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10-05-2005 05:24 PM  12 years agoPost 1
BungeeMike

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Anyone doing any thermal imaging work out there? I have a client who may need these services. I spoke with Airfoil, very nice and helpful. I wanted some other opinions/advice before dropping that kind of cash.

Mahalos
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10-06-2005 03:23 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Chris Bergen

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There are, but they may not freely speak up here on RR.

The Indigo system from Airfoil is not too bad, and may be your best bet unless you know someone

Chris D. Bergen

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10-06-2005 05:30 PM  12 years agoPost 3
BungeeMike

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Mahalos Chris, if I knew someone I wouldnt be posting Lol. I'll keep digging, maybe someone will PM me
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10-06-2005 11:36 PM  12 years agoPost 4
AirFoil Aerial Systems

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Hello Mike
I spoke with you and can say there are other companies I know of but most start at 50K base price. I have NO idea how Chris Bergen would have any idea how AirFoil's Thermalcam functions or any other in the field for that matter.

Its like the Utah State Police they showed using their equipment. Nothing against anyone but Utah Highway saftey office just decided in Utah to fund AirFoil systems because of the no failure rate. We have also sold systems to other agency's there. Why they picked ours I don't know.

Their email.
Subject: Purchase of Airfoil M1
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 22:06:43 +0000
The Utah Highway Safety Office will provide the funding in the amount of $XXXX.XX to the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office for the purchase of XX Airfoil M1-Carbon professional media packages. This systems will be used for ariel pictures for crash and crime scenes, and many other law enforcement activities.
It will have to be ordered and invoiced no later than Friday, September
30, 2005. Please forward the invoice to me immediately after equipment is purchased.


Keep in mind this Thermal promo is from in the field use these guys are NOT paid its what we do. These are just some of the agency's we work with daily. These's are day and night searches.

14megs
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10-07-2005 03:08 AM  12 years agoPost 5
BungeeMike

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Thanks John for the info. I sent Nick at AF some questions I had but I will forward it to you. You have a proven system which is what I'm looking for. I wanted to run it by the group and get any other feedback members may have. I think I'm sitting on a goldmine just trying to figure out how to mine it
Aloha
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10-07-2005 03:16 AM  12 years agoPost 6
fitenfyr

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Indigo

Hey Mike I think you got this on the other site, but here is Indigo's direct website.
http://www.indigosystems.com/
The Photon is a nice compact looking unit. They are in Oregon.
I might stop by there next time I am down and check one out.

Jason Stiffey
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10-07-2005 03:25 AM  12 years agoPost 7
BungeeMike

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mahalos fitenfyr
Been there checked it out, (from the other site) very informative but like all heli related stuff it aint that easy and unfortunatly time is a precious comodity on my end and I dont have time to figure it all out.

Bungee

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10-07-2005 03:57 AM  12 years agoPost 8
AirFoil Aerial Systems

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Mike
We have to work tonight. So this will be short. Indigo was purchased by
Flir which is who we are a distributor for. Check Flirs site if you need more camera info. If you need system info on the Thermalcam we sell it should all be on the site under.

http://www.airfoilhelicam.com/thermal2.php

Hope this helps. FYI we will be flying it tonight with the drug task force.
Sat. we will be flying demo's from 9-2 with first responders. Nick will posts pictures from that.

Let me know if you need more info.

Thanks.
John Ohnemus

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10-07-2005 01:55 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Chris Bergen

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Did I do something wrong here, John??

Chris D. Bergen

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10-07-2005 03:17 PM  12 years agoPost 10
cainebean

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Chris

Nope, just John being his usual self!

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10-07-2005 03:49 PM  12 years agoPost 11
GMcNair

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Mike, take a look at the goodies offered by these guys. Like a candy store!

http://www.imaging1.com/products.html

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10-08-2005 12:00 AM  12 years agoPost 12
xcellgasman101

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That is really a cool, site,, Thanks GMcNair ,, XGM formally known as John Crotts

John Crotts
www.soonerhelicamproductions.com

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10-08-2005 01:37 AM  12 years agoPost 13
GMcNair

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Hey, no prob! Now I have to figure out how to talk Tony into buying a couple of the rifle scope units so we can test 'em out. Video out, 3lbs, and relatively small considering what it does! But 10k? Hmm, daughter needs college, daddy needs a thermal scope...decisions decisions.

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10-08-2005 08:08 AM  12 years agoPost 14
Zach Sparks

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http://www.flirthermography.com

Check out the above web site. Go to the lower left corner and search for cameras. Go about 2/3 down and select the A-10.

I recently spoke to a Rep from FLIR about the A-10 and this is the unit they are guiding people with our interests towards.

He said that the unit is around $9K and with the right components for AP will end up at right around the $10K mark. He also said their least expensive unit is $8950---yes I asked and yes I was bummed. Looks like really nice stuff though.

Indigo is owned by FLIR and according to the FLIR rep the A-10 is what they are supplying to AirFoil.

GMcNair---I liked the 250-D. A little on the large side but with some great options----$12K for a price tag and $9000 used. It's all cool though.

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10-08-2005 05:51 PM  12 years agoPost 15
BungeeMike

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Mahalos for all the input and links thus fan. It is pretty cool stuff but it isnt cheap

Bungee

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10-08-2005 10:44 PM  12 years agoPost 16
GMcNair

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Consider the marketplace for such equipment, and it could be capitalized rapidly.

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10-09-2005 05:35 PM  12 years agoPost 17
hobbyguy4

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One other point to keep in mind with the FLIR cameras is the durability compared to most every other manufacturer. The Indigo/Omega camera has been the standard thermal unit in the military Class I, and Class II uav markets for quite some time. It can withstand a 30G loading and still be operational. And yes I have accidentally and unfortunately tested this "theory" with mine. I have had both cameras go down during testing and they are still working like a champ. The heli's for some reason don't quite have the same durability , but it is being worked on. The new Photon camera is just a little bigger, but it is twice the resolution, and has been designed to withstand up to 80G's of force. Now, of course I am not excited about testing the durability of the new camera, so I will just take their word for it. Regardless, FLIR is the only manufactured that openly mentions the durability of their product in the field.

If you have the budget, the market is definitely out there with specific needs involving thermal imaging.

Sean

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10-10-2005 12:44 AM  12 years agoPost 18
Dakine

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And, if you're going to use it on a heli, don't forget to learn how to fly at night.

However, I'm tempted to buy one for fun. We can't have enough of cool hi-tech gadgets.

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10-10-2005 01:56 AM  12 years agoPost 19
GMcNair

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There's plenty of uses for thermal in the daylight such as energy audits, condition monitoring (forests, lakes, rivers), and predictive maintenance. Not to mention this type of tool can be used hand-held for clients who need groundwork as well. Again, the heli is just a tripod.

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10-10-2005 02:23 AM  12 years agoPost 20
BungeeMike

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Tony
You buy it, learn it then fly out here on another vacation and teach me how to use it and then I'll get one. The work you'll do teaching will more than pay for your holiday. It isyour duty as a more experienced heli pilot to help the newbies. It is pretty cool stuff, oh the fun I could have.
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