Preshow Vs. Showtime Mode
Preshow Mode Vs Showtime Mode
The console has two general modes you can use at a given time. These include Preshow mode, which is what you will stay in until the point you are ready to launch, and Showtime mode, which you will switch into just as you are about to launch the show.
The default data rate is 40 packets per second
The default data rate is 10 packets per second.
Drones will continuously update their status text
The time between status reporting is lengthened
The preshow is used to set everything up, from laying out the drones to turning the safeties off.
Once safeties are off, showtime mode will be used to launch the show.
Power cycling a drone during Preshow mode will have no adverse effect.
Power cycling a drone in showtime mode will cause the drone not to show back up until the console is switched back to preshow mode.
All calibrations and reboots are performed in Preshow mode
All calibrations and reboots will be blocked off while in Showtime mode
Preshow mode is used to get all the drones into their slots within the grid.
Switching to Showtime mode locks the drones into said slots. If a drone is switched with a sideline drone, it will not register as being in the grid unless the console is changed to Preshow mode and then back to Showtime mode.
Packet Rate Information
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