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Old May 09, 2012, 09:28 PM
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heres one that scared me real good about lasers, I still consider my self extremely dangerous (like playing roman candle fights and attacking friends with a tri copter strapped with fireworks) but skin grows back... Your eyes however DON'T grow back. Strapping a laser on a plane is just one of those things that sound pretty cool but the risks are just too high to take. I still find it hard to believe you guys didin't rig an on and off switch to it. http://laserpointerforums.com/f53/hi...ser-69469.html
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Old May 09, 2012, 10:16 PM
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heres one that scared me real good about lasers, I still consider my self extremely dangerous (like playing roman candle fights and attacking friends with a tri copter strapped with fireworks) but skin grows back... Your eyes however DON'T grow back. Strapping a laser on a plane is just one of those things that sound pretty cool but the risks are just too high to take. I still find it hard to believe you guys didin't rig an on and off switch to it. http://laserpointerforums.com/f53/hi...ser-69469.html
Even if you did rig it to an on/off switch, it would still be difficult to tell exactly where the beam would end up until you had turned it on. Even the little ones that won't do any permanent damage can still 'dazzle' you for a bit, which would probably make it difficult to maintain control of your airplane until your iris recovers.
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Old May 09, 2012, 10:27 PM
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that's true, we all saw how hard it was to judge your depth with the night bowling Lets just try to avoid strapping 1W lasers to our planes, although it would be pretty cool to zap some other planes out of the sky with it...
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Old May 10, 2012, 10:51 AM
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heres one that scared me real good about lasers, I still consider my self extremely dangerous (like playing roman candle fights and attacking friends with a tri copter strapped with fireworks) but skin grows back... Your eyes however DON'T grow back. Strapping a laser on a plane is just one of those things that sound pretty cool but the risks are just too high to take. I still find it hard to believe you guys didin't rig an on and off switch to it. http://laserpointerforums.com/f53/hi...ser-69469.html
The laser in that incident is 1000x more powerful than a class II laser!
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Old May 10, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Even if you did rig it to an on/off switch, it would still be difficult to tell exactly where the beam would end up until you had turned it on. Even the little ones that won't do any permanent damage can still 'dazzle' you for a bit, which would probably make it difficult to maintain control of your airplane until your iris recovers.
That's exactly the conclusion I came to when I looked into this, i.e. that the risk with low powered lasers is temporarily blinding yourself or another pilot and causing a crash into people or property.
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Old May 10, 2012, 11:14 AM
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The laser in that incident is 1000x more powerful than a class II laser!
I'm pretty sure they strapped a wicked lasers Arctic on to the plane and its a class 4 laser...
http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasers/S...ies-96-37.html
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Old May 10, 2012, 01:55 PM
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I'm pretty sure they strapped a wicked lasers Arctic on to the plane and its a class 4 laser...
http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasers/S...ies-96-37.html
I'm not comfortable with those being waved around on the ground, much less in the air.
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Old May 10, 2012, 03:02 PM
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That's exactly the conclusion I came to when I looked into this, i.e. that the risk with low powered lasers is temporarily blinding yourself or another pilot and causing a crash into people or property.
Yeah, I really wanted to try it with some little .5mW laser pointer elements, but after a lot of reading about the risks involved, I decided it wasn't worth it.
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Didn't we already agree that lasers don't belong on our models??
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Old May 17, 2012, 06:11 PM
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More developments concerning laser pointers.

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportat...laser-pointers
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Old May 17, 2012, 06:43 PM
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The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it would pursue harsher penalties for people who point lasers at flying airplanes


what about flying airplanes that point lasers at people?
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Old May 29, 2012, 06:17 PM
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ifin you dont like night seff the way it is....


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Old May 29, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Wiser words could not have been spoken^^
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Old May 30, 2012, 03:33 AM
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Didn't we already agree that lasers don't belong on our models??
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Come on throw me a bone people would it be too much ask to get some frick'n leezers on my airplanes!
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