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New DPV - Dive Xtras

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

  1. rng

    rng Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Richmond Hill, Canada
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    Thanks Ben - placed an order for one on Saturday - looking forward to receiving it and any information until then

    - Rob
     
  2. ben.mcgeever

    ben.mcgeever Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Awesome, I hope you love it, feel free to ask any questions you like. The scooter is new so there are a lot if features to convey. Do you understand the safe start?
     
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  3. rng

    rng Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Richmond Hill, Canada
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    Thanks man - I'm sure there will be more questions in the next little while

    Safe start - I'm guessing based on the video...
    - double click and hold to start (to avoid accidental startup while carrying / towing)
    - if ESC doesn't detect resistance (water) it will maintain a 'safe' slow idle
    ...close?

    Cheers,
    - Rob
     
  4. ben.mcgeever

    ben.mcgeever Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Great, Perfect, motor current and rpm are limited to 0.25A and 900 RPM.

    Once you are diving and moving through the gears you will only experience safe start again if you leave the scooter off long enough for it to migrate back to speed 3.
     
  5. rng

    rng Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Richmond Hill, Canada
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    A few questions...

    - what's the procedure to stop a runaway blacktip? (stuck or malfunctioning trigger etc)
    - is there any "give" in drivetrain? mechanical clutch, sacrificial pin that would limit damage on prop strike or something hard going through the shroud
    - is there a low battery indicator (flashing display / brief motor cutoff etc) ?
    - is 24lbs the weight of the unit without batteries?
    - I'm considering 9A or 12A dewalt packs - which would be the better option for achieving close to optimal trim while maintaining neutral buoyancy

    thanks,
    - Rob
     
  6. ben.mcgeever

    ben.mcgeever Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi Rob:

    1) You can generally unstick a mechanically stuck trigger by pulling back on the trigger, it is bi directional with a specific lever part that allows you to pull back on it. Stuck trigger for other reasons would be handled just like all our other scooters using the techniques taught in DVP class. Ride the scooter, try to identify an issue you can solve, pull scooter towards chest, run into bottom, hand in prop etc.
    2) Yes, there is an electronic clutch, if the motor senses an obstruction it will stop itself. The props are the weakest point, so you may break a blade if you have a hard strike on something big.
    3) Yes, take a look at the web page and videos, they all show the battery indicator, it has 4 bars, just like your phone. Motor will also cutout at low voltage.
    4) 24lbs is the weight you scooter should be to be neutral. So yes, it includes batteries, and also some more trim weight if you have light batteries.
    5) 9's and 12's weigh the same, so either is good for trim.

    Hope this helps
     
  7. rng

    rng Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Richmond Hill, Canada
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    Yes - saw the battery indicator, just wondered if there was a secondary warning like a brief motor cutout or downshift when approaching the voltage threshold ...for those times when you may not be paying attention to the battery indicator

    24lbs ready-to-dive weight - nice, very nice

    Same weight - this is good to know - will go for the 12's then

    Thanks Ben - cheers,
    - Rob
     
  8. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

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    I've never thought I'd get a scooter, but this one is making me think about saving my money. What does happen, though, if your hand goes into the prop?
     
  9. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Manta Ray

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
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    You didn't need all those fingers did you?
     
  10. Texasguy

    Texasguy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    You hire a lawyer and sue the manufacturer, of cause.
     

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