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Nodal Ninja Quick Reference Guides

Fanotec Pole Series

Using Pole Series 1 and the Extension Unit


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Warning

Carbon fiber poles conduct electricity very well. Take extreme caution when using these poles around electrical wires. Never use them during electrical/lightning storms. Also be careful when using in windy situations. Do NOT mount a Fanotec pole onto a rigid tripod. This may cause damage to pole base and the tripod center column. Use the Fanotec tripod adapter when using a tripod.
Recommended loading is 2kg (4.4lbs) for all poles at full vertical extension. Use shorter extension or guy wire to stabilize the pole for larger loading.
Safety wire MUST be used for horizontal pole application and for tensile loading. The manufacturer and authorized dealers assume no liability for use of this equipment, users equipment, or personal injuries that may occur.


Package Content of Pole Series 1

Spare Parts Qty
3/16" hex key 1
3/8" x 3/4" stud 2
o-ring 12mm x 2.5mm 1
o-ring 21mm x 2.5mm 2
o-ring 30mm x 2.5mm 2

Click to enlargePole Series 1
Pole Series 1


Mount a Device

Any device using 3/8” thread can be mounted to the pole. To gain optimal stability, mount the device to the smaller end of pole. Remove any unneeded parts or accessories. More weight leads to less stability. Use a hex key to install or remove the 3/8" stud depending on the requirement of your device.
Use Fanotec dedicated accessories to ensure secure mounting of device.
Pole Series 1


Using the Pole on Ground

Keep the protective cap installed when using the pole without other accessory attached at the base. It protects the base cap from dirt, scratches and dents. Its conical shape also helps rotating the pole about its center smoothly. Use your feet to brace the pole to keep it steady.
Use a Fanotec tripod adapter to keep the pole steady and self-standing.
When taking pole panoramas, use a Fanotec rotator with a foot plate or tripod adapter to control precise rotation interval.
Pole Series 1


Extending and Contracting

To extend, start with the top section. Turn the knob 90°-120° to Pull the above section upward. Lock it at the desired extension. Reserve the last 10cm (4") of each section for better stability. The latest poles have glossy paint at that position. Repeat the procedure to extend the other sections. Reverse the procedure to collapse the pole. Unlock the knob slowly so that the pole retracts slowly. Tighten the knob slightly if unit retracts too rapidly. Do not place fingers above the knob. Rapid collapsing of pole may cause damage to the connectors and the mounted device, and may pinch fingers.
Click to enlargePole Series 1 - extending and contracting

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Extending the Reach of Pole Series 1

Fanotec poles are modular in design. Pole Series 1 can be attached to an extension unit which is the same as Pole Series 2 Lower Unit.


Package Content of Pole Series 1 Extension Unit

Spare Parts Qty
3/16" hex key 1
3/8" x 3/4" stud 2
anti-twisting plates 4
o-ring 21mm x 2.5mm 2
o-ring 30mm x 2.5mm 2

Pole Series 1
Click to enlargePole Series 1


Stacking Pole Series 1 to the Extension Unit



Stacking Pole Series 1 to the Extension Unit
Remove base cap from Pole Series 1 to reveal the anti-twisting sockets.

Click to enlargeStacking Pole Series 1 to the Extension Unit
Remove top tightening knob from the extension unit. Insert it to Pole Series 1. Install the 2 white antitwisting plates.


Click to enlargeStacking Pole Series 1 to the Extension Unit
With anti-twisting plates in place, twist and push to align and then slide Pole Series 1 into the extension unit.


Stacking Pole Series 1 to the Extension Unit
Tighten the knob to complete the connection. The maximum height of pole is now 5.5 m (18 ft).


Using the Extension Unit as a Very Stiff Short Pole

The can be used independently by adding an optional top plate, forming a very stable short pole for heavy loading or horizontal applications. Safety wire should be used for horizontal application. See the Quick Reference Guide for Top Plate for further details.


Package Content of the (Optional) Top Plate

Spare Parts Qty
2.5mm hex key 1
3/16" hex key 1
M5 x 5mm set screw 2
3/8" x 3/4" stud 1
o-ring 12mm x 2.5mm 1
o-ring 21mm x 2.5mm 1
o-ring 30mm x 2.5mm 1
Pole Series 1 Top Plate


Installing the Top Plate to the Extension Unit



Click to enlargeInstalling the Top Plate to the Extension Unit
Make sure the two M5 set screws are tightened, by using the 2.5mm hex key.


Click to enlargeInstalling the Top Plate to the Extension Unit
Remove top tightening knob from the extension unit. Insert it to the top plate. Install the anti-twisting plates that come from the extension unit.


Installing the Top Plate to the Extension Unit
With the anti-twisting plates in place, twist and push to align and then slide the top plate into the extension unit.


Click to enlargeInstalling the Top Plate to the Extension Unit
Tighten the knob fully. Then loosen the knob slightly and push the top plate against the knob. Tighten the knob fully to finish the installation.

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