Useful tool or.....

No it'a not me! I just found it on RCG.

"We finally flew our first thermal camera flight yesterday afternoon. About 10 seconds after launch my co pilot looked at the screen and said something like, "We now have our very own predator drone""


Read more here.


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Comment by avionics on August 31, 2011 at 4:14am

sorry but your NAV lights are wrong war round, Green on the right and Red on the left.

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on August 31, 2011 at 4:32am

Again! It's not my bird.

Comment by ionut on August 31, 2011 at 9:11am

They better nuke the pigs.

Comment by Yves Gohy on August 31, 2011 at 10:37am

Hi, What is IR camera do you use? or is it a transformation of a black and white?

Comment by Rory Paul on August 31, 2011 at 10:45am

@Yves in the article they say it is a Flir Tau 340, I think that with a bit of tweaking they could get much better quality from the camera. The problem is that it has a fixed focus and the "thermal gains" (level and span) could be adjusted.

Comment by Stephen Dwyer on August 31, 2011 at 10:50am

@Yves by the second youtube video title I would guess they are using a FLIR Tau320:

Comment by S.G. Sutter on August 31, 2011 at 7:47pm

The daylight aerial damage survey flights alone make the project a success (gives shooters a good idea where piggy traffic comes from, and where to set up).  The addition of the FLIR & night flying is the icing on the cake!


Thanks for linking to this, Hooks!

Comment by ThomasB on August 31, 2011 at 11:39pm

Has anyone knowledge about the price of a FLIR Tau320 ?

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on September 1, 2011 at 12:02am

About US$ 4500.

Comment by ThomasB on September 1, 2011 at 12:49am

Mhh.. I think I have not such a large number of pigs that this would become cost-effective :)


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