Home made camera Arm... Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by PreacherMan88, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. PreacherMan88

    PreacherMan88 6 pointer

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    So after looking at several camera arms and just not being satisfied with the products that are being put out in MY price range (under 100$), i decided to try and make my own. This didnt take very long at all, and Im VERY satisfied with the final product. Just ordered my fluid head off Ebay for 15$ for a quality product. This thing, though it doesnt weigh but maybe 2 pounds is solid. extremely smooth motion, and ABSOLUTELY NO PLAY in the joints or brackets. Each arm is about 2 foot long, putting my total reach at about 4 ft, with 180 degree of motion. Finished I have less that 50$ in it, plus my buddy is going to powder coat it for free. Check it out and let me know what you think?

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  2. PreacherMan88

    PreacherMan88 6 pointer

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    I have eye bolts on both sides of the bracket to attach the ratchet straps for a secure fit to the tree.
     
  3. sniperflash

    sniperflash 6 pointer

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    You done a good job. Did you look at the gorilla third arms they are only like 35 bucks on amazon but I do like yours
     
  4. PreacherMan88

    PreacherMan88 6 pointer

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    Yea seen the gorilla, but watched a youtube review and it seemed very shaky and small. didnt seem to have much reach either
     
  5. PreacherMan88

    PreacherMan88 6 pointer

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    I'll post more pictures tomorrow after I either get it painted or powder coated.
     
  6. Shaine1985

    Shaine1985 10 pointer

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    your moms
    sweet!! I wanna start filming my hunts!
     
  7. jjones

    jjones 6 pointer

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    Nice, here's the one I built last year out of aluminum.[​IMG]
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  8. jperkins

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    From past expirences you will wish you had three piviots four if you count the base. Looks very nice though ours we made looks nice but my buddy got tired of fighting with it we had a up and down pivot at the base bit not a sided to side which is a must not a need he decided to order him a motion camera arm like mine and they are sweet note there not under 100$ tbough but good luck it looks nice
     

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