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Flir R series issue #7249541
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I have a Flir R Series thermal scope that is not working worth a flip. At 1x at 45 yards I cant make out a pig. My Pulsar I cant count hairs with at that range. What could be wrong with the flir ?


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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7249564
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You should be able to see somewhat better than what you are mentioning. My first guess is that somebody adjusted your diopter (eye piece). Adjust it until you can see the crosshairs very clearly and your image should clean up nicely.

The RS scopes don't have an objective focus, IIRC (or some don't). So if diopter adjustment doesn't do the trick, you probably need to contact FLIR for service.

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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7249697
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Iíve tried that but it goes from bad to worse. Iíve called flir and left messages several time and have yet to get a call back.


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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7249834
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New scope, new to you scope or had a long time and just started doing it?


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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7250793
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Fairly new it belongs to a friend and heís had problems from the start with it. So he told I could use but it has something wrong with it.


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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7250797
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Tried to call flir today and left several messages. Still no call back. Iíve never been so disappointed in a company as I am there. When I messed up my pulsar Sell Mark was on the ball helping me out and replaced it pretty quick. Itís the only thermal Iíll buy to use guiding


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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7250884
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Yep, the good folks at Sellmark who handle Pulsar in the USA are OUTSTANDING with their customer service. FLIR is a pain in the butt.


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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7251041
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Manual NUC's don't help?


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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7251221
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NUC?


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Calibration they call it. There's a button on top it looks like that says "Cal". You need to do that with some degree of frequency.

https://op1.0ps.us/pdf/opplanet-flir-thermosight-r-series-operators-manual-pdf.pdf

Your automatic calibration may be disabled. If so, that could account for the poor image.


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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7251378
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Yeah, some people call it 'calibration,' others call is 'screen refreshing' and others call it "non-uniformity correction" aka "NUCing." (Pronounced "Nuking")

As time progresses, the the thermal image will deteriorate due to a cumulative build-up of signal noise (aka "thermal drift") of the thermal core sensor (microbolometer).

Most units will NUC on boot up and may need to be NUC'd a time or two before the microbolometer settles down and then maintenance NUCs will be needed at various intervals depending on the environmental conditions at the time in order to keep the image clear.

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Re: Flir R series issue [Re: keener205] #7251749
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Didnít know that but thanks for the information. I plan to take it tomorrow to the hunters extravaganza n see if someone there can help get me In The rite direction


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Ok ive been calibrating it and its still not clear enough to id something at 50 yards. Ive left multiple messages and no call back.


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