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Old 12-30-2017, 07:06 PM   #151
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Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer View Post
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 ...

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Old 12-31-2017, 10:34 PM   #152
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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. :-)
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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 .....

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

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

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

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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 :

Field
Centre
Narrow
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 ..

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Here's compilation video ..



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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 ...

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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.



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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.


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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.



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