- Jan 22, 2013
Oh... ill have to wait
if you use a 3 element the power goes down drastically but you do get a better shaped beam.
You remedy that kind of power loss by spending a little more money on a much better grade of opticsI have a 3 Element on my 500mw 638, and while the beam is much narrower, the amount of splash is absolutely insane. Plus your losing a ton of power, and creating more heat around your diode, from all that back-splashed laser light that cant fit through the lens.
Both have their benefits and their problems.
You really gotta try all the lenses with these reds to see what pleases your eye the most.
You certainly can. You can even do it with a 5mw laser. It all depends on how close to the ground the clouds are. It becomes more interesting when clouds are thousands of feet up.you don't need a 3 watt to hit the clouds. I can do that any given night with my 60mw wicked greenie.
But it is pretty sweet to see the rectangular bar on the clouds!!
Kap, you just keep being safe. I'd rep ya, but it wont let me again.I live immediately below Class B airspace or I would do something like this... looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the pics!