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VR3 or Hammerhead

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by wazza, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. madmole

    madmole Manta Ray

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    As of 11am GMT this morn (5th) my hammerhead should have been here, but unfortunately Fed Ex still have it in Pittsburgh for some reason :( They say friday now :upset:

    There will be write ups and pics asap

    S
     
  2. caveseeker7

    caveseeker7 Rebreather Pilot

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    ... aren't you ? :D Looking forward to see that project come along. No more stage tanks ... scary thought, can't help it. The scrubber design sounds intresting, really hope you get that to work safely. :)

    As for the Hammerhead, at least it's coming. Whish you luck so it gets to you before the weekend. :D Enjoy it.
     
  3. Hootis

    Hootis Angel Fish

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    Madmole...get your Hammerhead, yet? Wadda-ya-think?

    How 'bout you PadiScubaPro?
     
  4. AquaTec

    AquaTec Instructor, Scuba

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    Madmole
    great web site. i just recieved my Insperation, and my dive budy just recieved his Hammer Head

    I look forward to visiting your web site and seeing what you are up to
     
  5. AquaTec

    AquaTec Instructor, Scuba

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    125 m is only 375 feet, I know of a couple of guys doing those dives with a stock insperation. mind you the guy doing 500 is in very warm water. but the other is in Canada.
    How about just a bigger scrubber?
     
  6. caveseeker7

    caveseeker7 Rebreather Pilot

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    The place to look is http://www.deepbandits.de/ , they build custom parts for the Inspiration as well as a complete unit based on it called Deep Bandit One. DB1 has a scrubber capacity of 3,8kg instead of the standard 2,45kg.
    Not sure if it fits the yellow box though, DB uses a frame out of steel on the DB1.
     
  7. madmole

    madmole Manta Ray

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    Aqua Tec, who's your Buddy? must be Joe! there are only 6 of us with Hammerheads at the moment testing them (and 4 are in the UK, and Tom Mount is the 6th). We have hit a few teething problems so they are'nt very divable at present, but thats being sorted (in fact it means we will have even more configuration options)

    Build is brilliant and they are very easy to set up and use. Calibration uses a bit more gas than normal but is spot on and really easy to cross check. So far in testing the VR3 has agreed exactly with the HH and it doesn't matter if its cell is in the head or on the old Bobs adapter. It really does look like the difference seen with time between the Inspiration and VR3 is the Inspiration dropping due to high current loading. The HH uses 1/10th the current the original head does

    Initial reports on my website and I'm working on a semi unnoficial manual with lots of photos. Its 9 Mbyte (Word doc), but if anyone wants a copy by email or ftp'ed just ask, its too big to put on my web as I only have 50 Mbyte to share between both my websites

    Anyone pushing > 120m with a standard unit is abusing their scrubber, warm water or not. They may think the risk acceptable, I do not. Some folks get round this by going OC on the deco stages , I want the nice warm and quiet!!
     

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