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Night Tripper 01-21-2010 01:18 PM

Help Needed for Estes Oracle software!!
 
Heeeeelp!!!

I just acquired an mib Estes Oracle. The problem is loading the software. The laptop that I am taking to the range is a Dell INSPIRON Mini with Windows XP. A small laptop is great. However, it doesn't have a CD-ROM drive. My wife's laptop has a CD-ROM drive. Unforunately, from what I've read, the Oracle software doesn't work with Windows Vista.

Is there a website out there that I can download the Oracle software/drivers?

Thanks.

Initiator001 01-21-2010 01:26 PM

Try this.

Load the Oracle CD in your wife's computer.

Plug a flash/pin drive into the same computer.

Copy Oracle software from CD to flash drive.

Remove flash drive and plug it into your computer.

Copy software from flash drive to computer.

:)

Bob

Night Tripper 01-21-2010 09:59 PM

Thanks Bob! That did the trick.

I plan on launching a few test shots on saturday!

Initiator001 01-21-2010 11:33 PM

Glad to hear that my idea worked. :D

I have three Oracle cameras and fly each of them with a different booster.

Here's a thread about that:

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/show...ighlight=oracle

I wish you good flying on Saturday!

Bob

Night Tripper 01-29-2010 09:45 PM

FYI...

Last week, before I posted here, I emailed Estes inquiring about downloadable software for the Oracle. Today I received a response. It is as follows...


We will not have the software available for 4-6 weeks on the new web site.

Thank you,

Christine


That's nice. However, like with the Saturn V that was due out last July, I'll have to see some Oracle software before I believe it.
;)

Night Tripper 01-29-2010 09:51 PM

Oh, and by the way...here's one of the launches from last saturday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohtUO1QC8U4

:)

Initiator001 01-29-2010 11:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Night Tripper
Oh, and by the way...here's one of the launches from last saturday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohtUO1QC8U4

:)


Very nice. :)


I see you launched off of an AeroTech Mantis Launch Pad. I like it! :D

Bob

panzer 09-07-2010 10:26 AM

This is a bit late but:

http://estes-oracle-digital-video-c...6630.cooga.net/

Hope it helps.

GregGleason 09-07-2010 11:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Initiator001
Very nice. :)


I see you launched off of an AeroTech Mantis Launch Pad. I like it! :D

Bob


Hmmmmm.

Ok Bob, now I'm curious.

Did you have a hand in the creation of the Mantis?

Greg

Initiator001 09-07-2010 12:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by GregGleason
Hmmmmm.

Ok Bob, now I'm curious.

Did you have a hand in the creation of the Mantis?

Greg


The Mantis launch pad was designed by Dan Meyer, Bill Stine and (maybe?) Grant Boyd.

The Mantis pad was pretty much already designed by the time I arrived at Enertek. Bill Stine was actually building the prototype Mantis when I first learned about it. I DID cut one part for the prototype Mantis pad out of sheet styrene for Bill but I don't know if it was used.

My contribution to the Mantis pad was the paint scheme for the legs (black & yellow).

The square aluminum leg stock on the Enertek version of the Mantis pad was to be 20" long. To save money and weight for the AeroTech production version of the Mantis pad I shortened the legs to 18".

Bob


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