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    Equinox 800 (Detect-Ed Carbon Shaft)
    Whites Dualfield
    Garrett Seahunter

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  1. An update on the journey and a look at the finished product! Wow, it was about this time last year that I first got to thinking about designing a shaft upgrade for my Equinox! It was initially because I was detecting in and out of the water frequently, alternating between the two environments. Each time that I'd get in-or-out I would disassemble and remove the middle rod from my stock shaft (to make it short enough for water use) then hide it on the beach... jump in the water, and then re-assemble it when I wanted to detect normally again. Hence, our first priority was improving usability for both land and sea detecting. We started out by making about 70 of the V1 design before we then got busy further investigating materials, parts and sampling Carbon Fiber. We made some great contacts and continued to further develop the design. I trialled and tweaked the no-wobble custom clamp system and we also made sure to focus on the little details that will give durability and longevity to our products!

Details like; tweaking the ideal low gloss finish (for better scratch resistance), sourcing materials and hardware that can handle corrosive, salty environments. We even focused on setting the rubber coil washers 0.5mm further out to increase friction on the rubber. This was to provide a solution to reduce coil-ear wear (and prevent the dreaded coil-ear snap) in turn minimising the torque needed on the coil bolt! This journey started on ‘Detector Prospector’ so I want to say thanks to Steve Herschbach for hosting this awesome forum and to the supportive fellow detectorists who have read on, commented and made suggestions! There is no doubt Detect-Ed would be in a different position today if it weren’t for you all! It’s been a long time coming but it’s my pleasure to share with you the finished product… There are many more plans for Detect-Ed’s future endeavours so please stay tuned! If there’s any questions, of course feel free to comment or PM me. Visit the website at: www.detect-ed.com GL&HH, Ed
  2. Hey Strick, Thanks for your reply and really glad to hear you like it! Yep just tighten the tension on the clamp and you shouldn't have a problem 👍😊
  3. Wow, it was about this time last year that I first got to thinking about designing a shaft upgrade for my Equinox! It was initially because I was detecting in and out of the water frequently, alternating between the two environments. Each time that I'd get in-or-out I would disassemble and remove the middle rod from my stock shaft (to make it short enough for water use) then hide it on the beach... jump in the water, and then re-assemble it when I wanted to detect normally again. Hence, our first priority was improving usability for both land and sea detecting. We started out by making about 70 of the V1 design before we then got busy further investigating materials, parts and sampling Carbon Fiber. We made some great contacts and continued to further develop the design. I trialled and tweaked the no-wobble custom clamp system and we also made sure to focus on the little details that will give durability and longevity to our products!

Details like; tweaking the ideal low gloss finish (for better scratch resistance), sourcing materials and hardware that can handle corrosive, salty environments. We even focused on setting the rubber coil washers 0.5mm further out to increase friction on the rubber. This was to provide a solution to reduce coil-ear wear (and prevent the dreaded coil-ear snap) in turn minimizing the torque needed on the coil bolt! This journey started on ‘Detector Prospector’ so I want to say thanks to Steve Herschbach for hosting this awesome forum and to the supportive fellow detectorists who have read on, commented and made suggestions! There is no doubt Detect-Ed would be in a different position today if it weren’t for you all! It’s been a long time coming but it’s my pleasure to share with you the finished product… There are many more plans for Detect-Ed’s future endeavours so please stay tuned! If there’s any questions, of course feel free to comment or PM me www.detect-ed.com GL&HH, Ed
  4. Hey Darren, didn’t know you were on this forum! Did I mention to you I was going to name it after the red belly black snake!? Or coincident? Thanks for posting some pics mate 👍
  5. The ETA is late - mid October and carbon has come in! Orders will be dispatched throughout the week! 😊 I also have another form of carbon with a red Kevlar weave through it that will soon appear on the site. thanks for your patience Guys 👍
  6. Apparently there has been a fairly large range of lower rod sizes, at the moment I’m working on carbon shafts for the Equinox and have found some larger lower rods won’t fit! So my question to all of you is what is the OD of your lower rod? I used calipers on mine and it’s 19.5mm I very much appreciate your time in this 😊 thanks Ed
  7. Thanks! You’re right, possibly a couple layers of heatshrink for stress relief will help, the newer headphones will now have a 90 degree connector to help with that potential problem but it’s too early to know if it will be overstressed.
  8. Here is a short underwater hunt I did with the Equinox! 1.5hours of scuba 😊 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dl2jQqYrjjY
  9. I did say set of features that haven’t been combined but sounds simple enough :D I have my whites DualField which I like but It annoys me that it floats like a cork although it floats a little less now that the coil has leaked... again (apparently a very very common problem). I’ve been experimenting with pulse coils for it and actually having decent success! What we really need above all else In a beach machine is RELIABILITY! Other than the seahunter all other water machines seem very unreliable and just bad design... although I don’t actually own a seahunter.
  10. How many of you have had an itch that no detector can scratch? Is there a set of features out there that haven’t been combined yet to make your dream detector and you think about it all the time? I constantly think about this hole in my detecting life that has yet to be filled! I’m posting this in the Nokta-Makro forum because they like and respond to these kinds of threads. Heres the dream machine that would obsolete a lot of detectors for me. Dream Beach Detector General idea: -A waterproof pulse induction detector -ground balance available with on and off -internal coil cable? -collapsable for diving -changeable tone to suit hearing <5lbs -hard wired headphones (reliability) loud headphones! (Comfy!) -12” DD great coverage, weight and size(hardwired if necessary) -some form of ferrous rejection! -EMI tuning for quieter use in suburbia -li-ion rechargeable with gold contacts (or something with no opening required) and 10hours+ battery life. -membrane style buttons for durability or something NOT a knob! -10m+ waterproof -overall reliable beach and water unit I know Steve still wants a lightweight ground balancing PI that can preferably go in the water for his Hawaii holidays, what does everyone else dream of?? :)
  11. That’s exactly what I was thinking, it seems she does a bit of everything and has in depth knowledge of all their products not to mention being buried underground for several hours! 🤪
  12. Where did they mention the SMF will be in a simplex housing? That’s exactly my thoughts too, Nokta/Makro is literally the only one giving them competition. The scuba pointer looks great too, I have some spots in volcanic rock pools where only Pulse Induction units can work and my 12” DualField is just too big, I think I’ll be getting one and probably clipping it onto the side of my detectors. Also being able to use it as a diving pinpointer or a normal pinpointer too!?
  13. Seeing and hearing about these new detectors is very exciting, it seems almost all the other detecting companies have simply stopped innovating!? It’s very excited about the simultaneous multifrequency detector Nokta/Makro have mentioned, I just hope the first iteration of their SMF detector is waterproof and preferably below the magic number of 3m/ 10ft all other manufactures stick too. Ive already entered the naming and featured contest but am considering having another crack at it 😂 What do you want to see in this detector that you’ve been wishing for years for in other detectors?
  14. Second batch is already ordered with an ETA of mid-late October for those interested. More interesting things to come too! 😊
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