Jump to content
phrunt

Convert Equinox To S Shaft?

Recommended Posts

I would like mine on this, I just love this type of Shaft

shaft-645x361.jpg

http://en.marsmd.com/catalog/marsmd-universal-shaft/

I don't know if it will fit, I'm contacting them to ask. It slides up pretty small for transport too.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

46 minutes ago, phrunt said:

I would like mine on this, I just love this type of Shaft

shaft-645x361.jpg

http://en.marsmd.com/catalog/marsmd-universal-shaft/

I don't know if it will fit, I'm contacting them to ask. It slides up pretty small for transport too.

 

I hate the straight shaft of the Equinox.  If I had access to a tube bender, I'd put an S bend in the middle rod and try to replicate the feel of a Fisher F75.

I've never bothered to use an arm strap on any of my other detectors; however, my arm won't stay in the arm cuff without a strap on the Equinox.  I expect the problem will get even worse when using a large coil.

Will White's sell the S shaft for the V3i?  Is there some other S shaft alternative?  I don't think the Mars universal shaft is a good choice since the Equinox control box already has a built in hand grip.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't got my Equinox yet, waiting for my supplier to get back from a Dredging trip, I'll have to see how I like the shaft before considering my options, but that Mars Shaft is the style I like.  Shame it won't be suitable for the Equinox.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I have found the straight shaft on the GM 1000 & the EQ not overly favourable. More in the conditions I detect in with a lot of uneven ground when placing the detector down to dig/scrape a signal. There always seems to be protruding bedrock that bellies out the detector shaft half way down causing the detector to roll over. The things we have to put up with :rolleyes:. The GMT & GB2 are better with there shaft configuration. The Zed with it 14" coil helps anchor it in place when placed down. And the GP/GPX's with the control box hanging down a bit gave the straight shaft a bit of height, so was nowhere as bad at wanting to roll over.  Cheers

JW :smile:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Depends how you ask the question...

Shaft Design Poll

Grip Design Poll

An S rod for an Equinox would have to have the bend between the coil and the control box, like a Fisher F75 or V3i, since the Equinox has an integrated hand grip.  I wouldn't mount the Equinox control box on an S rod where the bent portion of the rod was intended as a hand grip. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, phrunt said:

I would like mine on this, I just love this type of Shaft

shaft-645x361.jpg

http://en.marsmd.com/catalog/marsmd-universal-shaft/

I don't know if it will fit, I'm contacting them to ask. It slides up pretty small for transport too.

 

appears to be an XP Deus knock off and have similar square tubing so may be challenging to fit the Nox components on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, phrunt said:

I would like mine on this, I just love this type of Shaft

shaft-645x361.jpg

http://en.marsmd.com/catalog/marsmd-universal-shaft/

I don't know if it will fit, I'm contacting them to ask. It slides up pretty small for transport too.

 

its basically an XP Deus shaft trhe problems i see with this retro fitted for a nox is the control box is about 6" tall  or more, you would have to mount that on top of the grip which is about 4-5" tall... so you would be looking at a top heavy 10" tall detector it may slide compact lengthwise but expand the other direction... would take alot of fitting to make it feel right.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so the biggest dilemma here is it would make the detector about a foot tall and nowhere for the upper shaft to recess if mounted lower.. pulled my deus handle out to show you basically a handle on top of another handle as the control box and battery are built into the Nox handle

double.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the Xterra shaft the same diameter as the Equinox shaft? 

If so, I'd think the S shaped middle rod of an Xterra could be adapted to the Equinox.  I think the Xterra locking pin in on the side, as opposed to on the bottom for the Equinox; however, I don't think that would be difficult to change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By sandiwilliams717
      1) Anyone have any advice and Best settings for the Minelab Equinox 600 for relic hunting like civil war relics buttons stuff like that? 2) Also when coin shooting for silver coins and gold coins anyone have suggestions or find there conventional or unconventional ways and programs better to locate Silver and gold coins? Like notching out vdis, or running it in beach in a field similar to Neil Jones program? 3) Also best settings on the beach for jewelry?
    • By Mike Buck
      Afternoon all!  I know that there have been many programs out there for the 800, but are there any well known programs for the 600?  Mainly coin and relic hunting!  I like the preset park and field modes but wanted to possibly branch out and try something different.  Thanks! HH. 
    • By midalake
      MY UNIT IS FRIED!  Evidently the Equinox can not even be rinsed off in the shower after use. What a piece of JUNK.  Two months to go in Mexico and I have a boat anchor. 😡   Minelab engineers should all be fired.
      Dave    
    • By Tometusns
      Here's some of the 2019 finds... still loving the nox. 

    • By 2Valen
      The other day GB-Amateur said something that caught my interest about EMI problems with the 800.
      So I could not help myself on trying to figure out why. I first rolled back to my original software 1.75 and went outside to look in my yard like i normally would.
      Every time I had gotten within 50 feet of the power lines the unit would give false ID's of what was on the ground, and it just got worse from there.
      I went further away from the lines and it would clear up until I got near the front of my home where my wifi router is located. When I looked at the display the display numbers were bouncing once again.
      When I went to the back yard away from everything the 800 was as always working like it should and I even found a 1951 quarter.
      I went back into the house to do the upgrade once again and retraced my steps with the new update.
      I had no problems under the power lines no mater how close I got to them, I did find some really good targets that I will go back and dig up when it gets warmer.
      I went to the front of my house and once again the 800 worked as it should without any interference at all. That is until I walked up to the front porch window and then I had a little bit of bouncing numbers.
      I believe that the new update has solved most if not all of the EMI problems that I have had in the past, which is a good thing for me.
      Under the power lines is where the used to tie up the horse carriages at the original church and that is where I have found some coins from the 1800's. Now with this new update I feel more confident that I will be able to find some really nice items there, and in my front yard.
      Thanks for reading and tell me what you think about your update and EMI problems since the update.
    • By Steve Herschbach
      From Link deleted since Findmall update broke old links
      “We will be offering a few different shaft options for the Equinox including the 36" carbon fiber regular shaft with lower rod, a one piece carbon fiber shallow water scuba shaft, and Zero Flex fiberglass shafts in custom Anderson colors”
      http://andersondetectorshafts.com/

×
×
  • Create New...