Hey guys, this is a short DIY about how I converted my Flycam Nano into a Spidertrax type dolly. I've been following Emm over at cheesycam.com for quite some time and almost went out and bought one of those Konovo dollies. But, I decided to try this first and am pretty happy with the results.
I don't really go into a step by step analysis on the video but given the parts list an a visual of the product, I think anyone who would be handy enough could replicate and improve upon what I've done.
Just in case anyone is wondering, I've cut the axles to 12" each. I think in version 2.0 I'll go a little shorter.
Sorry about the junky test footage. I just didn't have time to do an all out awesome tutorial but I'll assure you it works.
1. (1) Crown Bolt 36 in. x 1/2 in. Zinc-Plated Steel Round Rod $6.78 (homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202183547/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053)
2. (4) Crown Bolt Stainless Steel 5/16 in.-18 x 2 in. Socket Cap Screw $2.95/each (homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&productId=100337514&R=100337514)
3. (2) 1/4-20 x 1/2 in. Zinc-Plated Steel Wing-Head Screw $1.05/each (homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202209886/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053)
4. (1) 3/16 in. Neoprene Washers (4-Pack) $0.78/bag (homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202210299/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053)
5. (1) Bones Reds Skateboard Bearings (8 pack) $13.61/pack (amazon.com/Bones-Reds-Precision-Skate-Bearings/dp/B000FDRQ1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299734006&sr=8-1)
6. (1) Blank Skateboard Wheels (4 pack) $5.95/pack (amazon.com/Blank-Skateboard-Wheels-White-55mm/dp/B001CFGKSS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1299734100&sr=8-2)
Primer (I didn't use)
Spray Paint (I used truck bed liner I had lying around)
Clear coat (I used some wood/metal clear coat lying around)
Drill bit set
Tap & Die Set (I have this one: harborfreight.com/40-piece-sae-carbon-steel-tap-and-die-set-39391.html)
Saw (I used a wood chop saw; not ideal)