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PostSubject: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeSun Jan 05, 2014 6:54 pm

What is most commonly used for the 9mm tube that covers the IR light
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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeSun Jan 05, 2014 7:47 pm

I use styrene tube.

Made by Evergreen Scale Models

Item 228

1/4"tube

.250"Dia.

The emitter fits right in.  The 9mm refers to the distance you should have from the end of the emitter to the end of the tube.

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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeSun Jan 05, 2014 9:21 pm

6mm OD tube is what your looking for, available at any hobby shop and like Glen says... is the distance from end to crown of led
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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeMon Jan 06, 2014 9:25 am

Thanks for the info.
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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeMon Jan 06, 2014 11:35 am

I use a McDonalds straw believe it or not. It fits perfectly over and it is a little bit flexible in case something brushes against it... Plus I am cheap! LOL!

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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeMon Jan 06, 2014 12:42 pm

dgsselkirk wrote:
I use a McDonalds straw believe it or not. It fits perfectly over and it is a little bit flexible in case something brushes against it... Plus I am cheap! LOL!

Good to know. I was wondering if I could just used that, plus I can quench my thirst at the same time... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeMon Jan 06, 2014 12:55 pm

Actually funny thing, that is what happened. I was sitting at my work table with the drink and thought hmm.... and it worked! I paint the outside black but leave the inside for reflection to focus the beam...

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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeTue Jan 07, 2014 7:48 pm

He's Gona need to quench his thrust after my tiger ripps his t34 a new one ....no realy untill my self and Dean stand off on the field like we planned the trash talk will commmence and continue ...tastefully .... No moms involved or wife's kids ect ...lol any way ya the emitter I on my tiger used a bic pen and dipped it in flat black paint to have little or no reflection down the tube ...its probably over board though
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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeSun May 01, 2016 1:32 pm

so you want no reflection inside the tube? and how far in dose the led have to sit.

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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeSun May 01, 2016 2:37 pm

i wouldn't recommend anything shiny in the tube. the reason the emitter sits 9mm from the end of the tube is to reduce the IR spread. in my mind putting anything reflective in the tube could turn it into a fire hose with the nozzle cut off at full pressure.

with my tanks i tend to made the tube longer in hope to make it more accurate

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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeSun May 01, 2016 3:28 pm

lol not sure where you where going with the water hose thing but yes lol

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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeSun May 01, 2016 3:28 pm

just dean had said about the mc D straws and this is why I ask

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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeSun May 01, 2016 3:30 pm

"Actually funny thing, that is what happened. I was sitting at my work table with the drink and thought hmm.... and it worked! I paint the outside black but leave the inside for reflection to focus the beam..."    this is why dean confuses me Razz

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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeSun May 01, 2016 6:44 pm

Clark board has been hit and miss (no pun intended) with the IR, I wouldn't put any tubing on until you tested it and only if it is going tactical nuke everytime you fire and melts everything within a 5 foot circle. 

That's when I found out my Comet is a gamer, but now it is someone else's problem.
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PostSubject: Re: IR Tube....   IR Tube.... Icon_minitimeMon May 02, 2016 11:49 pm

IR light reflects less intensely than visible light, and the light that does reflect will lose most of the encoded data on it's wavelength that signals cannon and machine gun signals anyway. The IR bulb TIP should be 9-10mm from the outside of your tube, in any case.

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