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solentlife 12-30-2017 07:06 PM

Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer (Post 1010688)
That looks a LOT better Nigel.

I wonder how it would cope with a bigger/faster model?

Honest answer ? Doubt it would cope ...

Its fine as long as model is on a straight course without hard loops / turns etc.

I will be testing of course once the flooded fields dry out ...

At the moment I am trying to figure out a mount for my DJI Phantom ...


Panther 12-31-2017 10:34 PM

I wonder if the Pixio is any better. https://shop.movensee.com/en/?gclid=...UaAm7EEALw_wcB
It seems that there are a few coming to market now.

Oh, BTW . Happy Birthday for Tomorrow Nigel. :-)

solentlife 01-01-2018 08:44 AM

Tks ... at the age now that each year takes its toll !

The Pixio ... I looked at it but its very short range and requires you to supply separate camera etc. But it works indoors ... which SS doesn't without special tag .....


solentlife 01-01-2018 09:00 AM

Pixio relies on IR and Line of Sight .....

But Aime may be better in the Pro version ....


Panther 01-01-2018 09:28 AM

They were claiming 2000 ft range. Can't believe anything you read or any video you see nowadays. :-(

solentlife 01-01-2018 10:17 AM

Actually I see Pixio has a new system ... looks similar to SS3 !!

Maybe that has the range .... but price !!

Aime is smaller - cheaper but limited range .... the better range Pro has the area markers which really is silly today ...

Once SS3 sorts itself out - I reckon it will be about the best compromise.


solentlife 01-13-2018 06:57 PM

Videos processing to Youtube at moment ... one via GoPro and other a mix of the two - SS3 and GoPro.

I am really annoyed - it took over 7.5mins to get a good green light lock. 3 moves of base to recalibrate, 3 on-off cycles of the tag, countless walking back and forth.

In -3C weather - I can do without that !!

Anyway once locked on - it actually followed the models quite well.

Settings :

1 sec

I did lose my remote mic audio but with all the clothing on to keep warm - it had a job to transmit through. So I added the GoPro audio in the latter part ..


solentlife 01-14-2018 08:12 AM

Here's compilation video ..


solentlife 01-21-2018 07:09 PM

solentlife 01-23-2018 08:23 AM

Guy produced a dummy Tag ... this clips into the base .... so I sliced of the box and created from it a mounting plate for my remote mic...

What we are used to seeing :


So plate fixed to mic rx :


Clipped into base :


Perfect !!

Cheers to the guy ...


solentlife 02-03-2018 05:41 PM

Today I get out the SS3 having checked its latest FW etc. Weather is -2C but near clam .. grey overcast ... ready to snow again I reckon.

Switch on ... all powers up nice ... tags on ... calibrates and tracks first time ! Now that's a surprise.

I launch my 3D Hummer and it does a reasonable job following it except when it gets a bit close ...

I'm having a ball and then motor dies ... model goes into one of the tallest spindliest trees ...

My mate (keen Archer) - call him and he tries to spear it with arrow and fishing line. But line keeps breaking..
So we chat to 'services' who run a 'training exercise' ..... all down !!

My biggest worry was not the $40 model - but the $140 TAG !!

Video of flight uploading. I had to agree not to make public any photo etc. of services though ... sorry.


Panther 02-03-2018 09:11 PM

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I hung my Raptor in some power lines and they asked me not to video the retrieval.
I did get a couple of still shots though.

solentlife 04-14-2018 05:56 PM

Really enjoying my Eagle .. and SS3 seems to be sorting out ....

I would like to get a better remote wireless mic ... but needs to be a light unit that can pitch / turn with base unit.


dahawk 06-10-2018 12:19 AM

Here's vid of Soloshot3 following a 80mm A4 Skyhawk EDF from a far:https://youtu.be/VzEJl3pYVuk

WVrailfan 07-21-2018 12:59 AM

Msg removed, posted in wrong thread. Sorry.

dahawk 07-28-2018 10:25 PM

Here's a twin 80mm Freewing A-10 Warthog:


solentlife 07-29-2018 10:43 AM

I have been playing with my 'scrap faulty unit' that Soloshot replaced ... they said I could keep the old ...

I managed to keep it going for a 10 minute session ...

The session was to see if it would record fully on TWO units from tracking one TAG. I could not see why not unless the Tag and Base had a code link.

Set up both SS3's ..... about 20m apart and with a relatively clear area.

Started up the new unit and calibrated with TAG docked as instructed. Once completed and camera recording .... I undocked TAG and started the old unit ... (I hooked up external power as well to it) ... docked the same TAG and calibrated.

Then proceeded to do a video about the garden to see what results ....

What I found interesting was the tracking exhibited same faults with both units. Tilting up and losing TAG ... but zoom was similar but not actually same. The new unit being also noisy on zoom.
The stop / start function worked fine as well on the TAG.

But basically success with dual tracking. This brings in possibilities of different angle videos / shots with multiple base units tracking same TAG. Owners who know others - can lock onto same TAG at games / Shows etc. to create good videos ....

Now all I need to do is find a way to keep that old unit powered up !!


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