Ragnarok

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    Formation Skydiving
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    Freefall Photography
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  1. Give this a look, may help you out... http://www.cookiecomposites.com/shop/Accessories/32/index.htm _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  2. Just avoid the Bone Head Gold Member. Fit and finish are sub-standard. It works better ad a paper weight. Liquid Flatlock is one of the best with the Cookie Cage or their Black Box. _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  3. Why this place is known as Dork Zone --- Nice replies. On the bottom or that CX100 there are 5 very small screws. Remove them. It takes a bit of finagaling but the bottom cover comes off. Then there are three more screws to get the strap off. I will take mine apart this week and get some pictures and post them so others with this question will have something to use. Cutting the strap is just lazy, and most of those that cut the strap have helmets covered in gaffers tape. Form follows function. For those of you that post smart ass comments, if you are happy with a sloppy taped up helmet, fine. Juat leave your 0.02 to yourselves when someone asks an honest question. We are supposed to hepl eachother here, are we not? _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  4. Early on as I was asking about the finer points of flying camera, I was told a few things that have stuck in my head: YOU WILL fall of the step - more than once. If you do not bump into the group your videoing, you are not trying hard enough. Get back up and do it again, this time do better. Learn from others experience and mistakes as well as your own. Sometimes the best footage is footage you might not have gotten otherwise. - oh, and buy a Sigma 15mm - -- wait, that was in another thread _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  5. Look around. 9 out of 10 you will see the Sigma 15 on a helmet mounted camera. I don't like having to worry about my zoom changing because of a bump or whatnot. The Sigma can take a beating and still give great results. If you are taking Tandem or Student photos, they are probably not going to care if you used a Sigma 15 or the kit 18-55 that came with the camera. If you are shooting for yourself buy what your pocket can afford. I will stick with Sigma. _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  6. I just spent 30+ minutes in Skyventure AZ's wind tunnel this past Sunday. A few thoughts: 1 - I have accumulated about 90 minutes tunnel time. Amazing how it affects the "small things" we don't have reference for in the air. 2 - 30 minutes of learning to back fly in the tunnel gave me not only solid learning experience, but an appreciation of what free-fliers go through to be so proficient. 3 - NEVER under-estimate what some time in the tunnel can do for you. 4 - I'm grounded anyway until I get much needed surgery on my ankle. Long story.... If you can, do yourself the favor and invest in tunnel time. You will NEBER regret it. Ragnarok _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  7. I got two knock-off batteried for my CX100. Worthless. Since I can not return them, I am stuck with the loss. Out 30 bucks. But I got lucky. Picked up a NP-FH70 for 50% off at Best Buy inone of those 'marked down' bins. I can fly with it all weekend and never have a problem. I keep the smaller original battery as a backup. Buy Sony and DO NOT LOOK BACK!!! Afterall, you get what you pay for. Save yourself the trouble and don't make tha same mistake I did. _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  8. Would moving the Video camera to the right and have the still on the left be an option? I think for budget sake the deflector is probably the best bet, though. Post a picture of what you come up with. _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  9. I spent alot of time looking at different camera models, lenses, helmets, what not - before I started to fly with a camera. I hindered myself because I did NOT want to fly with what everyone else was flying with. After asking alot of questions, it finally sunk in. There is a REASON why most camera flyers jump Cannon for stills and Sony (CX100) for video..... _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  10. garywainwright - that is EXACTLY what I was looking for. The idea of the loop on the legstrap just kept biting at me. As far as the plastic clips, I have had them fail in other uses, so I am biased against them for this type of application - Still - thank you, Fletch. You are still a signifigant mentor to me in this dicipline _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  11. I used model paint on the sides where the bottom plate lips over the top plate and on the slide-lock. It helps alot, but will need re application from time to time. Sorry BoneHead - you fell short on this one Clear nail polish will work well as well. Maybe you can find someone around with a machine shop and fart with it to get the play out (I may mess with mine when I go to the Liquid Flat Lock for sheits and giggles) though - this may not be economical feasable since the quad or flat-lock will be the way you end up going anyway. 0.02 _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  12. Good. So at least I can re-sew if I have issues without compromising the wing. Funny - the hip ring on my rig seems to be a great place to hook the RSL quick link to----- The idea of grommets sewn onto the edge of the leg strap has also come to mind. Thought about the plastic clip - if it breaks, I can just put in another one. Then safety made me think more toward the RSL quick link. Thanks All, much appreciated. How is it that 18 people can fall SLOWER than one??? --- wait, don't andwer that - really. (I was told why after I went low as we got near break off) _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  13. After a little over a year of jumping camera, I am finally pulling the trigger and getting TOny Suit's C-Wing Jacket. Just need a bit more slow down for the bigger formations when they float up on me. Those fo you jumping a jacket of this style, how do you attach your wings to your leg straps or hip rings _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  14. Here is to you getting home soon!!! (I have 2 tours behind me) The Goldmember - let's see: 1 - Solid piece of equimpent. 2 - The fit leaves a bit to be desired - mine jiggles a hair or two locked in place. I will either grab a quick-quad for the CX100 and us the Goldmember for stills OR get two Liquid Flatlocks for both cameras. Best advice I have recieved so far: DO NOT SKIMP!!! Better to pay a bit more for the right/proper equipment now than to have to re-do your setup a few days/weeks later because you are not happy with it. Good luck and come home safe!!! Rag _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever
  15. Optik Illusion (got it used three years ago) CX-100 Bonehead Goldmember Quick (sic) release. Hype Eye Pro Brent's Cross ringsite. All new liners to boot. Love this setup. Soon I will up to a flat top type helmet. But not after a hundred or so jumps on this one. _________________________________________ Twin Otter N203-Echo,29 July 2006 Cessna P206 N2537X, 19 April 2008 Blue Skies Forever