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Old 12-23-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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Sportsmobile Lifting a wheel

I thought you guys might get a kick out of this clip...
we are putting together a video tour of the Wheelchair Accessible Van for Expeditions as we have been taking folks out lately.
I wanted to test the whole render/youtube/post thing and thought this clip would be a fun one.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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Nice vid Lance! Thanks for sharing. Just shows a little of what an SMB can do. Looking forward to see more vids. What Video software are you using? If you are using a Mac, I may have an extra license of Final Cut Studio around the house that I can donate to DE.

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Old 12-23-2009, 08:08 PM   #3
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Re: Sportsmobile Lifting a wheel

cool
who took the pic?
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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Re: Sportsmobile Lifting a wheel

I am PC...maybe someday I will make the leap to Mac
The camera is a Kodak Zi8 which is nice and small and lets me use an external mic
I am using Sony Vegas software to edit which I am still learning of course.

I set the camera up with one of those small tripods with the flexi-wrap around legs....then drove over the top of it....

I need to go back to the same spot and disconnect the front sway bar as I forgot about that as I was instructing the disabled participant that day.

Watch for more fun stuff as I squeeze in editing between work and taking guys out.
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Re: Sportsmobile Lifting a wheel

Great! Just love the noise of the engine! It is awesome!!!

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Re: Sportsmobile Lifting a wheel

Cool clip Lance
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Re: Sportsmobile Lifting a wheel

Good example of articulation (or lack thereof). Are you running a locker on the front diff?

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Re: Sportsmobile Lifting a wheel

Did you have you sway bar disconnected? I have found that on rough trails not only does it improve traction but it also dramatically improves the ride. With the sway bar connected the van lurches from side to side as it goes over obstacles.

The downside to taking the sway bars loose is the end links can be a PITA to get back on especially if you can't find a perfectly level place to park.

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Re: Sportsmobile Lifting a wheel

No sway bar disconnected...matter of fact I want to return to the same place and run it again on video with the sway bar disconnected in order to compare..

Good to note on the side to side movement being better without the sway bar.

ARB was kind enough to donate a front locker to our non-profit project....and if any of you know of any disabled folks who want to wheel/camp in this rig...well that is why I took out the loan
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