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P3P just got layered - damage?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by theTastyCat, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. theTastyCat

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    Hey all - was flying around the neighborhood at 400' watching everyone's backyard fireworks when I got green lasered. I won't be able to watch the video for a few days, but I don't think it ever found the camera, or if it did, not for long. I know this can damage the CMOS sensor - any way to tell if there's damage? The image looked fine from my kitchen afterwards but I suppose I'll know more tomorrow in daylight.


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  2. theTastyCat

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    Well thanks, autocorrect - should say LASERED!! My P3P did not become a cake recipe.
     
  3. sar104

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    Assuming no more than 5 mW, I think that it would have to be a very high-quality, well collimated laser beam to damage a sensor at 400 ft.
     
  4. theTastyCat

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    Thanks SAR - is gimbal/cam is about four days old and I've been panicking! I really appreciate the reassurance. If there is any damage, would I get an error in DJI Go or would I notice a problem in the photos/video?
     
  5. sar104

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    If the sensor were damaged then it would show up in the photos/videos.
     
  6. theTastyCat

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    Great - thanks again.
     
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    If this is a real encounter of high powered lasers being aimed at aircrafts, we have some big fish to fry.


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