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Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« on: Dec 05, 2011, 11:07 PM »
Picked one up today at Bass Pro. There is a fin to attach so you can use it with a side view but otherwise it's rigged to look straight down. It's on the charger now. (important to fully charge batteries before using them) I will get out and try it on the ice this week and I'll report back. Looks sweeeeeet!!!!! Keeping it away from the big pike as much as possible. Down-view should be good for that.
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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2011, 05:23 AM »
Please post and let us know how it works out. I was considering getting one.

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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2011, 05:46 AM »
Epoxy a treble hook to it and bring on the pike! Have fun and let us know what you think.
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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2011, 06:22 AM »
Tried mine out last weekend, and couldn't get a picture.  Brought it back to the house, and it worked fine.  Any little bit of moisture on the connection between the camera and display will render the unit useless.  I'm going to add a coating of dielectric grease to the connection to help prevent this.  Otherwise, the unit is tiny, and the picture quality is quite good, although a little distorted (I think it's a wide-angled lens).  Should be great for hole hopping.
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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #4 on: Dec 06, 2011, 07:59 AM »
Here is my Aqua Vu Micro / FL-20 setup...

Attached a small camera tripod to the back of the Micro


 Plastic reel for the camera head is attached with Velcro




Removable and portable...
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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 2011, 05:13 PM »
that is the smartest thing I have seen so far with this tiny little camera. Personally I thought they looked useless, who want to pay $300 for a camera that is designe to hole hop, but making it usefull at the hole makes it more valuable.. now if you could only improve the battery life  ;D

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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #6 on: Dec 06, 2011, 08:25 PM »
Have you guys been using these on the water yet. My son works at an outdoor store up here and they are starting to get them back, water getting into the camera.
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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2011, 10:55 AM »
Guys,

The micro camera is podded so the issue is not leakage. A small shipment of micros arrived with the wrong diode from the factory. The issue was discovered very quickly but some had already shipped to retailers. The retailers were contacted and pulled everything from that shipment but some had already been been sold to customers. Basically the diode will malfunction in cold temperatures but work in temps above 60-degrees. If you have this problem and again they anticipate it to be a small amount from only a few retailers, contact Aqua-Vu support and they will fix you up ASAP.

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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2011, 12:08 PM »
that is the smartest thing I have seen so far with this tiny little camera. Personally I thought they looked useless, who want to pay $300 for a camera that is designe to hole hop, but making it usefull at the hole makes it more valuable.. now if you could only improve the battery life  ;D

    The one I have is running a strong 7 hrs. on a charge at room temperature. But i just got a Trent portable charger/power supply that has 11,000 MA and is smaller than a cigarette pack and will run it for days!!! And re-charge my Droid phone too!

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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #9 on: Dec 07, 2011, 05:13 PM »
Guys,

The micro camera is podded so the issue is not leakage. A small shipment of micros arrived with the wrong diode from the factory. The issue was discovered very quickly but some had already shipped to retailers. The retailers were contacted and pulled everything from that shipment but some had already been been sold to customers. Basically the diode will malfunction in cold temperatures but work in temps above 60-degrees. If you have this problem and again they anticipate it to be a small amount from only a few retailers, contact Aqua-Vu support and they will fix you up ASAP.

Thanks
Chris Munchow

I heard this from another member as well, so I contacted Aqua-Vu.  They are sending out a replacement immidiately.  Sorry to hijack the thread, hopefully I'll be able to post a better review with the new cam!
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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2011, 05:17 PM »
Tiny, Did yours leak?
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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #11 on: Dec 07, 2011, 05:23 PM »
I bought one a couple of weeks ago and it does take awhile for the screen to turn from blue to actual picture when cold. Is that normal i just thought the screen needed to warm up.

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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #12 on: Dec 07, 2011, 05:24 PM »
Tiny, Did yours leak?

It didn't leak; at first I thought the problem was a bad connection from the camera to the monitor due to moisture.  The campany says that a lot of diodes (in the camera) was bad.  Therefore, when I dropped the camera down into the 40* water, I got a crap picture.  In warmer, dry temps the unit worked fine. 
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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #14 on: Dec 09, 2011, 11:49 AM »
Lance how does that Trent power pack hook up to the Micro. Is it like plugging in a cell phone to a charger ??  :tipup: Glenn
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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #15 on: Dec 09, 2011, 12:09 PM »
interested in hearing a solid equipment review as well! ordered mine 8 days ago and is finally shipping today!

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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #16 on: Dec 09, 2011, 08:23 PM »
Used mine all day today, works great. Did have one "problem", the catfish kept comming up and trying to eat the camera. You'd see wiskers comming in, then all the sudden all you could see was the inside of the mouth. Held up fine to the bite test.

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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #17 on: Dec 10, 2011, 04:03 AM »
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The one I have is running a strong 7 hrs. on a charge at room temperature

room tempurate and the temp on the ice are two very diffrent things. I find that most smaller pieces of electronics not using large flasher style batteries suffer from decreased battery life. My digital camera is a "freeze proof" camera, but the battery sure isnt so i have to keep it close to the chest to ensure i get the use of it all day

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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #18 on: Dec 10, 2011, 05:07 PM »
If the battery life is that much different from warm to cold you could stick an instant a toe warmer to the back.

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Re: Aqua-Vu MICRO AV
« Reply #19 on: Dec 10, 2011, 05:13 PM »
Lance how does that Trent power pack hook up to the Micro. Is it like plugging in a cell phone to a charger ??  :tipup: Glenn

             Yep! It came with a connector that plugged right in. Now can recharge/ power cell and micro for days!

 

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