Here is a rare moment: Fisher and Minelab, two large manufacturers, are simultaneously rolling out the new products in the class of low-cost detectors. See the table of F11, F22 and F44 features and specifications: what is the difference (has Fisher miscalculated?).
|Fisher F11||Fisher F22||Fisher F44|
|Visual Target ID||9-Segment||9-Segment||9-Segment|
|Targer ID (VDI)||No||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable Iron Audio||No||Yes||Yes|
|Coil||7 Concentric||9 Concentric||11 Concentric|
|Power||1x 9V||2 x AA||2 x AA|
|Weight||2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)||2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)||2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)|
Is it just me who sees it? The manufacturer declares the equal weight for all metal detectors. But the Fisher F11 has an 7 inch coil, whereas the Fisher F44 has an 11 inch one… Must there be a small difference?
Both manufacturers try to surprise us with unusual shapes of the search coils. Fisher shows an Egg coil. For the time being these ones look unconvincingly… Let us see what they will be in practice.
Minelab says that a Square coil is the most up-to-date trend of metal detecting technologies. But they also cause doubt. It looks like the Minelab Go-Find has spoiled its launch just because of these coils (the test models demonstrated a very little detection depth)… The game “Killers of ACE 250” continues.