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Offline ITGEEK

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Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« on: November 30, 2012, 08:03:55 AM »
I'm starting to think that Humminbird quickly
put something theoretical down on paper, and
announced it to the public to get a jump on the
competition.
Did they ever have a working prototype of the 360?
I'm thinking now that when the engineers tried to
make it work, it didn't.
It if spins all the time, then it must drain the
battery pretty good.
It also has to deploy and retract.
I'll bet it's an extremely complicated
accessory to build.
It also has to interphase with the unit.

This thing was announced in February, and
it's not out yet.
Something doesn't seem right.
I hope they can build it and that it's awesome.

Any thoughts on this?
« Last Edit: November 30, 2012, 08:15:43 AM by ITGEEK »


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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 08:51:21 AM »
There is more than one working unit out there,  KVD has one, the dealer in Australia has one, and the guy on Lainer have one. Read through this, http://www.bbcboards.net/humminbird-sonar-gps/173633-humminbird-360-imaging-information-resource.html.

I believe there are few current issues, I have no proof and this is just my guess based on a few things. None of the dealers or pros that I have seen have both i pilot link and 360 on the same boat. The additional delay to the 360 in Oct was preceded by the delay of the GPS with heading sensor.

The SW update required to run 360 is being bundled with the update for i pilot link, this caused additional work. Second, I believe there was a delay in the new GPS with Heading Sensor causing delay in getting the advertised functionality of marking structure "accurately" anywhere on the 360 view. The gps with heading sensor has a msrp of 199.99 any other heading sensors I have found are 3 times that much.

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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 02:29:58 PM »
There have been working prototypes for quite a while ITG.

Remember too that while it was announced earlier in the year (at a major fishing event) that it originally was not supposed to ship until the August-September time frame.
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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 05:35:08 PM »
Prototypes never make it to the field. These are test things. Ask Roddy about shipping...He has been offered several ship dates but no product as yet..
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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 06:32:57 PM »
Ordered, payed for money removed from my bank,shipping date giving, repeated  phone calls.
It will ship next week,the middle of the month, the end of the month, the first of the month,in October, in November, in January, the factory out store called IT SHIPPED TODAY five days later Oh we messed up, it did not ship it will ship in February.

Screw it, refund  my money. I will spend my $2400.00  somewhere else!!!!!

Roddy

PS: Do not say a word, it was CS at Hummingbird and there outlet store that screwed it up again!!
« Last Edit: December 04, 2012, 02:03:06 AM by Roddy »
Scan,Scan and Rescan Roddy

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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 09:14:16 AM »
It's not like Roddy really needs another sonar. :)
But, since he ordered it, Humminbird should
take care of him.

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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 09:49:02 AM »
Yes we have had prototypes in the field for many, many months now.  The product has not been released for production yet so everything up to this point is a prototype.  There are various levels of prototypes though, so donít go thinking that KVD has something with a bunch of wires sticking out of it on his boat!


The Customer resource folks just give the date that they are told Roddy.  As delays happen, new dates are given same as with any product.  Just curious: whom did you actually order the 360 Imaging from?
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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 03:27:19 PM »
I was lucky enough to actually see it in action on Lanier. Hopefully you guys will be able to grab one soon


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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 10:11:28 AM »
Damn.
That's a big bracket securing that thing to the
main motor.

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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 10:48:17 AM »
The 360 Imaging uses the same brackets as the Minn Kota Talon.  I donít think that you would need all that strength for the 360 Imaging by itself but you would need it if it is teamed up with a Talon.
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Re: Does the 360 Transducer Even Work?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 09:33:46 AM »
Correct. That is a talon bracket


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