Home Military SHOT Show: Gyro-Stabilized Firing Platform to Go MilitaryRifles SHOT Show: Gyro-Stabilized Firing Platform to Go By Robert Farago - January 21, 2011 8 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ Military sales only? Where’s the fun in that? ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Maximizing Your AR-15 Build: Choose the Right Barrel Profile SHOT Show: Colt’s New CBX Precision Bolt Action Rifle System Illinois Gun Rights Alliance Files Latest Challenge to New Gun Control Law as an Overmatched AG Struggles to Keep Up 8 COMMENTS Steadicams make cameras stable with clever counterweights, not gyros. There is a gyro-based system that filmmakers and traffic copters have been using, though. Two films that I know of depict an actual steadicam used as a weapon stabilizer – Nemesis and Aliens. Reply Steadicam was initially made with Kenyon gyros in mind. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (the flying bike scene on the Ewok planet) was filmed with a steadicam and our gyros. The gyros help control the swaying and pitching motions inherent in steadicam footage. Many of the films made today are filmed with steadicams and gyros!!! Also note, it is springs or elastimers that make a steadicam what it is….the counterweight systems are not steadicams and are susceptible to pendular motions. Many of the California police departments have our gyros for use in helicopters. As far as a weapon mount, a steadicam would have to be modified to take the percussion of firing a gun or it would be twisted metal in no time! I suggest you do more research on the subject… Reply Here is a link to a “Sons of Guns” episode that uses our KS-12 gyro also to stabilize a heavy machine gun — http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/sons-of-guns-mag-58-flying-gun-videos/ Theirs is a different methodology of stabilizing than the one you saw at the SHOT show, but without our gyro would be much less capable of staying on target. Reply There is only one reason for the weights is to balance the rig and not for stabilization. You can see the springs in this video of Garrett Brown — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTw9GDitJ_c&feature=youtu.be Reply Made one of these with 2 12-volt motors, some small flywheels, a 12 volt battery, and some foam core. Works great. Total cost $~50I could make that design for less then $1000 in parts alone, these guys are cleaning up! Wait on 2nd thought, I’ll make you a similar design for the discount price of $49,999 HA, Ha. No really I will make one for you, for a lets say 20 less! Discounts on orders over 5. Reply That sounds great if you are trying to stabilize a Nerf ball 😀 Reply Ugh. If you refuse to sell on the civilian market at all, please don’t even bother showing up at SHOT Show. I don’t care if it’s a $50k product, I’m so sick of that attitude. Reply Its filling the capsule with Helium that is the tricky part. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.