My camera does not trigger?
Check if the camera is in remote mode. Most cameras need to be setup to work with an IR remote. Also, disable any auto-power-down. If the camera powers down efter a number of minutes without any action, the camera will not act on the remote signal.
Which actions are supported on the StratoSnapper, shutter, video zoom?
Please check out the supported camera pages for the StratoSnapper. Most cameras will support video recording if put into video-mode before sending a shutter pulse. There are exceptions. Basicly if you camera supports it, we probably will as well. If you know that your camera supports an action via remote, and the StratoSnapper does not please drop us a line, and we’ll fix it!
The servo-indicators in the setup utility are erratic, or switches on and off
This is an issue related to servo update frequency, and if you use mikrokopter electronics try to adjust it in koptertool. We are working on making a general fix for this. Will be in software version 0.27.
What voltage is safe to use with the StratoSnapper/TinySnapper ?
Stay below 6v and you are safe. The absolute max is 6.5v, but that’s pushing it. Generally you could go down to about 3.5v, but below that it may become unstable. It is highly recommended to use a regulated power source. For example a UBEC, RECOM, TRACO Etc.. Most multirotor heli’s already have that on board. Do NOT connect your flight LiPO directly to StratoSnapper or TinySnapper. It will die!.
Does the StratoSnapper support LANC?
No, not currently. The wire trigger is limited to a standard on/off switch.
How much power does the Snappers consume?
Very little. When powered on it consumes less that 15mA. But, when the IR LED is transmitting a pulse it could consume up to 80mA, but the duration of the trigger pulses are very short. Often below 1 millisecond.
Can I extend the servocable or IR trigger cable?
Yes, no problem there. Be sure to keep the correct polarity though.
What plug type is used on the StratoSnapper?
The connectors used for IR trigger cable and wire trigger is JST PH. The plugs for servo-cable is standard 2.54 mm headers. The USB is a standard USB Mini.