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May 09, 2012, 09:28 PM
Retardedly intelligent
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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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May 09, 2012, 10:16 PM
KFC
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Originally Posted by foam and tape
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.
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...
May 10, 2012, 10:51 AM
The Eh Team
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Originally Posted by foam and tape
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!
May 10, 2012, 10:52 AM
The Eh Team
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Originally Posted by KFC
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.
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
May 10, 2012, 01:55 PM
The Eh Team
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Originally Posted by foam and tape
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.
May 10, 2012, 03:02 PM
KFC
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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.
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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May 17, 2012, 06:11 PM
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More developments concerning laser pointers.

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportat...laser-pointers
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?
May 29, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MJF
ifin you dont like night seff the way it is....


GO TO BED...
Like...
SEFF at night is the icing on the cake.
Take icing off the cake, and it's ruined.
May 29, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Wiser words could not have been spoken^^
May 30, 2012, 03:33 AM
Am I in the ballpark?...crunch
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Dr Eevil says


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Originally Posted by Andy W
Didn't we already agree that lasers don't belong on our models??
..a
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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