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"New" DistoX2 kits available

PostPosted: Apr 21, 2020 11:11 am
by esteinberg
Greetings all. I've been quietly working on manufacturing more DistoX2 boards using the hardware info Beat Heeb made available, and a stash of the obsolete bluetooth chips. Happy to say that the manufacturing process (which is taking place on my kitchen table) is well underway, with several complete units having been assembled and working. If anybody wants info on procuring one of these, needs help with repairs to existing units, or has a stash of unmodified E7400x/X310 units, please reach out to me via a private message. It's not a perpetual solution, but I'll get as many more of these turned out as possible while people smarter than me develop the next generation of survey tools.

Eric Steinberg
VPI 477
NSS 70320

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Re: "New" DistoX2 kits available

PostPosted: Apr 23, 2020 7:21 am
by trogman
Hi Eric:
So glad you are doing this! I am sorry to learn that Disto X2s are no longer widely available. I only recently got to where I could actually afford one, and compared to the old methods, they are absolutely awesome! Mine is doing good, but I am much more protective of it since the supply is so low.
Unfortunately, Cavechat is no longer the hub of caver traffic it once was, so I fear your post will not get a lot of looks. There is a FB page for the NSS Survey and Cartography Section, which generally has a lot of discussion and interest regarding Disto X2s. I almost hate to refer anyone there, however, because I would sure like to see this forum revived.

Trogman :helmet:

Re: "New" DistoX2 kits available

PostPosted: May 10, 2020 9:40 am
by KsCaver22
I have just worked a repair job through Eric. He handled it VERY well, and I am pleased with the result. I went into it fearing I would have to purchase a replacement mainboard. Eric was able to revive my dead board with a 2 cent part! I could never have done that. His skill at diagnostics and repair was well worth the modest amount he charged. With shipping and everything, it took less than two weeks.

Two thumbs up, +10, recommended, etc ...

Bill Gee

Re: "New" DistoX2 kits available

PostPosted: May 12, 2020 6:34 am
by trogman
KsCaver22 wrote:I have just worked a repair job through Eric. He handled it VERY well, and I am pleased with the result. I went into it fearing I would have to purchase a replacement mainboard. Eric was able to revive my dead board with a 2 cent part! I could never have done that. His skill at diagnostics and repair was well worth the modest amount he charged. With shipping and everything, it took less than two weeks.

Two thumbs up, +10, recommended, etc ...

Bill Gee


Bill:
Thanks for the review!
It's always good to know someone else has tested the waters before taking a chance on an unknown product or service.

Trogman :helmet: