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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    My dad nearly bought a Black Shadow in his youth, it would not fit down the alley at the house which killed the deal.
    His mum had approved of the bike as "it was smaller than the BSA" (350)......
    My father had not elaborated as to what it was, still think it is one of the near purchases he regrets the most; mine was an RC30.
    I got a ride on my Dadís best mates Vincent. It was pretty special


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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    Deep pursuit?
    Or Aurora Blue?
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    Several years ago, when I was still diving and actively considering going down the RB route, Revo seemed to be flavour of the day. No one has mentioned them in this thread, are they out of favour now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jturner View Post
    Or Aurora Blue?
    Damn shame that seems to have stopped moving

    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Jones View Post
    Several years ago, when I was still diving and actively considering going down the RB route, Revo seemed to be flavour of the day. No one has mentioned them in this thread, are they out of favour now?
    Still a good number about and they have their advantages, number of new designs (liberty, xccr) have maybe knocked their market share down a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Jones View Post
    Several years ago, when I was still diving and actively considering going down the RB route, Revo seemed to be flavour of the day. No one has mentioned them in this thread, are they out of favour now?
    Just spent the last week diving on my new Revo unit and am utterly delighted with it. Love the clean design with a clear front and armoured counter lungs. There’s fully redundant electronics which are not connected in any way, with five cells (3 on the controller, 2 on the Nerd backup). Scrubber usage is amazingly frugal, 1.3kg a fill plus the only accurate scrubber monitoring system that correctly predicts the remaining time. A redundant second scrubber. It is dived with flat trim and has really simple attachment system for the suit inflate and batteries.

    The choice was a no-brainer over the other Inspiration-style units. Owning and diving a Revo has just reinforced my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    Just spent the last week diving on my new Revo unit and am utterly delighted with it. Love the clean design with a clear front and armoured counter lungs. Thereís fully redundant electronics which are not connected in any way, with five cells (3 on the controller, 2 on the Nerd backup). Scrubber usage is amazingly frugal, 1.3kg a fill plus the only accurate scrubber monitoring system that correctly predicts the remaining time. A redundant second scrubber. It is dived with flat trim and has really simple attachment system for the suit inflate and batteries.

    The choice was a no-brainer over the other Inspiration-style units. Owning and diving a Revo has just reinforced my choice.
    YES! This has been years in the making... I'll start.

    Does it count as a 1.3kg fill if you have two of them?
    Have you figured out the benefit of 5 cells over 3?
    Doesn't any rebreather dive in flat trim if you, you know... dive it in flat trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWdiver View Post
    YES! This has been years in the making... I'll start.

    Does it count as a 1.3kg fill if you have two of them?
    Have you figured out the benefit of 5 cells over 3?
    Doesn't any rebreather dive in flat trim if you, you know... dive it in flat trim.
    I can trim the inspo flat, however head slightly up has advantages.

    3Kgs on the top of the can worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWdiver View Post
    YES! This has been years in the making... I'll start.

    Does it count as a 1.3kg fill if you have two of them?
    Have you figured out the benefit of 5 cells over 3?
    Doesn't any rebreather dive in flat trim if you, you know... dive it in flat trim.
    It’s to be dived with ONE scrubber change, you only need to change the second if you’ve exceeded the max dive time for one. So 1.3kg only.

    The Revo comes with an accurate and working scrubber monitoring system that tells you the remaining time on the one scrubber — adjusted for gender and weight — and will tell you if you’ve started consuming the second scrubber. The model is accurate and because the second scrubber is monitored it knows if you need to replace both.

    So 1.3kg for many hours -- 3+ in cold water. Or two dives on Monday totalling 90+ mins in a freezing cold quarry (with the monitoring system estimating 2h45 left) and 70 mins in the sea the next day with it still estimating 1h55 for the one scrubber or 2h40 for both.


    Next, cells. If you’ve only got three how can you tell that TWO haven’t failed or are reading unusually? In this time of acute O2 sensor shortages, aren’t you risking your life on dodgy cells? Having five, three on the controller and two completely independent cells on your independent redundant backup means you can validate your cells in the water and you can move suspected cells to the naughty step on the backup later. Actually had this happen last week where some moisture on a cell coupled with a slow cell meant the controller voted off the working cell. It all warmed up after a while so no problems nor worries.


    And trim. I see seahorses with sticky up bailouts. OK it’s a personal thing, but I’ve heard that not all units like being dived flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    Next, cells. If you’ve only got three how can you tell that TWO haven’t failed or are reading unusually? In this time of acute O2 sensor shortages, aren’t you risking your life on dodgy cells?
    If you've got 5, how can you tell that THREE haven't failed or are reading unusually?


    More (possibly conflicting) information is a recipe for disaster imo. With cell issues it's the human factors cock up thats the problem.

    With three cells it's abundantly clear if you have an issue. Even the much talked about double current limited scenario. It's also possible to diagnose the issue with three cells.

    I could run my unit with 4 cells but it wouldn't provide any benefit over 3. Much like with 5.

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    How does the stack monitoring system work Wibs?


 
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