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Old 01-11-2017, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MrNovice View post
You'll like the baby bumper mod, it works gooooooood! I'm waiting till it gets dark to experiment more and post pics of the blue man for you.
Cool ! I wish I could go out tonight !

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Old 01-11-2017, 09:58 PM
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I had to go out back and hide behind the fenceline since there's a full moon out and that would affect lighting, trying to get a realistic blackout type night situation. Reef Runners first suggestion, was a complete win! Bent blue man forward at the chest and positioned him on the left side of the AT Pro. I don't care for the left side control box positioning, because it's just weird having something on the inside of your swing (right handed) but it does give full view of the screen (modes are a little blocked but most hunt in Pro Zero anyways, so not significant to needing to see the modes).





And in this pic below, the glare is not there like the pic shows. In real time, you cannot see that glare but you can definitely see the two bright leds reflecting on the screen. They are bright, but tiny in the reflection and easy to see past... I don't know why the camera picks up glare that doesn't exist when really looking at it. Physics of camera lens refract or something? Anyways...


Also tried with just his eyes peering over the control box lip, there was too much glare and not enough angle to actually light up inside the screen display. Although it did show how much freaking dust was sitting on top of my screen.



I took 3 angles of this, just to show that the light has to angle into the screen to be seen. So, there has to be something mounting (on the side or top) and then reaching around shining in toward the screen to light it up...







In real trial, this way did not light very well at all. There is a black dampener type frame around the display, so that doesn't help the light reach in to help light it up. Same problem with the bookclip leds, they are just too close to the control box lip and can't reach around to help the light reach in the screen.

Reef Runners original idea of bending him into the screen is the best option IMO. It completely lit up the whole screen, even enough to see the parts where the blue man's fat head was trying to block. He is bright though, but angled into the screen I bet most of the light gets trapped refracting between the screen and the actual display which is good in both that it lights up the whole display easily and will stay less noticable with not drawing extra unwanted attention while night pirating!
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:31 PM
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I guess I should add one more thing, just thought about this but I have no idea where to get more of the blue man batteries from. They don't look like they were meant to be replacable, but it does say WRD12-20 which I assume is the battery needed?

I took him apart to see if each led was controlled separately so I could turn one off, but two batteries stacked control both of the leds.

So blue man might not be such a good idea after all if we can't replace the batteries...





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Old 01-12-2017, 12:01 AM
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You can buy those batteries..

Same as car alarm and key fobs, at least some..

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Old 01-12-2017, 10:51 AM
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I but the wafer batteries at the local flea market. A card of several different sizes for two dollars.

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I use one of these finger lights on my thumb at night. I hunt mainly by tones but use it to confirm VDI numbers in the dark. Blue light is discreet and I can switch it on and off one handed. These can be found at dollar and hobby stores.
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:58 PM
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Alright, last update on this thread mod jobby-do thingy.

Since I last talked about the earbud, I finally got the 3.5mm to 1/4 inch adapter in and was able to fully seat the earbud correctly using the ATP headphone adapter plug. Earbud rocks! It gets freaking loud enough to blow your eardrum, so those deep silvers can't sneak away anymore. Had to get an earbud with volume control since the ATP has none (weird), and this is the ticket. Cheap and works good for one ear hunting!

You can see the setup here, and the details are back above in a previous post for any interested...



Wish I could go wireless with the new Z-lynk, but it's just not in the cards right now being so close after Christmas.
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