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  1. The Panasonic LZ10 camera is getting to be one of my favorite Homebrews. All taken on a 3 1/2 acre piece of property at the end of a subdivision's Cul De Sac. Bill
  2. Panasonic LZ10 Pics

    I'll do it when I get home in March. In sunny and warm Florida right now. Bill
  3. Excellent reviews!! Looks like it does a really good job of measuring battery capacity. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55720 http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55835 On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Zanflare-C4-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B07428G1G2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518204280&sr=8-1&keywords=zanflare+c4 Bill
  4. Software driven analyzer

    May be worth a try. I do a lot of small battery testing at home. Reluctant to deploy cameras when the batteries have an unknown capacity after long periods of use. Thanks for the update!! Bill
  5. May be more than some need but looks very useful for those who are looking for a software driven analyzer. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?443753-Test-review-of-West-Mountain-Radio-CBA-HR-(Battery-analyzer) http://www.westmountainradio.com/cba.php?navcode=/adwords_CBA Bill
  6. Looks like a very interesting charger. http://www.xtar.cc/products_detail/productId=155.html Review http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?426643-Test-review-of-Charger-Xtar-VP4-Plus-Dragon Bill
  7. Has gotten very good reviews and is inexpensive. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/soldering-station-with-adjustable-heat-range-us-warehouse.html Discussions about it. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1722684-15-Hakko-936-soldering-station-clone-(In-Stock-as-of-April-24) I'll be buying one to replace my old worn out equipment. Bill
  8. Maha MH-C9000

    For those who own the Maha MH-C9000 this may prove interesting. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?191921-Maha-MH-C9000-SUPPORT-FAQ-continuation Review http://lygte-info.dk/review/Review Charger Powerex MH-C9000 UK.html Bill
  9. Nifty New Charger

    I'm always on the lookout for a little better charger than what I have now. Will buy one of these when I get home from Florida in March. It will complement my Hobby Chargers!! Bill
  10. Panasonic LZ10 Pics

    Yes a Vivitar 2800. Bill
  11. close-up owl

    Very cool picture. Don't see many like that. Bill
  12. I just Discharged and then recharged all of my C cell Tenergy Premium and Centra LSD batteries I bought in 2012. I discharged each battery down to .9vdc at 1 amp. I then recharged them on an XTAR VC4 charger that shows the ending capacity. All the cells were either a little over capacity or about 200mAh shy of it. Looks like they are holding their capacity very, very well!! To discharge them I used Hobby Chargers and an Opus BT C-2000 charger. Really impressed with the versatility and accuracy of the Opus BT C-2000 charger!! Bill
  13. In order to get a true indication of how the batteries are performing I like to discharge them (NiMH) down to .9vdc and then recharge them at 1 amp with a charger that shows the capacity of the battery after charging. I also check after the Discharge cycle to see how much capacity in mAh was in the battery before being discharged. Best test I know of to check the batteries. When not in use I keep the batteries fully charged. These batteries are used in my slave flashes and as external power for my Homebrews. They have seen lots of hours in the woods in all kinds of weather. Bill
  14. LZ10 Coyote

    It's a Vivitar 2800 Slave Flash. Bill
  15. LZ10 Coyote

    I really like the pics I get from my Panasonic LZ10 build. Get some blurry pics with the LZ8 but not with the LZ10?? Bill
  16. Showed up 1 hour before I got there to set up. He is 20 yards in front of my Ground Blind. This is a good documentary on whitetail deer. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/the-private-life-of-deer-full-episode/8278/ Taken with Panasonic LZ10 Homebrew. Bill
  17. Buck at my Church Buddy's place. Nice suburban buck!! King of the subdivision. Taken with Sony W100 build. Bill
  18. This guy is standing less than 20 yards in front of the Ground Blind I set up over a month ago. I have yet to see him in person. This is the back side of a buddy's 3 1/2 acres at the end of a Cul-De-Sac. Sony W100 Pic (Thanks to Johnnydeerhunter who recommended the W100 to me) Bill
  19. Problem with Little Acorn

    I would contact these guys https://oldboysoutdoors.com/ Bill
  20. First deer pic so far after a month of having the cameras out on the back side of my friend's place. My Ground Blind is about 20 yards from the buck and has been out for about a month so they are used to it. The deer are starting to move around here as my friend has them in his front yard in the mornings. They are not hitting the corn I put out back there yet. The pic is from one of my Samsung A503 Homebrew trail cameras. Bill
  21. I need some 1/16" diameter Neoprene Sponge Rubber Rope (Cord)? The stuff Gary sells is too large a diameter. Anyone know where I can find some. Web searches haven't been helpful yet. I found this and will try it. It's for the Otterbox 3500 cases I bought a few years ago. http://www.theoringstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=117_2242&products_id=43924 Bill
  22. Otterbox 3500 Source ($15.00 Each)

    As per the distributor, Battery Station, these cases are manufactured by S3 who bought the molds from Otterbox many years ago. http://www.batterystation.com/otter3500.htm I have several of them and in 3 years have had only one leak. Looks to be self imposed as the gasket was pretty well filled with dirt, etc. S3 https://s3cases.com/s3-case-line/t3500-protective-case/ Bill
  23. After having two different orders canceled for Otterbox 3250 boxes I decided to try for the 3500. It's a little bigger which is ok by me. These guys told me they were indeed in stock so I ordered 4 this morning at $15.00 each. http://www.batterystation.com/ottercaseindex.htm Billf