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    Default NEW FLIR ThermoSight RS




    We are extremely excited to announce the details on the latest line of FLIR.


    Meet the FLIR ThermoSight R-Series (RS). Built by the industries leader in infrared technology, the FLIR ThermoSight RS is the worlds first commercial thermal night vision scope with it's features at an extremely affordable price.


    This unit was certainly designed with the hunter in mind. Simple 4 button operation giving you access to every key setting within three clicks or less. Large function buttons, allowing you to easily operate the system even when wearing gloves.


    The RS features an internal shock reduction system, giving it a recoil rating up to .30 cal. Water resistant housing can be submerged up to three feet. Internal rechargeable battery with a four hour run time.


    The ThermoSight RS offers up to six different detection palettes, including FLIR's InstAlert. Three different reticles settings allowing plenty of options for shooter preference.


    The RS will be available in these configurations:


    Model MSRP
    RS-24, 1X $3,499.00 240X180, 13mm
    RS-32, 1.25-5 $3,999.00 320X240, 19mm
    RS-32, 2.25-9 $4,499.00 320X240, 35mm
    RS-32, 4-16 $7,499.00 320X340, 60mm
    RS-64, 1.1-9 $6,499.00 640X480, 35mm
    RS-64, 2-16 $8,999.00 640X480, 60mm




    We have no doubt that the FLIR ThermoSight R-Series is going to completely change the game for night hunters

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    The internal battery kills it for me. The scope would be dead halfway through the hunt

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    That pretty cool at that price point. Would be nice to leave it on the gun and the PVS stays on the helmet for stalking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afalex1 View Post
    The internal battery kills it for me. The scope would be dead halfway through the hunt

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    wonder if a spare re-chargeable battery would be available for replacement in the field

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    I wish I had that kinda cash lol

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    This looks really nice at first glance. I look forward to more reviews in the future. I had a FLIR PS32 and that worked great! I sold it to upgrade to an LS64 but I think I'll save my pennies and grab one of these scopes instead (pending further review). I wish FLIR made an add-on for ACOGs. Having something with repeatable zero that was removable would be great.

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    Meet the FLIR ThermoSight R-Series (RS). Built by the industries leader in infrared technology, the FLIR ThermoSight RS is the worlds first commercial thermal night vision scope with it's features at an extremely affordable price.

    Extremely affordable? Not to me!
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    I'm curious about that battery life claim. I played with a TS24 just last week. With MOST of the time being in "stand-by" mode ("on', but "shut-off", ready to quick boot up), the battery was gone within 5 hours. Turned it on for about 01 minute, off, drive to the next spot... on for a minute, off, drive to the next spot... "stand-by" mode is said to be 120 hrs. (according to the included cheat sheet). The short boot-up from stand-by must eat up a lot of battery time, 'cause there's NO way it lasted for 5 hrs. worth of actual run time.
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    Products like this are all over the place for cell phones. 4AA's to USB. $14.00

    http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-Power.../dp/B007MLHS2S

    My HS-307 uses 4AA's as it's only battery source. The internal battery plus one of these for backup would give you a huge run time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OdDuMet View Post
    Products like this are all over the place for cell phones. 4AA's to USB. $14.00

    http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-Power.../dp/B007MLHS2S

    My HS-307 uses 4AA's as it's only battery source. The internal battery plus one of these for backup would give you a huge run time.
    It really depends on the required voltage.
    For instance a AA battery has a 1.5v output x 4 = 6 volts.
    Granted that is more of an average, but I would imagine that sensitive electronics like NV and Thermal would need to keep to the manufactures specs.

    The device you posted above is a 5v output.

    Get me the battery details for the FLIR RS and I can show you how to build a proper power supply. All depends on how long you want it to be good for, and if you want to carry the power supply on the rifle or on your person (longer whip would be needed for back pack or pocket mount).
    Lithium batteries would be the best option for the PS and there are a ton of inexpensive options available online for a build.


 

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