Ward 800 or drone

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poppy mae
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by poppy mae » 01 Oct 2018, 16:20

Fair play....

Ttocs
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by Ttocs » 01 Oct 2018, 18:23

The images are taken straight from the FLIR website by the look of it. I bought a drone 10X earlier this year and not from Carl; it came in a Armasight/ FLIR box with a label saying AMOLED version DARDROPBB10PAL1. The focus is canted to the left, not at 12 o’clock as in the images. To be honest I have no way of knowing if it’s Amoled or not but the picture quality is stunning, so I’m happy either way.
Had some zero problems initially but an extended s/s picatinny and some retaining compound between the drones mounting rails sorted that. So I’m very happy with it; foxes, not so happy.
Ttocs

Rammer
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by Rammer » 02 Oct 2018, 06:29

Slightly of track but the drone on eBay yesterday went for £1750 !!!! :crazy:

Kevgun
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by Kevgun » 02 Oct 2018, 06:34

I Have a Brand new FLCOS version here that i am fitting one of my front supports to for a Pest controller that works in London, he said he can't afford to miss so wants it modified before he fits it to his Rifle, Anyway looking through them both the other Night the FLCOS display is Smaller so i estimate about x 8 but everything is relative the field of view is no different the detail is to my eye just has good but smaller the x hair is smaller, but like i said it's relative, could i head shoot a fox @200 yard with it, yes no bother it' just not as big.
the Bottom rail that fits to the Picatinny is thicker and the QR levers each have there own clamping plate now as opposed to one long one.
The prism Rail is still made of Chocolate other than that everything looks the same.

If there any other detail people want me to check whilst i have it here, let me know.

Kev

jackal1
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by jackal1 » 02 Oct 2018, 16:54

poppy mae wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 11:31
At over two grand !!!!!

Which is probably what it should have been from the start. Apparently they were only making £50 a unit on them.

blueroll
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by blueroll » 04 Oct 2018, 11:02

Apparently the Armasight Dronepro has always been restricted by ITAR for export out of the USA and needs an export license, which Carl had. I hope Optical Solutions have one and new customers are not left in the lurch ?

Ttocs
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by Ttocs » 04 Oct 2018, 12:36

I got my Drone earlier this year from www.nightvisionthermaluk.com/armasight- ... minator-uk. They are an official FLIR importer. This is what they now say about the Drone AMOLED 10x, FLCOS 10x and 15x:

ARMASIGHT BY FLIR
NONE AVAILABLE AS DISCONTINUED PRODUCT, ALTERNATIVE FLIR PRODUCT WOULD BE THE CLIP ON CO-X, GEN2 + UNIT, THIS BEING USED IN FRONT OF YOUR DAY SCOPE, SEARCH CO-X IN THE SEARCH BOX FOR DETAILS:

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phoenix
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by phoenix » 04 Oct 2018, 12:44

blueroll wrote:
04 Oct 2018, 11:02
Apparently the Armasight Dronepro has always been restricted by ITAR for export out of the USA and needs an export license, which Carl had. I hope Optical Solutions have one and new customers are not left in the lurch ?

AFAIK the Drone Pro was never affected by ITAR because it was a digital NV scope, as opposed to thermal or tubed.
Also, it's the seller on the US side of the pond that has to have a licence to export ITAR kit, so Carl would not have needed one.

Cheers

Bruce
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blueroll
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by blueroll » 04 Oct 2018, 15:26

phoenix wrote:
04 Oct 2018, 12:44
blueroll wrote:
04 Oct 2018, 11:02
Apparently the Armasight Dronepro has always been restricted by ITAR for export out of the USA and needs an export license, which Carl had. I hope Optical Solutions have one and new customers are not left in the lurch ?

AFAIK the Drone Pro was never affected by ITAR because it was a digital NV scope, as opposed to thermal or tubed.
Also, it's the seller on the US side of the pond that has to have a licence to export ITAR kit, so Carl would not have needed one.

Cheers

Bruce
Thanks Bruce. The info I was given may not be accurate then.

tdac
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Re: Ward 800 or drone

Post by tdac » 05 Oct 2018, 11:40

As Bruce said the Drone is exportable to UK as a rifle scope under Apendix 0A987 for commercial users. But may not be used for any LE/Military application and may not be re-exported from UK.

Cheers, Tom

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