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Thread: I Just ordered PI kit from Russia, any tips ?

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    my dog ate my permit

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    I Just ordered PI kit from Russia, any tips ?

    I ordered a P.I kit from Russia today. I have never built one before but it looks like what Silverdog was selling several years ago as a Barracuda. I am not certain though. A guy in Canada is offering to build a water proof coil built custom to the specs of the kit, but I don't really know what that means, I am waiting for a response from him. Anyone ever assembled a similar kit? Any tips will be appreciated.

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    Every year I have my electrical Engineering students build a very simple metal detector circuit and demonstrate operation. This is to learn about analog, digital, filtering and circuit design. If you are serious about the hobby and are into beach/water hunting; please consider purchasing a complete/working PI machine from a known company. You will have a more productive experience. If you just want to learn electronics...etc. go for it!

    Good Luck with the project!

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    my dog ate my permit

    Sep 2014
    Sonoma county CA
    whites 5900, Tesoro Tiger Shark on order
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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor of Engineering View Post
    Every year I have my electrical Engineering students build a very simple metal detector circuit and demonstrate operation. This is to learn about analog, digital, filtering and circuit design. If you are serious about the hobby and are into beach/water hunting; please consider purchasing a complete/working PI machine from a known company. You will have a more productive experience. If you just want to learn electronics...etc. go for it!

    Good Luck with the project!
    Do you mean the kit will not work very well or that I should have bought four so I can quickly start over after I make a mess out of the first three?

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    Make sure you have a good soldering Iron that fits the job. A Weller comes to mind. Good luck!
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    my dog ate my permit

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Make sure you have a good soldering Iron that fits the job. A Weller comes to mind. Good luck!
    I have been searching those , which price range would you recommend ? They vary wildly!

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    It depends what you have ordered. Some kits are good to learn electronics basics, other are sirious machines.

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    Rook

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingvegan View Post
    I have been searching those , which price range would you recommend ? They vary wildly!
    I have a Weller. They are good. I'm sure you can find more expensive ones if you prefer.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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    Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station is the one i use, really like it.

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    Buy American. You can buy a PI detector from several reliable companies based here AND have a warranty. Russian tech is always a copy of rip off of some other tech. If we don't support our American manufacturers they will all go the way of Tesoro IMO !!!!!!
    Last edited by ohp733; Jul 09, 2019 at 07:52 PM.
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    Get an Optivisor or similar magnifier, it will help a lot.
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    Oklahoma
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    Don't make me go all Jeff Gordon-Peyton Manning and get banned. I've had enough bud light i can do it again for ya. LoL
    Mark #733

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    my dog ate my permit

    Sep 2014
    Sonoma county CA
    whites 5900, Tesoro Tiger Shark on order
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    89 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohp733 View Post
    Buy American. You can buy a PI detector from several reliable companies based here AND have a warranty. Russian tech is always a copy of rip off of some other tech. If we don't support our American manufacturers they will all go the way of Tesoro IMO !!!!!!
    I drove myself nuts looking for an American supplier or Canadian supplier or British supplier.. I bought this one out of desperation on eBay.

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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    I believe the kit will not be of the highest quality and not suitable for "real world" hunting in the elements. I am not discouraging you from building the kit and having fun learning electronics, building and troubleshooting. I just feel buying a high quality, assembled machine from a major manufacturer will give you much more metal detecting fun.

    Good Luck and keep up posted on your project.
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