silent solutions wrote:How can the meg be expensive,I can get you a full apecs meg and it will cost you including training under $10k AUD.The meg is very very close to the ce stamp and very recent tests on the us navy have this beating all current units on the market.I would expect some good things and announcements to come from the meg camp soon.
binklebonk wrote:Oh really? I wonder on what points.DeepPenetrator wrote:I like the electronics system on the Hammerhead, but i am no expert here! however i do know the new controllers are on par with the predatorDoesn't really mean much as there is a scrubber that exists for the KISS classic that has about 16 lbs.. Unless you're doing massive dives what's the benefit?They also have a 7.8lb volume scrubberA MCCR with user changeable monitor batteries meets the same grid independence criteria.and the whole unit can be run on normal AA batteries so if your away and cant get to a power point or whatever you can easily power the unit.COPIS does not mean lower budget, it is a different operating principle. That is all.The Meg I like (realistically the COPIS 'lower budget' model) as its quite modular and can be modified as you start doing more extreme diving.Well I think it surpasses in a lot of ways, mainly revolving around reliability and simplicity, but we shouldn't base a discussion around what make anyone owns but rather what paradigm (eCCR/HCCR/MCCR) best suits the diverIt also has some good features like that constant pressure first stage.Im sure your going to tell me how the KISS rates up to them or something along those linesCommon to most MCCRsVery few of us are experts, I'm not.But hey im no expert! I have only been researching these units for a couple of weeks.
I reckon we oughta start a discussion around the differing operating principles first and we can see what premises you are working with.
What do you see as the drawbacks of eCCR?
What do you see as the drawbacks of MCCR?
binklebonk wrote:Cool let me know when you're in town. You're right a forum conversation is pretty shyte compared to realtime dialogue.
MarkBallett wrote:Hi there, I have a Sentinel (#204) and have done my MOD2 and have about 90 hours on the unit. I bought it a year ago after coming back from some time in New Zealand - see my various posts from last year on this site. You can find the technical answers here http://www.technologyindepth.com/sentin ... ition.html and I have a Sentinel Facebook Group called "Sentinel CCR UK" with 30 or so Sentinel users signed up. You will see that the Expediton is the top speced unit, with a CO2 monitor, but I haven't got one of those yet as they are a bit pricey.
I have no regrets buying one and you should take a look at the James Cameron film Sanctum, filmed in Australia, and coming out in Feb here, as it features them.
If you want to buy one I'd highly recommend Phil Short as an instructor. He's very demanding but as Leigh Bishop introduced him recently at Euro Tek, "the best technical diving instructor in the world". Phil works for VR some of the time and has been very involved in developing the unit and testing it. It was designed and built by Kevin Gurr, who shouldn't need much of an introduction.
I have actually had lots of problems with my unit, in fact, probably more than most. None in the water, but just things breaking during pre dive checks. To my mind it isn't yet as mature a product as an Inspo, but it is getting there. It is however very well made and designed and incorporates a lot of learning from the past twenty years of recreational rebreather use. However, it is now pretty stable and I have just had a great weeks diving with it, in the normoxic range, in Malta with Jack Ingle. Dived the Stubborn and the Poly for the first time which was great.
If you want any other info get in touch.
MarkBallett wrote:I have no regrets buying one and you should take a look at the James Cameron film Sanctum, filmed in Australia, and coming out in Feb here, as it features them.
binklebonk wrote:MarkBallett wrote:I have no regrets buying one and you should take a look at the James Cameron film Sanctum, filmed in Australia, and coming out in Feb here, as it features them.
Not exactly an honest representation of them in that film though eh? The footage I've seen of sentinels has actors appearing to happily trot around upright wearing the units! Ready to dive the sentinel weighs how much? About 50 kg?
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