Here is what it looks like after 20 minutes of measuring, drilling and tapping the slider and rail. (See fig. 1)
|Figure 1: Modified igus DryLin W1040-A with mounted Manfrotto 701HDV Pro Fluid Video Mimi Head|
Here are the facts about the W1040-A out of the box.
- no holes on the sliders
- rail has holes but not tapped
- all holes on rail are 1/4" size
- metric hex wrench
To make this a functional camera slider, you will need the following items:
- 5/16" drill bit
- 3/8" 16NC steel plug tap
- adjustable wrench
- 3/8" bolt (for tripod mount)
- 3/8" hole washer
- 2 ea clamps
|3/8" plug tap inserted into the 5/16" drilled hole in preparation for tapping|
On the next edition, I will put this slider in operation with simple add ons.