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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by double_action, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. double_action

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    So I've been interested in search and rescue applications for the Inspire. The mounts for lights I've found have been lacking. If I'm going to put $300 worth of lights on my bird, I don't want them attached by velcro or dual lock, no matter how strong they claim to be. And I don't want them hanging off the end, I'd like them closer to the CG.

    So I noticed a place on the frame that would make a good mounting spot and made this mount out of some aluminium bar and rail sections I had in my workshop. I'm still waiting for two streamlights (one TLR-1 HL and one TLR-1 HPL) to see how the inspire will handle the weight.

    Thoughts?
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  2. pyrophantom

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    i got this guy to print these for me - angles 2 spots at 6 degrees apart, set away from optical flow sensors. I use 2 x thrunite TN12 1050 lumens and they are amazing

    Inspire 1 Dual Searchlight mount - GoPro mount sys by eliotg on Shapeways
     
  3. double_action

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    Looks like that same guy makes something similar.

    Dual headlight for Inspire 1 by eliotg on Shapeways

    What I do like about my design is that the rails can be set at independent angles. The TLR HPL throws light really far, the HL has a wider throw. Point the HPL forward and point the HL down and you can cover a lot of area with light.

    I wonder if I couldn't rig something up with pressure switches so the lights turn on with the landing gear raises....
     
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  4. huppe

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    Too sad I'm not allowed to fly in the dark here.
    I like it
     
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    lucky me no restriction yet here... hope polititians will need more time... hard to find SAR people here... or i am just not good enough to find the right authoraties...


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  6. hoodlum1

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    There's a vender on eBay that sells the whole setup for $350.00
     
  7. Phatzo

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    any link maybe?
     
  8. hoodlum1

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    That's the one they must have lowered the price looks like a nice setup
     
  9. hoodlum1

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    They just sell the bracket if that's all you need
     
  10. double_action

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    Careful though, ad says "2 LIGHTWEIGHT military grade lights and mounting plate"

    you won't be getting streamlights and there's no mention of what the torches are...
     
  11. seanmclean

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    Do you really think that two flashlights will provide enough light from any reasonable altitude to assist with S&R?
     
  12. pyrophantom

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    those he has mounted are not light, which is why I chose my thrunites for their beam intensity and lightness
     
  13. double_action

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    quick vid of the lights. I did rig them so raising the landing gear turns on the lights.

     
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    Holy crap that's excellent; great Job!
     
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  15. InspiredAircraft

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    I use a nitecore p12 for my inspections works great, 1000 lumens. 5.0 oz. 232 m beam distance, 1 hr. 15 min at high setting.
    Two of these lights with a bracket should be excellent.
    When my Inspire 1 Pro arrives this week, I will mount it take photos.
     
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    Nice! Could we possibly see a few pics of your triggering gear wired to the landing gear?
     
  17. seanmclean

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    Wow, that's actually quite a bit brighter than expected. +1 to Damon's question.
     
  18. Skynet1

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    Another alternative by Nitecore, offering USB recharge port along with an AC adapter I believe.
    4" length, weighs 3.08oz. Puts out 1000 Lumens.
    Not sure who is providing the best price on this model tho.
    MH20 | Nitecore[/QUOTE]
     
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  19. double_action

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    It's pretty chintzy.....

    Gear up:

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    Gear down:

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