In my quest for a second hand Classic unit and in the course of researching the options, reading the user manual, trawling the net etc. some queries have arisen that I wanted to raise with other users if that is OK?
Initially there will be long hours of shallow work on it to understand it and trim it etc. but ultimately I would be keen to use it down to circa 70m and maybe beyond as experience and knowledge accumulate steadily. I am open circuit mix qualified (a long time ago).
What inboard cylinders are preferred, aluminium or steel?
Can any back-plate and wing be used, I have a Zeagle?
How is your unit configured in terms of electronics and bailout gas and why (i.e. is the bailout plumbed into the unit or separate or a combination if using 2 or more bailout cylinders)?
What is the minimum electronic set up (I may have budgetary constraints and have to upgrade over time)?
What are realistic costs for 2nd hand units, I have seen one for £2.5k but had no cylinders, computer, handset, cam bands or harness, but did include a HUD also had some cave scrapes, this seemed expensive to me.......but what do I know!
When buying SH are there any obvious issues to look out for in terms of wear/damage, ill advised mods etc.?