Steadicam M-1: Lightweight Bracket for the 'Aladdin' LED A-Light: Body
This is part of the lightweight bracket for the 'Aladdin' LED light . The bracket slides onto the 15mm bars of the Steadicam M-1 sled and gives you a mounting point for the 'Aladdin' A-Light. This bracket will also slide onto any 15mm bars which are at the standard 60mm spacing. The 'Aladdin' light is simply held in place on the bracket with velcro.
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1. Body (this part)
To complete this bracket you will need the following parts;
2. Paddle (for this part click HERE)
3. 22mm thumbwheel (for this part click HERE)
4. 22mm thumbwheel cap (for this part click HERE)
To complete the bracket you will also need;
One 1/4 UNC x 1/2" hexagonal headed bolt.
1. Clip the body and paddle together. The body's lugs will bend slightly as you get the small round protrusion into the end of the paddle but they will spring back.
One 1/4 UNC half-height hexagonal nut
(only a 4mm high half-nut will fit)
I have always found Westfield Fasteners a good source for UNC nuts and bolts in the UK and the links above are to their site.
How to assemble the bracket
Refer to the exploded view above for a guide as to how it all goes together.
Assembly is pretty quick and straight forward but you should pay particular attention when assembling the thumbwheel and its cap.
2. The 1/4" UNC half-nut fits inside the end of the paddle, as shown.
Note that every alternate lug on the 22mm thumbwheel cap has a small 'sawtooth'catch which corresponds to a sawtooth hole in the thumbwheel body so before fitting the bolt and pushing the caps into the thumbwheel, make sure that the sawtooth and its corresponding hole is alligned. Also, make sure that the bolt head is sat all the way at the bottom face of the thumbwheel so that the sawtooth holes are clear to receive the sawtooth on the cap.
Assembling the Thumbscrew
Once the 1/4" bolt is fitted in the thumbwheel body, the cap is fitted by lining it up squarely and pushing it firmly into the thumbwheel body. If this is not done squarely then there is a chance that the caps's lugs could be damaged. This is not the end of the world but you would probably then need to use some superglue to ensure the cap stays attached.
Attach a small strip of 2" velcro to the paddle and use the thumbscrew to lock the two bracket parts together.