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What does Model S look like on thermal camera?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by SabrToothSqrl, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    Check out Flir Star SAFIRE 380-HD... last time I checked the helicopter mounted ones were running north of half a million a pop... ($750k is closer)... but my data is dated!
     
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    well, if it's only 1/2 a million, I'll take two :)
     
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    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    I have a flir camera, not the 750k model though. I will take some video/photos when I get home compared to my friends ICE car. I have looked before and its actually quite interesting!

    Thanks Erik
     
  6. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Island bay did a video a long time back using his FLIR camera.... he also did one of the heated seats in the Climate Package as I recall.
     
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    that was pretty cool, I'd love to see one at night following a Tesla.

    That drawing is crude, and clearly someone has a AWD one ;)

    I think there would be some heat in the front w/the radiators infront of the front wheels.

    and something in front of the rear driver tire, where the water drips out from the A/C...?
     
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    We use thermal cameras at work a lot. Although they do see engine heat, the main thing you see is temperature difference between objects. Regardless of a Model S having a vastly reduced heat production, it will still look very similar on a thermal camera due to the variation between cars surface and the surrounding environment. Because this I don't see a Model S looking much different from a regular car. I'll have to test it sometime.
     
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    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    If it's summer, there will be a hot spot up front somewhere too, where the excess heat from the A/C and battery cooling is shed.
     
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    image.jpeg
     
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    Ha! that looks cool!

    More please.
     
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    he beat me to it i have that flir attachment for my iPhone i'll get one of the X when i get home tonite
     
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    Is it wrong to want a paint job that looks like that image?
     
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    there use to be someone in san diego who could do thermal reactive paint but that was at least 10 years ago not sure it caught on
     
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    Took these (and the previous) at the Squamish Supercharger last year...



    IMG_1703.JPG IMG_1704.JPG IMG_1705.JPG IMG_1706.JPG
     
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    great, now I have to buy a Flir thingy... something I'll play with for a week, then forget about.
     
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    You'd be surprised!

    They're excellent for tracking down heat loss (cold power sockets etc), checking your fuse box loading, underfloor heating adjustments, seeing where the dog was sleeping.....the list is endless!
     
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    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    You and me both.

    must.resist.impulse.purchase.for.a.cool.gadget.I.don't.need
     
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    i only got my because i had to make an 1hr and a half drive to the nearest apple store for a warranty issue that turned out to be a cracked screen protector .. i figured if i made the trip I'm coming back with something
     
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    The best thing to have.... is a friend with a FLIR camera or a (Boat) (Drone)..
     
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