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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by damoncooper, May 23, 2015.

  1. damoncooper

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    Anyone own or thought about adding a FLIR Tau2 camera (search and rescue applications)?
     
  2. Daniel Mascheck

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    I am interested as well.
     
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  4. damoncooper

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    Own and have mounted or thought about / are interested?
     
  5. GLaMantia

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    Spoken to drs a couple times and email several times.
    I wanted to purchase a device and do the integration my self.
    Never was able to get the purchasing process start, some is my fault
    do to other integration priorities, but yes we are still interested.

    On the other hand, hot sensor technology is improving very rapidly....glad we waited
     
  6. Outta Control

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    I am in the plans of mounting an Infrared Thermal camera on bird #2 mounted on a 3-axis gimbal.
     
  7. Sky

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    Link to the thermal camera?
     
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    So it begs the question why are you asking.
     
  11. damoncooper

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    Interested in a solution to be ready to help local rescue teams and first responders should the need arise, and provide assistance to groups like Halodrop [1] who deployed two teams to Nepal recently to help with SAR.

    [1] http://www.halodrop.com. Pilot signup: http://www.halodrop.com/#!pilots/c22jc
     
  12. Outta Control

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    Again what is your question.

    The TAU 2 is the one of FLIR Core products it comes in 3 flavors (320/640/920). You would need special FLIR software to be able to render color thermal imaging.

    try this facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1596054004007783/
     
  13. damoncooper

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    No software needed according to this setup video using the VPC module:

    I am interested in power source and downlink radio connectivity and I'm hoping someone has put this simple and lightweight FLIR solution together already so I can get it going.

    I'm guessing I'll need a 5.4Ghz Inmersion RC or similar 250mw AC side Tx, a receiving Rx diversity monitor and an onboard power source.

    Should be simple enough.
     
  14. Outta Control

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    Yup. Based on my research you got it down.
     
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    Is there going to be a direct replacement flir option do you think would it even be possible? If so I wld be the first guy in line to purchase for the same reasons as damoncooper I wld let local police/search and rescue teams in my area aware that I have it plus to spot wildlife I think it would just add another amazing feature to our units
     
  17. damoncooper

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    I think so yes.

    A cheaper solution that a friend is using is the Seek Thermal iPhone add-on device ($200-300):

    http://www.thermal.com/thermal-cameras/

    The XR ($300) has decent range:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432485367.880079.jpg

    It occurred to me that using the Shou broadcaster app via GSM you could broadcast the live thermal image and view on the ground.

    A decent use of an old iPhone 5 you got laying around after your recent iPhone 6 upgrade (or reason to upgrade!)
     
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    This looks promising. I have so much research to do though.
     
  20. damoncooper

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    At 113g, if it meets the "affordable" part true we could have a winner.