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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I'm a recent convert to the joys of using a borescope and have been using the Shooting Edition Hawkeye Borescope from Gradient Lens, which now costs $ 150 less than it did a year ago.
This holds increasing value as more and more companies are looking to market disposable endoscopes or borescopes and are therefore looking to switch from high-end, multi-use, expensive visualization equipment (endoscopes) to single-use equipment.
In addition to the wear and tear on the instruments, the borescopes also alleviate the strain on the camera operator's eyes, neck and back by allowing inspection to be displayed on large LCD monitors.
After successfully fixing the location of 18 refuged subjects via radiotelemetry, we directly observed 17 of them using a fiber-optic borescope.
Accuracy of drywood termite detection using a fiber-optic borescope (Provision, CML Innovative Tech.
It is remotely controlled and mobile, following dealership technicians around the shop with a borescope and handheld cameras to look inside the engine bay or other hard-to-view areas, and also integrates a microphone, speaker and display to allow the technicians to directly communicate as they jointly tackle problems.
You're required to exercise the recoil and borescope the main gun every six months if it hasn't been fired.
RAY: If you're pretty sure it fell in there, then I'd look for a shop with a borescope -- just like the thing they used for your last colonoscopy, Stephanie, except it's for cars.
The snake replaces a borescope, a camera fixed on a rod that inspectors push into pipes.
The sessions focus on overall familiarisation of airline, flight-line and maintenance crews, line maintenance, borescope inspection, trouble shooting, diagnostics monitoring and fleet management.
A video borescope uses a miniature video camera at the end of the flexible tube and a display in the handle shows the camera view, and the viewing position can be changed with a joystick.
Lately, I've been spending some time with the Hawkeye Precision Borescope from Gradient Lens Corporation (www.