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Hello to all I wanted to work on that project for a while,Fisher has always been synonym for me of Treasure discovery since I started the hobby 26 years ago,reading French magazine Tresor de l Histoire with pictures of Fisher detectors all over the place ...................O0000 boy how many hours I spend staring at the 1266xb.............I really like my F75DST et had a few Goldbug pro and G2 so I decided to start a bid of DIY .I am im Europe so parts aren't as available as on your side of the pond,i contacted couple of dealers and managed to get the parts for the handle,Arm cup is XP as it is 100 gr lighter than the fisher one,all carbon bits bought from Italy and Chian,the Clamp is from Sweden and designed for pole for window cleaning,coil will be an 13" Ultimate it is on her way from Bulgaria  anyway here we go :

 

Ladies and Gentlemen (DRUM ROLLS):

 

the GOLDBUG PRO 2 lite:

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Fantastic job, now that's a detector I'd like to swing.  Love the handle setup.  Fisher could learn from that and re-release their GB Pro and also switch around the ground phase and target ID at the same time, might help boost sales now the Nox is out ?

Very impressive.  What do you primarily use your GB Pro for in the UK? Coin shooting and relics? 

What was behind your choice of the 13" ultimate over coils like the Nel Tornado and Mars Tiger?   I haven't heard much about the Ultimate.

 

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Ultimate is light and has good depth,i got few NELs but no MARS .Ultimate work well on most of the machine and weight is 530 gr i paid 99 pounds direct from Bulgaria could find 1 2nd hand.I made this machine for beach coin shooting and experiment her salt water capabilities.

I am not expecting the depth of my CTX but i won't have to wear a harness.

 

 

RR

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Forgot to mentioned the F75 DST is once equipped of the 3X6 concentric faster and better than the Bug with the 5DD NEL or Fisher....on the River Thames

I am thinking about a different way to power it .............I bought 9V Lipo battery but I realised last night the 18500 3.7v battery fit perfectly in the carbon tube.As the handle is design for it I could run a cable inside the tube.....Also could remove the speaker and cut a bit of th e9v battery compartment.I guess Quest or Detenix must have worked on something similar.

The weight of a 9 Volt battery is 70 gr a 3.7v 18500 is 37 gr but I am not sure of the consumtion..............will 2 X18500 enough to power it?

If it is the case 74gr is added but removing the speaker and chop a bit of plastic inside the control box I could still be a winner not mentioning getting rid of the mini Jack socket.Or have a new control boc bax 3d printer and I may be able to fit one of those new LIPO flat battery .

RR

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yeah, the F75 LTD with DST fitted with the 3x6 concentric is hot hot hot.     For 'tiny' target hunting I prefer it over the Goldbug Pro series.     

Nice mods.

HH
Mike 

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15 minutes ago, Mike Hillis said:

yeah, the F75 LTD with DST fitted with the 3x6 concentric is hot hot hot.     For 'tiny' target hunting I prefer it over the Goldbug Pro series.     

Nice mods.

HH
Mike 

On iron infested ground I managed lot sof gold and artefact at 65 of sensitivity in fast mode.

I only dislike the overload SIGNAL except from that it is a keeper.Mine is taped and have a few neoprene protection to keep it away from the mud I have been told they are a pain to fix when they go bad....................

 

 

RR

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18650's give 4.2 volts at maximum charge, so two gives you 8.4 volts.  You will see a lot of 9v framed lithium batteries with a maximum power output of 8.4v.  There are true 9 volt lithium shelled batteries out there, I use them in my GBP's and Garrett Carrot.

All you need is one of these for your GBP and you'll be happy.

http://www.mahaenergy.com/powerex-9-6v-230mah-1-pack/

It will run fine with 2 x 18650's but will always say the battery isn't full even with a full charge.  There is also no real point when you can get the 9.6v lithium batteries which last a couple of days of detecting.

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Ok thanks will have a look

 

Have a great week end

 

RR

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Really nice mod - very professional looking!

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I just mounted the 13" coil weight is 1380gr

 

 

RR

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