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snaquin 12-04-2020 06:38 PM

Iím looking forward to this I need to block off 1/2 day vacation for that Friday afternoon :)

I made my first NARAM with the successful Virtual NARAM so tee up NARCON ... this will be my first NARCON too :cool:

snaquin 12-04-2020 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by BEC
I do intend to spend quite a bit more time on installation considerations including both of those points than the usual article seems to, including mine in the 2020 NAR Member Guidebook.


Iíve been thinking about how, in the virtual environment, to present some of that sort of thing. There has to be something better than just having you look at a static picture on a slide on a screen.

I have to say if not for your detailed reporting on your many successful AstroCam flights with your FS MINI onboard I wouldnít have even known about that company to make the purchase. I had never heard of FlightSketch before you mentioned them. I liked the FS MINI so much I waited patiently for the restock email and bought a second one :D

I especially like that flights and pictures can be posted to their website, very cool and what a great feature :cool:

https://flightsketch.com/flights/1343/

https://flightsketch.com/flights/1342/

Please touch on this awesome, affordable and yet very simple Bluetooth altimeter! I canít wait for the release of some of their other planned products.

;)

BEC 12-04-2020 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by snaquin
Please touch on this awesome, affordable and yet very simple Bluetooth altimeter! I canít wait for the release of some of their other planned products.

;)


I have been flying them since the betas over a year ago, and I will certainly have to say something about the Mini, and also the upcoming Comp (as I have been flying a prototype). BUT....I was asked to focus on altimeters for the National Rocketry Competition events and the FS devices are not yet accepted for contest use by the NAR. I have been working with Russ (the man behind FlightSketch) and with the NAR contest board chairman to facilitate that wherever I could, but at the moment the ball is in Russ' court (and he has real life, job, kids and COVID complications in same to deal with along with working on FlightSketch stuff and running his web store). I won't go into details here about why it's not yet contest accepted, but there is still some work to do on the on-board software to get it there.

That said, the majority of the time it does a wonderful job and the price/feature combination is simply unbeatable. For sport flying it is great as is, though I recommend one look at the graph of the flight and not just the summarized data.

snaquin 12-05-2020 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BEC
I have been flying them since the betas over a year ago, and I will certainly have to say something about the Mini, and also the upcoming Comp (as I have been flying a prototype). BUT....I was asked to focus on altimeters for the National Rocketry Competition events and the FS devices are not yet accepted for contest use by the NAR. I have been working with Russ (the man behind FlightSketch) and with the NAR contest board chairman to facilitate that wherever I could, but at the moment the ball is in Russ' court (and he has real life, job, kids and COVID complications in same to deal with along with working on FlightSketch stuff and running his web store). I won't go into details here about why it's not yet contest accepted, but there is still some work to do on the on-board software to get it there.

That said, the majority of the time it does a wonderful job and the price/feature combination is simply unbeatable. For sport flying it is great as is, though I recommend one look at the graph of the flight and not just the summarized data.

I got my Virtual NARCON ticket last night and I have your session marked as attending :)
Looking forward to it Bernard!
Itís cool you are working with Russ. I hope he is very successful with his FlightSketch line of products and can get contest acceptance. I plan to fly mine again when our field reopens in the spring.

Ltvscout 12-06-2020 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
Been to two. Better than NARAM. :cool:

Good times!

BEC 01-05-2021 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by tbzep
Even if it's a static port? :D


Maybe you're right. :)

Anyone else have a suggestion? I'm working on this presentation currently.

5x7 01-05-2021 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by BEC
Maybe you're right. :)

Anyone else have a suggestion? I'm working on this presentation currently.


Keep it clean and stay sober? Always good advise I think. :)

shockwaveriderz 01-05-2021 08:42 PM

I just bought a FS Mini because it fits in really small spaces.


I can't wait to get one if their FS Comp.

Terry

Don Altschwager 01-28-2021 04:46 PM

Just wondering, how many Ye Olde Rocket Forum regulars are planning on attending?

Have my ticket and agenda all planned. The drive will be short this year; just have to go downstairs.....

Scott_650 01-28-2021 05:01 PM

Signed up this morning - since itís not looking good for a launch Saturday Iíll be ďatĒ the convention all day.


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