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« on: June 09, 2015, 11:31:11 am »
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I thought I wanted to take the time and design a metal detector. Taking care of my mother-in-law takes priority. So I broke down and ordered a Surf Pi 1.2. I think it will be a fun build. I am confused thou. I have seen so many variations of coils (speaker wire, 22 guage wrap, basket weave, etc.) that I don't really know where to start Does anyone have any recommendations?

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 12:03:58 pm »
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   All the coils are experimental or Workable.  The best Like I use is the Original.

Have fun and don't fret!

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 01:31:17 pm »
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i was looking at these kits look easy enough to build best of luck with it  Smiley

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The hardest part for me is waiting for the kit to arrive. LOL

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 03:27:47 pm »
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   Received mine in just about a week.

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 08:38:16 am »
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hello

what it's maximum depth

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2015, 08:44:19 am »
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what it's maximum depth


Like most Surf Machines they have Limited Ground Balancing Abilities So they are best Suited to Beach Use, and the depth will Vary depending on the Mineralisation,

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2015, 08:44:41 am »
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  These are your Basic Basic PI detector ....    It all depends on your build, Set Up, and Coil.  Coil Size and build being the most determining depth.  How you set up the sample delay and sample time.   How fast your coil is.   Target type and size.  

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but what about other types that silverdog sell
 like.   TGSL- EDU Kit , Baracuda Legend Kit , Minipulse Plus Kit - Rev D

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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2015, 04:32:20 pm »
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if building the surf pi is your hobby then a google search will reveal lots of coils you can build, from a simple mono loop to a twin loop dd style coil.
the different types have different uses, and also differing levels of skill required to build them.

if you are building a detector to use seriously as a detector, then i recommend buying a genuine surf coil, they can be found cheap second hand all over the net, in fact i dont suppose they are that expensive to buy new, building and sealing a good coil is the hardest part.
genuine coils will increase your chances of success, as i said it depends if building or detecting is your hobby.

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