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  1. Quick question,
    Tried Google and searching here first but nothing came up.

    Does anyone know why Tandem reserves are 9 cell and not 7 cell?

    Looking for genuine answers, not "I think....." ;-)
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  2. Liking the camera so far, but things I don't like are

    * Bought 2 different UHS-I 3 cards that won't work with 4K

    * GPS layover only shows horizontal speed

    * Interval photo is only 2.1 megapixel, Single Photo mode is 8.8 but hard to use in freefall

    Any one know if the HDMI supports 4K?
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  3. I will be going out literally now to buy one,
    BUT if there's a newer version coming out very soon I will hold on....
    Anyone have any idea on this? I have tried looking it up
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  4. There will be a Crossfire 3 and and Crossfire X,
    The X is higher performance and may take on another name.

    At the moment they are focusing on getting the Safire3 and the wingsuit canopy out on the market
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    The Bluetooth connectivity does allow for the VIRB to connect to Bluetooth-enabled OBD devices that transmit metrics like throttle position, RPM and speed.


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  6. This looks interesting...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i3WhjxToPQ

    If the GPS is any good it could also be useful for swoop training and also wingsuit.

    Here's some more info I stole from some guys review:

    - Both models now have WiFi, GPS, accelerometer, and full ANT+ sensor capabilities (previously only the higher end VIRB had it)
    - Addition of gyroscope, increased sensor data collection at higher rate
    - Slight resolution increase to 1440/30p for VIRB XE
    - New slow-mo options: 240fps @ 480p, and 120fsp @ 720p (XE only)
    - Natively waterproofed to 50-meters (no external case required)
    - Flat front glass/case that Garmin says will repel water droplets
    - Ability to connect to supported Bluetooth-enabled OBD sensors (automotive primarily)
    - Ability to connect to Bluetooth 4.0 audio devices (i.e. microphones)
    - New ‘Pro’ mode for adjusting white balance, sharpness, ISO, exposure bias, and color profile
    - New auto image rotation option, which ensures photo/video is right-side up
    - New continuous photo mode
    - New photo burst to 10 frames per second for VIRB X (previously was 6 fps
    - New photo burst to 30 frames per second for VIRB XE (previously was 6 fps)
    - Ability to have camera ‘sleep’ in between long-interval timelapses (up to 120-seconds now)
    - Dedicated photo-taking button (also automatically tags video highlight too)
    - Ability to capture Garmin HRM-RUN Running Dynamics & Garmin Vector Cycling Dynamics data
    - Improved microphone that isn’t blocked by rubber stopper, works underwater
    - Ability to share videos/photos directly from Garmin VIRB mobile app
    - Ability to create gauge/dashboard overlays form the Garmin VIRB mobile app on videos
    - Ability to control and stream up to 10 cameras from the Garmin VIRB mobile app
    - Support for 128GB micro-SD cards (increased from 64GB)
    - Uses GoPro mount on camera itself
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  7. FLCPA #1 21-22 February @ZHills, FL
    DISL #3 28 February @ Skydive Dubai Desert Campus
    FLCPA #2 14-15 March @ZHills, FL
    Danish Nationals Open, NJFK Denmark 23. - 25.th of May
    FLCPA #3 23-24 May @Raeford, NC
    ABCPC Meet #1 June 6-7 Skydive Eden North Edmonton Alberta
    FLCPA #4 12-13 June @Raeford, NC
    USPA Nationals 15-18 June @Raeford, NC(not positive on exact days)
    European Cup 12-14th June @ Dunkeswell, Devon UK
    NECPL #1 July 11-12 Skydive Cross Keys Williamstown, NJ
    ABCPC Meet # 2 July 18-19 Edmonton Skydive, Westlock Alberta
    UK Nationals & Open 24-26 July @ Dunkeswell, Devon, UK
    Italian Nationals & Open 24-26 July @ Pullout, Ravenna Italy
    Canadian CP Nationals July 27-August 3 Edmonton Skydive
    NECPL #2 Aug 8-9 Skydive Cross Keys Williamstown, NJ
    Pink Open 13-16 August @ Klatovy CZ
    ABCPC Meet # 3 August 15-16 Skydive Eden North
    8th World Cup of Canopy Piloting 23 - 29 Aug @ Farnham, Canada
    NECPL #3 Sep 5-6 Skydive Cross Keys Williamstown, NJ
    ABCPC Meet # 4 Sept 12-13 Edmonton Skydive
    NECPL #4 Oct 3-4 Skydive Cross Keys Williamstown, NJ
    World Air Games 2015 1-12 December @ Skydive Dubai
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  8. I know how to find kit, if you're surrounded by nice big freshly mown fields then yeah it can be pretty easy,
    But I'm jumping right on the edge of a town, and my last 3 cutaways have resulted in my kit floating away in to town,
    fortunately for me I have always got my kit back, but I know of many people that have lost theirs.
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  9. European Cup 12-14th June @ Dunkeswell, Devon UK
    UK Nationals & Open 24-26 July @ Dunkeswell, Devon, UK
    Pink Open 13-16 August @ Klatovy CZ
    8th World Cup of Canopy Piloting 23 - 29 Aug @ Farnham, Canada
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  10. Jumped both, didn't like the Neos because of the hard openings,
    It's made by Icarus Spain and not NZA,
    I'd recommend a JFX instead
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  11. The 90 rule is apparently also meant to reduce the chance of a collision but I recently jumped at a DZ that had a 90 only rule and I think it made canopy traffic more difficult, constantly holding off for the larger lower canopies that are on long finals, with bigger turns the responsible canopy pilot can get down and out the way quicker freeing up the airspace for others
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  12. Dubai International SL #2 - Jan 26
    FLCPA #1 Feb 8-9 Z-Hills
    Dubai International SL #3 - Feb 23
    FLCPA #2 Mar 15-16 Z-Hills
    Dubai International SL #4 - Mar 30
    FLCPA #3 APR 5-6 Raeford NC
    Australian Nationals - April 16-21
    FLCPA #4 APR 26-27 The Farm
    Dubai International SL #5 - Apr 27
    South African Nationals Apr 28 - 1 May Pretoria
    FLCPA #5 May 17-18 Z-Hills
    USPA Nationals May 21-23 Z-Hills (Practice days May 19-20)
    Danish Nationals Open 7.th of June - 9.th of June NJFK
    NECPL meet #1 June 14-15. Skydive Crosskeys
    NECPL meet #2 July 12-13 Skydive Crosskeys
    UK & Irish Nationals & Open July 18-20 Dunkeswell, UK
    King Of Swoop 2014 July 21-27 - Empuriabrava, Spain
    NECPL Meet #3 Aug 9-10 Skydive Crosskeys
    Pink Open, Klatovy CZ, 14-17 August
    French Nationals & Open, Castelnau-Magnoac, 5-7 September, France
    NECPL meet #4 Sep 13-14. Skydive Crosskeys
    2nd Annual Sun Path Products Canopy Piloting Open - Oct 8-12 Raeford, NC
    World Cup 2014 1st-7th Nov. ZHills
    Dubai International Parachuting Championships #5 Nov 26 - Dec 7, Dubai
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  13. Dubai International SL #2 - Jan 26
    FLCPA #1 Feb 8-9 Z-Hills
    Dubai International SL #3 - Feb 23
    FLCPA #2 Mar 15-16 Z-Hills
    Dubai International SL #4 - Mar 30
    FLCPA #3 APR 5-6 Raeford NC
    Australian Nationals - April 16-21
    FLCPA #4 APR 26-27 The Farm
    Dubai International SL #5 - Apr 27
    South African Nationals Apr 28 - 1 May Pretoria
    FLCPA #5 May 17-18 Z-Hills
    USPA Nationals May 21-23 Z-Hills (Practice days May 19-20)
    Danish Nationals Open 7.th of June - 9.th of June NJFK
    NECPL meet #1 June 14-15. Skydive Crosskeys
    NECPL meet #2 July 12-13 Skydive Crosskeys
    UK & Irish Nationals & Open July 18-20 Dunkeswell, UK
    King Of Swoop 2014 July 21-27 - Empuriabrava, Spain
    NECPL Meet #3 Aug 9-10 Skydive Crosskeys
    Pink Open, Klatovy CZ, 14-17 August
    French Nationals & Open, Castelnau-Magnoac, 5-7 September, France
    NECPL meet #4 Sep 13-14. Skydive Crosskeys
    World Cup 2014 1st-7th Nov. ZHills
    Dubai International Parachuting Championships #5 Nov 26 - Dec 7, Dubai
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  14. Unfortunately it's Apple only at the moment and I'm an Android user.
    Growth will certainly increase once they open it up to other devices, looks like Bluetooth 4.0 is the reason it's only iOS right now.

    But I'd be willing to gamble $20 and have one of these stitched into a pocket on my Freebag, people here usually have an idea of where it landed so cycling or driving around looking for a signal wouldn't be too much hassle
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