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    Stinger Laser Relocation Spectacular!

    Still having some issues. Expert help booked for early November (once they can travel)...more when I have worthwhile things to post!
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    Further Stinger testing and install analysis

    I looked for any FCC applications for Stinger and only found the 2014 Radar stuff.
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    Further Stinger testing and install analysis

    Ah, indeed. Yes, and there's one of those black boxes per pair, so a total of five in my case (three front, two rear), and thus 5 RX fibers and 20 TX fibers (and, yes, likely -- though not definitely without cracking those puppies open -- 5 Laser Diodes), bundled into five individual TX heads...
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    Further Stinger testing and install analysis

    As far as I can tell, they've changed this in their newer setups. As you can see in the @SquirrelMaster review here, each pair of heads is attached to a the resonator/electronics box. Multiple TX fibers route out to a single "point" (the copper-colored sleeve), whereas a single RX fiber is used...
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    Stinger Laser Relocation Spectacular!

    I think during the reinstall we're going to check to see if they can be flush(er). Typically they're fully flush, but they protruded a bit to try to avoid some reflection issues.
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    Further Stinger testing and install analysis

    After the egregiously bad showing at the NY/NJ/PA Meetup, @RedRocket and I made a plan to get together to do some analytics on my install. We knew, visually, that the heads weren't angled up enough, and had been toed in due to a misunderstanding between AVI and Stinger. This was arranged on...
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    Stinger S8 antenna

    We're definitely well into the EU Vacation Season...
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    Stinger S8 antenna

    Have tried to make it clear (I think they know). I'm going to take the day off and "supervise" when it happens, while trying not to be in the way. I know the Stingers are involved too. Should hopefully be interesting, at least. And yeah, given what we saw when @NorEaster18 and I tested, none of...
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    Stinger S8 antenna

    A conference call happened between AVI, Stinger HQ, CA and USA to discuss the install. HQ is sending a whole new unit to AVI as a just-in-case-something-is-broken backup, along with additional test resources (DE, etc). Next week AVI is closed, but we're going to set up an appointment once...
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    Stinger S8 antenna

    @RedRocket Ugh, that's pretty brutal. No wonder @Dragons hates it so.
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    Stinger S8 antenna

    I don't think anyone has torn apart one of these to see. The structure of the S8 seems to be way different... it's relatively long, and has a rectangular "do not block" shape drawn on its face, which I assume is where a horn is...
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    Stinger Laser Relocation Spectacular!

    Well, the deed, so to say, is done. Here's the result. Front: Focus on vent area: And rear: So, all that's left is the testing! Fingers crossed...
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    Stinger Laser Relocation Spectacular!

    @RedRocket Bad/rushed phrasing - the "probably" was about the hope and dream dashing, not about the "nice way". :) (Seriously, looking forward to finding the weaknesses, since I'm sure there'll be something!)
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    Stinger Laser Relocation Spectacular!

    OK, so that's kind of overselling what's likely to be a relatively boring post. Starting yesterday, July 20th, my car went back to AVI Boston to have four of its fiber sets relocated. Preview readers may remember the testing done with @NorEaster18, where we had some PTs on the driver's and...
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    More Massachusetts Lidar Spotted Online

    My brain broke when I looked at the cameraman there - I initially processed it as a crazy complicated laser unit! 🙃
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    New Redline 360c - Issues with WIFI, Laser, and subscriptions

    Note that I also had problems where a space in the network name caused issues. It may have been that there were two networks, one of which was a "substring" of the other -- eg "Network" and "Network Mobile".
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    Install of - Stinger S8 antenna

    To be sure, I'm just guessing. I have no actual information to back up my statement. But these things aren't usually done randomly or without serious consideration.
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    Install of - Stinger S8 antenna

    I have to assume this must be for liability reasons...they don't want people firing the system in situations where they might send out enough energy to blind someone. Definitely makes the performance harder to quantify. Or, in your words, much briefer and far capturing my feelings more...
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    Install of - Stinger S8 antenna

    I verified with Stinger that the tester wouldn't work, and there's no way to get it to fire unless you're moving at least 30km/hr.
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    Install of - Stinger S8 antenna

    I've actually already emailed them to ask about this. I'll let you know what they say.
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