May 2000Gradient Lens CorporationRequest Info
A flexible borescope for inspecting interior mechanical parts in aircraft, diesel and automotive engines is available from Gradient Lens Corp. The Hawkeye is 39.4 in. long and 0.31 in. in diameter. It has a focal distance of 0.4 in. to infinity. Besides straight-ahead views, a mirror tip adapter that allows right-angle sideways views threads securely onto the borescope. A plastic-coated metal gooseneck sheath that surrounds the fiber optic bundles is used for imaging and has sufficient rigidity to take a "set" before the scope is inserted into the cavity.