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Old 09-11-2017, 09:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yes. There is a post on here some where about it.

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Old 09-12-2017, 01:18 AM   #22 (permalink)
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With night vision devices you may well lose depth perception.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:37 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I had to use BLACKOUT w/ PVS 14's (2 eye cups 1 lens) horable experience. 0 depth perception, flash blinded by direct wight light. Maby 2 sets of PVS 7's would give depth perception? Glad this was in jest. As pedestrians, bike's, couldn't be expected to use NVG's . There are many other techniques used my many that are deadly when used inappropriately. I value my/others lives too much to willingly endanger them . 29.3mpg @65mph out of a26 year old 3 ton pickup truck is acceptable with out begin a nuisance. More aero for more MPG.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:49 AM   #24 (permalink)
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YOu know it's ILLEGAL to alter headlamps?
the issue has nothing to do with 'brightness'.
This is why the DOT approved conversations are 3x the price of the nock off non-DOT. I did the 4x6" sealed beam to H4 reflector type . Same watage(no savings but can now convert to hid ,led, or othe emitter )but more light were you need it . Only complaint I have so far (9 months ) is the cutoff is extremely sharp. 1-3 between high enough to see above a dears knee at 1/4 mi and blinding oncoming. I have to adjust my head lights (and tires )for the current load conditions. Thinking of adding an electric motor to the vertical adjustment screw so I can adjust on the fly like a mirror
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:43 PM   #25 (permalink)
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When I was on the 3:00a-noon shift, I would motor along in my truck at idle in fifth gear on my way to work, just tootling along on the back roads by the river near the small town where I live, and under a full moon sometimes I would turn my lights off.

At 15 miles per hour and a full moon, there's plenty of light. Lots. And you see so many deer, skunks, foxes, raccoons, and beavers it isn't even funny. The raccoons were funny, falling all over each other trying to get out of the way of the truck. Made me laugh right out loud.

I know it was intended to be a humorous post, but it evoked a memory I cherish.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:24 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Personally what I do is have a military style convoy during night driving. The lead car has headlights and each following car follows (closely). The aerodynamic benefits are staggering to say the least, individual MPG goes up by around 20%. It's a pity I need at least two cars & drivers to get where I'm going though
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:35 PM   #27 (permalink)
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We were always told to stay hundreds of feet from other vehicles so that if one of us hit an IED, the rest would be safe.

I believe that is the opposite of drafting.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
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So how do you stealth drive in the dark without alerting aircraft to the length of your convoy?

Mind you this was in the day before night vision and automated ground vehicle detection, people actually had to spot you
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:52 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Have you read much about hostile aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan? It never came up in my approximately two hundred convoy briefings. I do remember hearing they were poor marksmen because they could not afford to practice much.

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