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large search coil for metal detector
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:32 pm
I recently read an article in wired as well as seeing 'best places to find treasure....' or something like that where this guy towed a huge search coil for a metal detector behind him on a quad. Anyone have an idea on how I could make a large search coil, maybe 5x5 or so to tow behind my quad to look for stuff? Thanks!
Re: large search coil for metal detector
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:49 pm
sandiegoman wrote:I recently read an article in wired as well as seeing 'best places to find treasure....' or something like that where this guy towed a huge search coil for a metal detector behind him on a quad. Anyone have an idea on how I could make a large search coil, maybe 5x5 or so to tow behind my quad to look for stuff? Thanks!
Do you already have a metal detector to connect it to?
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:31 pm
Hmmm, looking for buried cars or what ?
seems over kill to be searching for coins etc..
we use a sort of metal detector for detecting vehicles in traffic..
theres a coil of wire installed into the asphalt and then connected to the vehicle detector.. but once a car goes over it, the detector only closes a relay. most coils we lay are usually a 6' X 60' in a figure 8
and some are in a 6' X 6' layout.usually 4-6 turns of 14Ga stranded thnn wire.
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:14 pm
I saw that show, Bryan! There's a guy that travels the country with his rig, and gets permission from land-owners to scan their field for meteorites. He uses a large coil contained in PVC pipe, shaped in a square, maybe 5' on a side. It rolls on some bicycle tires towed behind his quad.
Some of his finds are huge! 93 pounds huge! That was about 5 feet deep in a Wyoming field.
Investigate meteorite hunting.
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:52 am
Leave the people who wanted to be buried in their cars at the beach alone!
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:48 pm
Yeah, I have a few detectors, but do not really know all the details when it comes to good coil design. I am sure there are numerous factors that will help with depth issues. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas. I have a house out in the desert and thought it would be fun to just run around with it behind my quad when I was exploring. You never know what you might find!
Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:39 pm
Check with White, Garrett (?) or some of the other big mfg's of detectors-I would think they'd know how to build a big coil.
You might try finding a treasure hunter forum on the net too, for answers.
The world is your oyster, if you can find it!