Q40 support stand

Quest Metal Detectors Forum
Topics related to Quest metal detectors here, Off topic posts will be removed.
Quest Videos
Resurgam
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Q40 support stand

Post by Resurgam » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:11 am

Whilst awaiting the arrival of my newly ordered Quest Q40 metal detector, I have been trying get up to speed on as much information concerning the machine as I can.

I see that one of our members has come up with a somewhat improved device to augment the existing support stand that is part of the machine's moulding. ::g

I initially contemplated the possibility of gluing something to the existing stand, or requesting Quest to produce clip-on extensions for it.
Last edited by Resurgam on Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.


Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

Mud Max
Posts: 564
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:53 pm
Has thanked: 74 times
Been thanked: 259 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Mud Max » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:39 am

Just needs a slight modification of the arm cups.
Xp Deus 11" coil
GM5+SE


Jedi Master button finder

Timmy 64
Posts: 219
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:45 am
Been thanked: 52 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Timmy 64 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:04 pm

Just a landyard around the handle of your MC and around your belt .so when you bend down push the MC away from you and go digging .by doing this you will not damage your handle .ps lve lost part use of my left hand give it a go see how you get on =P~

sweepstick47
Moderator
Posts: 7981
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:21 pm
Location: North Lincolnshire
Has thanked: 939 times
Been thanked: 1608 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:30 pm

A good tip 'Timmy64' which is also very useful when detecting in the surf/wet sand on beaches ::g Hope the 'belt' is still going strong ::g Best of luck - ss47
Arado 130 - Garrett Groundhog - Tesoro Eldorado - Fisher 1265X - Goldmax Power Makro Racer. Homemade Harness!

User avatar
Midlifecyclist
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Has thanked: 40 times
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Midlifecyclist » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:42 pm

This was my attempt at a support stand. It worked ok on pasture but ploughed stoney terrain was a bit tricky. I'm trying to come up with another design that attaches to the flat bit at the back of the handle.

Image

Image

Image

Image
Minelab Equinox 800
Surf Pi
Deteknix Pointer
GP-Pointer 2

Resurgam
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Resurgam » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:27 am

I think that you have produced a superbly simple solution to what some of us see as a possible ongoing problem of resting the machine on the ground with such a small base on the present stand. I do think that I would be tempted to fit your stand to the shaft with the control unit perpendicular to the feet, rather than offset horizontally to one side. Is that plastic material brittle at all?

It will be interesting to see what you come up with for a slot-on design to slip onto the base of existing fitting.

In the meantime, I will probably use a lanyard of bungee to keep the machine off the ground; just as someone as suggested but of course I would prefer a to have an improved stand.

Chris ::g
Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

User avatar
Midlifecyclist
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Has thanked: 40 times
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Midlifecyclist » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:46 pm

Thanks Chris
I do think that I would be tempted to fit your stand to the shaft with the control unit perpendicular to the feet, rather than offset horizontally to one side. Is that plastic material brittle at all?
The stand can be moved quite quickly to any 90 degree position, by removing the arm cuff screw and sliding it off and then back on again 90 degrees the other way.

I fitted that way otherwise when you swing the detector the stand hits your leg.

The 5mm acrylic is quite brittle, but as a proof of concept it works ok and my laser cutter is happy cutting it :-)

The lanyard sounds an interesting idea, I may well try that.

Stuart
Minelab Equinox 800
Surf Pi
Deteknix Pointer
GP-Pointer 2

Resurgam
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Resurgam » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:28 pm

It was someone else on the forum who suggested the lanyard but I have been using two bungee cords interlinked and clipped to my belt just behind my left hip and run up my back, over my right shoulder, and then clipped to my Safari. It works quite well and allows the machine to float like a butterfly, ahead of me and rather than trying take the weight of the machine on my arm; I just gently press for it to hover close to the ground and easily sweep it before me.

Although the Q40 isn't as heavy as my Safari, a similar concept will keep it off the ground and out of the dirt as I recover targets. I have tried a purpose made bunge but found it a little restrictive for my prefered swing. I may try an EasySwing harness from Detectorbits, if Santa decides to bring me one! 8-| ;)

I was in B & Ms the other day and they were selling a 'Rolson 48" Elastic Strap' with heavy duty D clip rings on each end and that may just do the same job as my two interlinked bungee cords.

I still like the idea of an improved stand though!

Chris ::g
Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

User avatar
Norman_invader
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Location: Cambs/Suffolk border
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 62 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Norman_invader » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 pm

So having read 2 or 3 previous post's about home made detector stands I threw myself into the shed,
to see what I could come up with & after a couple of hours head scratching & delving into several odds&sods box's,
using a reflector bracket off a push bike seat-post, 2 A-shaped metal brackets & a few nut's & bolt's
I managed to make myself a fold-away Q40 stand,add some camo tape and hey presto !!!
Field tested & it works well keeping the control unit out of the dirt & off the ground.
:D
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Year 2
Quest 40
Raptor coil + Mars 13" coil
Makro pinpointer
Black Ada Spartan stainless spade
FID Member

User avatar
niceguyfrankie
Posts: 157
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Has thanked: 191 times
Been thanked: 47 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by niceguyfrankie » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:13 am

Norman_invader wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 pm
So having read 2 or 3 previous post's about home made detector stands I threw myself into the shed,
to see what I could come up with & after a couple of hours head scratching & delving into several odds&sods box's,
using a reflector bracket off a push bike seat-post, 2 A-shaped metal brackets & a few nut's & bolt's
I managed to make myself a fold-away Q40 stand,add some camo tape and hey presto !!!
Field tested & it works well keeping the control unit out of the dirt & off the ground.
:D
That is superb, that is what the Q40 is crying out for, well done mate a fine job
Now can you make about 50 as we all want one lol
HH
Frank
Equinox 800
HD stainless steel sand scoop with long handle
Minelab pro find 35 pin pointer
Quest Diamond Digger
Evolution SE Pro cut spade
NCMD Registered

User avatar
Norman_invader
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Location: Cambs/Suffolk border
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 62 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Norman_invader » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:27 am

Thanks frank,I haven't got a clue what the metal brackets real purpose was for but they work for the quest ,
::g HH
Year 2
Quest 40
Raptor coil + Mars 13" coil
Makro pinpointer
Black Ada Spartan stainless spade
FID Member

Resurgam
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Resurgam » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:32 pm

Lacking all the bibs n bobs that you used and desperate to keep my machine upright and out of the muck, I rummaged through my gun boxes and tool kits; coming up with this..........an old air rifle bi-pod, a short length of pica-tinny rail, and a roll of insulation tape. It may just fall apart next time out, but we shall see! ;)

Oops having problems with pic! Back soon.
BiPod.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by Resurgam on Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

User avatar
Norman_invader
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Location: Cambs/Suffolk border
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 62 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Norman_invader » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:46 pm

The main component really is the tilting reflector bracket off a cycle,
If you can lay your hands on one then you're halfway there,I'm pretty sure any good diy store sells metal brackets that could be modified into legs to create the stand .
::g
Year 2
Quest 40
Raptor coil + Mars 13" coil
Makro pinpointer
Black Ada Spartan stainless spade
FID Member

User avatar
Norman_invader
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Location: Cambs/Suffolk border
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 62 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Norman_invader » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:53 pm

Resurgam wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:32 pm
Lacking all the bib n bobs that you used and desperate to keep my machine upright and out of the muck, I rummaged through my gun boxes and tool kits; coming up with this..........an old air rifle bi-pod, a short length of pica-tinny rail, and a roll of insulation tape. It may just fall apart next time out, but we shall see! ;)

Oops having problems with pic! Back soon.

BiPod.JPG
That looks pretty good to me buddy !!! Would a jubilee clip work ? Replacing the tape.
::g
Year 2
Quest 40
Raptor coil + Mars 13" coil
Makro pinpointer
Black Ada Spartan stainless spade
FID Member

Resurgam
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Resurgam » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:00 pm

Perhaps double sided velcro bandage, cable ties, "or" jubilee clip! Will give it a run out at the weekend and see if the principle holds good. The Macro Racers have a purpose made bi-pod but I don't think one would fit the Q40!
Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

Resurgam
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Resurgam » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:03 pm

They say that necessity is the mother of invention and it looks like we are all getting closer to a very good solution. Just a pity that the Chinese weren't ahead of us though! :(
Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

User avatar
Norman_invader
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Location: Cambs/Suffolk border
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 62 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Norman_invader » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:10 pm

Looks to me like it'll do the job intended very well,
Be interesting to see what anyone else come up with,
Well done Resurgam jobsa good'n ::g
Year 2
Quest 40
Raptor coil + Mars 13" coil
Makro pinpointer
Black Ada Spartan stainless spade
FID Member

User avatar
niceguyfrankie
Posts: 157
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Has thanked: 191 times
Been thanked: 47 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by niceguyfrankie » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 pm

I’ve ordered an iPhone stand that folds, was cheap so if doesn’t work I can just toss it in the bin lol
When it arrives I’ll upload a pic if any good although the bar has been set pretty high
Frank
Equinox 800
HD stainless steel sand scoop with long handle
Minelab pro find 35 pin pointer
Quest Diamond Digger
Evolution SE Pro cut spade
NCMD Registered

User avatar
niceguyfrankie
Posts: 157
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Has thanked: 191 times
Been thanked: 47 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by niceguyfrankie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:02 am

niceguyfrankie wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 pm
I’ve ordered an iPhone stand that folds, was cheap so if doesn’t work I can just toss it in the bin lol
When it arrives I’ll upload a pic if any good although the bar has been set pretty high
Frank
actually I've ordered a camera mini tripod (Doh), I was looking at iPhone stands previously but moved onto something sturdier.
Equinox 800
HD stainless steel sand scoop with long handle
Minelab pro find 35 pin pointer
Quest Diamond Digger
Evolution SE Pro cut spade
NCMD Registered

Resurgam
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Resurgam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:28 am

Fixing items to the shaft without damaging it is when things start to get a wee bit difficult. I was looking at pictures of the stand that is made for the round shaft of a Makro Racer and wondered if it could be adapted for the Q40.

Of course I would be happier if Quest would come up with a purpose made stand that is "perhaps" similar to the Makro Racer one. ::g
Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

User avatar
Norman_invader
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Location: Cambs/Suffolk border
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 62 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Norman_invader » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 am

Maybe going back to basics is the solution,no fixings,nuts or bolts....
How about a spring loaded clamp on the shaft ?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Year 2
Quest 40
Raptor coil + Mars 13" coil
Makro pinpointer
Black Ada Spartan stainless spade
FID Member

Resurgam
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Resurgam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:25 pm

Spring loaded sounds good to me but I had to make do with what I could presently dig out to form a stand.

I had been looking at the Makro Racer stand and was wondering if the removal of the thin bolt and prising open slightly the lugs would enable it to function as a clip-on stand for the Q40. Not sure of the measurements though!

I would imagine that Quest and Detectorbits should be able to point us in the right direction for a suitable compromise. ::g
Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

dreadnought
Posts: 218
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:23 pm
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 78 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by dreadnought » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:50 pm

Norman_invader wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 am
Maybe going back to basics is the solution,no fixings,nuts or bolts....
How about a spring loaded clamp on the shaft ?

i use this method to great effect, couple of quid from fleabay and youre sorted. dont over think it, its just not worth it. IF you buy a clamp and its not a snug fit in the shaft, just cut off the "grippy" end pieces with a hacksaw and it will close up more. its a square shaft and most of the clamps come with teethy type grips so wont really move unless you chuck it across the field.

id love someone to design and produce a stand for the quest, but its just gonna be more money,
garret 400i "old faithfull" ::g
Quest Q40, The "coin hoover" awesome machine. ::g
gp pinpointer, working perfect even after a lot of abuse ::g still working after even more abuse, £37 from fleabay, cant go wrong ::g

User avatar
Norman_invader
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Location: Cambs/Suffolk border
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 62 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Norman_invader » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:45 pm

I'm not sure if the pair of clamps above are a suitable size or not,but they are £4 or £5 for the pair from screwfix,bargain if they fit OK,might just have a punt on them & see
Year 2
Quest 40
Raptor coil + Mars 13" coil
Makro pinpointer
Black Ada Spartan stainless spade
FID Member

Resurgam
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Resurgam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:08 pm

What would be the span of those lever tips? have just sent for a couple of 6" clamps from Amazon but am wondering how stable they will b; I can also make good use of them for DIY jobs.

I should be out with the Q40 come Saturday, weather permitting. Will get to see how robust my lashup bipod is in use. ::g
Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

sweepstick47
Moderator
Posts: 7981
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:21 pm
Location: North Lincolnshire
Has thanked: 939 times
Been thanked: 1608 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:56 pm

It's great to see a variety of ideas being being put into being successfully ::g Well done and thanks to all those who contributed their solutions ::g Regards ss47
Arado 130 - Garrett Groundhog - Tesoro Eldorado - Fisher 1265X - Goldmax Power Makro Racer. Homemade Harness!

cantona1
Posts: 949
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:00 pm
Location: Devon
Has thanked: 398 times
Been thanked: 407 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by cantona1 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:13 pm

Good thread this, taking Norman Invaders idea I purchased two clamps for a quid, cut off the end so it didn't get in the way and just clamped it in place before the arm support. Bingo problem solved for pennies and took 30 seconds to do. Great idea N I ::g
DSC_0050.jpg
DSC_0051.jpg
DSC_0052.jpg
DSC_0053.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Norman_invader
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Location: Cambs/Suffolk border
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 62 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by Norman_invader » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:49 pm

Houston we have lift off !!! That's great cantona1,
The real test will be out on the land though,if the feet are stable enough,
Great pics mate
HH ::g
Year 2
Quest 40
Raptor coil + Mars 13" coil
Makro pinpointer
Black Ada Spartan stainless spade
FID Member

cantona1
Posts: 949
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:00 pm
Location: Devon
Has thanked: 398 times
Been thanked: 407 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by cantona1 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:51 pm

Yeah, I wondered about that, I will find out tomorrow ::g

User avatar
niceguyfrankie
Posts: 157
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Has thanked: 191 times
Been thanked: 47 times

Re: Q40 support stand

Post by niceguyfrankie » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:32 pm

I am sure the "clamp" stand will be fine, anything is better than what we have but this seems like a great solution. Off to the pound shop tomorrow to grab a couple ::g

Frank
Equinox 800
HD stainless steel sand scoop with long handle
Minelab pro find 35 pin pointer
Quest Diamond Digger
Evolution SE Pro cut spade
NCMD Registered

Post Reply

Return to “Quest - Deteknix Forum”