The Steadyplus Gimbal Car is a high performance remote vehicle that is literally creating new pathways of accessibility in the film industry.
This dynamic technology allows for unprecedented manoeuvrability of low angle shots of various speed and acceleration: with a top speed of 80 k/H (50 Mph) and a wide-set wheel axle (590mm), the Yota is fully capable of the high-speed and hair-pin turning motion required to film anything from extreme off-road sports, to simulated first-person chase scenes-all with guaranteed fluidity and stability.
Steadyplus has field tested their Gimbal Car extensively, and they understand the level of duress that this type of technology naturally encounters during rugged shoots, and they’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that the car is fully capable of handling even the most demanding of tasks.
The quality of the chasse greatly surpasses the brittle plastic components of its competitors, boasting a uni-body constructed out of aluminum alloy and a mounting system featuring high-impact grade carbon fibers.
The impressive construction of this unit allows for a maximum payload of 9.5 kg (21 lb) with a 35 kg steering servo, and a total weight of under 12 kg, ensuring ease of transportation between sites.
The stability of this unit is its bread and butter: whereas any comparable units only have two levels of suspension, the car boasts three separate sets of suspension and a universal three axis controlled gimble mount for DSI or MoVI stabilizers.
The hydraulic spring dampener absorbs low frequency with bigger waves, and the wide rope dampener absorbs high frequency with smaller waves, and the brush less 960 KV motor (200 A ESC) is smooth and powerful, guaranteeing a fluid motion without any sacrifice to acceleration or top speeds. In addition, the Arctic Explorer snow treads and ski steers allow crews to take to the slopes to record scenic snowy panoramas, follow downhill skiers, or film extended runs in the snowboard park.
The treads can also be used on gravel or sand: take your crew to the beach as you film a glorious sunset framing a group of friends playing beach volleyball in a sunny summer dawn!
The car has two 5500 mAh 40 C 14.8V lithium batteries to keep your unit running efficiently for long periods of time as you venture into all the areas inaccessible by car, or legally prohibited by drone; as the litigious landscape of filming continuous to shift towards restricted public access, the car cruises under the radar, granting you access to areas restricted by drone.
Whether driving along a flat concrete road, or climbing up a rough gravel path, the FUTUBA controlled car tears through the terrain, and in tandem with Cinegears wide array of wireless Follow Focus kits and Ghost-Eye Video transmission gear, you’ll have full unrestricted mobility and video transmission capabilities virtually anywhere you decide to go!
The car has a 1 year limited warranty, and all units are serviced in the Pacific Northwest, in either Vancouver or Washington.
Cinegears also stock components for those crews who like to keep back-up parts on set to ensure optimal preparation for the demands of the ever-chaotic film industry.