Borescope


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borescope

[′bȯr‚skōp]
(engineering)
A straight-tube telescope using a mirror or prism, used to visually inspect a cylindrical cavity, such as the cannon bore of artillery weapons for defects of manufacture and erosion caused by firing.

Borescope

A device for examining hidden areas in an existing structure, consisting of a flexible rod of fiber optics; one bundle of fibers carries light to the ends of the fibers, the other bundle is used for viewing or recording the image with a video camera.
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They also wanted a worm drive on the declination axis (instead of a tangent arm) and insisted on a polar-alignment borescope. It's no coincidence that the new mounts have these particular features.
My borescope has come in handy to look at the inner surfaces of my reloading dies and to inspect the consistency of flash holes in the cartridge cases I use for handloading.
Busch said that Savvy will never recommend that a customer pull a cylinder based on FEVA alone--the borescope is the final diagnostic instrument for that decision.
Gradient Lens Corporation makes many different kinds of borescopes. An interesting variation is a flexible scope linked to a laptop computer that allows you to see images in real time on the computer screen and save this as a video for a permanent record for future comparison.
We cleaned the bore to like-new condition (with Borescope inspection), and rapid-fired 200 rounds of CFE223 handloads using Hornady 55-grain FMJs powered to the same velocity level as the American Eagle commercial load.
I know that because 8-years ago I acquired a Hawkeye borescope from Gradient Lens Corporation.
A borescope, for example, enables engineers to inspect the interior of tight spaces.
The customary equipment used for welding inspections is a borescope. Moore was seeking a new borescope system that applied video technology, which would make the inspection process more efficient.
The OES is also available as a measuring borescope for defining wear, corrosion, cracks, and contamination effects.
THE HAWKEYE BORESCOPE FROM GRADIENT LENS IS A GREAT AID TO SHOOTERS BECAUSE YOU CAN DO A LOT MORE THAN LOOK AT A GUN'S BORE WITH IT.
When operators do the bore-sighting and zeroing procedures, they can follow the steps on the commander's tactical display, except for collimating the borescope to the M242 barrel.
In addition to compression checks, a borescope for cylinder rust is a good idea for any plane that hasn't flown much recently, especially if it's been tied down outside.