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Funnel Web Spider Dolly Prototype is capable of speeds up to 60km/hr and full loop

8/29/2012 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Here is a real time video showing the Funnel Web Spider Dolly TM in action.

Time-lapse video found here

The dolly is capable of speeds up to 60km/hr for super fast tracking shots and with the addition of a slower motor (2rpm) it can be used as a time-lapse rig.

Before we start production we need your input to make the FWD the best it can be, tell us what you want in a camera dolly system.

We need to get 100 buyers on the pre-sale list before we can launch them on Ebay or Kickstarter. If you would like to buy one contact to get on the list.

Delivery est: December 2012.

Q.Why would I want a FWD?
A. If you are a film maker and want to add extra production value to your shoot. The dolly is an essential tool that has been a staple piece of equipment in the film industry ever since it's inception. No advances in technology has been able to replace the simple mechanics of the rolling wheel and the human touch of a dolly move to add emotion, substance and meaning to an otherwise static shot.
Q. What makes this FWD different to other dollies?
A.The Funnel web dolly has 3 main functions.
1. Fast motorised function: The best example to explain the motorised dolly function is that it operates like the one on the Olympics that follows the sprinters from the sideline.
2. Hand powered function: It works perfectly smooth and silent for a real time hand pushed dolly that can handle the weight of all kinds of cameras from your light weight DSLR to your super heavy REDs, Alexa, broadcast and 35mm film cameras. An extension kit will be available so that you can stretch out the size of the dolly to 1000mm x 620mm (the industry standard for dolly track width). Making enough room for a camera operator and focus puller to ride on, utilising the same wheel assembly, meaning you don't have to buy a new unit, you can swap around the parts and set ups depending on your needs.
3.Time lapse function: This allows the FWD to move super slow over a long period of time in order to capture multiple images for a time lapse sequence.
No other dolly offers all these features at this price point. This is not a toy it's a professional piece of equipment that will last a lifetime.
Q. What can you use for track?
A. We recommend you use 50mm aluminium tube because it is very strong and can mount directly into our custom made tube clamp bar system that will hold the tube 250mm apart for the dolly to slide up and down on. You can buy the track from your local Aluminium supplier to save on postage.
Circular Hollow Section 50mm x 3mm costs around $100 for 6.5 meters.

Compare that with other dolly track and you will pay around $500 per 8 feet (2.4m)! It would cost well over $1400

With our system you can have a solid 6.5 meter track for $200.
Or you could use PVC pipe which is about $12 for 4 meters of track.
We need your help to promote this new and exciting film making tool because the sooner we find buyers the sooner we can start making them and send them out to you.

The first 100 pre-sale orders will be at a discounted price of:
Funnel Web Spider Dolly (no motors) $350 each.
Add fast motor $250
Add TL 2rpm motor $50
Add high hat $150
Add track end clamps $150
Add ride on extension kit $250 620mmx1000mm (industry standard track width)
Aluminium Dolly body 300mm x 450mm
16 custom wheels turned down to provide smooth and silent camera moves.
ABEC 7 bearings
Flat black painted finish to reduce reflections.
Can take up to 100kg
The motor kit comes with:
RC car motor to drive the dolly at high speeds:
1/10 Scale TOP Version Brushless
New 2.4 Gig Long Range Radio remote
New 3300KV High Power Brushless Race Motor
Electronic Speed controller with fan
Fully Proportional Forward / Reverse / Brake
New 3600mAh 25C LiPo Battery
Alloy Upper Deck
Ready To Run
Or the option to get the 2rpm time lapse motor instead.
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