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  1. thanks for this reply, that makes alot of sense. Let's hope the GP5 has image stabilization!
  2. Hi All. Typically tandem cameras use a camcorder type cam, such as the Sony CX115, with a wind angle adaptor. The CX115 is 37mm (35mm equiv). Or 16mm with a 0.43 adaptor. A gopro4 is 28mm (narrow) or 21mm (medium), or 14mm (wide). Which seems perfect. Is there any preferable reason to use a handycam, instead of a gopro with a ring site and possibly a wrist mount screen? Thanks
  3. I have always brought Larsen based on their legendary reputation. However I have to say I've been very disappointed. I would have loved replacements when faults occur, but I wouldn't make this post purely on that basis (all the devices were out of warranty). They simply fail basic correspondence every time I've had an issue. I asked them to clarify there position, and yet again they failed to even bother replying to my courteous emails. Therefore I think it's reasonable to put a post up as I'm not sure L&B is quite the amazing company they have a reputation for - at least not anymore.... What a disappointment! I'm lucky to even get a reply on any courteous emails I send them. I've had a cracked viso. A protrack with battery issues, no reply. A dead pro dytter - said out of service, and a faulty protrack that would no longer turn on - they asked the date of purchase, then never replied given 2 follow up emails from me. I mean I think it's bloody rude when they can't even reply to an email telling you they're sorry but they won't replace / repair your goods. These aren't kids toys they are very expensive products which are critical in a dangerous sport. L&B stuff is alright. I never understand why protrack is so bloody expensive, needs an update for usability - and it doesn't have canopy alarms forcing buying another audible. The viso is nice, but prone to cracking, and an even worse menu system than a protrack, takes a genius and a manual. Big let down. Maybe they will chuck out a few more freebies at events to let the skydive community know how great they are, pity if they fail at the basics thought isn't it...
  4. I've only had bad experiences of L&B. I had always heard of there golden reputation, magically replacing any slightly faulty device so they had all the money I could throw at them (for skydiving electronics :-). What a disappointment! I'm lucky to even get a reply on any courteous emails I send them. I've had a cracked viso - wanted to charge for repair despitek nown issue. A protrack with battery issues, no reply. A dead pro dytter - said to bin it, and a faulty protrack - they asked the date of purchase, then never even replied to me. I mean I think it's bloody rude when they can't even reply to an email telling you they're sorry but they won't replace / repair your goods. L&B stuff is alright. I never understand why protrack is so bloody expensive, but badly needs an update for usability - and it doesn't have cnaopy alarms forcing buying another audible. The viso is nice, but prone to cracking, and an even worse menu system than a protrack, takes a genius and a manual. Big let down.
  5. Hi, after playing with a flysight I was very impressed. Mostly I liked the CSV gps output file I could load in maps etc, and the audible feedback on glide ratios. I found the baseline flight computer in the android playstore, that seemed to say it could do much the same, it should even be even more customisable! However having downloaded it, I'm a little disappointed. I don't think it can log the GPS path to a file. And while it seems to offer infinite customization with warnings, the only one that looks like something I could figure out was as an audible, which I of course would never use a phone app for. It offers glide ratio as a trigger, and a sensor with 2 bars one going from -90 to -90 and the other offering no numbers at all. I could set 1 to 1 and 1 to 2 but that isn't really very useful, it doesn't seem that it will give custom audio, and I can't figure it out anyway. The warnings give you either a beep, or a drum. Nothing to set your own wav files. I don't really want a single beep when I hit a certain GR. A guide would be good even if I had to move wav files into its home folder. So all in all it looks like it could be a great low cost tool. I'm not sure if it works, but is very hard to use, or has been half finished with alot of options that possibly don't work, or if it just needs a guide...I've emailed the dev and he is also a user on this board so we'll see! Has anyone else figured this app out?!Quote
  6. Thanks for the replies, guess I'll be a bit hasty and keep the 150 in the cupboard for now!
  7. Hi guys, looking for opinions. I'm on 80 jumps, 20 or so on the 170. Currently jumping an 18 year old Sabre 1 - 170 at wingload 1.08. The rig came with a very new Sabre 2 - 150 (wingload 1.22). Is this going to be an easy downsize, whilst it's a smaller canopy, I guess it will flare much stronger and I'm told will be a much nicer canopy. Should this be a quick downsize, or will the 150 still be alot more challenging that the 170....anyone jumped both the sabre 1 and 2 and can give me a mini comparison? Thanks