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Author Topic: weight limit of Ninja Pan/Tilt?  (Read 15368 times)

erniejt

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weight limit of Ninja Pan/Tilt?
« on: December 03, 2010, 03:17:16 AM »

I'd like to use a non-x10 camera on my pan/tilt, but worry about the weight of the camera. Does anybody know how much is too much for this unit?
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Re: weight limit of Ninja Pan/Tilt?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 08:54:00 AM »

I use a q-see color night vision cam on a ninja and it does fine, i actually have 2 of them set up in my house
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Re: weight limit of Ninja Pan/Tilt?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 10:31:00 AM »

I'd like to use a non-x10 camera on my pan/tilt, but worry about the weight of the camera. Does anybody know how much is too much for this unit?
Since X10 designs the Ninja for specifically for X10 cameras, I don't believe they publish the spec. A rule of thumb for X10 is: they design for very low cost, hence there is little "margin". 
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Re: weight limit of Ninja Pan/Tilt?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 05:48:14 PM »

Demensions (WXDXH)   3 x 5 x 3.5 in (73 x 125 x 86 mm)
Weight   16 oz (450g)

Thats the specs on the camera i am using on a ninja base

Specs were taken from the camera manufactured website
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erniejt

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Re: weight limit of Ninja Pan/Tilt?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 02:50:56 AM »

Thanks guys!  I was contemplating using a standard Sony Mini-DV cam, but that may be pushing my luck weight wise.
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Re: weight limit of Ninja Pan/Tilt?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010, 07:36:05 AM »

Probably so.

There are some previous posts about the pan/tilt gears being plastic, and breaking easily.  There is a mod to replace them with metal gears here:
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=11186.0

I found that the pan works fine, but the ninja sometimes has a hard time "lifting" or tilting a heavier camera up.
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Re: weight limit of Ninja Pan/Tilt?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 10:38:47 AM »

I have clover camera and it works great. I can't use x10 camera they don't work in my house i went with all wired camera. The pan tilt is the cheapest way to go i just order two more.

Have anyone put camera houseing on it ? Not to sure about the weight.
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Re: weight limit of Ninja Pan/Tilt?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 08:53:33 PM »

I use a SWANN 670, and its pretty bulky and the center of gravity has to be moved. I fabricated a piece of aluminum and attached it to the NIJA removable mounting, I position the camera to the rear of the plate so the center of gravity was more to the rear. I have not used it for a lengthly period but it seems to be working fine now.
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