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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Feb 24, 2011 12:11 pm

Everyone,

I am going to estimate that Beat Heeb will have a complete set up for us in the coming months so if you want an X-board please post to the forum because he needs at least 50 orders before he can order the parts. Otherwise, it's not worth his while. We arent even 50% of the way there yet so we need more people in line!

It will be a good $265.00 for the Disto DXT (Disto D210XT in the United States). If you have another disto that you are not using and would like to trade it in for the Disto DXT, go to http://www.laserstreet.com. I was able to get mine for $85.00 for an A3 in brand new condition and with a "caver" discount of 10%. Not too bad considering I bought my Disto A3 off of Amazon for $150.00. :wink:

Im not for sure what the X-board will run now that he has added new sensors and a whole new design for that matter. I will ask Beat if he has a rough estimate on cost yet and then if he tells me, I will post it on here.

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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby rlboyce » Feb 24, 2011 12:15 pm

Allen, if you are having trouble getting enough cavechat users interested, it may be worthwhile to look into spreading the word through other means. Perhaps another forum or one of the many email distribution lists out there.
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Feb 24, 2011 12:21 pm

rlboyce wrote:Allen, if you are having trouble getting enough cavechat users interested, it may be worthwhile to look into spreading the word through other means. Perhaps another forum or one of the many email distribution lists out there.


I am working on that as well! I appreciate your suggestions. Any particular suggestions you have?
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Feb 24, 2011 2:19 pm

Id like to add Lynn Brucker and Clay Kraus! Each want 1 board!
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Feb 24, 2011 2:30 pm

So far we have 26-28 orders so far (first order number is for sure and second is for sure + unsure).

We are officially over 50% of our goal! Keep those orders coming!
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby lowmoor » Feb 24, 2011 3:36 pm

Add to your list one certain for me, Bill Gordon, and another probable for the Augusta Cavemasters.
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Feb 24, 2011 5:27 pm

Excellent! That makes 27 certain and 4 probable.
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby Trogdog » Feb 24, 2011 7:49 pm

Put me down for one.

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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Feb 24, 2011 8:10 pm

I would like to add Lloyd Swartz to the list of for sure buyers!
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Feb 24, 2011 8:11 pm

Trogdog wrote:Put me down for one.

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Gotcha Trogdog! Excellent! We're working our way up the ladder in one hell of a hurry now! Keep those orders coming!
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Feb 28, 2011 10:19 pm

I would like to add Arjan van Waardenburg to the list of for sure orders. He wants 2! He also said that he would try to round some more people up in the Netherlands area.

I would like to add that I have bought a Disto D210XT (as they call it in the U.S.) and it is a nice piece of work! Great for quick in-cave measurements! Cant wait for Beat to get the new version up and running for us!
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby akroes » Mar 18, 2011 7:21 am

I haven't seen any posts here in a couple of weeks - Is the 'wishlist' for the new board still open? If so, please add me! Also - any updates on cost yet?

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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby Martin Sluka » Mar 18, 2011 7:48 am

Add me too, please.

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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Mar 18, 2011 10:14 pm

akroes wrote:I haven't seen any posts here in a couple of weeks - Is the 'wishlist' for the new board still open? If so, please add me! Also - any updates on cost yet?

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Sorry, I was extremely busy this week. Beat has not said anything regarding the boards since he last stated that he had just got finished developing the new board. He said that he tested it out and it seemed to work well but he said he thought the mechanical design needed a little work. He will be working on that and hopefully after that's completed he will be able to sell us the boards! He doesnt have a for certain cost for the board yet but he did say that he estimated the cost to be nearly the same as the last board. I also asked him for an estimate time and he could not give an estimate because it depended on the time he had available to work on it and the number of trials he has to go through before he is 100% for sure that he has the proper contruction for in-cave use. From my understanding, this new version will be more caver friendly! In otherwords it will take more of a beating than the old DistoX.
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Re: Need 50 persons or more for purchase DistoX circuit board

Postby WVCaver2011 » Mar 18, 2011 10:15 pm

I got you both down!
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