New Solaris laser

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rabbitman1
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New Solaris laser

Postby rabbitman1 » 03 May 2017, 23:58

Has anyone tried the new Solaris laser from Trevor at the torch factory yet?

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Re: New Solaris laser

Postby warbucks » 07 May 2017, 15:34

Go on Rabbitman 1 get one and do a review for us all :mrgreen:

If it does what it "say's on the tin" it should take over all the sales from the Dragonfly, i can see it being of a bigger advantage to "Tubed" add on users, not sure if its needed with digital n/v, however bigger is some times better as the saying goes.

Has Trevor actually sold any yet ?, it does say out of stock.

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Re: New Solaris laser

Postby rabbitman1 » 07 May 2017, 15:38

I was on the list to have one of his pre release ones and was buying it as a present but there was a delay due to something that was 3D printed (not sure what would be 3D printed in a laser) so I had to cancel it and Trevor refunded me.
He seemed great to deal with though.

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Re: New Solaris laser

Postby warbucks » 07 May 2017, 17:36

Yes Trevor seem's to be building a good name for himself, more competition that's good :thumbup:

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Re: New Solaris laser

Postby weejohn » 08 May 2017, 08:52

I have one here sitting on top of my gun cabinet , I plan to have a wee play tonight .
Huge difference in size compared to the dragonfly and nearly 5 ounces lighter !!
The little led that shows its on is a great touch but I still hate clicky push on/off switches and the 3 mode half press thing. The new NM dimmer is fab and with a silent push on/off switch.
What does concern me is the black spot in the centre of the IR which has caused problems for digital NV users when on flood.
I will attach a couple of pictures for you to see what I mean.
(Or a video)
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Re: New Solaris laser

Postby weejohn » 08 May 2017, 09:08


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Re: New Solaris laser

Postby anthony » 08 May 2017, 14:11

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weejohn
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Re: New Solaris laser

Postby weejohn » 09 May 2017, 07:06

I had a wee play last night , wasn't the best night due to the moon making an appearance.
Dodgy camera work but hopefully you get a slight idea.
https://youtu.be/JuaewUO2Lmg

visiter1
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Re: New Solaris laser

Postby visiter1 » 09 May 2017, 09:39

hi lads any useers of the solaris have a conclusion yet please . i think for its size and weight could be a winner

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Re: New Solaris laser

Postby cliveward » 09 May 2017, 10:56

Hi All,

I know I've mentioned this before, but please be extremely careful with these types of high powered lasers.

In our application, once you get over 100mW then ground reflections and reflections from reflective surfaces (such as windows) in a vehicle start to present eye safety hazards. Once you get to the power of this laser which is between 500mW and 1W then these hazards are considerable.

I'm not sure of the point of it. A 100mW laser will get a decent tubed or digital system out to 300 yards and there is a law of diminishing returns. You need 4x the power to get the same density twice as far out. In reality once you get out past 300 yards the illumination isn't the limiting factor, but the system resolution, and increased illumination power causes more reflection from atmospherics. ;)


Cheers





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