Detector Manufacturers Making Updatable Detectors Should Imo Allow Their Detector Models To Accommodate Multiple Software Versions Or At Least Multiple Subsets Of Version UpdatesBy Tnsharpshooter
Don’t know any other better subforum to place this.
When manufacturers design make sure platform can allow at least 2 software versions or at the very least allow what I call both newer version update (whole) and a older subset (portion of older version) to be used.
Makes testing easier if and when a newer version is designed and requires pre release testing in the field for validation. Would allow users after version release to use different versions and gain first hand feedback of the benefits or lack thereof of different versions or version subset(s). Case in point. Notice Minelab left old iron bias to be user selected when they released newer version with iron bias F2 option.
So in a nutshell this allows the detector versions ( or version subset) to be compared to the themselves in the field by the user.
Xp should have done this too. They should have designed Deus imo where at least 2 complete version allowed to be uploaded to unit.
Notice the later released Ace Apex. Garrett should have allowed on it too.
Don’t know what added production cost this would cause. Hopefully not much.
This was mentioned by geof_junk in another thread and had a little Google.
Found this https://www.phys.k-state.edu/reu2011/nnorvell/Metal_Detector_Research.html
I don’t really understand the technical side of metal detectors. Does this have any application to current day detectors? Will it help cancel out ground noise more? Will the current crossing/not crossing the ‘bridge’ tell you something about what is under one of the receive coils.
Although I don’t understand it, I am amazed and a little in awe of those that do 👍
This is a topic relevant to every(?) form of detecting -- ground coverage. I'll list several questions concerns I've had but any replies of course aren't limited to these, nor do they need to address any of them. Just tossing out some ideas to prompt further discussion.
1) What methods and efforts do you apply to ensure full ground coverage in the cases where that is one of your goals?
2) Is your sweep a straight line path or an arc?
3) How long is your sweep?
4) How much do you overlap consecutive sweeps in the direction you walk?
5) How much do you overlap side-to-side swings when following parallel paths (e.g. when walking two side-by-side swaths in the same direction how much does the left end of one path overlap the right end of the next path or vice-versa)?
6) Have you ever measured your coverage? How well do detectors with GPS (e.g. Minelab GPZ-7000 and Minelab CTX-3030) monitor ground coverage to this detail? Have you used other devices to measure ground coverage. E.g. I can imagine a drone with camera could provide useful data. Are there smartphones app that would help quantify coverage?
If this question has been addressed elsewhere, I apologize in advance and hope someone can give me a link for it. I have noticed that other companies besides Minelab are coming out with PI detectors for less than $3K. How do these detectors compare to the best Minelab detectors for Gold and also relic hunting?