The KUPO KCP-612 Menace Arm Kit allows the gaffer to use standard 1-1/2” schedule 40 pipe (48.3mm) to build a menace arm to their own size requirements.
A menace arm is designed primarily to boom the set in order to hold lighting in the desired position while keeping the stand out of the shot. The front adapter of the kit comes with 2 baby pins and 1 junior receiver which allows you to mount lighting fixtures or other grip accessories such as a flag or frame. The front adaptor also includes a D-ring for attaching the ratchet strap. The rear adapter is welded with 2 hooks for mounting sandbags to counterbalance the boom, The rear adaptor also includes a D-ring for a ratchet strap connection. The centre adaptor mounts into a grip head, and also includes a D-ring for ratchet strap attachment. The joint pipe adapter comes with dual knobs for safely mounting while connecting the pipe from both sides. The locking knobs are captive which prevents the knobs from being lost even if completely unscrewed.
We recommend using a Centre Weighted KCP-440 grip head and a strong Junior Stand with castors to support this Menace arm kit. The Kupo Menace arm kit weights 5.7kg, plus you need to allow for the weight of the ganvanized pipe.
You will need to source 48mm Galvanized Iron pipe. In the USA this is called 1 1/2" Schedule 40 pipe, but in Australia we follow the European stanadard for pipe sizes, so look for 40 NB steel pipe. 40 NB steel pipe has a Nominal Bore of 40mm, and outside diameter of 48mm. 40 NB steel pipe is available in Australia from steel supplies stores, some hardware stores, and some fencing stores. We would recomend galvanised steel pipe for corrosion resistance.
Weight: 2.5 kg
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