How heavy of camera can I use on the RailDolly?
What kind of pipe/rail should I use?
(1) Heavy Duty Chrome Closet Pole that is available at Home Depot and other construction retailers. It comes in 4, 6, and 8′ length and is good for camera rigs up to around 25lb.
(2) 1-1/4″, Schedule 80, 6061 Aluminum Pipe. This is what is commonly referred to as “speed rail” or “grip pipe” and is an ideal material to use with the RailDolly. You can use camera rigs up to 100lb at up to 10′ without center supports. This is a common material that most metal suppliers will be able to provide.
(3) 1.5×2″ Rectangular 6061 Aluminum Tube For Larger/heavier camera rigs this is a great material to make a solid and rigid system. Again, this would be available commonly through a metal supplier.
(4) Our PortaRail system is a very precise and portable solution. It does come at a price but if you need your system to be transportable it is a great option.
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