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Old 08-04-2015, 03:00 PM
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So mounting it on foam doesn't do the trick?
Not so far. It seems that whatever we use to hold it on the plane transfers the vibration to the tag. We have tried elastic, straight hook and loop straps, various thicknesses of foam, all with no joy. I want to try isolating the tag in the canopy but that might mean having to take the canopy apart before and after every flight that you want to record.

We are going to work on it some more tomorrow when I don;t have a headache from it yet.
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:43 PM
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Before I bought my unit, I saw some videos that supposedly were taken using the SoloShot. I almost feel duped!
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:48 PM
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Before I bought my unit, I saw some videos that supposedly were taken using the SoloShot. I almost feel duped!
I've gotten some decent videos with it but on a Cub with the tag on top of the wing. It is on the fuselages on everything else is where we are having trouble. Stand by, more experimenting tomorrow.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:22 PM
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Can it mount completely inside the plane encased in foam, or will it not pick up the signal that way?
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:03 AM
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Can it mount completely inside the plane encased in foam, or will it not pick up the signal that way?
I have tried it inside the canopy and that worked but if I am hearing things right from SoloShot if you want the camera to zoom automatically we have to control the recording start and stop from the tag, not the camera which means we have to be able to push the + button on the tag before and after the flight being recorded and that means taking the canopy off and on for each flight.

I am going to play this morning step by step to see if we can figure something out. I need to go through all of the states the tag is in to see when we do and don;t have control of the camera AT the camera. Working with the SoloShot support is confusing at best and frustrating the rest of the time.

Stay tuned! We are working as hard as we can on this before I take the whole mess out in the yard and set it on fire.
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:54 AM
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We just tried a solution suggested by SoloShot where we put a blank USB thumb drive in the base before starting it. This is supposed to disable the triple tap feature in the tag that is getting activated by the vibrations of a gas engine. I have tried this on twin cylinder (smoother) and single cylinder engines, same result.

Unfortunately, USB drive or not, the vibration is cycling through random start and stop recording signals on its own because of the vibration. I have tried non-stretch velcro straps (in the video) elastic straps, various thicknesses of foam rubber beneath the tag up to over an inch worth and thicker foam seems to just give the tag more room to shake no matter how tight I get the strap and the cycling through the record, stop record continues randomly.

I made a Iphone video (awful, holding plane, radio, Iphone at same time) and will either put that up on YouTube or figure something else out. That of course if I don;t just set fire to this thing and get it over with.

SoloShot2 Tag Vibrating (0 min 52 sec)
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:04 PM
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Donate it to some youth soccer team and take the tax write off.
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:08 PM
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Donate it to some youth soccer team and take the tax write off.
I have an electric plane here someplace I need to dig that out. I'm sure it will work on electric, gliders and such, just not gassers apparently. I need to make one more video to document these issues and then I am done with this thing!
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:35 AM
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Hang on to your undies, SoloShot came up with a one-off firmware variation that so far is letting me get video on a gasser without interruption. I will be testing it in the air on Sunday if a all possible and will post the results here and in an upcoming story/video to show the results and what we have been doing
It is looking positive though
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:00 AM
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You da man Tom! Without you doing this I don't think Soloshot would have come up with any of these patches.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:45 PM
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Looking forward to your Sunday test results. GREAT job Tom, you definitely are contributing in a big way to SoloShot's product development.


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Old 08-07-2015, 01:26 AM
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Hang on to your undies, SoloShot came up with a one-off firmware variation that so far is letting me get video on a gasser without interruption. I will be testing it in the air on Sunday if a all possible and will post the results here and in an upcoming story/video to show the results and what we have been doing
It is looking positive though
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:36 AM
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The vibration problem with the tag can be resolved with a SoloShot workaround. A blank USB thumb drive (version 2.0 only) in the base before turning anything on should disable the triple tap feature of the tag that was causing the hundreds of tiny video segments.

I posted the new segment of the review about this with video shot of faster planes to help show the increased altitude etc. Thy still need to get more vertical tracking speed but overall it is way better than it was when I first got the SoloShot.

http://flyingrc.net/soloshotvib.html
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:20 AM
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Vertical is limited

SoloShot this morning saying that they may address the vertical tracking speed in future models with faster servo motors. We apparently are already at the maximum vertical tilting speed in the SoloShot2.

Bummer, but it is still usable for many shots. Still need the buddy with the handheld though to get all of your even mildly vertical performance.
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:01 PM
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Hey Tom.
I just got an email from Soloshot. They say there's a new feature called "Big Altitude ". For flyers. Haven't read it over yet.
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