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Old Jun 18, 2012, 06:18 AM
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Small FLIR camera options?

So does anyone have any info on a small FLIR camera? I see several out there for $1200 or so that are a monocle type and have video out. Granted, not sure how good they are but figure getting just a bare camera without a built in display should make it cheaper right?

For example;
http://www.amazon.com/FLIR-Scout-240...d_sim_sbs_sg_7

Oh, and several on here;

http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?...tId=0&manual=y

I see some removed from BMW's but they are really expensive as well.

Or this one, with NTSC or PAL RCA output.

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.html
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 01:34 AM
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You have the FLIR "Tau" series of cameras, which have been used on RC models before.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 10:17 AM
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I have a rep's contact info if you want it?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Thanks Patrick but I think I have decided to try and locate one pulled from a parted out BMW. Seem to be pretty good quality and the price is better.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Hi Techspy,
I have a BMW camera if you're interested, however they are not the same product as the FLIR PathFindIR.
The BMW camera needs to be coded to a BMW controller in order to output video whereas the PathFindIR just needs power and video hooked up.
There's a PathFindIR on ebay right now, I'd buy it myself but it requires an export license to get it out of the US and it would be less hassle for me to just buy one this side of the Atlantic.
Ebay item number for the one currently for sale is #261050282615
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Hmm, thanks for the info. Let me do some research on hacking the BMW to output composite video.
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 05:28 PM
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the problem with the pathfinder is it is really wide FOV and low resolution...

the Tau series has the interchangable lenses to get the right FOV for the Alt you are flying at.

the price is a lot more but i dont think a backup camera is really not going to give you good results.

interested in seeing what you come up with.

I have been interested in something similar
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 08:16 AM
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The pathfinder is actually 640x480 which is pretty high resolution for FLIR.
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Your right. I thought it was 320
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Hi

how did you get on with this thermal project ? anyone else tried the pathfindIR on a uav ?
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Sorry I just re read the post above. I didn't use the PathFinder it was the TAU

I put them in a project I did for NASA they used them to spot Geo thermal hot spots also connected it to a switch so they could switch from day light to thermal it worked very well. They take some tuning with the included software to get them to work right
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 03:02 PM
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If anyone's still looking to try out the FLIR pathfinder, their is a similar version called the first mate available on ebay:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/FLIR-First-Ma...f2f5f39&_uhb=1
Best part about this one is they ship internationally . Still out of my price range though, even before duty! lol
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