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Endoscope 17 Oct 2021 12:30 #126314

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Definitely the new must have for boats Pete for sorts of purposes - mechanical to medical!!

I want to look down some ventilation trunking which has leaked water into the covering paneling. Which is odd as ventilation units are pretty waterproof and ventilation trunking was sealed in 2" of closed cell spray foam.

Depending what I see, I may be after recommendations for a pourable, fairly fluid, flexible sealant to pour down and seal. Something like Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure, but a little more viscous. The water industry use a 2 part mix to reline old mains water pipes, as was done in our street a while back.
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Endoscope 17 Oct 2021 11:11 #126313

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Please excuse (yet again) my technical ignorance, guys, but - apart from the example given by Paul (and apart from inspecting one's innards, which I'd prefer to leave to my doc.) - but I'd be interested to know for what use(s) you're wanting one of these?

Is it a boater's must-have I'll otherwise go to my grave missing, or a like-to-have for techies, or is it for a very specific purpose?

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Endoscope 15 Oct 2021 15:20 #126307

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Thanks, Balliol.
I think these rather basic ones have 2 choices - take it or leave it!!
I guess the electric cable could be shortened.

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Endoscope 15 Oct 2021 12:31 #126305

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Colin Stone wrote: >Advantage over a plug in model, it can be set (held in place with tape or clamp) to "see" one thing, ....

Thanks Paul. I hadn't thought of that aspect. But a good point.

I also note from the dual lens 028 specs:
"The front camera focal range is 3-8cm / 1.2-3.1in and the side camera is 2-6cm / 0.8-2.4in. "
Whereas the single lens 025:
"the best observation distance is about 1.18 inch-15.7 inch."

I would think that the larger focus field may be better??


I agree, if available (wasn't at the time of my purchase) I'd go for that.

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Endoscope 15 Oct 2021 11:22 #126304

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One point might be to think carefully how long a probe you actually need. Of the endoscopes I have had the present one has the longest, about 3 metres, and it is a pita. Depends what you are doing, but I’m not inspecting pipelines and really I should have stuck to about 1 to 1.5 metres. Nothing to do with sensitivity, just handling the snake!

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Endoscope 15 Oct 2021 09:52 #126303

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>Advantage over a plug in model, it can be set (held in place with tape or clamp) to "see" one thing, ....

Thanks Paul. I hadn't thought of that aspect. But a good point.

I also note from the dual lens 028 specs:
"The front camera focal range is 3-8cm / 1.2-3.1in and the side camera is 2-6cm / 0.8-2.4in. "
Whereas the single lens 025:
"the best observation distance is about 1.18 inch-15.7 inch."

I would think that the larger focus field may be better??

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Endoscope 15 Oct 2021 09:02 #126302

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Colin Stone wrote: I'm looking for an Endoscope and wondered if there are any recommendations??
Display on a phone would be fine.
This looks reasonable - www.amazon.co.uk/DEPSTECH-Inspection-Adjustable-Waterproof-Tablet-16-4Ft/dp/B08NT4GJ33/ref=psdc_5136303031_t1_B07SC5NCTG


I brought the Depstech WF025 WiFi model earlier in the year. Certainly as good as they say.

For such a tiny camera the image is excellent with a reasonable focal length.

Advantage over a plug in model, it can be set (held in place with tape or clamp) to "see" one thing, say a throttle linkage at the fuel pump end. Then you can go to another place (within WiFi range), say the outside helm position as move the throttle control and watch the effect.

Clear photos can be taken, I've not tried video, but can't see why it shouldn't work.

As with all endoscopes it's sometimes takes a minute or two to work out what exactly you are looking at.

The "stiff" flexible cable is ideal as it holds the position that you point the lens at.

I've used it a few times, with great results.

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Endoscope 15 Oct 2021 08:55 #126301

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Colin hi
That’s the one I have.
Seems good but have no comparison. C
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Endoscope 15 Oct 2021 07:51 #126300

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I'm looking for an Endoscope and wondered if there are any recommendations??
Display on a phone would be fine.
This looks reasonable - www.amazon.co.uk/DEPSTECH-Inspection-Adjustable-Waterproof-Tablet-16-4Ft/dp/B08NT4GJ33/ref=psdc_5136303031_t1_B07SC5NCTG

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