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  1. Skydive Mesquite is the only one that will allow fun jumpers. It is about 100 miles north from Vegas. All the rest are strictly tandem oriented
  2. It looks like he is streaming the video from gopro to the ground to me
  3. acho


    Las time I spoke with Sammy abot 18 months ago he said that they will open in couple of months. From the article it seems like they are still to open. I hope he will open soon
  4. acho


    I have a friend who tried very hard to poen drop zone here in Vegas but finally he gave up. He told me that getting all the permits and approvals is next to impossible. People with money comming to vegas are 99% tandem customers, not fun jumper so the tamnedm factories you mentioned don't care at all - sad but true Mesquit is the only place in 10 miles radius that I am awere of but it is very friendly place. Brad is very nice person!
  5. acho


    Not many options for fun jumpers around Vegas. The only place is Skydive Mesquite - great small DZ. In the winter they got Caravan, rest of the time is 182. The only down side is that it is about 100 miles north of Vegas. For the tandems you can go to Skydive Las Vegas - it is located at Boulder city /about 20 miles or so from Vegas but they offer shuttle/. This is typical tandem mill but they use pac 750 whic is good. I hope this info helps
  6. Where can we find more info about this? Is it available commercially?
  7. It is not only one jumper who chopped and recovered the main. The one with most so far /two/ cutaways is testenig prototype canopy so cutaways in prototype stage are more likely to happen. He most likely can pack with his experience of over 12 000 jumps If he disn't learn by now how to pack It is hopeless There is link to the thread with his post about it:;page%3Dunread&utm_source=Viber&utm_medium=Chat&utm_campaign=Private#unread
  8. It is cool to use drone but not always possible and not cheep to have it and learn to fly it. This is why I made my litle canopy locator. Passed few to my friends and already there are bunch of chopped canopies found even in field with 7 ft tall sunflowers. So far 100% recovery rate in 15 mins or less and this is with no rush :) But I admit that searching with drone is way cooler
  9. Michael, Thank you for the information! just out of curiosity - what is the range of the bluetooth device you are planning to install to your rigs? Thanks
  10. Hi Michael, I was left with impression that adding such a thing to a rig is fine since you stated that you are going to install bluetooth trackers to all your rigs in the spring
  11. I realy don't care much about mi chopped main as long as nobody is injured. I don't know why you are you looking for confrontation with me. I am not looking for that. Just be safe and don't worry about me. Again, if I offended you please accept mu apology.
  12. You got me wrong - I am not trying to gain interest on it - just want to complete the project. I am not trying to convince anyone that this is great idea and everyone should have such device. Regarding the "standard operating procedure for cut aways" - I don't feel good about some one chasing my cut away risking to get injured or worst by landing in not so landing friendly area.
  13. Let me see if I am following you. You have developed a glorious prototype of a product that is already available in all shapes and sizes and can cost anywhere between $10 and $1200. Now you want to revolutionize the skydiving industry by attaching it to a parachute, which has been done many times with devices of varying complexity and while seeing minimal results. Several people show you example of where this is being or has already been tried, and pointed out all the reasons why it is just no necessary or feasible. You have also witnessed possible conflicts with the legality of modifying equipment for experimental projects. Then your approach was to start a new thread on it and see if they had changed their minds? Or were you just hoping for a different audience this time? RopeaDope, Your post above looks interesting but to answer your question - no, you are not following me. Let me clear myself a bit. I did not mention the price of the device since it is not for sale at this moment. I never intended to revolutionize anything - I am simply not that smart. What I did is I had an idea which was challenge at first to build something that my work for the purpose. It is not another attempt to adapt existing device to work - it was built for this. Several people you are talking about was trying to convince me that it is better to look after cut away with RC aircraft. It may not be necessary or feasible for them but for me this is my project and I always try to finish my projects. I never witnessed "possible conflicts with the legality of modifying equipment for experimental projects" but somewhere in the back of my head I am aware that such conflicts may exist at some point. This is the main reason to start new thread on the subject - to ask people with more knowledge, experience and most important qualification on the subject. Please note that if I was so ignorant as you describe me the post most likely was going to be something like: "Dudes, I invented the hot water and the wheel all together which is going to change the skydiving industry forever and attached my device to my rig and jumped it" And to answer your last question - I am not looking for audience. I am grown person who has job and family, not 18 years old who has not personal life outside the Internet. I hope I answered all your questions about my project. And to clear up some future questions - English is not my first language which is the reason that I may sound funny. P.S.In this post I did not intended to show even grain of disrespect to RopeaDope or anyone. If anything in my post sounds offensive to anyone I would like to apologize. Regards, Stan
  14. Folks, This is very interesting discussion but with all my respect I would like to point back to the original subject :) In resume: i developed small, stand alone tracker for cut away canopy which does nor relay on any third party network, it dictates the gps coordinates with voice so for "base stantion" a off the shelf /cheep/ walkie talkie is used. It weights about 1oz and the range is about 2 miles. I need help to find a good way to mount it to the canopy /deployment bag. I am looking dor qualified rigger who is willing to help with that. Thanks :)
  15. I am no worried about someone stilling my idea and getting rich. In fact I posted about it here some time ago but people tried to convince me that this is very unnecessary.;#4759769 I hate to abandon projects in the middle so I would like to finish it. The device is fully finished /out of prototype phase/ and working. The coolest thing about it tha you don't need special receiver. It works with off the shelf walkie talkie an the range ground to ground is not bad - about 2 miles. Deployment bag is my idea too but as I said I am not rigger so my idea might not be good