You can use a borescope
as an inspection camera around the airframe, and some can be had for a few hundred dollars.
The Hawkeye Borescopes
standard tube is 17 inches long, and that's good for inspecting a lot of bores.
When NASA needed to find a small-sized camera that could not only deliver quality images from outer space, but could also be easily integrated into the borescope
they had spent months developing for this mission, they tapped Medigus' micro ScoutCam technology for the solution.
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.
Apart from Webcams, Webeecam can be used with USB Borescopes
, Microscopes and other specialty USB cameras as well.
function by channeling visible light through a flexible, hollow tube, inserted into otherwise inaccessible hollow spaces, such as via holes drilled in wood members.
This gives inspectors a much clearer picture of the vessel than they get with a borescope
, whose image rotates as technicians twist it through the pipes.
For example: thermal cameras are employed to identify potential weaknesses, corrosion or poor electrical connections; ultrasonic instruments enable the detection of flaws or cracks that are not visible to the human eye, and borescopes
enable the internal inspection of aircraft components that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to assess.
Specific applications for the LED light engines include illumination for industrial borescopes
, microscopes, machine vision, phototherapy, medical endoscopy and UV curing.
Gradient Lens Corporation makes many different kinds of borescopes
Scopes include borescopes
, semi-flexible scopes, articulating fiberscopes and videoscopes
High resolution is produced by 17,000 fiber optic pixels, which deliver an image nearly equal in quality to those delivered from rigid borescopes