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Old 08-16-2017, 10:57 AM
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Default 3D compadre.....3 disc circuits

Another Frankenstein compadre.
Added two extra preset disc circuits.
Three position toggle to select between them.
The schematic isn't too hard to find.
A quick Google search should lead you to
Bleaver's post on the Finds forum.
Here's a video showing how it works.
Thanks for looking and happy hunting.

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Old 09-08-2017, 09:39 PM
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Very cool...thanks for sharing.

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Old 09-09-2017, 08:35 AM
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That's awesome!

I may have to do that to mine.

btw, have you done the 5 pin coil connector mod?

I have an extra set of male and female connectors that I would be willing to sell at basically cost. It cost the same to order 2 sets when you included the minimum service fee to order 1.

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Tab- Is there a "instructional" out there somewhere for this?


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That's awesome!

I may have to do that to mine.

btw, have you done the 5 pin coil connector mod?

I have an extra set of male and female connectors that I would be willing to sell at basically cost. It cost the same to order 2 sets when you included the minimum service fee to order 1.
I ordered a 2nd set when I did mine as well. I'd hang on to them, never know when they may come in handy.

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Tab- Is there a "instructional" out there somewhere for this?.
Just google Tesoro 3D and you should find a thread on findmall forum.
Bleaver posted the schematic somewhere.
It's relatively easy as you only have to solder/desolder on the disc pot.
No connections to solder on the circuit boards.

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I'm currently working on one for a friend.
When this hurricane hoohah is over I'll try
and post a photo of the circuit pre install.

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Originally Posted by TabZilla View post
Just google Tesoro 3D and you should find a thread on findmall forum.
Bleaver posted the schematic somewhere.
It's relatively easy as you only have to solder/desolder on the disc pot.
No connections to solder on the circuit boards.
I'd looked before posting, just looked again. Maybe he deleted it.

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My search wording wasn't right I guess?
Should be at the bottom of this page

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?17,2369070

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Originally Posted by pigEye View post
That's awesome!

I may have to do that to mine.

btw, have you done the 5 pin coil connector mod?

I have an extra set of male and female connectors that I would be willing to sell at basically cost. It cost the same to order 2 sets when you included the minimum service fee to order 1.
No, I haven't added the coil plug.
The little coil is perfect for the compadre for my needs.

Thanks for the offer though!

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I didnt use the momentary switch either. Makes it nice if you want to flick it into zinc and above for a bit.
As far as the trimmers i didnt have any problems. You can check the trimmer with a meter befire you sokder it


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TZ- I'm curious if you, or anyone else who's done the 3D Mod have tried fitting the switch in the handle, under the control box?

I was looking at mine, and would prefer to have it there, same as the PP switch I put in the Cibola when I did the GB Mod.

I won't know until I have the switch in hand, but from the dimensions on Mousers site, it's going to be close. I'm sure I would have to slightly enlarge the existing/factory hole in the handle under the control box.

Main reason for my choice is helping to keep dirt out of it. I often hunt early, when the dew is still on the grass, so a bit of slightly muddy hands can't be avoided.

Ever seen it done?

ETA: I think it will work. I had a similar sized switch, had to slightly enlarge the existing 1/2" hole, basically just squaring the corners. Once I get the correct switch, and verify it will fit, I'll snag a couple pics.

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I thought about it when i did mine but chickened out. If i do another it will definitely go in the handle!


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I thought about it when i did mine but chickened out. If i do another it will definitely go in the handle!


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lol, I'll be the guinea pig

I already added a volume control in the lower right corner of the face. I've got a buddy about ready to give detecting a try, so I was gonna put him on the Compadre, and it'd be much easier with neither wearing 'phones, but not listening to full-volume of the speaker either.

Hoping parts arrive tomorrow.

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Well, no parts until tomorrow.

Pics of handle, under control box I enlarged opening for switch. I haven't drilled the through hole for the toggle yet, until I determine it will fit. If you look you'll see a pencil line between the hole and grip, that's the front edge of control box, so plenty of room on bottom of box to drill for switch wiring to pass through, wherever that works out best.



And since I basically squared the round hole already in the handle, there wasn't enough material removed to weaken the handle any.



Just a note, I'd pulled the plug from the end of the handle (which would be under your elbow), and used compressed air to blow any filings from the coil end of the handle, out the unplugged end, to keep filings out of shaft lock.

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Im thinking my next project will be adding one extra disc circuit to my mojave. Full size pot mounted on the face with the toggle underneath. Mini Tejon. Keep us posted on your progress.


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Got 'er done today, more pics in my Tesoro Users Social Group (in my profile) for anyone interested. Knob on right is speaker volume.

No issues with switch in handle.

FYI- Also, the switches I received (parts listed in above) ARE in fact momentary, so that was a nice surprise because I couldn't find them listed

ETA- Another FYI, red toggle boot wasn't included with switches, I just happen to have them.



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I tried my new to me Compadre and it needs a sensitivity adjustment, knob. Has that been done?
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I tried my new to me Compadre and it needs a sensitivity adjustment, knob. Has that been done?
Yes, but you might want to try this first:


http://www.findmall.com/read.php?17,...25#msg-1313725

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Interesting read, thanks. As a ham I do like to tinker, have built my share of stuff in the past and sometimes I amaze myself by fixing something I know very little about.

Grand daughter had a big screen TV with those surface mount IC's which was totally new to me. Thanks to google search I found which ones to replace, OMG are those things are small. But purchased those and the required hot air soldering tool & solder/ paste mix. Believe it or not the darn thing worked... the TV that is. GD very happy.

After I posted I did find some info on adding the sensitivity pot to the Compadre Thanks again
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