Freefly recommends installing protective bands to ALTA booms (if not already installed) and performing inspections of the protective bands after traveling with or shipping ALTA.
After installing the rubber straps, the boom retention clips can be used as intended to retain the boom in the closed position. When shipping the ALTA, it is recommended to close all booms and latch them in place with the boom retention clips. Due to the added thickness of the rubber straps, the boom may rub against the retention clip when latching it into the closed position. Be cautious not to use excessive force when closing the boom retention clips.
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