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I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: January 01, 2018 10:42AM
The new 11” is flat across at the nose and heel,and webbing is different. Same with 15”. The 6” coil looks EXACTLY like the 6” CTX Coil...
Does it mean anything? I don’t know,it’s just something I noticed.

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Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: January 01, 2018 03:07PM
hard to guess. I would have thought it was to simplify manufacturing by making the design less complicated. But then why not use the same molds as used with the CTX? Something must be different internally to justify a completely new form mold. Something else to ponder.

Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: Des D
Date: January 01, 2018 04:53PM
"Whatever the coil's construction, the 11" is too big and the 6" too small!

What's NEEDED is, a third option, a 8.2" x 5.5" elliptical DD....

It'd be a killer coil?????"

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Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: January 01, 2018 05:31PM
Des --

Be sure to share your thoughts with Coiltek! I know how much I loved my Detech 6x8 SEF on an Explorer. Maybe Coiltek (or Detech?) will listen to you! I'm sure you have more "pull" than I do! ;)

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: January 01, 2018 06:49PM
Yes Des...As I recall there have been more than a few people asking for a factory 8” coil of some kind for the CTX...we seemed to get everything BUT!

Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: RichW
Date: January 02, 2018 08:13AM
I doubt Minelab or Coiltek is listening. They didn't listen with the CTX. The Coiltek coil for the CTX was not the size most people wanted. It was fairly heavy and it floated in the water. Didn't seem to be very popular.

Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: January 02, 2018 11:43AM
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RichW
I doubt Minelab or Coiltek is listening. They didn't listen with the CTX. The Coiltek coil for the CTX was not the size most people wanted. It was fairly heavy and it floated in the water. Didn't seem to be very popular.

Maybe if we land hunters asked for a really weird shaped,heavy and huge turd of a coil we’d get a nice light inexpensive 8” round coil!:lol: You know...reverse psychology!
In all reality I’m OK with the 3 Minelab offerings...it could be worse...they could be SQUARE!:lol:

Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: Des D
Date: January 02, 2018 11:52AM
"One example showing the need for a 'smaller than an 11" coil', is I had worked a grassy area to death in a years long battle to find a blue stone signet ring allegedly lost while the guy was dumping grass cuttings into a neighboring yard?
There's a kind of 'no man's land' where the hedge line meets the search area. It's the area right underneath the hedge which is feet thick. Well right along that line is extremely hard to search as there's chicken wire in some of it and when you poke your search coil in you get a signal 'above' the coil!!! And there's dozens of debris strewn around in what's essentially a two foot line between the two properties.
If I went there now I'll still get signals... it's that trashy!

Anyhooooo... the CTX with 11" on 'kinda' gave a squeaky signal on a spot but failed to lock on and/or produce TID's
It was the proverbial 'iffy signal', but with a difference: it was just 'a half iffy signal!'

Couple weeks later I hit the area again this time with the 6" coil.
It produced a 'low hoot' and crash bang zip etc!
Digging the hole first gave up a piece of coke: pinpointer said there's more? Then up came a thin bronze ring about the diameter of a quarter (we find loads of them) pin pointer still said there was more?
Finally, after finding a large rusted nail at the 6" mark the hole was clean!
3 in 1

The 11" failed: the 6" won out.

I'm wondering if this scenario might be repeated with the 11" Equinox coil???
Will stuff still get missed???

I might canvass Minelab on the possibility of doing an 8x5"



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/2018 11:54AM by Des D.

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Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: Architex
Date: January 02, 2018 01:29PM
Hopefully it will be as light as possible. With no visible counter balancing weight the Eq is sure to be a little nose heavy. The Deus is with the 11" x 13" coil they offer.



The real treasure is in the marketing.

XP Deus / CTX 3030 / Equinox 800

Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: January 02, 2018 01:49PM
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Des D
"One example showing the need for a 'smaller than an 11" coil', is I had worked a grassy area to death in a years long battle to find a blue stone signet ring allegedly lost while the guy was dumping grass cuttings into a neighboring yard?
There's a kind of 'no man's land' where the hedge line meets the search area. It's the area right underneath the hedge which is feet thick. Well right along that line is extremely hard to search as there's chicken wire in some of it and when you poke your search coil in you get a signal 'above' the coil!!! And there's dozens of debris strewn around in what's essentially a two foot line between the two properties.
If I went there now I'll still get signals... it's that trashy!

Anyhooooo... the CTX with 11" on 'kinda' gave a squeaky signal on a spot but failed to lock on and/or produce TID's
It was the proverbial 'iffy signal', but with a difference: it was just 'a half iffy signal!'

Couple weeks later I hit the area again this time with the 6" coil.
It produced a 'low hoot' and crash bang zip etc!
Digging the hole first gave up a piece of coke: pinpointer said there's more? Then up came a thin bronze ring about the diameter of a quarter (we find loads of them) pin pointer still said there was more?
Finally, after finding a large rusted nail at the 6" mark the hole was clean!
3 in 1

The 11" failed: the 6" won out.

I'm wondering if this scenario might be repeated with the 11" Equinox coil???
Will stuff still get missed???

I might canvass Minelab on the possibility of doing an 8x5"

Great example Des,and another “right tool for the job” story. The more tools we have,the more complete the job can be....when used correctly! Nice recovery:smile:

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Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: Jackpine Savage
Date: January 02, 2018 03:50PM
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IDXMonster
The new 11” is flat across at the nose and heel,and webbing is different. Same with 15”. The 6” coil looks EXACTLY like the 6” CTX Coil...
Does it mean anything? I don’t know,it’s just something I noticed.

Hopefully the design reduces resistance when swinging in the water.



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Equinox 800

Minelab Advantage, G2, Omega 8500, X-Terra 705 and a Fisher ID Edge

Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: lespaul
Date: January 05, 2018 07:29AM
Since the Equinox is so fast, I believe Minelab purposely made these coils more aero-dynamic:biggrin:

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Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: amberjack
Date: January 05, 2018 07:45AM
winged keel anyone ?

AJ

Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: "Carolina"
Date: January 05, 2018 08:32AM
Architex: I too worry about the balance of the Equinox. It has no choice but to be nose heavy and that might be an issue unless waist deep in the water. No matter what coil or what weight it will be nose heavy.



Minelab CTX, Minelab Excalibur ll, Minelab Excalibur 1000, Minelab Excalibur Sword
Whites Dual Field, Vallon VMH3CS, Makro Multi Kruzer,Minelab Equinox 800

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Re: I noticed something about the EQ coils....
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: January 05, 2018 10:36PM
With "slots" cut into the "stand" of the Equinox, it would appear that addition of either a backup rechargeable pack, OR counterweights, under the arm rest, will be rather easy to do, if necessary.

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

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