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rEvo has landed

Postby ChuckyBob » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:37 pm

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:D One of two rEvo mini III mCCRs to land in Auckland this week....:D
:D Training 1.5 weeks time .....................Image.................... :D
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby binklebonk » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:59 pm

Choice!!

Have you had it in the bath yet?

You gonna take it to bed?

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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby NEMES1S » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:04 pm

Nice...!! How automated is the rEVO in comparison to the KISS ...?
I am assuming its a CC opposed to a SCR RB...?
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby binklebonk » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:06 pm

It's the same operating principle as the KISS. The only significant difference is the scrubber design.

I think Chucky may well not respond for a couple of days as he may be a little distracted right now.. :wink: :lol:
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby NEMES1S » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:14 pm

binklebonk wrote:It's the same operating principle as the KISS. The only significant difference is the scrubber design.

I think Chucky may well not respond for a couple of days as he may be a little distracted right now.. :wink: :lol:

All you guys with your 6 hour bottom times nice warm air and no bubbles....bah...!!
*buys LOTTO ticket.. :lol:
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby binklebonk » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:15 pm

NEMES1S wrote:
binklebonk wrote:It's the same operating principle as the KISS. The only significant difference is the scrubber design.

I think Chucky may well not respond for a couple of days as he may be a little distracted right now.. :wink: :lol:

All you guys with your 6 hour bottom times nice warm air and no bubbles....bah...!!
*buys LOTTO ticket.. :lol:


6 hour bottom time? Sheesh best be trimming that unless you have a lottery approach to surfacing at the end of the dive!
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby ChuckyBob » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:26 pm

Yes its all very exciting around here at the mo.

This is a mCCR so is as manual as the KISS.
But it can be upgraded (downgraded/ crossgraded) to a Hybrid (hCCR) which is a eCCR with a CMF valve as well. Im not sure I will go down that route but its nice to know its a factory backed option.

In 15 deg C water the dual scrubber is rated to 4.5 hours. But because its a dual scrubber you can change out one scrubber after 3 hours and then do another change after another 3 hours.
This means you have then discarded 2.7kgs of sorb, have 2.7kgs of fresh sorb in the unit and done 6 hours of diving. Its the most efficient scrubber set up that I know of.
If you need longer than 4.5 hours bottom time in one dive then get the dual radial scrubber option which then gives you 7 hours with out changing sorb ( more when you change out one scrubber).
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby Andy » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:03 pm

Nice unit. The rEvo is one of the two units I'd seriously consider, I think Paul has done a great job with the design and I love the small profile.

Are you doing the training locally, Greg? And who is doing the training?

Looking forward to some reports of the unit in action and opinions on the training.
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby ChuckyBob » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:02 am

Whats the other unit Andy? MX90 :lol:

I also liked the look of the JJ and of course the KISS Classic/explorer.

Initial training is in Sydney as there is no rEvo instructors ( or other rEvos AFAIK) in NZ. After that its diving it as much as possible and working on those drills and skills.
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby Andy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:37 am

The other unit I'd consider right now is the JJ. All idle speculation, really.... can't afford any unit right now. And no, I'm not interested in a cheep IDA with one careful owner! :lol: :lol:

Was curious whether you were flying in an instructor as with two people the cost/value/benefit curve is a bit different. Hope it goes well in Sydney.
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby ChuckyBob » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:47 pm

IDA will stay with me. I plan on changing it to a pure O2 unit with a single O2 cell. That way I can get it a little deeper than 6 meters.
I have also considered making it a SCR but doubt I will bother.

We did look at bringing the instructor here but that got canned due to family issues.
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby Paul » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:48 pm

Great stuff!!! Can't wait to see it in action...
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Re: rEvo has landed

Postby ChuckyBob » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:40 pm

That should be the Lermi trip!!! ( unless you are in Auckland before hand).
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