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Fisher Impulse AQ (formerly Aqua Manta) Pulse Induction Metal Detector

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Carl is probably exhausted from trying to herd other engineers. One minute on the forums is a minute lost getting Impulse to market.

Maybe Alexandre Tartar will wander over sometime. There is not enough room for both shoveler and I on the Dankowski forum unfortunately. I still can’t figure out what I ever did to make that guy hate my guts so much.

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There's a few crackpots on Dankowski, I think shoveler hates everyone, he's blasted just about everyone on there before, and may have had a time-out as I haven't seen him on there lately and a big thread where he got pretty nasty was deleted, first time I've ever seen a thread on Dankowski forums deleted, their all about freedom of speech and all that. 

But I understand what you're saying about Carl, hopefully Carl is working on their Equinox killer, I don't see a need for a PI in my detector inventory, unless I'm wrong, maybe I do need one? 

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Carl is actually their PI expert. Not saying he is not brilliant on VLF, but I am guessing he is the guy that convinced FT to go this route. Carl knows just how many years this sort of PI has been dangled out there, only to never appear. Anyone remember Pulse Devil?

What I sure need is the gold nugget version of this machine, although if it costs more than a GPX 4500 I am not sure how much market traction it would get in the prospecting world. In that regard it will all revolve around whether the iron disc truly is better than any other PI. That alone is worth a fortune to a lot of nugget hunters and is really the key question for me. Simply matching the power of the Minelab big guns won’t be enough, and it is looking like the Impulse would need a large external battery just like the Minelabs to get the operating time hard core prospectors would want. A big battery on a harness or belt just puts you back in GPX land. It is the discrimination that will make or break the machine in the prospecting world though, not the price or ergonomics. Prospectors are purely about results. No matter how much I push ergonomics, if a 10 lb detector came out tomorrow with razor blades in the arm cuff that detected gold better than anything we have today people would buy it.

That very same question applies to coin and relic hunters. Just how good is the iron disc really? We have had power for years. It is the ferrous disc that has been lacking. A PI with decent iron disc could set the coin and relic detecting world on fire anywhere bad ground exists.

While I really want the gold nugget version of this machine I am convincing myself I want this one because it should really work well at Lake Tahoe. That would be the primary use. And then I could give it a go in the milder goldfields. Anything I learn with this version would probably benefit me as getting a head start with later versions.

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I don't really like on the Fisher AQ how the coil cable is at the front of the coil, I feel I'd be banging it on things all the time and eventually damage it, it just really sticks up there

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I could not understand what he was saying about the AQ. Was there anything new there that I am missing? 

This is a fun machine to follow. The only new machine I have seen in a while that looks quite this interesting. Of course as said before, it really comes down to how the iron mask actually works. Or does not work. It would be fun to know what the Iron Mask knob actually controls.

One thing I wonder about is why there is no control for pulse width. They seem to have gone so far in the direction of making a manual machine that a reasonably knowledgeable PI person could set to hunt darn near any way they want, yet left off this one thing. A thing that the brains involved in this creation would certainly have known how to add a knob for, but did not.

I hate talking about new detectors. Next thing you know there will be an involuntary wallet reaction with accidental credit card slippage. 

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The guy explains several parameters of the Fisher Impulse AQ Detector: "
1. Working Impulse on Battery-10-12 Hours ...
2.The extra battery will allow you to work within 20 hours ..
3. Explains functions-and also detector settings ..
4. Values of desing detector and coil, also talk about waterproofness.
5. Speaking of the future, the Fisher Impulse, a specialist for ground search, and the search for Gold ...

Next, the fisherman comes to market with two more detectors .... new Match1 and Fisher F55 detector ...
 
 

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2 minutes ago, EL NINO77 said:

The guy explains several parameters of the Fisher Impulse AQ Detector: "
1. Working Impulse on Battery-10-12 Hours ...
2.The extra battery will allow you to work within 20 hours ..
3. Explains functions-and also detector settings ..
4. Values of desing detector and coil, also talk about waterproofness.

Next, the fisherman comes to market with two more detectors .... new Match1 and Fisher F55 detector ...

Match1 and F55? I wonder if one of them will be the gold detector!!!!!!  I think people should he holding off for that! Thanks for the translation ElNino!

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 Thanks ..Phrunt ...I edited my translation, I had to hear it a few times-to be sure: .. yes also mentions the Fisher Impulse detector designed for Ground detection,..... and the Impulse Gold detector...

Personally, I think Fisher has excellent and strong team engineers...

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