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6 hours ago, phrunt said:

Out of interest can you bang up a photo at some point Andy?

 

Sorry, I've been out curing world hunger, helping little old ladies cross the street, and night hunting for some gold.  I think my season is on hold now for a while as the monsoons have really brought in the mosquitos.  It's just too miserable to keep your head clear and listen for feint signals. 

Below are a couple shots of the new coil.  I'm not sure it could be seen in Jason's so I wanted to focus in on the coil clamp.  You will also notice my patch cord is a bit bent, which happens when the old coil comes unraveled and doesn't allow you to collapse the unit very far.  Thankfully, my patch cord uses Unobtanium (small upgrade), so it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. :cool:

 

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Not visible in my photo because my coil didn't come with them. 

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One more update, after talking to the manufacturer it looks like all coils will now come with these plastic spikes/clamps on the cables. 

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