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Re: QwikFit Add On rigs... revised 2018 spec. PHOTO HEAVY!

Post by Kran » 28 Mar 2018, 19:41

some bloke wrote:
Kran wrote:My unit arrived Monday and had my first opportunity to try it out last night. Absolutely gobsmacked at its range. I could clearly see rabbits 180 yards away from me and spotted 2 foxes even further out and only had it on medium power. Had fitted it on my 22lr but I got the caller out and called one of the foxes into 60 yards before dropping it. It hadn't a clue I was there. Brilliant piece of kit and well thought out and nicely put together too. I may have to buy a smaller lens head off you too Dave, would that lessen the hot spot in the center of the light? No body lamps rabbits near me and they are so used to it I could walk up to within 35 yards of them last night. The hot spot that close in was a little distracting on the screen.
Aw it's nice to see people are happy with it thanks. :thumbup:

A smaller torch head would broaden the tightest beam setting making it less intense - but zooming the 67mm torch head wider would also achieve that whilst retaining the high intensity tight beam if you need it on rare occasions. However, a 38mm head will weigh a heck of a lot less.

I'd use low power close in. The silent torch switch will allow you to swap between power settings without making the typical loud clicks of a tail cap torch switch. In addition you won't be wobbling the torch beam around while moving your left hand from supporting the forestock to a torch. With practice you'll be able to prod the switch with your thumb if you get your left hand in the right place on the forestock and you have big hands lol. That allows you the extra advantage of shouldering the rifle before turning the IR on so the quarry doesn't see the glowing IR rise. Few people think about the moving light source giveaway because they don't see it from behind the rifle. :angel:
Can you give me a total for the 38mm head and also two of the scope mounts and shipping to Ireland. I'll get on PayPal and send it on to you shortly. Cheers Dave

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Re: QwikFit Add On rigs... revised 2018 spec. PHOTO HEAVY!

Post by some bloke » 29 Mar 2018, 11:15

Just posted them Kieran, expect to sign for them in about a week allowing for Easter weekend. :angel:

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As from April 2018 the 5" 800x480 monitors in my rigs will have the clear screen protector replaced with neutral density filters fitted between the screen and outer moulding. This allows less than 20% of the LED backlight glare through without applying any tint.

I currently reduce the brightness of the monitors to about 5% but this may be revised if customer feedback suggests a preference. When initially exploring a new rig in daylight it might appear a little dim. It is best to wait until you can assess it at night while using the illuminator at the high power setting before adjusting the screen brightness using the menu buttons behind the monitor.
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Re: QwikFit Add On rigs... revised 2018 spec. PHOTO HEAVY!

Post by JOE FOX » 18 Sep 2018, 17:09

some bloke wrote:
01 Jan 2017, 15:24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu8wVIAhErU

How quick was that to fit a complete ready to use add on rig that includes an integrated illuminator solidly aimed straight ahead: No faffing about with figure of 8 clamps getting a noisy clicky tail cap torch to point exactly where the scope views every time you whip it on, no wobbly monitor and check out how the retical remained centre screen after swinging the rifle about. :angel:

The base price is £240 with integrated torch tube and Oslon Black 4715AS 3 memory mode 850nm pill: Without a torch head for close range ratting.
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Or as follows with the following EVO torch heads:
£260 with a 38mm torch head. Suited for air and 22lr range at typically low scope mag
£270 with a 50mm torch head. Suited for HMR range shooting, typically below 10 scope mag.
£280 with a 67mm torch head: Suited for + 10 scope mag typically used for foxing.
£290 with a 75mm torch head: Suited for longer range foxing at higher scope mag - will foul the front bell of a 56mm lens scope.

New optional extras:
Fitted with Black Sun IR pill + £25
Fitted with Black Sun Ruby pill + 25

The default layout is for a right handed shooter who would activate the switches with his left hand. The layout can be reversed for lefties.
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The two seriously quiet latching push switches have been moved below the battery/monitor pod, the inner switch is the optics. They are positioned close together so they can be pressed simultaneously or individually: There will be occasions when the rig can be used covertly during that 'in between light' that's not quite enough for the human eye but there is still stacks of IR light at dusk or dawn - or bright moonlight at low ranges without using the illuminator.

The three power modes of the illuminator are selected using the outer switch in the same way that noisy click tail cap switches are used in 'T' torches. My silent IR power switch is much better for very close bunnies that have gurt big ears. The switch is conveniently positioned within thumb reach of the left hand that cradles the forestock. This means the rifle can be shouldered before silently turning on the IR which is often not thought about because the light is not seen from behind the scope.

The beam can be zoomed tight/long distance or wide/short distance by rotating the head of the torch.

The rig takes 3 FLAT TOP 18650 rechargeable batteries - not supplied, and best removed when not in use: If something happens to any of them its very easy to change without losing use of the rig for a few days while the failure is repaired - and I don't get sued if one goes bang. I personally use 'free' cells from recovered laptop battery packs - but if you don't have one to pull apart these are a good value buy:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222204405077

And these are about the best you can get:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Pana ... 3039586968

They are easily fitted and changed in seconds, this is how to access the electronics box:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNOhhMY1UsE.

The 'base' of the battery/monitor box is laminated with a second layer of ABS sheet solvent welded inside it where the torch body is clamped through it to make for a seriously sturdy module fixing that's not going to flop around or snap any mounting legs if the rifle rig is rested on it - or even picked up by it. :angel:

https://youtu.be/mwpf-tVs2po

The very highly rated genuine KPC E700 camera is located in the rear part of my unique and original design DSA which comes with four split collars. It will suit scope eye bell diameters up to a maximum 46mm (Now fits over MTC knuckles) the collars can be used on top of each other if required. The clamping forces of the thumbkey strap Day Scope Camera Adaptor is staggering... You can even lift the rifle with it - though that is highly unlikely to be done by anyone not showing how the clamping force keeps the crosshair centre screen. :lol: Or someone borrowing my demo idea elsewhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y0HySOTyXk

Here is a video of one being made from solid acteal rod on a CNC lathe costing well over £40K:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=417c1YZES5w&t=8s

The rear most threaded part is a tight friction fit into the camera adaptor - pull it out real hard if you need to extend the eye relief or focus
the camera lens - but draw some of the captive cabling back under from under the cable retaining O-ring in the groove first.
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A three core ribbon cable passes between the two modules: I have deliberately made it long enough to fit longer scopes and wrapping it around the scope avoids it getting snagged in the dark. The connecting plug has a peg so you dont fit it the wrong way - I fit the socket so the white wire is on the right hand side: White is easier to see in the dark, just mentally think: white to the right. :angel:

It is supplied with one of these scope rail adaptors that you will ideally fit ahead of the scope turrets which is the best place to site a monitor that is easier to focus the crosshair onto the quarry if its near your usual reading distance. The clamping part is 21mm wide, the rail is 45mm long which will allow the front module to sit further forwards than is shown in a photo above. If you want to fit the rig to other rifles you will need one of them for each rifle - they make a handy mount for lamping torches too. I can supply extra one's with the order at £10 each.
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Experience has shown the batteries can sometimes shift slightly under hard recoil from some centrefire rifles, so I will not claim they are suited for hard recoil centrefire use. However I'm pleased to say I eventually found found some tighter 18650 battery carriers that seem to be doing a much better job at retaining them: To the point that one sometimes needs to assist the neutral coil spring push the cell onto the positive terminal by sliding it 'forwards' by thumb. They are best removed when not in use because the power switches have a very light and silent action that can be accidentally left on to discharge the batteries. Its also a very good idea to recharge them after every use anyway.

I prefer people to ask for one on this sales thread - then via PM as it helps my old brain keep track of who had what and when.

RMSD is £13.

As from April 2018 the 5" 800x480 monitors in my rigs will have the clear screen protector replaced with neutral density filters fitted between the screen and outer moulding. This allows less than 20% of the LED backlight glare through without applying any tint.

I currently reduce the brightness of the monitors to about 5% but this may be revised if customer feedback suggests a preference. When initially exploring a new rig in daylight it might appear a little dim. It is best to wait until you can assess it at night while using the illuminator at the high power setting before adjusting the screen brightness using the menu buttons behind the monitor.

Bottom line disclaimer: The monitors are not rain proof - sorry but I cannot accept water damaged monitors as a warranty issue.
Dave can you build me a Rig please for the end of this month, September 2018. I will PM you with the spec Extras i have chosen. Thank you Joe.

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Re: QwikFit Add On rigs... revised 2018 spec. PHOTO HEAVY!

Post by some bloke » 29 Sep 2018, 13:27

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Dave can you build me a Rig please for the end of this month, September 2018. I will PM you with the spec Extras i have chosen. Thank you Joe.
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It's ready when you are Joe. :angel:
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Re: QwikFit Add On rigs... revised 2018 spec. PHOTO HEAVY!

Post by JOE FOX » 01 Oct 2018, 14:23

Dave can you give me payment details thank you. Joe.

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Re: QwikFit Add On rigs... revised 2018 spec. PHOTO HEAVY!

Post by JOE FOX » 03 Oct 2018, 16:10

It came today Dave, the quickfit add on from you. Just got to put it on the rifle and get set up, also thank you for making that Shim for me for the Leupold scope, you are a Gentleman. Many Thanks Joe. :thumbup:

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Re: QwikFit Add On rigs... revised 2018 spec. PHOTO HEAVY!

Post by some bloke » 03 Oct 2018, 16:19

Thats good Joe, hope the 39mm I/D one's fit both of your rigs.

Be interested to see hear how each new rig compare on Leupolds - as they are apparently not the best for add on rigs due to the scope's lens coatings. Both should be ok for the range you propose using them at though.
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Post by some bloke » 11 Nov 2018, 18:52

That's it folks, I'm bumping this in case anyone is hanging on before ordering one as a Christmas present: I'm out of Day Scope Adaptors and can't justify tying up pension funds on another batch. If anyone is likely to be selling theirs, please feel free to link to this thread if it helps in any way. :angel:

I've been contemplating jacking in the QwikKit for a few months now my eyesight has gone downhill enough to need a magnifying glass for some soldering jobs. The timely arrival and widespread popularity of the Pard007 with its extra's - despite having a less responsive camera than E700's helped me commit to the decision.

I don't anticipate going over to near eye viewer devices myself with how they affect my eyes - so will keep the very last KwikFit rig for my own use.

I'll hopefully still be around for any repairs on them for quite some time - and will still be building spotters to order till I run out of 5" monitor battery boxes.

I'll also be clearing out some items in the for sale section.
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Post by planeit » 12 Nov 2018, 00:28

Have to say as , a past customer I’ll be sorry to see you hang up your boots whenever you do. Your stuff is first class ,and a gent to deal with. Cheers


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Post by telf » 12 Nov 2018, 08:05

i can only second the above ,as someone who was a nightvision virgin years ago when mr g started selling those little torches with the special glass(what were they called,memories terrible) , he explained and helped me a hell of a lot , he and several others have had a hell lot to do with getting NV to where it was a few years ago until the big firms started to take over, i now have one of his excellent rigs and find it perfect for my needs although i did think about selling it when all the hoorar came about over the pard , but then thought about it and couldnt really see the need as daves kit is spot on

i can only wish you the very best dave and a happy retirement

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