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Flir XT Inspire Gimbal Alternative?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse XT' started by TomNJ, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. TomNJ

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    Question & Thoughts…. I was considering purchasing the Flir XT R 640 30Hz for my Inspire. I see they are running in the $11,500 range.

    The Tau2 camera alone is about $6,900 making the gimbal $5,100 which seems a bit crazy.

    Got me thinking about an alternative. What about a Vue Pro R 640 30Hz ($4,700) on a 3DR Solo ($400) with an OEM Cameras Flir/Solo Gimbal ($1,500), including another aerial platform.

    That's about 1/2 the cost of the Inspire Flir XT gimbal setup. I really couldn't find an appreciable difference between the Tau2 & Vue Pro R specs to make that a deciding factor.

    I suspect many will say you can't compare the Inspire to the SOLO and I agree, however I just need to get the IR camera aloft and really don't see a major advantage in using the Inspire for the inspection work I have planned.

    Having another bird is also something to consider on the plus side.

    Any thoughts…. Am I missing something…….
     
  2. TomNJ

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    I guess no one is flying IR.
     
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  6. cyclops_1

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    After some realization, I realized the solution...
    Pay $17 000 (not incl G.S.T.) NZD for the ready made ## DJI XT ##
    Horrifyingly ,,, that's the 9 hz 336x256 !!
    And then still hopeful you are over reacting,
    Try flying ,,at any speed sub 1km/hr at
    ##### 9 hz ####
    But it's a ($17 000) solution...
     
  7. Florida Drone Supply

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    Well - as you say - its a solution. Not really good quality or inexpensive - but a solution!

    The 30hz is a big deal for flying - keeping your image much more clear.