Video borescope camera systems are similar, but superior, but superior, to previous generation fiberscopes and rigid borescopes.
Fiberscopes serve the same basic function, however fiberscope cameras lack much of the functionality and overall performance characteristics of the video borescope. Borescope systems may be also be called a boroscope or boro scopes. A boroscope or boro scope is essentially the same as a borescope or fiberscope, although features may vary. Inspection camera is another name used for boroscopes.
Borescope Camera Features Vary Greatly Among Brands
The most common characteristics that determine which model is best for a particular application include articulation, image quality, portability, weight, required power source, visual display clarity, image or video capture capabilities, insertion tube length and illumination. Typical RVI applications require a lightweight borescope that is also portable, does not require a “plug-in” power source, offers one-hand operation, crystal clear display and an ability to “steer” the borescope camera. Any borescope that can be “steered” is known as an articulating borescope.
The VJ-3 borescope is a perfect design for aviation RVI work.