This is my first post so treat me gently!
I am building a merlin type stabiliser for my Canon XM2 from 22mm copper pipe and plumbing parts I happen to have kicking around.
Below are the designs (roughly to scale) – one showing parts, one showing the build in copper and one showing how it will look when finished and sprayed black.
My question is about balance. Should the bottom weight be the same as the camera? Or is it a case of trial and error?
Is there a formula for calculating this?