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P I detector progress - Alexander Tartar
Posted by: lytle78
Date: June 13, 2017 02:18PM
I,also,posted this on the beach and u/w forum.

This guy spent 10 years or so studying and modifying PI detectors - mostly Eric Foster machines. A couple of years ago I came across some posts on the Geotech forum about a new PI detector called the Manta, developed by this Alexandre - who is a physicist and electronics developer (with a good day job!). I sort of filed the info away as the project seemed likely not to be developed into a marketable machine.

About a year ago forum member LeJag sold a Manta prototype on this forum

Fast forward to the end of last week. I had called someone at First Texas to ask a few questions about the AmeriTek program. The conversation got around to when FT would deliver on their much rumored new technology. Of course, I got nothing concrete - I didn't expect that.

Imagine my surprise when - as he started talking about the strength of their engineering team - he mentioned that they had recently hired Alexandre Tartar! Wow.

That tells me a lot. We have all wondered when FT would bring out PI detectors, maybe that day just got closer?

Here's a link to his linkdin page - where it says "Physician" - I think he means "Physicist" - the French word is "Physicien".

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tartar-alexandre-b7131b99/


Rick Kempf



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Re: P I detector progress - Alexander Tartar
Posted by: stephenscool
Date: June 16, 2017 02:53AM
I was going to buy a new water pi... hopefully they can make a new one in 2017. I can make a list of ways to improve it, so surely they will come up with something.

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Re: P I detector progress - Alexander Tartar
Posted by: lytle78
Date: June 16, 2017 11:43AM
2017 is probably out of reach - just my guess. If they make something like the Manta which Alexandre developed - and if is really works as well as he had advertised when it was just his "baby" - then it will be a valusble alternative to exsisting beach detectors, penetrating mineralized layers of black sand, etc - offering useful ferrous discrimination and impressive depth.

We'll see, but maybe not as soon as we would all like.



Rick Kempf

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Re: P I detector progress - Alexander Tartar
Posted by: lytle78
Date: July 05, 2017 04:28PM
Here's a video....
A couple of disclaimers,

The guys are in France - they speak French

This is not a product - it's an earlier prototype of the technology which Fisher (First Texas) acquired when they did the deal to hire Alexandre Tartar who designed it.

I think the video is "on the up-and-up" - without any intentional trickery or deception. If Forst Texas weren't convinced that there was something worthwhile there, I'm sure they would never have spent whatever it cost them to acquire this.

This detector is showing the following:

Iron discrimination by silencing iron

Iron detection by distintive "multitone" on iron

'See through" of a gold ring under two rusty nails

"See through" (And non-reaction to) black volcanic sand.

2 foot (more or less) depth on a gold coin at the beach

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G8sdp4RG73g&feature=youtu.be


Rick Kempf



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Re: P I detector progress - Alexander Tartar
Posted by: 6666
Date: July 16, 2017 11:01PM
Interesting video, thanks.

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