Ring Sight Fundamentals and Mounting Tips
Ring Sight Fundamentals
- Ensure you are ready to fly a ring sight. They do add complexity to camera flying mix and can cause serious injury.
- Choose your sight. Cross sight or Concentric. Concentric is more expensive but does provide a superior video or still product.
- Choose your mount. Articulated is recommended since it gets out of your way during landing and fitting of the helmet. In addition, it tends to present less snag points. A common mounting post works well for a select set of helmets. Remember though, a mounting post may not break off incase of line snag!
- Get yourself a swivel clamp. This is the necessary accessory to connect the eyesight to the mounting post and provide fine tuning adjustment.
Ring Sight Mounting Tricks
- Read the instructions for the Removable Articulating Ring Sight Bracket.This will guide you through the mechanical mounting process. Note: The second page contains a CAD drawing of the drill hole locations. Use a ruler or calibers to locate the hole's offset.
- Cut and file all aluminum posts as short and smooth as possible to prevent line snag. We have inexpensive replacement posts. One jump with excess post exposed may be too many!
- Drill into the helmet per the helmet manufacturer's suggestions. Use tape and an awl to mark the drill holes. Drill slowly preventing splintering. Move up in drill bit size.
- Remove the eyesight from the post for cutting. Once done, use some blue Locktite to secure.
- Have a friend help you sight the ring sight. If flying a still and a video camera they do not necessary need to converge on a single location, infact having them sighted parallel generally leads to a better product.
Last Updated (Monday, 10 May 2010 01:39)