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#1

A-team
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02 May 2021 08:50 pm

Just wondering if any geniuses have worked out how to lighten the core unit of the GPZ. I'm not talking change a coil or a lighter battery, but real world experimentation and inventiveness.

I've seen an SDC put inside some PVC pipe, and a few other adaptations of detectors - but has anyone had any success with the ZED?


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#2

aussiefarmer
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02 May 2021 09:03 pm

Removing the battery and coil make it a beautiful weight but I don't find any gold without them.

Harness and hipstick are the only ways to eliviate the load that and after market coils.

Helium weather balloon was my idea but haven't tried it as its usually an area with trees I work at.


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Moneybox
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02 May 2021 11:08 pm

I think I read somewhere here that the 3030 battery fits and reduces the weight. Then just fit the NF coil and that might do the trick. For me I'm more interested in the GPX6000.


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02 May 2021 11:18 pm

Moneybox wrote:

I think I read somewhere here that the 3030 battery fits and reduces the weight. Then just fit the NF coil and that might do the trick. For me I'm more interested in the GPX6000.

Yep, coil and battery do make a difference. Be nice to shed some more though. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have health issues sad gemstone


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#5

davent
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02 May 2021 11:43 pm

I swung the NF12 today, made a bit of a difference, I didn’t find any gold though!

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Moneybox
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02 May 2021 11:46 pm

davent wrote:

I swung the NF12 today, made a bit of a difference, I didn’t find any gold though!

Not the big difference you were looking for? lol


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03 May 2021 12:01 am

davent wrote:

I swung the NF12 today, made a bit of a difference, I didn’t find any gold though!

That's a great coil, but low and slow becomes even more important. We have a NF 12, lighter than the original 14!


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