cradle has been created in July 2002.Later, during spring 2003,
I have extensively simplify its construction while the same
functions were kept, and it ends to the rig named "goldcrest".
Now, this page has only anecdotal interest, and I recommend
that you built the goldcrest rig than this one!.
This entirely adjustable
cradle let monitoring manually all orientations and any
frame. It is usable for several cameras. Notice on the platform,
the two holes to fix two cameras: Olympus Epic and Olympus
See the complete rig on the page
sparrow in the rig chapter.
The stem Ø7mm of the pendulum
comes nesting on the pin A. See the page rotation
to understand the mounting arrangement.
The nut B when screwed upwards on the socket Ø6mm
will tight the pin A..
The double articulation between
parts C, D, E lets free to reset the center of gravity of
the camera in line with the vertical line of the suspension,
after any modification of tilt or frame, or after a change
On the platform G the blue part
F is a piece of synthetic foam to wedge the camera.
The platform is rotating on the
yoke E. a rubber joint Ø15mm compressed by clamping
let turn the camera without to loosen anything (useful to
adjust the offset angle of the pendulum when wind is enough
C: stirrup 15x15mm, 10mm
width in aluminum 1.5mm
D: aluminum U shape14x8mm,
1.5mm thick, 80mm long.
E: yoke 15x20mm, 15mm width,
0.8mm thick folded plate, in titanium alloy TA6V.
F: synthetic foam to wedge
G: 0.8mm thick folded plate,
in titanium alloy TA6V, 110mmlong, 40mm width, 45mm high.
All the nuts are secured with stopping