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Author:  RobertMcC [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:07 am ]
Post subject:  Chrony light source for better indoor.

I got a Chrony coming today and I read that sticking LED pods above the defuser helps it read.

I see people using these red 20+ LED ones but was wondering if these simple 3LED would work. I found them under the sink. So theyre free.

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Author:  Daryl [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

You'll have to try them to see if they will work.

You can get better light pucks at Canadian Tire. $5.99 iirc. They have many more LEDs and are very bright - batteries included. They have a single rare earth magnet on the back - to which I stuck a huge fender washer, then put several rare each magnets (Princess Auto) on the top of the chrony screen difuser and stuck the light to the underside. The magnets held it there perfectly, with the light shining down into the 'eye' of the screen.

Author:  RobertMcC [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

Daryl wrote:
You'll have to try them to see if they will work.

You can get better light pucks at Canadian Tire. $5.99 iirc. They have many more LEDs and are very bright - batteries included. They have a single rare earth magnet on the back - to which I stuck a huge fender washer, then put several rare each magnets (Princess Auto) on the top of the chrony screen difuser and stuck the light to the underside. The magnets held it there perfectly, with the light shining down into the 'eye' of the screen.


I went to CT to grab litter and seen these. Theyre black over 20 LED, got a hook that folds away and a magnet. Picked up 2 thanks.

Author:  lleader [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

RobertMcC wrote:
I went to CT to grab litter and seen these. Theyre black over 20 LED, got a hook that folds away and a magnet. Picked up 2 thanks.

I have these. So far I have only used them under the difusers with the difusers at full height. I have had variable results with that setup. I would say approximately 80-85% good readings with .177 pellets and 95-98% good with .22. Nothing faster than 500fps in my arsenal, although while tuning I have seen 710fps with .22 before cutting back.

There have been many many threads both here and on the internet in general on how to get the best results. I would suggest you do as much reading as you can on the subject. I have gleaned several ideas that I intend to try when I get an opportunity to spend the time. I am quite interested in the subject - please post your results as you experiment. (Assuming, of course, that your setup doesn't work perfectly first try...)

Author:  RobertMcC [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

lleader wrote:
RobertMcC wrote:
I went to CT to grab litter and seen these. Theyre black over 20 LED, got a hook that folds away and a magnet. Picked up 2 thanks.

I have these. So far I have only used them under the difusers with the difusers at full height. I have had variable results with that setup. I would say approximately 80-85% good readings with .177 pellets and 95-98% good with .22. Nothing faster than 500fps in my arsenal, although while tuning I have seen 710fps with .22 before cutting back.

There have been many many threads both here and on the internet in general on how to get the best results. I would suggest you do as much reading as you can on the subject. I have gleaned several ideas that I intend to try when I get an opportunity to spend the time. I am quite interested in the subject - please post your results as you experiment. (Assuming, of course, that your setup doesn't work perfectly first try...)


I will. I thought my Chrony was coming today but got delayed. But from my experience with my last setup, lets say frustrating. The failure rate was high.

I also upgraded to a Chrony F1 vs a Alpha.

Author:  Woody [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

RobertMcC wrote:
I also upgraded to a Chrony F1 vs a Alpha.


How much do they charge for the upgrade?

Author:  RobertMcC [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

Woody wrote:
RobertMcC wrote:
I also upgraded to a Chrony F1 vs a Alpha.


How much do they charge for the upgrade?


I sold my Alpha earlier this year. When I thought I didnt need a chrony anymore. But needed a new one so I replaced it with a F1. I ended up getting it for like 135$

Author:  Watertown [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

When using a two light source I find it best to use a piece of cardboard on each light to make sure one light only shines on one sensor.

Author:  Woody [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

RobertMcC wrote:
I sold my Alpha earlier this year. When I thought I didnt need a chrony anymore. But needed a new one so I replaced it with a F1. I ended up getting it for like 135$


I thought you did the upgrade/trade up with Shooting Chrony. I'm curious what they charge.

Author:  RobertMcC [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

Woody wrote:
RobertMcC wrote:
I sold my Alpha earlier this year. When I thought I didnt need a chrony anymore. But needed a new one so I replaced it with a F1. I ended up getting it for like 135$


I thought you did the upgrade/trade up with Shooting Chrony. I'm curious what they charge.


Nah just bought a new one.

Author:  MetalMouse [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

I tried something a little different.
Changed my track lights above my hallway from G10 Halogens to G10 LED from IKEA.
Its now nice and bright and my target box is well lighted.

Chrony needs a little tweaking to have the shadow hit on the sensors properly(a little too bright)
May have to put up some skrims for my next test.

MM

Author:  jandrew [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

I've tried a couple different battery operated multi-LED solutions but still got too many err1/err2 readings, and occasional ridiculous readings that raise doubts on entire sessions.

However, I just got in a pair of LED DRL strips that I rubber-banded on under the diffusers and have run about 50 shots without errors or unbelievable numbers:

https://www.fasttech.com/p/4402801

I'm running these directly off a small 12v jumpstart battery rather than an AC/DC transformer to avoid potential AC induced flicker. Will see if they continue to give consistent behavior over a couple more sessions.

Author:  lleader [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

jandrew wrote:
However, I just got in a pair of LED DRL strips that I rubber-banded on under the diffusers and have run about 50 shots without errors or unbelievable numbers:

https://www.fasttech.com/p/4402801

Good stuff! I have been contemplating trying the LED strip idea for some time now. One of the things that bothered me about the multi-led pucks is that there are (typically) four rows of leds, each row shining on the sensor from a slightly different angle. If the front sensor registered the pellet as it broke the beam from the front row of leds on the front puck and the rear sensor didn't capture the pellet until the last row of leds on the rear puck that could produce a possibly significant error in the speed reading. The closer the pellet to the sensor the less effect this would have. A low mount of the led pucks would increase the error.

I did look for LED strips but the ones I ran across were expensive, too long, and the individual leds too far apart. I didn't think of automotive applications. The ones you linked to seem to be ideal, at least worth trying out. Are those the exact ones you bought? Did you get them from that site or source them elsewhere?

Author:  Daryl [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

Is there anything like this at Canadian tire? Anyone know?

https://www.fasttech.com/p/4402801

Author:  RobertMcC [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chrony light source for better indoor.

Daryl wrote:
Is there anything like this at Canadian tire? Anyone know?

https://www.fasttech.com/p/4402801


http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/search-re ... =LED+strip

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