For those that don't know, my day job is (was) loaning camera gear, and other electronic equipment to students at the college where I work.
My operation, the ELC (equipment loan Center) currently run by the information technology department, will be taken over, and run by the library I work in.
It will be strange to hand off an operation I put heart and soul into, but I guess that qualifies as progress these days.
This is a short one, I wasn't really prepared, but it was his fourth call of the day, so I figured I had to at least talk to the lonely bugger....
It actually shut itself down on its own last year after a heavy storm clogged it with debris.
It’s Easter Sunday, and Ted and I were kicked out so Mary could get thing ready for brunch.
Apparently, we are; “always under my feet”.
So we left as soon as we could to avoid the wrath of Khan.
I had seen these ledges in one of my drone flights, and decided to check them out.
That area is pretty much inaccessible when the foliage grows back in.
In less than a month, that hill side is impassible.
There was about four inches of clearance (Two on each side) in the stack hallway.
The machine could do both tracks full ahead, but wasn't much for correctional changes, as it wasn't an even distribution of power with out the sticks full forward.
Pretty much the worst RC ever......
Maybe the next time a building is built with that many windows, the architect might be able to work in an access point.
Do not connect these two devices with out using a short XLR cable as an extender.
We were able to get it separated, but it was not easy.
This appears to be strictly Sony issue, as no other XLR based device we had access to had such a poorly thought out locking system.
This brief and poorly produced video will cover about 90% of the possibilities.
Tascam DR-1 0:11
Tascam DR-40 0:55
Sony HDR-CX160 1:48
Sony DHR-CX580V 2:17
Canon Vixia HF R52 2:50
Sony PXW-X70 3:56
Nikon D7100 5:02
Nikon D90 5:51
Samsung HMX-W300 6:27
Removu K1 7:05
Sony HXR-NX5U 8:01
Canon Vixia HF20 9:18
Problem: Unit no longer charging after a fall to a carpeted floor.
Opening this thing is a bear, its mostly glued shut, so if you have a heat gun, get that out, and you will be a few steps ahead of me.
This unit is poorly designed, and the components seem to invite failure, and a one way trip to the trash.
There should be a recall on this piece of trash.
This is a $50.00 charger, so I kinda expect a little more at this price point. At the very least, make it so that if you do wish to try to service it, that you don't have to destroy it to get it open.
Others with the same issue: