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lak611

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Pulse 2 and Dead Rabbit V2
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inswva

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Has anyone seen this mod trade hands anywhere? I commissioned this in 2016 and sold it along with the rest of my high end squonks to fund another expensive hobby.

All the shiny bits are solid silver. I kick myself for letting it go and would like to track it down. I no longer have the PMs from the buyer.


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Has anyone seen this mod trade hands anywhere? I commissioned this in 2016 and sold it along with the rest of my high end squonks to fund another expensive hobby.

All the shiny bits are solid silver. I kick myself for letting it go and would like to track it down. I no longer have the PMs from the buyer.


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That's a beauty!

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DogMan

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Has anyone seen this mod trade hands anywhere? I commissioned this in 2016 and sold it along with the rest of my high end squonks to fund another expensive hobby.

All the shiny bits are solid silver. I kick myself for letting it go and would like to track it down. I no longer have the PMs from the buyer.


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not that specific vr wood mod, but they do come up from time to time

bastard setup with so much reliance on magnets

i had a 26650 one
 

inswva

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not that specific vr wood mod, but they do come up from time to time

bastard setup with so much reliance on magnets

i had a 26650 one

Yeah, I see them from time to time. I’d just like to get mine back. Mine was also 26650. I think Vaughn made mine not long after yours - yours was the inspiration I believe.


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DogMan

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Yeah, I see them from time to time. I’d just like to get mine back. Mine was also 26650. I think Vaughn made mine not long after yours - yours was the inspiration I believe.


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Looks like it

I think that it was to get around a potential weakness in my chosen block of rosewood that led to the shape
 

MyMagicMist

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Yeah, may need to hold off a little more on getting a SQ Topside. Suffice it to say, personal stuff going on. It'll be alright though I reckon, if I don't take a mind to up and leave. I'm that fed up.
 
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Syythe

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Yeah, may need to hold off a little more on getting a SQ Topside. Suffice it to say, personal stuff going on. It'll be alright though I reckon, if I don't take a mind to up and leave. I'm that fed up.
I'm sorry to hear your have problems right now. Hope it all works out well for you.
 

MyMagicMist

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I'm sorry to hear your have problems right now. Hope it all works out well for you.
Oh it will. I did go ahead with some "mad money" stash and get that Furyan mod. :) Prolly ought to saved but at the same time that Furyan is a nice mod. Didn't need it but yes, nice every once in a bit to do something nice for self.
 
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jcash74

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Anyone have loose battery issues with a sq217? They almost fall out of the mod now with a good shake and it won't fire sometimes. I turned the battery and it works... I'm assuming it's positive down like other mechs but something has changed with the fit. I've tried to Google this but haven't found anything yet so I thought if turn to the experts.


Thanks ahead of time for even just reading all that haha

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Train

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Anyone have loose battery issues with a sq217? They almost fall out of the mod now with a good shake and it won't fire sometimes. I turned the battery and it works... I'm assuming it's positive down like other mechs but something has changed with the fit. I've tried to Google this but haven't found anything yet so I thought if turn to the experts.


Thanks ahead of time for even just reading all that haha

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My SQ's are both 18650, so...no help. But they're SNUG.
Same battery you've always used? There's a fair amount of variance between brands...
 

jcash74

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Yeah same rewrapped batteries I've been using. I'll have to get a pic of them in a bit but I can't think of anything that's different.

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Anyone have loose battery issues with a sq217? They almost fall out of the mod now with a good shake and it won't fire sometimes. I turned the battery and it works... I'm assuming it's positive down like other mechs but something has changed with the fit. I've tried to Google this but haven't found anything yet so I thought if turn to the experts.


Thanks ahead of time for even just reading all that haha

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I've had that issue before. It's a pretty easy fix.
You have to take it apart to fix it though. The contacts have a slightly raised bump where they connect to the battery.
I have a tool but you don't need one. You just need a small rod without sharp edges, you put the contact on a piece of wood and take a hammer to the metal rob from the back side. It doesn't take much.

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Syythe

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Anyone have loose battery issues with a sq217? They almost fall out of the mod now with a good shake and it won't fire sometimes. I turned the battery and it works... I'm assuming it's positive down like other mechs but something has changed with the fit. I've tried to Google this but haven't found anything yet so I thought if turn to the experts.


Thanks ahead of time for even just reading all that haha

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If you do what @gadget! suggested above, it will fix it permanently. If you are in a pinch and have that issue, you can use a pocket knife and slide it under the bottom contact and twist it slightly to raise it up just a little. That will fix it for a day or two, so it will still be functional until you can get the time to fix it properly (the way gadget suggested).

EDIT- This happens with a lot of mech squonks. The raised contact bump gets compressed a little over time with use. I have had to do this to probably half of the mods I use. I just wanted to mention that so you didn't think there may be something wrong with your mod or anything.
 
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Lady Sarah

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I used to enjoy using my Aspire Feedlink Revvo. However, each time I refilled the bottle, it got harder to put back in, eventually resulting in my having to use small curved pliers to twist it into place.

Now, the damned thing leaks. Has anyone else had this issue, or is it just me?

I'm wondering if I should bother trying to get a replacement bottle, or just junk the mod entirely. I only paid $25, and that included shipping.
 

inswva

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I used to enjoy using my Aspire Feedlink Revvo. However, each time I refilled the bottle, it got harder to put back in, eventually resulting in my having to use small curved pliers to twist it into place.

Now, the damned thing leaks. Has anyone else had this issue, or is it just me?

I'm wondering if I should bother trying to get a replacement bottle, or just junk the mod entirely. I only paid $25, and that included shipping.
I think you can still replace the entire mod for about $25. The proprietary bottles by themselves are probably unobtanium.
 

MyMagicMist

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@gadget! & @Syythe Thanks for the replies! I'll try this tomorrow as I'd love to get the SQ back into rotation again.

I really appreciate the words of wisdom!

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And thank you for bringing the issue to light. *jots mental note*

Knowing me, I would have likely gotten so frustrated over this if/when it happened. Now, I got a plan for it. :)
 

MyMagicMist

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*steps in, sings as best he can, ...* "Na Na Na Na FURYAN! Na Na Na Na" *grins, chuckles as he heads back out to avoid flying boots*
 

jcash74

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I probably should have asked this prior to buying it... Anyone have thoughts on a Skull Candy Venom Squonker? Pretty sure it's a 20700.(for now haha)

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inswva

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I probably should have asked this prior to buying it... Anyone have thoughts on a Skull Candy Venom Squonker? Pretty sure it's a 20700.(for now haha)

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I’ve never owned one but from memory the 3D printing is pretty “unrefined”. I think they were a more wallet friendly option when 3D squonks were the hot ticket.
 

jcash74

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I’ve never owned one but from memory the 3D printing is pretty “unrefined”. I think they were a more wallet friendly option when 3D squonks were the hot ticket.
I figured it was pretty cheap - I was looking for a project and I liked the skulls in the doors. I figured I'll finally learn more about the different 510 options and get some contacts for it.

Is there anywhere good to start reading or does someone just start trying stuff out?

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Train

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I probably should have asked this prior to buying it... Anyone have thoughts on a Skull Candy Venom Squonker? Pretty sure it's a 20700.(for now haha)

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I’ve never owned one but from memory the 3D printing is pretty “unrefined”. I think they were a more wallet friendly option when 3D squonks were the hot ticket.
I recall exactly the same impression... But if you like the box, and you're planning on new parts - well, there you go - it can become a great squonker, lol.
 

inswva

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I figured it was pretty cheap - I was looking for a project and I liked the skulls in the doors. I figured I'll finally learn more about the different 510 options and get some contacts for it.

Is there anywhere good to start reading or does someone just start trying stuff out?

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I have a whole box of different BF 510s and occasionally make my own contacts from copper sheet. So, I basically just try stuff out, lol. Do you have pics of the internals?
 

inswva

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Hah, I just saw the mod in question. I’m debating on whether or not to snag that Furyan. And dude has the squonk door upside down on the Skullkandy, lol. FWIW, I think it looks cool and should be easy to mod with better parts if necessary.

Post a pic of the guts when you receive it.
 

jcash74

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I have a whole box of different BF 510s and occasionally make my own contacts from copper sheet. So, I basically just try stuff out, lol. Do you have pics of the internals?
I'm honestly not sure. I bought it blind (other than a little googling) and decided to turn it into a project. The guy I bought it from has the door upside down, but like I said I like the size and the door.

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jcash74

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Hah, I just saw the mod in question. I’m debating on whether or not to snag that Furyan. And dude has the squonk door upside down on the Skullkandy, lol. FWIW, I think it looks cool and should be easy to mod with better parts if necessary.

Post a pic of the guts when you receive it.
I thought about that one but wanted a project. I read some of these are MOSFET so I may be gutting the internals and throwing in some new ones along with a good 510.

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inswva

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Anyone have a VA Spade mech? Pretty sure I've only heard good things about them but want to check in before pulling the trigger on a 21700 Spade mech. Any issues to report? Ease of maintenance? The innards look a bit more fiddly than most mech squonks.
 

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Anyone have a VA Spade mech? Pretty sure I've only heard good things about them but want to check in before pulling the trigger on a 21700 Spade mech. Any issues to report? Ease of maintenance? The innards look a bit more fiddly than most mech squonks.
They are awesome!
In my opinion the best quality and design of any mech Squonk out there.

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