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01-31-2012 11:49 AM  6 years agoPost 1
joeskeeter

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I have tried to find out where to buy a piece of this silicone gel that looks like it would be good to use to minimize vibration.You have to buy big sheets at one site and they are costly. Any suggestions, sources ?
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01-31-2012 12:44 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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01-31-2012 05:09 PM  6 years agoPost 3
theslayer

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Search for alpha gel, thats what it is being marketed under...

If you really don't find anything, lot of people offering it in the mikrokopter.de forum.

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02-01-2012 01:33 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Colin Guinn

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http://www.mcmaster.com has an absolute GIGANTIC selection of all kinds of vibration isolators. You can buy a bunch of different ones, then just return the ones you don't want/use.

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02-01-2012 02:56 PM  6 years agoPost 5
joeskeeter

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Ok, will check the links.My seat cushion foam, anti-vibration mount so far is producing good results, but it is ugly as hell, and becoming cumbersome to set up. I'm living with it for now, since funds are tight, but it is driving me crazy to look at. Thanks guys

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02-26-2013 06:00 AM  5 years agoPost 6
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Cheap Gel Pad
I know this is an old thread but if there are others, like me, Googling for gel pads and finding this thread I would like to point out a cheap pad. Belkin makes computer mouse pads with a gel wrist rest. They also make a stand-alone wrist rest that sells on Amazon.com for $4.22 each. Search Amazon for "Belkin Wrist Pad" and with a $25 purchase of select products they even will do free shipping. They are a perfect size for a camera mount and of course could be cut down to fit just about any use.

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02-26-2013 01:04 PM  5 years agoPost 7
joeskeeter

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Found a special vibration absorbing gel,
took ALOT of time,to find the supplier.
Super dense.

4" x 4" x 1/2" 5.7oz/162gm.

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02-26-2013 11:15 PM  5 years agoPost 8
JoeB1

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So who is the supplier!

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03-05-2013 06:19 PM  5 years agoPost 9
JoeB1

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It's called "SORBOTHANE SHEET" in case anyone else is looking for it.
I bought the 4"X4"x1/2"sheet here, 30 grade, 25 us delivered....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHOCK-VIBRA...=item3a4fcc2fbc

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03-06-2013 12:40 AM  5 years agoPost 10
Stephen Born

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I have been using Sorbothane for years on my cameraships.

It is a liquid/solid gel incorporated within the walls of indoor firing ranges, isolating the sound.

Good stuff.

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03-06-2013 09:58 AM  5 years agoPost 11
JoeB1

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Can you show us a picture of your setup using it?

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03-06-2013 11:37 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Stephen Born

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Can you show us a picture of your setup using it?

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03-06-2013 12:34 PM  5 years agoPost 13
JoeB1

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That setup might be ok with a round long camera shape and you cannot use a servo to operate any controls due to it being fully wrapped in Sorbothane.
Can you show a picture of how you use it on a photo camera? Mine should be here next week and I want to have a look at other setups.

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03-06-2013 01:10 PM  5 years agoPost 14
Stephen Born

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That setup might be ok with a round long camera shape and you cannot use a servo to operate any controls due to it being fully wrapped in Sorbothane.

Can you show a picture of how you use it on a photo camera?
Here is a picture with my camera set-up. I place it under the camera as it cannot be wrapped around like my previous picture.

It is of prime importance to note to keep a plastic sheet on the Sorbothane, separating the gel from the camera. Since it is a liquid/solid gel, the product will leave a residue on the camera.

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03-06-2013 01:21 PM  5 years agoPost 15
JoeB1

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I can't see any Sorbothane in that picture. Where is it?

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03-06-2013 01:26 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Stephen Born

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It is not in that picture. However, I am detailing the applications for use as I incorporate the product.

Place the thin sheet of Sorbothane (with a plastic sheet separating the camera and Sorbothane) under the camera base.

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03-06-2013 01:52 PM  5 years agoPost 17
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Details
Ok, the million dollar answer is sorbothane, but google it and there are soo many options. Which one? The blue gel? Black poly? 1/32nd? 1/8th?

C'mon guys, give some detailed guidance on what works for the questions.

Highly Medicated for your protection......

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03-06-2013 02:14 PM  5 years agoPost 18
JoeB1

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I know what you mean Dblex. Its like getting blood from a stone. Go with the one I linked. It comes in different duromters, which is how hard it is. 30 being softer than 50. I went for the softer and plan to sandwich it between carbon fiber sheets, sticking it with dbl sided tape. If you have a look at the link I gave the shop sells different sizes.

Aerail you said you were using it for years, then you said "I am detailing the applications for use as I incorporate the product."
Sounds like a load of you know what especially when all you came up with after "years" is "Place the thin sheet of Sorbothane (with a plastic sheet separating the camera and Sorbothane) under the camera base." !!

Thanks anyway.

Edit...I see you now added a message to the picture above that clearly has no Sorbothane in the picture and you repeated what you said anyway. Why bother? All I got out of these replies from you is the walls in your firing ranges must be very expensive if they incorporatedmit this into their walls. Seeing as I paid $25 for 4" * 4" of the stuff !!! As I said, blood from a stone.

If your not going to give any information don't bother replying.

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03-08-2013 02:06 PM  5 years agoPost 19
Stephen Born

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JoeB1,

As I stated earlier, I have been incorporating the use of Sorbothane for several years, as I did much research on the product and found its uses invaluable.

As noted in your posts, you are waiting for your product to arrive, as you have never used this product. I have been flying this product since 2009.

In addition, I have been testing other ways that it can be used. Thinking outside the box if you will. Personally, I have found that using smaller pieces cut down to size eliminates the surface tension that is evident in the larger pieces of the product. By doing so, I have found the isolation of vibration is at its maximum.

Even though I sense a tone of hostility in your posts, I am not only willing to share my experiences with you, but I would be willing to mail my personalized Sorbothane in the picture below to you in Ireland.

You can compare and contrast the sheets of Sorbothane that you are receiving versus the circles of Sorbothane I will send you, as you are a first time user.

I am always willing to help a fellow pilot and I am just a PM away.

Thanks!

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03-08-2013 03:57 PM  5 years agoPost 20
JoeB1

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Thanks for the informative reply

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