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#201 starxplor

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:34 PM

Ideally i would get my grabby hands on a remote controlled unit that lets you hook a PC (laptop) or an android device to it. But that is at this point, just a pipe dream.

 

Cobra systems have a control panel software that lets you hook up an android device to the remote controller. I do not have it but have used it when others did and it is great. Specifically, we were able to find a module on the wrong channel very quickly.



#202 MrB

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:36 PM

i know somone who has experience with thees and he says its a decent system , normally it sells for 250-325$ , im aware of having to setup the receivers , will give me a good use for the label maker once i get them setup

 

It's not the programming i cant live with. It's when you someday in the future want to actually fire those 1200 cues. Unless you just tell it "autofire", you have to trigger a bunch of cues, then swap section, and cue the next, so on, so fourth, 100 times.

Of course, no sane person will actually manually fire 1200 cues, but already the 36 you get in the default package means you have to swap for a new set of receivers (at least) 3 times, if you want to fire them individually.

At some point it's going to start become messy trying to remember to swap section, remember how the plan goes for triggering (how fast, and what cues were simultaneous, and so on) the cues and what ever else one could come up with.

As long as you can live with it's drawbacks, it's going to be great, i'm sure. I want more of the cues available "at once", so to speak. The drawback of that is easy enough to point out. It would take a metric crapton of buttons to add 1200 cues, not to mention the space they would use. Hell, 1200 cues on pin-boards is a logistical nightmare... I got a few boards for 25 to 100 cues, and the 100 cue boards are something like 125x100 cm, and just for the size of them, i pretty much never use the 100 cue one, but rather use 2x50 cues, just so that it can be handled.

 

as far as the pc/andriod controlled one i would love something like that as well , unfortunately thats out of my budget range

 

So true.


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#203 PeteyPyro

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Posted Yesterday, 06:11 AM

They work well, rider. I've been using lots of rechargeable AAS in mine. I'm getting 300 yards + range here. I'm not so sure how to add more receivers, but they are generic to the system, frequency and digitally encoded wise.
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Posted Yesterday, 12:13 PM

They work well, rider. I've been using lots of rechargeable AAS in mine. I'm getting 300 yards + range here. I'm not so sure how to add more receivers, but they are generic to the system, frequency and digitally encoded wise.

i was told u add more recivers by setting the zone/area u want n the main box , and then holding down the fire key with the new recover turned on and it will program the receiver , just like the lil 12 cue ones with the 12 button hand held remote 


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#205 PeteyPyro

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Posted Yesterday, 03:19 PM

Thanks, Rider. I have the 12 channel cheapie as well, and was curious about this.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:35 PM

I know I am late to comment on this particular part of this thread but, on the subject of cutting stars: With color peonies and certain other types of shells, I strive for symmetry by precisely sizing my stars. But with that being said, I have found that some shells look BETTER with stars that are not precisely sized. TT for example, and some other willow type shells. In my opinion these types of shells look pretty cool, and make a more interesting break when the stars are different sizes. When I cut stars for charcoal streamer stars, I don't try to be too precise. It makes them more interesting, and I think most people like them that way. Just my .02.  :)


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