in the 16 years, I have been detecting I have yet to see a coin floating in the air. Air tests do not take into account the ground mineralization that affects depth, you might get 14 inches on an air test but only 6 inches when the target is in the ground because your detector isn't tuned correctly for the ground mineralization or doesn't handle hot soils..It seems that air tests quickly get the thumbs down a lot. Why?
I seem to find more coins when i do that , three to five times on a hunt sometimes. Beach sand to topsoil from one to the other. Done it or not done it, more coins when I do . Takes only 10 - 15 seconds , I find coins right after I do it more than not. HAPPY HUNTINGIt seems that air tests quickly get the thumbs down a lot. Why?
?So, actual air is solid.
I guess if your bored , air testing is one way to play with a detector and guess how it will work elsewhere.I do not disagree that the Rf features differs from air tests and ground, but the point is that folks want to instantly say air tests are not trusted just by the topic. I have 4 different pin pointers right next to me. It is easy to benchmark all pointers in air, against each other. People instantly want to go instantly negative when an air test is even mentioned. That was the whole point of my post.
Air tests just seem to get the stink eye instantly.