Getting there.

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Radagast
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Getting there.

Post by Radagast » 23 Dec 2013, 14:17

Work in progress:

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CZ452 American in 17HMR. Bunny bashing laser beam. Last time I sighted it in at 100m I used a copper nail head as the aiming point. I shot out the nail.

Generic bipod.

Bushnell Legend HD 4.5-14 x44 Side parallax adjustment with mildot reticle. Ordered based on Pesca's recommendation, it appears to be a good piece of kit for very little money. I checked and the coating applied to the glass is supposed to be 100% transparent to IR.
I've mounted the sun shade due to the reports of IR glare off silencers / barrels affecting the camera image.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/231014434923

Generic 25mm medium mounts that I've owned for years. These _just_ clear the scope adjustment ring - if the bolt is pulled straight back. Any torquing to the left will bang the bolt handle against the scope. High mounts are probably a better option, and essential if using the scope on a fixed sight CZ452.

Figure 8 Ebay adjustable torch mount. Its a major hassle to mount. Easy on/off for the torch is essential unless you have an oversize gun bag, so I recommend you get the two piece unit.
I have this one:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111160398784

This is what I will change it for in the new year:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111136691824/
& http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171129476864/

Plumbers tape - the spacer with the figure 8 adjustable scope mount to make the 30mm ring fit a 25mm scope tube did not work without a few wraps of this.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320900092321/
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171129476864/ did not require the plumbers tape treatment.

UF-T20 torch from LED Supermall on Aliexpress.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/UniqueFi ... 30113.html

850nm single mode Oslon Black from Sika Stag. Mailed same day.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4000
In all honesty, if I was in the UK I would just order the entire torch from him or Marky & avoid the three to four week wait.

T20 rat tail switch (not shown) from Sika Stag.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4569

Quick detach torch to barrel mount - turned upside down and used as mount for the LCD screen. Discard the top of the barrel clamp section, then mark and drill through the plastic base of the screen & insert the original screws. I had to grind the screws down - they were too long when threaded through the base of the LCD screen, interfering with the mount.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331024298130.
Basically the same as Paulham's Watec build:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4245

'Hi res' 5 inch LCD display. 800 x 480 pixels:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290804757386/
Rolaids recommends this one as it has pan and tilt:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290804759940/
Rolaids discussed mounting it at about 7.40 in on this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JlnCu0VPbw

Pulsar Challenger DSA. I purchased mine from Extravision, the Aussie distributor. British members can order from Uttings. The DSA is put on backwards, the large socket that normally goes over the scope eyepiece instead holds the camera. The E700 camera with Ebay lens fits perfectly in the reversed DSA. The lens is flush with the front and the camera body is recessed just enough to have the On Screen Display joystick inside the ring at the rear. It required the 3rd smallest spacer insert to fit the camera, which is a solid fit when the screw is tensioned. The smaller ring goes over the scope and requires the second smallest insert to fit on the Bushnell. This is then screw tightened, it is not easy on-off when used in this fashion. Michael40 has his fitted the other way around, which is probably quicker to mount and dismount, although less protected.
Michael 40's mount is shown in the first page of this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3975&hilit=e700

Ebay F1.2 16mm M12 IR lens. (Michael40's recommendation). In the new year I'll try the one Rolaids recommends.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251283070568
Rolaids recommends: http://www.ebay.com/itm/370573986988/

KPNC E700 camera from Sure 24:
http://www.sure24.co.uk/kpc-e700pub-12b ... internal-1
It worked out cheaper for me to buy from Sure24 than the USA.
For those after one make sure you get the E700PUB version, that has the raised female board mount to take the longer thread of the 12 & 16mm lens.


Lithium Polymer battery.
I ordered two. Because of the recent troubles with batteries and Hong Kong Post, I ordered one from China and one from Taiwan.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400581507578/ arrived promptly with 11.6 volts of charge on board.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300726461961 supposedly from Taiwan, arrived via Malaysia, took longer and only had 5.6 volts of charge.

Another view:
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And a question:
What do I need to join these leads? The power leads for the camera and screen connect, but the video out from the camera and the video in from the screen do not fit. Also if someone could ID the types of plugs?

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By the time I'm finished I think this will classify as a crew served weapon.

PESCA

Re: Getting there.

Post by PESCA » 23 Dec 2013, 14:29

The left plug in the picture is BNC, while the others AV/phono, so, you'll want BNC to phono, such as this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BNC-MALE-TO-R ... 43b3e7b018

George

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Re: Getting there.

Post by Radagast » 23 Dec 2013, 15:20

Thanks George.

PESCA

Re: Getting there.

Post by PESCA » 23 Dec 2013, 16:07

Nice build :thumbup: , by the way.

George

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Re: Getting there.

Post by Radagast » 23 Dec 2013, 16:38

Meh. It's not that great, I'm starting to feel like a Yank who treats his AR15 as a magic talisman that he bolt lucky charms to.

On a more serious note, I've noticed there isn't really a complete 'How to build your E700 thread', on the lines of Paulham's tutorial. So I thought I would document my first ' basic' build as well as possible. When I know what the hell I am doing I'll build another for a mate. I intend to take pics of IR filter removal, etc. and make up a new tutorial.

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Re: Getting there.

Post by Radagast » 23 Dec 2013, 16:53

In fact praise should be going the other way. I'm pretty much going about this monkey see, monkey do, get stuck, ask the head monkey a question.
So thanks to George, Adam, Ian, Marky, Paulham, 22.250 Jock, Michael40, Snoopy, Genesis22 and the rest who have answered my questions or posted helpful info. Also many thanks to the guys who noted my frustration at the lack of Photons in OZ and offered help via PM.

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Re: Getting there.

Post by sunndog » 23 Dec 2013, 17:26

Radagast wrote:In fact praise should be going the other way. I'm pretty much going about this monkey see, monkey do, get stuck, ask the head monkey a question.
So thanks to George, Adam, Ian, Marky, Paulham, 22.250 Jock, Michael40, Snoopy, Genesis22 and the rest who have answered my questions or posted helpful info. Also many thanks to the guys who noted my frustration at the lack of Photons in OZ and offered help via PM.
thats what forums are for mate. no one member came here with all the knowlage they have now. all of us on here share our findings freely there was a time when discoverys were far more jealously guarded....and shown in a "look what i'v done and you can't have it" kind of way

and thats what makes this forum ace


let us know how you get on with that scope too fella
oslon black drivers
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2333

when asking for advice, please include what n.v device and/or illumination you already have (if any) and what rifles you intend to use them on...cheers

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Re: Getting there.

Post by michael40 » 23 Dec 2013, 17:51

sunndog wrote:
Radagast wrote:In fact praise should be going the other way. I'm pretty much going about this monkey see, monkey do, get stuck, ask the head monkey a question.
So thanks to George, Adam, Ian, Marky, Paulham, 22.250 Jock, Michael40, Snoopy, Genesis22 and the rest who have answered my questions or posted helpful info. Also many thanks to the guys who noted my frustration at the lack of Photons in OZ and offered help via PM.
thats what forums are for mate. no one member came here with all the knowlage they have now. all of us on here share our findings freely there was a time when discoverys were far more jealously guarded....and shown in a "look what i'v done and you can't have it" kind of way

and thats what makes this forum ace


let us know how you get on with that scope too fella
+1

what the man said :thumbup:

your post should be a sticky I think, it would save my pm box at the same time :wave: only joking

I know I've said it before but when you fit an nv add-on to the hmr you can really see how good they go together, fantastic funny rabbit shooting, even the odd rat :shock:

nice setup, enjoy it :thumbup:

atb, mike

PESCA

Re: Getting there.

Post by PESCA » 23 Dec 2013, 18:00

Regarding the build 'sticky' in pictures, go for it. That'll be a another great help to members.

Let Geoff or myself know when you're done and we'll sort it out with you :thumbup:

Thanks.
George

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Re: Getting there.

Post by 22-250jock » 23 Dec 2013, 19:34

nice work there radagast :thumbup:

where you mounting the battery.................on the stock or the back of the monitor?

its good to see photo's of set ups,.........think it helps others with their builds ;)

cheers john
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