Wed, Jan 16, 10:57 PM
I agree that the method will produce empirical results. However, there are a few questions I have in reference to the laser setup and adjustment. But we can discuss that at a later time if you wish.
Wed, Jan 16, 11:35 PM
Good Evening Mike
Thank you for your reply.
This is a completely transparent process, so please, let’s discuss the laser set-up and adjustment now.
Look forward to hearing from you
Ok. 1st question
30000 mw seems unlikely as output power of the laser. 30 watts will burn holes in anything with a close proximity. Can you verify that is the actual output power? And how will the lasers be powered?
Jan 17, 2019, 8:07 PM
Here is the website:
It is probably less than is stated…. Have I got that wrong? Your thoughts
Thu, Jan 17, 8:21 PM
To give a little contrast. Our specially designed collimated laser had and output power of 3watts and costs 4000 euros.
30 watts will burn your cap with hole into a melting blob.
The general rule of thumb with these laser pointers is you divide the output power by 5 to get the actual figure and in the case of made in China that is a factor of 10.
Thu, Jan 17, 8:29 PM
And I also notice they are battery powered which limits their use time. Ours lasted about 10 minutes until it faded out completely. That is a small window to target and document it. The other issue I see is the intensity loss due to the cap with hole. It will cut off the outer edges of the beam leaving a slight decreased intensity and I’m not sure if that will impact visibility.
The adjustment of the apparatus is done manually?
Thu, Jan 17, 9:15 PM
The lasers work for about 30 – 45 minutes and we have spare batteries.
The P1000 does an amazing job – pictures from the trial run – 15 km away: