I don't know how many SSY-1 heads there are out there anymore but
parts are rare - -especially flash tubes. I am trying to find a source but
I need to know if there is interest in some. I have no price yet so your
reply is non committal !!!!
It has been a long time on this SSY-1 project. I had it working in that small space
and then broke the flash tube moving the heavy anode wire. I am working with a
company which may be able to provide me with a new tube(s) ? That SSY is a great
little laser and there are no flash tubes...
ME109 --- I'm currently working on the same project with an FAP800. Nasty wide beam..... I'm have some luck getting it kind of under control but that damn 19 dots sometimes won't converge at even 10'. Keep trying !
I know this thread is old but long ago, i helped a guy on here who said he got his breath to lase.
Then, I was using a mix of 10% CO2, 5.6% N2 and 84.4% He. I think I found that in Scientific American
I'm still around !!! At 72, I have slowed a bit but I still play with my toys. My left eye was damaged in cataract surgery and I can't see to solder well any more and had to sell my plane but I survived covid easily !!! It's hard to believe - almost 14 years !
Carry on dudes !!!