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3 hours ago, cudamark said:

Thanks. I don't want to pressure Doc. He'll get it done when he gets it done. Gives me more time to play with the AQ! 😀

You're right, he self-generates plenty of pressure and all the missed milestones must be disappointing, though not surprising as the schedule was impossibly aggressive from the get go under the most favorable of conditions.  Better late than never - just hope it is as compelling as he has claimed because credibility erodes with every missed deadline.  With FT and Garrett introducing some exciting new product entries into the hobby this summer and with White's biting the dust, coupled with the economic and supply line challenges of the pandemic, really is one of the worst times to attempt to break into the biz.  Anyway, looking forward to your reports on the Impulse, the irony being Impulse has been 3+ agonizing years in the making by a team of experienced detector designers and an established detector manufacturer.  So imagine the hill Doc has to climb...I do not envy that one bit.  Anyway, enough Cygnus talk from me, we're here to find out more about Impulse and hope you have a great time putting it through its paces.

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I have a bit over 50 on the list of folks who are ready to buy. At the rate that these are being produced, I can’t possibly keep more than a few of these folks happy per week. I am following the instr

Planned AQ LTD (AQ Mk 1 is my preferred name) is intended to be about 100 - more or (perhaps) a good bit less. That will take all summer and perhaps a good bit more - COVID19 - learn as you go - possi

Three more shipped last week. The failed unit had a bad potentiometer. It has been repaired.

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Well supposedly I was put on the list of buyers when it was at about 20 people but I cant get a response lately from Rick so who knows? 🤷‍♂️ Hope I haven't been ghosted for some reason...

 

Congrats to all those that have been able to get their hands on one!

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16 minutes ago, Slimpickuns said:

Well supposedly I was put on the list of buyers when it was at about 20 people but I cant get a response lately from Rick so who knows? 🤷‍♂️ Hope I haven't been ghosted for some reason...

 

Congrats to all those that have been able to get their hands on one!

Same here. Haven't been contacted for payment.

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21 minutes ago, Slimpickuns said:

Well supposedly I was put on the list of buyers when it was at about 20 people but I cant get a response lately from Rick so who knows? 🤷‍♂️ Hope I haven't been ghosted for some reason...

 

Congrats to all those that have been able to get their hands on one!

 

4 minutes ago, Elbert said:

Same here. Haven't been contacted for payment.

I am on the list also. I think Rick is busy and it sounds like he only gets 1 or 2 a week so number 20 on the list could be 5 weeks out. Could be less? I agree that knowing where you stand with updates for shipping dates and such would be nice. Communication is always a good thing!

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Everyone hang tight, from what I heard ..........First Texas still has the reduced work force. Rick has forgot no one and I am sure pushing to get them out as soon as possible. My advice is to continue taking notes as your hunting  and mark your treasure maps for POI...Points of Interest. 

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On 6/22/2020 at 5:17 PM, cudamark said:

I just received mine today. Hope to take it on it's maiden voyage tomorrow morning.

Congrats on getting one of the unicorns. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.  Welcome to the forums.

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Rick,

I fully appreciate that it is a completely thankless process to have to dole out such a limited supply. I'm glad it is not I who has that job. Two questions, that I don't really expect firm answers to real soon, are: Does the not limited version (with battery cables not hanging out) have an anticipated release date? If so, when?

As a beloved boss I had about 40 years ago said when he saw great work "keep up the fair work"!

Cheers,

tvr

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The AQ “unlimited” (not what it will be called) requires new injection mounded parts which probably will take a significant lead time.

Any guess I made would be foolish and would likely harm me.

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