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Apeks flight free flow

Discussion in 'Apeks' started by Picat, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. pelan-pelan

    pelan-pelan Barracuda

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    Thanks Tom. I took the regulator to my LDS today. He hasn't had any problems with any of the Flights he has sold - and as I said before, he has been a fan of Apeks for years. I can phone him tomorrow to check the serial number on the reg and we will know where we are. I have the box and if the reg number is the same as the box, then it will be the latest configuration.

    I hope this will be useful to other Flight owners and LDS.
     
  2. KD8NPB

    KD8NPB Solo Diver

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    Location: Summerville, SC
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    It sounds like the low pressure seat started to settle, which can cause a slight freeflow. This can be compensated for my adjusting the volcano orifice inward a 1/4 turn or so...maybe 1/8 of a turn. I would also retune the demand lever height, since this will be altered after adjusting the orifice.
     
  3. gunsrunner

    gunsrunner Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Perth, Australia
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    Please Help Tom,
    I Have just got back from the LDS and still no fix for my regs(3 months). They say the part is not avaliable, is this true, or is it just BS.
    Is it possible for me to order/get it from the states? Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Garth
     
  4. tphillipp

    tphillipp Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Location: Vista, California
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    Hey gunsrunner,
    The part should be readily available. Why don't you PM me with your contact info and I'll have the new Australian Apeks Distributor contact you to get your Flight taken care of.
     
  5. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    Resolution?
     
  6. MarkWLenox

    MarkWLenox Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Texas
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    I previously posted on this thread as I have four complete sets of Flight regs for my entire family. We were experiencing the slow free flow problem everyone else has, in spades. After an overhaul at a qualified shop to install the new valve seats, all is well. We just got back from a trip to the Caymans, and we have all put over 20 dives on the updated setup and everything has been working just fine. This has restored much of my confidence in Apeks.

    so, if you are seeing this problem, get your regs overhauled. More importantly make sure they are using the latest parts, not just whatever has been laying around the shop. Insist on fresh overhaul kits.


    Mark
     
  7. USMC_DS1

    USMC_DS1 Angel Fish

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    Location: Austin, TX
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    Would an AQ Kronos Octo work with the Flight? or do you have to use a Flight specific Octo? I want to assume that the IP is common enough with it to be inter-changeable with other octo's but this regulator appears special enough that I'm wondering if it may have other specific requirements.
     
  8. petsin

    petsin Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chile
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    Hi, I believe any octo should work with the Flight. I usually check the IP on mine at the beginning of any dive week and the IP is the standard one you see on any regulator. Anyway, I do reccomend the original Flight octo for its lightness and miflex hose.
     
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  9. tphillipp

    tphillipp Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Location: Vista, California
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    Yes, a Kronos octo will work. The Kronos octo, like the Flight octo is pneumatically -balanced which means it can handle a fairly wide range of medium (interstage) pressures.
     
  10. ctorres

    ctorres Garibaldi

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    Very disappointed with my new APEX Fligth. It started to free flow (little) after the fifth dive. IN Chile there is no technician who knows well this regulator. Even at the store where I bought it, they coudn' solve the problem. It is a shame I really expect a graet regualtor, for travels.
     

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