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MY New Addon mk11

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by Flykilla, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Flykilla

    Flykilla Engaging Member

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    Got the parts back from machining on saturday and managed to get it finished today. Nothing new really in terms of design, except for the focusable light on the front. I am using 2 lipos to eliminate the interference from the 12v driver, but am probably going to have to redo the wiring as i rushed it in my excitement to get it finished.

    Not tested in the dark yet, but can't wait. I am hoping at least 200m and close range as well due to being able to wind the lense right out to spread the beam.
    IMG_2194.jpg IMG_2195.jpg IMG_2196.jpg IMG_2197.jpg IMG_2198.jpg IMG_2199.jpg IMG_2200.jpg IMG_2201.jpg IMG_2202.jpg IMG_2203.jpg
     
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    Very nice build. I hope it meet all your expectations when you get out in the field. I am interested in the parts used in the build. Did you make all the parts or are they available for any source online. I would particularly like to know the source for the camera mount and the lamp mounting, adjustable lens etc. I'm not much use at making mechanical bits, my background is electronics, but i appreciate a good build when i see it.
     
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    Well done mate, I think this along with Nitrojoe's is about the tidiest DIY build I've seen yet :up:.

    Most of the DIY builds seem to work well out in the field but they do look rather untidy with lots of different coloured connections, gaffe/insulation tape, birds nest wiring etc (mine included by the way :() but yours looks very professional.
     
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    That's excellent mate, really professional looking.
     
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    Thanks Merjp, All of the casings, light holder and internals are all custom machined. That said, I designed it so that commonly available parts can be used. The LED housing actually utilises a 501b pill, the 5" monitor female ball joint slides in to the torch body. I can take some pictures if you would like. Here are the drawings of the machined parts.
    NV CAMERA HOUSING AND EXTENSION.jpg NV light housing 3.jpg
     
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    Very tidy build, like it a lot. What's the size of aspheric lens? Only if you could incorporate the battery too.
    welldone.
     
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    Its a T20 torch head and lense with the thread parted off.. I could incorporate the battery, so it fixes to the side of the DSA, but I prefer to have the batteries in my pocket, personal preference. I can also get rid off the monitor and clip an EVF to the side of the DSA.
     
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    Well Ive got to be honest, first test in the back garden wasn't great. There is quite a bit of light pollution, but I only really got about 100m. This is my first try with an e700 pub, maybe I have not found the right setting yet. I think my design around the LED isnt letting enough light out and possibly where the t20 head / lens sits in its housing in also isnt capturing enough light. I might have to make some adjustments. As far as air rifle ranges are concerned, brilliant picture. Bit of head scratching going on now. =)
     
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    Looks military lol
     

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