Articulating Arm – RudyArm 1


Fully adjustable heavy duty articulating arm system with 1/4-20″ and 3/8-16″ threads that can be used in any combination. Can be used with any 15mm rod configuration.

Toughest Articulating Arm in the Industry

The Upgrade Innovations RudyArm 1 is the toughest articulating arm in the industry that can transform quickly to any application you can think of. With Upgrade’s unique Ball-lock  combined with their Friction-Lock  15mm clamps and 15mm 1/4-20″ – 3/8-16″ universal mounting spuds, you can adjust and lock your monitor in any position knowing that it will not move, period.

Superior Holding Power

The 1x Ball-Lock pivot clamp combined with the 1x Friction-Lock pivot clamp gives the RudyArm 1 superior holding power unlike any other articulating arm in service and loads up to 9.1 Kg / 20 lbs in any position including a fully extended side load. The individual joint quick lever adjustments give you the freedom to place the cargo where you need it with the confidence of knowing that it will stay there even when you are moving the camera.

Building Blocks for 15mm Rods

12170-11389 RudyArm-RF KitThe RudyArm system allows you to add or remove sections to the arm as needed and each component on the arm will fit Upgrade Innovations 15mm o-ring designed rods. They are available in 6″ 8″ 10″ and 12″sizes. You can also use any other 15mm rod combination out there. Always check load rating when reconfiguring parts.  Whatever you can think of, it can do, such as mounting something directly to your own 15mm rods in place or reconfigure it to hold a remote focus unit and a mini monitor that you can mount on a c-stand using the 15mm to c-stand optional accessory. The RudyArm is truly a professional transformer system that can be adapted to to almost any application on the camera and on the set. VFGadgets guarantees that you will love using the articulating RudyArm system.

Captive O-ring Rods

When all the clamps are loosened, the mini o-ring design on the RudyArm 15mm rod system allow for controlled sliding clamp adjustment along the rod without coming apart. The larger supplied captive o-rings can be placed on the rod ends for a very secure stopping of clamp. The RudyArm 1 comes with 1x 8″ rod that gives the arm a total reach of 25.4cm/10″

Universal Mounting Pin

1/4-20 & 3/8-16 pin The included 2x adjustable 15mm Universal Mounting Pin on the RudyArm 1 & 2 with 1/4-20″ and 3/8-16″ threads allows full flexibility for mounting any combination of thread sizes quickly. The cross holes on the mounting pins help you wrench them into place with a standard Hex-Key. A Universal Mounting Pin accessory is also available as 1/4-20″ and 3/8-16″ female.

The “RudyArm 1″ comes as a single 20cm/8″ arm system with 1x Ball-lock clamp, 1x Friction-lock clamp, 1x 20cm/8″ 15mm rod with o-ring adjustments, and 2x universal mounting pins with 1/4-20″ and 3/8-16″ threads. Total reach of 25.4cm/10”


Friction-Lock Pivot Clamps

  • Industry strong friction disks
  • Best used for fine adjustments
  • 360 degree position lock down

Ball-Lock Pivot Clamps

  • Rosette style ball-lock with heat treated ball bearings
  • Positive locking system that allows for adjust-ability
  • Superior strength and load capacity because of inter-locking balls
  • Ball bearings are in-bedded in the locking surface and assured by our limited lifetime warranty

Also Available:

The “RudyArm 2″ is also available with 2x 15.24cm/6” Arm System
Hard-mount No-Twist brackets for the base and cargo ends

The RudyArm Articulating Arm System has been Rental House Tested and Approved.

Solidly built with Anodized Aircraft Aluminum.

RudyArm 1 –

1x 20cm/8″ arm system with 1x Ball-loc clamp, 1x Friction-loc clamp, 1x 20cm/8″ 15mm rod with o-ring adjustments, and 2x universal mounting pins with 1/4-20″ and 3/8-16″ threads.

Total reach of 33.02cm/13″

Weight:.255 kg / 9.1 oz

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