Compass Repeaters / Tripmasters

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  1. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    I have set the prices like so:
    TRIPMASTER: 200€
    REPEATER: 200€


    Remember, I have decided to leave every casing a standard colour. Something between flat silver and flat grey!

    I sure do hope so :D!!!

    I am ready to order the next batch of casings. Because of this being quite a large sum for me (over 500€), I'd like to start by collecting deposits for those who want either a tripmaster or repeater, currently unremoted. (I still have to redesign my original combo remote design to massively reduce the prices, so no remotes yet).

    I was thinking of maybe 50€ per unit? Once I complete the devices, I can send you a pic of the complete unit(s) and you can pay the rest and I'll ship it off to you. Sound reasonable?!? :ear
    But I must warn you, that this may take some time due to 2 things: The cases will only be started during the end of this moth, due to the CNC shop being quite busy a.t.m.. Seond reason is that I'll be on summer holidays in 2 weeks time, and I won't be at home for 4 weeks! After that I need about 2 weeks at most to complete your order (so you see, this is very time stretched!!!)

    SO, if you agree to what I've written above, please PM me with your order!



    Before I sign off, here a couple of pics of it used during a small trip to the Ténéré meeting in Worms last weekend (it was supposed to be a repeater, so never mind the 2nd button!):
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  2. tehdutchie

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    Money sent :)
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  3. escuchamente

    escuchamente Let's Ride

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    Any updates?
    How goes production, sales, and product service/durability?
    Thanks.
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  4. Farioli

    Farioli "just do it"

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    Ready to make a deposit, Please PM me instructions.:deal

    Great job!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks
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  5. schattat

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    Hey guys,

    Production is going fine, except that I haven't received my CNC cases yet!!! :eek1 :ddog :baldy

    I tried to contact my supplier about 2 weeks ago, but he only got back to me yesterday telling me that he and half the team were on holidays, and will ship them out to me by the end of this week (let's hope so :bluduh).

    Apart from that, I have every single other component sitting here at home on my workshop bench, ready to be fixed together! :clap


    FOR ALL THOSE THAT HAVE ALREADY PLACED A DEPOSIT, I'M TERRIBLY SORRY FOR THE LONG WAIT ON YOUR ITEMS, BUT LIKE I SAID THE CNC GUYS ARE A P.I.T.A!!!
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  6. schattat

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    Hey guys,

    My cases have arrived, FINALLY!!! :clap
    Here some pics of them in each of the 3 colours I ordered.
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    If anybody wants a device, you can only get your case in silver as the rest of the colours have already been taken!

    Now, I'll be busy the next couple of days to get my current orders done :evil

    Cheers,
    Tony Schattat
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    Hooah!! :)
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  8. Brian E

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    I'm interested in two tripmasters here in the UK.

    is it possible to have a self calibration in the device so that if your jogging the trip in one direction for say 5 times the wheel size would alter the apporiate direction automatic.

    I'd only be interested in a resetable trip resetable and jogable, speed (top speed), and time
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  9. schattat

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    Hi there,

    Thanks for taking interest in my products!
    Could you please explain to me what you mean by "jogging"?
    If you're referring to the auto-calibration function like the original ICO has (counting down your current trip will automatically adjust your wheel circumference), then sorry my TMs don't have this function. It doesn't seem to be of much use when you miss something in the roadbook, ride back to a specific landmark, adjust your trip accordingly and allowing the tripmaster to count your upcoming distance wrongly!

    But otherwise my TMs have 2 trips (each individually adjustable), speed, top speed, and clock. Everything can be switched between KM/H and MPH (except the wheel circumference, which is only adjustable in millimetres)

    If you have any more questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them for you! :D
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  10. schattat

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    Hi all,

    Just finished a few of the devices! :clap I hope to be able to complete the all my orders in about a weeks time (don't mind the front of the LCDS, they have a protective cover one them to prevent scratches during transportation)...
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    The complete compass repeater set, including mounting material, Garmin GPS connector cable and power connector parts:
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    Operation test:
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    And me working on them (please excuse the messy table. Doesn't seem to fit with German efficiency :D):
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    Stay tuned for updates during the week!
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  12. Ferrys

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    I had lost you for a while but I see you have done a tremendous progress.
    I like that repeater.
    A question. I have a Garmin 60CSX but it is already connected to the power supply with a similar connector as shown in the foto. How can I connect the Schattat Repeater to the Garmin if this already ocuppied by the power supply cable???. I assume cutting the cable.
    I am not in a hurry but I would like to get one.

    By the way have you thought about providing some kind of standard connectors?. At the moment I have a mess of cables. I am not sure how to make it look better and if possible make it water proof. I mean the cables of the ICO, MD roadbook, etc.
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  13. schattat

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    Hi Ferrys,

    Nice to hear that you're interested!

    Well, it depends on what cable you have, as there are 2 different kinds: One is just a power cable, which only has 2 wires in it (power and GND). The 2nd type is the power and data cable, which has 4 wires.
    Obviously, you'll need the 4 wire cable for the repeater. I have special connectors for them, that are 100% water and dustproof once connected.
    Here a pic:
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    Up to now I have only used the kind of connectors you see above. The tripmaster has 2 male cables (like above) coming out for the remote and wheel sensor. The repeater on the other hand has only 1 female cable coming out (prevents mismatching connections and broken hardware!). If you need similar connectors, I can source them up for you! There's a huge variety to choose from (locking nut in M8 or M12, 3 or 4 pin).

    Do you need to know anything else?!? :ear
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  14. schattat

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    As the title already says:

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  15. Ferrys

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    My mistake then. What you are saying you feed the GPS from the repeater. Power from battery to Repeater and power and data (4 cables) to the Garmin. Right??

    When are you planning next order?. I am not in a hurry but I would like to order one.
    About the connectors I think I would need something like this
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    My problem is that I have several devices and I amnot sure how to connect them. I also want to protect them with a fuse. is this box waterproof?.
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  16. Ferrys

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    My mistake then. What you are saying you feed the GPS from the repeater. Power from battery to Repeater and power and data (4 cables) to the Garmin. Right?

    When are you making next batch order?. I am not in a hurry.

    About connectors, i want to connect several devices and if possible protect them with a fuse. Your dad had a good idea. By the way is this water proof. It is raining a lot in Marocco causing faults in electrical devices.

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    Is your dad joining the Africa Race 2010???
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  17. schattat

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    Yes, exactly like that! Although, it is possible to attach the power supply cable directly to the connector on the side of the Garmin cable. This means you can power the Garmin without having the repeater attached.

    I can't exactly say when, but I currently have 2 cases left over. They should be gone in no time, so once they're gone, I'll reorder a new batch!

    It depends on which one you get. For example, this one is specificly for yachts and boats, so it's assumable that they ought to be waterproof :evil. You can see around the transparent cover there's a rubber seal.

    Unfortunately no :cry:cry:cry We had planned on going together as a father/son team since I'll be turning 18 next month, but as privateers without sponsors this would mean about 30000€ in fees :eek1... Hopefully in the near future!
    Were you planning in taking part in an event?:ear (BTW: Where are you from? It's be best if you listed your location in your profile!)
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  18. schattat

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    Alrighty, I have been able to complete my first 5 orders and ship them out, too (1xTM + 1xRepeater to UK and NL, 1xRepeater to USA) !:clap:clap:clap
    I can hardly believe it :eek1:eek1:eek1
    I hope the guys'll be happy with their stuff and give back some positive feedback! :D

    Also, I took the liberty to take some photos before they were sent out.

    All 5 devices together:
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    Silver TM:
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    Silver CR (a.k.a. compass repeater):
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    Orange TM:
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    Orange CR:
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    This is what your setup could look like! :evil
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    In the dark (lights are a little brighter on the pic):
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    Flash turned on to "simulate" strong sunlight. See how strong the contrast still is (remember, the backlight is kept on!):
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    I currently have another 2 unreserved cases in silver left, so if anybody's interested, you know what to do!:lol3
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  19. Ferrys

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    I want one repeater !!!. Let me know how to do it.

    I always wonder how people navigate during the night........I can hardly see the track.

    It is not affordable to join those kind of races. Too much money for most mortals. A dream will be to do a rallye of Tunessia. But I am just satisfied going to marocco with some friends.
    You would not be affraid of doing an Africa Race without experience???.
    Things can get nasty and experience is a grade. In Germany they organize nice rallyes like the Toureg. Also very appealing for me and my level.
    These pictures are taken a few weeks ago. For personal reasons I did not go but I was told that tracks were in bad condition, gone or difficult to find, rivers very high, meaning you can be caught in the middle so you cannot pass, etc.
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  20. schattat

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    PM'd you! :D
    Thank the world of LEDs! :evil
    Naa, not really... My dad has almost 25 years of rallye experience. Over the years he has told me many of his beginner stories over and over again and how he has learnt from them. As long as I would've gone with him, there wouldn't have been anything to be afraid of!
    I've also considered the Touareg as a beginners option for me. Heard a lot of positive feedback from many international riders. My main objective is actually to get to the UAE Desert Challenge in about 2 years time (after I'm done with school). The price is quite reasonable when compared to other major FIM rallyes. I might try an squeeze in the Touareg beforehand, though.
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