[D&P]Rockets* record time

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Which time should be used for the new class C record?

Poll ended at Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:32 pm

We use the onboard time of 1.47 min
16
57%
We use the ground time of 1.57 min
2
7%
We average the two for 1.52 min
10
36%
 
Total votes: 28
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[D&P]Rockets* record time

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There is no question that this submission will qualify for a new class C record. The only question is which time should be counted. Obviously the flycam has a design flaw which causes it to lose time. The rules do state that the onboard camera is used to calculate record time. We will let the membership decide with a poll.

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I say that whatever we vote to do here will become the "law" and that anyone who ever has the same problem will have to have the same standard applied to their rocket.
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Spaceman Spiff wrote:I say that whatever we vote to do here will become the "law" and that anyone who ever has the same problem will have to have the same standard applied to their rocket.
Consider it an official ballot for an amendment to the rules. :WRA2:

Congrats on the new Class C records, guys!
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We had a tie vote here so the deadline will be extended 3 more days.
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The onboard video is really the only definitive proof because it's the only video that is guaranteed to be recording the position of the rocket through 100% of the flight. A really high or fast moving flight or a flight that goes behind trees or terrain might get out of view of the ground camera, so the real proof is in the onboard video. I hope D&P doesn't mind the loss of a handful of seconds. It's a shame that the manufacturer has been unable to come up with a firmware fix for the dropped frames.
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U.S. Water Rockets1 wrote:The onboard video is really the only definitive proof because it's the only video that is guaranteed to be recording the position of the rocket through 100% of the flight. A really high or fast moving flight or a flight that goes behind trees or terrain might get out of view of the ground camera, so the real proof is in the onboard video. I hope D&P doesn't mind the loss of a handful of seconds. It's a shame that the manufacturer has been unable to come up with a firmware fix for the dropped frames.
go to flycamone.com and then to firmare and update your flycam!

i got problems after that :
i got pixels as video but then i tryed the (8) version and it workt!
its verry strange becous the (8) version is only with an A or a chineese mark on the back but that is the only update wath works!
(for mine)
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Post by Daan.[D&P]Rockets* »

I updated my FCO2 a week ago or something. But haven't tried it in the rocket yet. I hope the frame drops are the past ;)!

The 10 seconds isnt the biggest problem in the world. But we know that the rocket flew 1.57 seconds avarage. And we can fly a lot longer :) but that is a back up!

Btw the rocket is called: Project 1.5
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Congratulations [D&P]Rockets* our new Class C flight duration record holder.


Our voting is complete and the onboard time will stand as the official record.
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how big is your parachute?
my rockets goes the same altitude and you are match longer in the air!
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Oke Thanks!

And TeamdbRockets find out yourself how big the parachute must be ;)
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Wra,

Is it possible to place team in front of our name like: Team.[D&P]Rockets* because thats our nickname. Or aint that possible because of the space?

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Congratulations on the new record!!! Keep it up!!! :WRA2:
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Daan.[D&P]Rockets* wrote:I updated my FCO2 a week ago or something. But haven't tried it in the rocket yet. I hope the frame drops are the past ;)!
I don't know about back in 2009, but these days, the micro USB cameras I've seen have a setting for resolution. A lower resolution will prevent dropped frames. My camera defaults to 1080p HD resolution, but it can be set to record at 720p, which is plenty for my purposes and reduces the chance of dropped frames.