Aviator Aviator Travel Jib - Mag Alloy

Aviator Travel Jib - Mag Alloy

Aviator Travel Jib - Mag Alloy

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity of 6.5 lb
  • Maximum Extension of 6'
  • Weighs Less than 3.75 lb
  • Folds Down to 24"
  • Magnesium-Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount
  • Fluid Pan Base
  • Monitor/Accessory Mounting Ports
  • Includes Ballast Bag
  • Includes Padded Carry Bag
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Material: Magnesium-Aluminum Alloy

Carbon Fiber Magnesium-Aluminum Alloy

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Aviator A1 overview

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The Aviator Travel Jib - Mag Alloy from Aviator Camera Gear is a compact, easy to set up jib that enables fluid camera movements for cameras up to 6.5 lb. Made from magnesium-aluminum alloy, it weighs less than 3.75 lb, folds down to 24" and can extend up to 6'. The kit attaches to a tripod via its 3/8"-16 thread and includes a fluid pan base, accessory and monitor mounting ports and hardware, a ballast bag, bubble levels and a padded carrying bag.

Lightweight (3.75 lb) magnesium-aluminum alloy jib transports easily and folds down to 24"
Maximum camera load of 6.5 lb and a maximum extension of 6'.
Advantageous for traveling, when shooting in remote locations and when working in cramped quarters
Fluid pan base and 3/8"-16 tripod mount
Features monitor and accessory ports and mounting hardware
Includes ballast bag and padded carrying bag
UPC: 741360849655
In the Box
Aviator Travel Jib - Mag Alloy
  • Ballast Bag
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Padded Carry Bag
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    Aviator A1 specs

    Construction Magnesium-Aluminum Alloy
    Payload Capacity 6.5 lb (2.95 kg)
    Counterbalance System Ballast bag
    Height Range 6' (1.83 m)
    Pan Lock Yes
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance Yes
    Pan Range 360º
    Tripod Attachment 3/8"-16
    Leveling Indicators Bubble levels
    Fold Down 24" (61 cm)
    Weight 3.75 lb (1.70 kg)
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    Package Weight 5.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.1 x 8.6 x 4.6"

    Aviator A1 reviews

    Aviator Travel Jib - Mag Alloy is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not happy at all With the price tag attached and the hype I was expecting a pro grade tool. When I mounted a camera on the jib it felt as though it was going to fall apart and I was so concerned that I could not focus on the shoot. Next time I will pay more and get a pro grade jib. The only good thing, I guess, is using it with a very light camera like a GoPro or similar.
    Date published: 2013-10-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for an amateur The product looks great online, but after receiving it and using it in person, it is built cheaply and in my opinion, isn't worth $$. It works fine with small rigs, it's compact, and the fluid head is nice, but I don't see using it for a long period of time because the screw locks seem like they will fail. My suggestions would be to have it built in the USA and not China.
    Date published: 2013-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, but... This is a great lightweight, quick setup jib. I couldn't believe how small it packed up and how light it actually was. However,the jib was at its brink to support my setup. I was only using a t3i, but with a metal cage, monitor and follow focus. With this rig the jib had a slight bend to it and really seemed to be straining. Also, the hanging counter balance bag can add sway to your moves if panning. Great jib for very lightweight setup however I have decided to go for the new Kessler pocket jib traveler with a 10lbs weight capacity.
    Date published: 2013-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I expected, with a few issues I'd been meaning to but this jib for awhile and finally got the money to get it. I used it on several video shoots and all the shots look great. It's relatively easy to set up and tear down, but I did need someone to hold the weight bag on one end while I checked the camera now and then, so it's not exactly ideal for one person filming. Also, the pivot where the jib cranes has some cheap metal on it that literally shed as I pivoted the jib, which made craning the jib not as smooth; on top of that, the shots are not perfectly smooth as some videos show, but I may be using it wrong.
    Date published: 2013-09-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight but handy I'm going to be using this boom for some in-house video work. I was surprised at how compact and light it is, which is great for location work. However, it is not rated to hold much weight. My Canon 5d Mk III and 24-105 with battery grip - and a 7 video monitor - pretty well max out the weight limit. That will work for me, but obviously I don't have the option of using a larger lens unless I remove the battery grip and/or monitor. I found that the boom arm can twist a bit when loaded with the camera, so that I have to watch that the camera stays level. That's my reason for listing Poor performance as a con. The movement, however, is nice and smooth, both up and down and side to side (i.e. panning). All things considered, I think it's a good value for the money and great for those wanting to travel light.
    Date published: 2013-08-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Nice It feels great, and aside a little wobble with big cameras, works just as expected. Price is a bit too high for my taste. I think it is a great tool if your have a very small DSLR, or a Lumix GH3 not very usefull for heavier DSLRs and camera/lens combos
    Date published: 2014-02-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great TRAVEL Jib I have used this jib on several shoots and overall really like it. It is easy to travel with. Easy to set up. And increases the production value to your production. It is not a full on 'production jib' like you'd see at a concert of large scale production. If you are looking for a jib to easily travel with, this may be exactly what you're looking for.
    Date published: 2013-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat travel jib - Not for big stuff I have used the jib for several shoots now. Some complaints I have read about from others about the unit being flimsy are not accurate. You are going to get a slight flex in the arms with the camera and counterbalance weight, but it's dead weight straight down. I did some shooting with my new Canon 70D as well as with my Canon XF100. Neither tops out at the maximum weight scale. I had an old set of Bogen (Manfrotto) sticks that worked fine, and I used some extra sandbags for stability with some outdoor shots on irregular ground. Action was smooth. Wind is an issue when shooting, but I can only assume that's the case with any jib. I followed the recommendation of the manufacturer not to over exaggerate any movement. I really liked the effects I got. The bag that is included is too small, but may be right sized if you are hoofing it to a site. I used pea gravel in the counterbalance rather than sand, as sand and cameras do not mix. I found that for me, the unit performs well.
    Date published: 2013-10-15
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