Can anyone tell me...?

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Ride_on
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Re: Can anyone tell me...?

Post by Ride_on » 08 Jan 2016 10:03 pm

bogbasic wrote:Wicked photography, but what else are you planning to do with your thermal imager ;-?
Lots of things faulty electrical stuff, energy audits, tyre inflation optimising, filtering the Ebola infected, finding invisible aliens, checking the pizza's cooked, vampire detection oh and finding out if the dog was on the sofa before I came home (assuming she hoovered up the hairs).

Had it for a while now, always wanted one. Flir One for android, Plugs into your phone or tablet and combines visible images with thermal (because of the crap resolution).
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
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Re: Can anyone tell me...?

Post by bogbasic » 09 Jan 2016 01:00 am

Sounds awesome. Indeed from looking at the strut top-nut, I never knew that infra-red could be reflected, but, of course, its only light and there seems to be quite a wide and extensive literature on this very subject.
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1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
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Re: Can anyone tell me...?

Post by Ride_on » 09 Jan 2016 03:28 pm

Yes 'emmissivity" does affect the reading. Most glazing is reflective and opaque with a thin metal coating. Emmisivity is variable from black to Shiny/white, surfaces generally reflect IR and invisible stuff like hot gas does not emit anything, so I think IR video of the news reporter farting is a fake. Hot bodies like the human body cast a plume of IR light that reflects of most things.
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1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Can anyone tell me...?

Post by Thrasher07 » 12 Jan 2016 07:35 pm

Thanks! This thread is a goldmine!

It appears that everything is back as it should! I did give the connector a bit of a clean out too. :)
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