Here is some information from Ron
and Bobby at the Kenyon Factory.
Some gyro language differences:
It is recommended that the gyro stabilizer
is half the weight of the camera. I feel that if you support and control the
combined camera and gyro around their combined center of gravity (CG) you will
get the best stabilizing effect.
Placing a second gyro vertically
with the first inline with the axis of the lens does two things. First, it gives
roll stability. Second, it doubles the tilt/pitch/X axis stability as the second
wheel of the second gyro is lined up with the tilt gyro of the first gyro.
The integrity of the helium system
is also dependent upon an exterior epoxy coating seal. You must be careful tapping
new or larger holes into the aluminum gyro casting. I would use the KS-4 nameplate
mounting holes for attaching a lightweight plate for an ultra-light weight mount
for a camera. If you do drill and tap onto the gyro body, be very careful, you
could create a leak for the helium.
If doing electrical repair, follow
factory instructions about being careful near the brass helium fill tube.
Two gyros can be run with one cable,
if you rewire the gyros with short cables and use a WYE adapter at the end of
one cable. (The inverter has to be large enough for 2 gyros.)
Consider buying a larger inverter
in case you add a second gyro or buy a larger gyro later. See the Kenyon
web site about choices.
The KS-4 is more prone to create
400 Hz interference.Using shielded wire grounded to the gyro frame will help
reduce interference. 400 Hz is very problematic with sound systems. I have found
surplus 400 cycle filters but have not tried them yet.
Kenyon says it is okay to use 14-volt
batteries that have more voltage right off charge.
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