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cridertj
08-29-2010, 03:42 PM
is there any place on line other then at that shows how to adjust the cables and timing on the cat 2 cams? mine is on a martin warthog.

gibson 787
08-29-2010, 03:56 PM
is there any place on line other then at that shows how to adjust the cables and timing on the cat 2 cams? mine is on a martin warthog.

I guess if you try a few Googles on 'Martin Cat Cam tuning or timing' you might find something. Did you try AT? Their forum will be out of action for about 24 hours I believe.

cridertj
08-29-2010, 04:01 PM
ya i have read what they have the problem is i am to stupid to be able figure out how to adjust the cables and was hoping there was a video some were so i could actually see it.

gibson 787
08-29-2010, 04:18 PM
ya i have read what they have the problem is i am to stupid to be able figure out how to adjust the cables and was hoping there was a video some were so i could actually see it.

Don't be too hard on yourself Cridertj! I don't think there is a video or you tube on it, but I have seen posted pics on where the cams should be, unfortunately they were on AT. If I didn't have to get to work, I'd help you out.

cridertj
08-29-2010, 04:29 PM
it is lat and i will not be able to do much tonight but would like any info or suggestions you have.

bfisher
08-29-2010, 04:55 PM
You're not stupid. Just inexperienced. There really isn't much to it. It's easier if you can press the bow but if you can't just turn the limb bolts out even amounts till the cables become loose enough to remove them from the cam. Then twist the cables up equal amounts, put it back together and see where they're at. Probably start at about 5 twists per cable.

It's trial and error method. In essence what you are doing is shortening the cables. How much depends on how tight the cables are already twisted.

What you are doing is wrapping up the cables which makes the draw length longer and the draw weight goes up. At the same time you're giving the cam a bit more rotation, which apparently these cams like. Don't forget to readjust the draw stop.

I tried this with my FireCat and didn't like it. The bow has 2.0 cams and is set to the shortest draw length setting now. I didn't like the longer draw length. I'm one of those anal types who can tell when a draw length is 1/4" too long for me. I actually ended up adding twists to the string to shorten it some more and give the cams a smoother feel.

I have some room to work with this on my Alien Z with Hybrix 1.5 cams so may try it again.

Montalaar
08-30-2010, 01:45 AM
After reading this i have the feeling that it could be useful to make a video about tuning that Cam. What do you think? I could do that next weekend..

And Barry, can you stick threads? We could make Sticky with links to all Howtos and that video then so we can find it and link to it if question about things like that appear. :)

Destroyer
08-30-2010, 02:29 AM
useful to make a video about tuning that Cam.

Very useful. :)

bfisher
08-30-2010, 09:43 AM
After reading this i have the feeling that it could be useful to make a video about tuning that Cam. What do you think? I could do that next weekend..

And Barry, can you stick threads? We could make Sticky with links to all Howtos and that video then so we can find it and link to it if question about things like that appear. :)

One of the things I wish I could do. There'd already be a ton of them at the top so we wouldn't have to be repeating ourselves all the time. So the answer is "NO".

I'll have to talk to admin about it, although I haven't even gotten a response from my last querie.

Montalaar
08-30-2010, 01:14 PM
Okay. I will do a video. But i need your help:

What do you want to see? Explanations on what happens to the Cam if you twist a certain cable? How the Camposition should look like?

Coop
08-30-2010, 02:03 PM
Examples as you go along explaining, would be great.
Everytime I put new strings on, the ATA is aways long & brace height is short... where does the draw weight fit in?
Something like that...
Mont, Thanks for doing this.. this will be a great help..

Coop

Destroyer
08-30-2010, 02:55 PM
Everytime I put new strings on, the ATA is aways long & brace height is short.

That's because most ppl including string makers think the specs manufactures give is the final length needed but its the recommended length without twists. :)

cridertj
08-30-2010, 03:25 PM
This would be very helpful for me just reading how to do it makes it hard for me to understand but a video would let me see what i am suppose to be doing.I personally would like to see the cat cam done and what people play with to get there speed and quietness out of the bow. a complete re stringing would be nice to so some of us could possibly do our own and actually know the right way to do it.

Svt_tactical
08-31-2010, 04:55 AM
I think showing a bow with the cams out of time. then how to fix that.

Montalaar
09-03-2010, 08:21 AM
I will see what i can do and start filming tomorrow. Unfortunately i am a bit self-conscious when it comes to talking english... ^_^

Destroyer
09-03-2010, 08:10 PM
i am a bit self-conscious when it comes to talking english

Could be funny then! Oops, sorry Monty, don't want to make you even more self conscious. :p

Montalaar
09-03-2010, 11:49 PM
Subtitles will be great. Who needs it to be explained... :P

Montalaar
09-04-2010, 05:33 AM
I feel like i have really failed. Seems as if i cannot produce the videos i promised as it is too dark at the room i am working at. I may can make some photos as i did in my Howto:Whatever and write something...

gibson 787
09-04-2010, 03:29 PM
I will see what i can do and start filming tomorrow. Unfortunately i am a bit self-conscious when it comes to talking english... ^_^
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Do you know any pretty young english speaking girls, kind of in the Laura style, who would be interested. The reason of course would be to allow you to focus on working good camera angles on the body...I mean cams. And of course you wouldn't have to worry about talking english!

Just a thought?

Destroyer
09-04-2010, 06:55 PM
focus on working good camera angles on the body...I mean cams.

LOL! :D

Yeah don't beat yourself up about it too much Monty, its not easy to make instructional videos, that why there is bugger all decent ones. ;)

Montalaar
09-05-2010, 01:11 AM
Found some lights yesterday evening. Approx 5 minutes later the battery of the camera was empty. How i hate this.

Next try is next weekend. As you can see this may take some time..

Destroyer
09-05-2010, 06:23 PM
No problemo,take your time. :)

cridertj
09-11-2010, 06:05 AM
any luck with this ?

bb11
10-25-2010, 12:18 PM
Does anyone know if this video ever got made? I for one, would love to see it!

Montalaar
10-25-2010, 12:48 PM
No, unfortunately not.

Can i help you anyway...

FireHawk Owner
10-26-2010, 08:19 AM
here's a couple links to AT for cat cam timing. you might find more links off of these.
Hope it helps

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=626601
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=622832&referrerid=22477