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SP pilot regulator

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by DDB, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. DDB

    DDB Angel Fish

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    i am looking for the service procedure manual for the pilot 2nd stage. I’ve been at this for a week looking through old threads, which there is a good one in here about the o-rings, on another site asking, even the auction site. I’ll buy one even. Can someone help me out? Thanks
     
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  2. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Regulator Savvy has detailed diagrams and discussion about the anatomy and function of the Pilot. There is no manual still extant, that I am aware of.
    I can help you if you want to PM me, and we can chat about the fine points of service. I was going to write a thread about restoring a Pilot, but it's still on the to-do list.
     
  3. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Is your Pilot original or converted? Most Pilot's were converted to basically an AIR 1 in a Pilot body. The Pilot in this picture (thank's @Kupu ) is original. A converted Pilot has a cap on it like the AIR I to the left of it.
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  4. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Here is an original schematic and one I've done my best to annotate. Any corrections you find are appreciated.
     

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  5. Kupu

    Kupu Instructor, Scuba

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    There is a step by step manual created by the inventor of the Pilot, Tony Christianson. Earlier this year he shared it on vintagescuba, but it soon disappeared due to technical issue with image hosting. A copy also showed up a few years ago on Ebay, so it is out there but not easy to find.
     
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  6. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    @John C. Ratliff If you have a copy of the Pilot manual could you post it here please?
     
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  7. DDB

    DDB Angel Fish

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    Thanks guys. Yes it’s out there, there has been a couple sold on ebay years ago. VDH has the schematics. They also have the Air1 service manual if anyone’s looking for that.
     
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  8. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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  9. DDB

    DDB Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Mt/boat
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    So looking at the patents #52, #56, #60 are the adjustments, correct?
     
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  10. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Yes. Strictly speaking.
     

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