MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

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marcos58
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MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by marcos58 » 22 Sep 2012, 13:41

Hi All,

Just thought I would post a few photos of my latest attempt, wife happy she has got her dining room table back !
There is nothing new just using other peoples ideas and hard work so thanks for all the clever people sharing to
allow others less talented/practical to join in. Nice meteor last night, lit the field well !!

Quick specs 5" long, 4.5" high and 3.5" wide, weight 324g. 1/3 ccd chip board camera external power source either
12v 6800a battery mounted in butt pouch/comb riser,or small 12v 1800a battery mounted in small pouch on back
unit viewer body. External video out socket on left to recorder unit or lcd screen for lamp man to watch !
Keep up the good work ever body, you all know who the stars are, thanks.

Marco.
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PESCA

Re: MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by PESCA » 22 Sep 2012, 14:13

That's a very neat unit indeed, Marco. Hat's off to you, fella.

So, what would you say is the approximate cost of the whole affair? Do you have a breakdown for our other members, please?

George

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Re: MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by marcos58 » 22 Sep 2012, 16:51

Hi George,

First of all we are not talking lardy quality here and it does need a bit of refining but it works for me and when I swap the board camera for a superior one (no way this one is 600tvl, i will be sending nasty e-mail to uk e-bayer) it will be better.
my main problem is using a 16mm fixed lense (to keep length short) and viewing on a 2.5" screen (the image not filling the whole screen) through a 4" scope shade with a magnifying lens near the end, means the pixels a noticeble !!!! Saying that it is usable and the viewing of external screen/recorder is better.

List;
1/3 ccd 38mmx38mm board camera (480-600 tvl or better sony prefered) £15-£30
16mm fixed board lens 110883525664 £11 e-bay
2.5" screen 170896384193 £10-£15 e-bay
ABS project box 83mmx54mmx30mm 290743810837 £3.25 e-bay
Dc chassis mount power socket 150809244178 £1.97 e-bay
av out chassis socket £2 (cannot find ) e-bay
49mm pole end cap 270734003391 £3.20 e-bay
75mm t mending bracket 75p-£1 diy store
m2 nuts and bolts to mount camera £2 diy store
6mm m4 bolts domed head (mount t braket to dsa) £1 diy store
40mm waste connector (glueable) £2 ish diy store
Challenger dsa £30 internet
42mm x 10mm thick disc to mount camera onto (I used toy tractor wheel) £2
42mm car bulkhead flange abs £6 plus postage car builder solutions tel 07964336183 or see website
40mm magnifying lens 150871077973 £1.99 e-bay

Oops Dooh just remembered the sight sunshade, stops light spillage,
Gun scope eye piece extender 120495637049 £4.69 evil-bay

Wow!! That took some digging up off my ancient pc. Sorry not good on tecno stuff so no links only e-bay
numbers. Hope people find this some help with there diy project . I think thats it all .

Marco,
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Re: MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by gravel » 22 Sep 2012, 17:04

Like it ;)

PESCA

Re: MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by PESCA » 22 Sep 2012, 17:30

That's excellent, Marco :D .

Thanks for sharing. Even if someone doesn't use your list to the letter, it gives them a great heads-up on which way to go and where such parts can be sourced.

George

PESCA

Re: MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by PESCA » 22 Sep 2012, 17:33

Rounding all of your figures up, and erring on the dearer side, it still means you've got that build for £115 :o

Result!

George

marcos58
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Re: MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by marcos58 » 22 Sep 2012, 18:45

Thanks George,

Yes a bit more expensive than what I call my mark1 Ken hawker clone but its all become a bit of an obsession!
I have most of the bits to try make a Markylight and the Ahorten lens adapter kit arrived today, happy days.
Like I have stated I dont claim anything new, been tested on a Hawk 3-9x50 air rifle and an Ags 4-16x56 on
a .17hmr and when I put a new camera in the next test Schmitt bender on .223 and maybe a fox .

Marcos

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Re: MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by Silent Shooter » 22 Sep 2012, 18:52

Wow Marco you done a great job there mate,must make the guys putting posts with info up feel well appreciated (and so they should) :D
Thanks for sharing that with us Marco.

atb Geoff

verminfilmer

Re: MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by verminfilmer » 22 Sep 2012, 21:49

hi matey, you have done a good neat job on that and the best thing is it will last you years at little cost, nice one. ATB john

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Re: MK5 diy attempt and happy wife

Post by robert16 » 22 Sep 2012, 21:57

Looks very similar to a nite hunter..

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