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[aprssig] Sticky Trackers To Be Beta-Tested in Los Angeles

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Thu Mar 23 21:58:13 UTC 2006


Maybe I'll give this a try.. I've got trackers, silly putty, and a spud gun
- I should be ready to go! =]

I think their paintball comparison is a little flawed though.  Aside from
the fact that all of the markers I've used have operated at 300 PSI or more,
they're only firing .68", ~3-gram projectiles.  That's what, 30 lbs of force
exerted on the projectile in the barrel?  Compared to 600 lbs for a 3"
projectile.  A 3" orange fired from a spud gun at right about 85 PSI had
enough force to pulverize the orange into little tiny bits at a range of 20
or 30 feet.

This sounds like it has the potential to cause some serious bodily harm if
misdirected.  I'd really like to see how often they actually manage to get
it deployed properly and have it perform a useful function.

Scott
N1VG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Doug Ferrell
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 1:45 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Sticky Trackers To Be Beta-Tested in 
> Los Angeles
> 
> On Thu, 23 Mar 2006, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> > 
> > The system, which is CAD and AVL compatible, use low -pressure 
> > compressed air (85 PSI) to launch the tagging device  -- 
> about what a 
> > paintball gun uses to fire a pellet, which is considered non-lethal 
> > force. An officer can fire the device while inside the 
> vehicle, or when 
> > walking towards the suspect using a hand-held wireless device. "
>   
>     The tagging device must be a TinyTrak3!
>    
> -- 
> ...DOUG
> KD4MOJ
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