unicol cradles as they sway around and are very hard to get aligned properly
15th February 2005, 09:48 PM
I've sent unicol a mail, will post back with their response, hopefully it'll be of use to someone else as well.
this is my first venture into the world of cradles so if you've got a recomendation for someone who makes better cradles I'll gladly check them out - unicol seemed to be the most popular make is all.
is 'hook thingy' the technical term btw? maybe that's why I've not been able to find them, I'm googling the wrong words... ;)
15th February 2005, 10:18 PM
yeah "hook thingy" is the offical part number :scared:
we had some cradles made by a friendly local engineering bod - much cheaper than unicol and better designed too
its not rocket science to design and make a cradle - if you know any engineers they will be able to do the job pretty easaly if you take your projector along to the workshop and explain what you want the cradle to be able to do.
16th February 2005, 11:40 AM
It's called a TM05. Not that I remembered I just have the catalog infront of me.
For a smallish projector it might be easier to adapt a GK kit with some hook clamps as it has a 2 way swivel head thingy.
16th February 2005, 12:20 PM
Rigging seems to getting a lot of attention at the moment. Normally nite clubs are no problem and multipurpose venues are much stricter.
Dublin- 10k projector (40kg) on steels from a fly bar. No paperwork.
Belfast. Similar venue,same projector and show. Venue requires copy of public liability insurance and a risk assessment statement.
Lesson: get insurance, learn to speak rigging/safety language, use rated safety chains. Or pay a rigger.
16th February 2005, 10:29 PM
Big thanks to rickmaersk (right part number) and sleepytom (alternate part number) unicol confirmed today - really don't know how I managed to miss that on the site in the first place.
Cheers guys :)
9th November 2006, 02:24 PM
For anyone still looking for a scaff pole hook try Timms - Stock Code SCO100M http://www.timmsuk.com/products.html?prodid=21 (http://www.timmsuk.com/products.html?prodid=21)
This will work with any scaffolding or trilite and is designed to accommodate a standard 50mm pole fitted to your projector bracket or clamp.
I believe they do heavier duty versions for plasma screens, and different clamps fro RSJs and girders.
9th November 2006, 04:04 PM
back in the day, we used to fly big barcos with 4 rachet straps ( one each corner) and a safety.
made it very easy to line them up level.
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