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    R/C GoPro Zipline Dolly (cross post)

    So after spending some time at the computer, and in the machine shop. I have finally finished prototype #1 of my R/C zipline dolly. It uses a brushless motor and LiPo battery system. As it sits, it can easily reach 35mph. After doing more R&D, we have definately found some things that need to be improved and fixed. A big thank you to Jamie Goldman and Gunnar of Trigger Vision, for allowing me to test this crazy contraption an the competition.











    This is just a few quick clips of Christian Wright, Sam Dueck, and Carson Storch warming up for "Best Trick" at the UpsideDown UnderGround Jump Jam at Jamie Goldmans house.


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    Sick set-up and filming .

    Was that in Goldman's backyard? I just recently saw a spread of the contest on Pinkbike and looks like some big hitters from around the country were in Bend for that. Pretty cool. Oregon's making some good strides in the mtb world these days, yeah!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta
    Sick set-up and filming .

    Was that in Goldman's backyard? I just recently saw a spread of the contest on Pinkbike and looks like some big hitters from around the country were in Bend for that. Pretty cool. Oregon's making some good strides in the mtb world these days, yeah!.
    Yes, it was the Goldman Compound. 15 year old Anthony Messere, won best trick with a backflip double whip.
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    That is awesome!

    I would think extending the distance between the idler wheels would create a more stable picture no?

    Lots of time and planning into that very sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thuren
    That is awesome!

    I would think extending the distance between the idler wheels would create a more stable picture no?

    Lots of time and planning into that very sweet.
    The only motion we have issues with, is the swaying side to side; but we have a fix for that. Speading the idler wheels wouldn't do a whole lot since there isn't alot of for/aft movement. When we produce a DSLR style dolly; it will be bigger and longer due to wieght and stability.
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    Sweet Setup!
    I just got a Sony Nex. I bet it would work on that thing. its small/light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace
    Sweet Setup!
    I just got a Sony Nex. I bet it would work on that thing. its small/light.
    It would totally work! We're actually redisning the drive system; so it can handle the wieght of a DSLR camera.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Are you going to rent that thing out? (lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gratefuldmb
    Are you going to rent that thing out? (lol)
    I guess if someone really wanted to rent it; i'd figure something out.
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    Nick,
    Might be down to rent it at some point once you got it rigged for a DSLR.. or perhaps even collab on some projects.
    Looks fun!

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    Great piece of innovation there.

    Had an unmanned helicopter once where I tried filming riding on trails, but was a bit tight in the trees where it did a bit of trimming once...

    Nice brushless setup as well.

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    Hey Nick,

    Hit me up I have a question for you about this rig, and will you make me one if I paid you?

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    Hey Ryan, pretty sure I sent you an email yesterday? unless the email address was wrong. We are in the process of going into production with a few different units.
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    Line-Cam Systems Update!!!




    Well, we have come along way, from the first r/c dolly we made. We are currently finishing up our first pre-production unit; so we can do some final testing and a little more R&D for other coming projects. You can follow our progress, on our new Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/#!/LineCamSystems Please "like" our page, and follow along as we progress further....
    We will have our full website up in the coming few weeks.

    Tech Update:
    Current top speed: 60mph w/5lbs of camera gear.
    Minimum speed: 0.15mph
    0-60: In a 25ft Distance.
    60-0: In a 15ft Distance.
    Max Angle: 65 degrees (Vertical operation with different gearing).
    Cable Length: 500ft (currently testing 1000ft).
    Set-Up Time: 10-20minutes (depending on length)
    Total Weight: 37lbs (including all rigging and 500ft of cable)
    (add 15lbs for 1000ft of cable)
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    Media update!
    Some video from our 3rd version line-cam, using a gopro and contour cam.
    Version 4, coming soon!!!






    Dirt Jump Vid test link:

    R/C Zipline Dolly Prototype #3, Test #2 on pinkbike.com

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    Wow, as an RC guy myself, sweet set up! You did it right.....lipo and brushless! Love it! Wonderful design work and innovation. Really, that is truly a piece of art to look at as well as the functionability it has. The vids are top notch too! Just curious, as I do like the zip line aspect, but have you ever played around with the Scarab Multicopter? Mounting GoPros on those get some really cool shots. The drawback I see though? They crash. Your zip line set up won't. Again, great work, and can't wait to see more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNick View Post
    Media update!
    Some video from our 3rd version line-cam, using a gopro and contour cam.
    Version 4, coming soon!!!






    Dirt Jump Vid test link:

    R/C Zipline Dolly Prototype #3, Test #2 on pinkbike.com


    Nice Work Nick, these a sweet vantage points... where did you get that zip trolly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttrd View Post
    Nice Work Nick, these a sweet vantage points... where did you get that zip trolly?
    We made them. The newest one is way better than the 3rd version dolly in those videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Wow, as an RC guy myself, sweet set up! You did it right.....lipo and brushless! Love it! Wonderful design work and innovation. Really, that is truly a piece of art to look at as well as the functionability it has. The vids are top notch too! Just curious, as I do like the zip line aspect, but have you ever played around with the Scarab Multicopter? Mounting GoPros on those get some really cool shots. The drawback I see though? They crash. Your zip line set up won't. Again, great work, and can't wait to see more!

    For reference on the Scarab:

    Never messed around with multi rotor, or any aircraft for that matter. I'm sure its a future project of ours.
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    Update!

    This past weekend we had the linecam set up at UDUG 2012 (UpsideDown UnderGround Jump Jam) at the Goldman Compound. Here are some pics of the unit and some pics of the action. Video to come soon!





















    Incredible footage to come!...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNick View Post
    Media update!
    Some video from our 3rd version line-cam, using a gopro and contour cam.
    Version 4, coming soon!!!


    what trail is that?
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    Funner and lower whoops
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    LineCam Rigging Set-Up Vid

    A quick look into how the system is set-up.

    LineCam Rigging Set-Up on pinkbike.com

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