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  1. pilotdave

    Where to find skydiving video

    Nope. But here's a recent picture of it relaxing in the couch. Dave
  2. If it has to be under 20 years old, you're looking at a 182S. Quick search shows used prices in the $150-200k range. I'm assuming there aren't any being used for skydiving yet, but I don't know. You'll have to make sure jump modifications are even available for it. Probably makes more sense to find an older model in India, but I'm guessing you've already tried.
  3. pilotdave

    Dslr with tonfly helmet.

    Examples (with varying degrees of editing)... 16mm: [inline 2016-06-04_skydive_cpi_0420-X2.jpg] [inline 2016-07-02_skydive_jumptown_0712-X2.jpg] [inline 2016-10-16_skydive_cpi_0039-X2.jpg] [inline 2016-08-13_skydive_cpi_0389-X2.jpg] [inline 2017-02-18_skydive_cpi_0468-X3.jpg] 10-18: [inline 2016-09-17_skydive_cpi_0154-X2.jpg] [inline 2016-05-22_skydive_cpi_0462-X2.jpg] [inline 2016-05-28_skydive_cpi_0239-X2.jpg] Dave
  4. pilotdave

    Dslr with tonfly helmet.

    I haven't done exhaustive testing, but I find the Sony 16 2.8 to be a little sharper than the much more expensive, much heavier 10-18. I have both and they're both great lenses, but at least in the center, my 16 is noticeably (although slightly) sharper. I like having the 10-18 for occasional very wide shooting, but the 16 is my choice for just about everything. It's a little disappointing considering the price of the 10-18. I have an a5100 and an a6500. Dave
  5. pilotdave

    Reliable brand of tongue switch

    The Ultimate switch works fine with the a5100/6000. I received a bad wire for my Sony and no response from the company, but I was able to track the problem to a bad terminal crimp. I cut the terminals off, stripped the wires, and since I didn't have new terminals I pried them open and crimped them with pliers and soldered them to the wires. Been working fine for a year now. I also bought a cheap wired remote, cut the wires, identified which wire does what, and gave it to a friend to add terminals properly to be prepared when my repair fails. The ultimate switch works great. It's really an off the shelf pressure switch that's available much cheaper, but you'd need to supply your own wires and tubing. I've been using the same ultimate switch for 6 years now with few issues. I've had a few issues with wires going bad or coming loose from the switch, but nothing like the failure rates I was getting with tongue switches. Dave
  6. pilotdave

    Skydivingmovies.com is back!

    https://skydivingmovies.org/videos/skydivers. If anyone is interested, here's the info for all videos that were on the old SkydivingMovies.com: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16jZw7ea9WwCwhHAr0xY0UTWZnBfWsunhl9RWD5JTFKU/edit?usp=sharing I can't guarantee I'll upload all of them to the new site, and some are in formats that youtube won't accept, but let me know if there are any specific requests. Dave
  7. pilotdave

    Skydivingmovies.com is back!

    No crash... just lost the free hosting. The server is still sitting in my basement, good as new. I have a backup of all the files and the database on another computer... Maybe I'll try to upload some of the gems. Good luck with the new site! Dave
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