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New DPV - Dive Xtras

Discussion in 'Dive Propulsion Vehicles' started by cathal, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. cathal

    cathal Nassau Grouper

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  2. moose_grunt

    moose_grunt NAUI Instructor

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    Posts on Facebook Dive Xtras Xscooter Group are pointing at 100m. Initial posts said 600 ft, but that’s been backed down to 330ft now.

    Jim
     
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  3. moose_grunt

    moose_grunt NAUI Instructor

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    More secondhand info from the same FB thread:

    ”what I heard from the engineer today was a 100m/330’ rating, but tested to 600’ where it will collapse, but not rupture, and then return to its original shape when it’s taken back up. So a non catastrophic failure.”
     
  4. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

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    Tell me about the shaft seal? Because I recently killed a scooter rated for deep when the shaft seal couldn't handle the pressure. I can't see anything on their page about the construction. I do see the battery technology is at least 2 decades old.

    Edit* my bad. It's using current screw gun batteries now, lol
     
  5. Andy in Gap

    Andy in Gap Angel Fish

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    I ordered one yesterday. Pretty much exactly what I've been looking for at a price point lower than other entry level scooters are used. I think they're going to be able to sell a ton of these.
     
  6. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @Superlyte27 I'd take power tool batteries over the SS battery packs any day of the week... I would rather have seen them use the 36/40v batteries, but the BMS systems in the power tool batteries are rated more than high enough for a scooter and I would argue have had a lot more engineering go into them than the batteries used in most DPV's due to their legal beagles and contractor abuse, etc.
     
  7. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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  8. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    How about some actual specifications?
     
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  9. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    hopefully @DA Aquamaster will come back after DEMA, but it's basically a Piranha P1 that only takes 2x of the batteries instead of 4x, BUT it can take the 12ah batteries where the P1 can't, so it's about the same run time as a P1, just not upgradeable.
     
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  10. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    I thought the P1 could take 9aH battery packs? So, wouldn't that be 4 x 9aH vs 2 x 12 aH?

    I am definitely looking forward to hearing the specs. Thrust, speed, run time. At $1500, this could very well turn out to be my first scooter.

    I went Meg Tooth diving on Sun and Mon. I came back with 8 teeth. Everybody else on the boat was using those little Apollo AV2 jobs to blow off the bottom and they all came back with a small bucket full, each. I'd say at least a gallon bucket - full of Meg teeth. With the prices those teeth sell for, a $1500 scooter could actually pay for itself in just a couple of days of Meg tooth diving...
     

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