OK, Let's Build an LS, how WE WANT it....

#1
Well, it's a little too heavy, so Lets cut weight by half.
And, it's too boxy, because it gets hung up on briars, and such. Give it rounded corners.

And, since my eyes are not as good as they used to be, so I need a little larger screen. Make it taller, and wider.

And, by ears are not always so good. So, it needs a huge horn, to apply sound, when it's done, if we want. I occasionally turn it on, and then go off digging or such, and a nice loud horn would be good.
And, it needs a little rubber gutter, to keep rain drops off the screen.

And, add a little pointer, that is adjustable, for declination, to point it at stuff, for offset shots, and corner sets.
How about adding a little telescope, to the SIDE of the unit, with an edm in it?
And, automatic HI tracking.

Have fun with it.
I'm sure this could cost some money...
But, talk is cheap.
N
 
#3
I agree that would be awesome. I currently use a handheld laser distance measurer. It was $25 on Amazon. One problem might be getting the edm in the right spot. If the object you are offsetting is below the field of view then it might be a problem. Maybe the tilt sensor could compensate, but you couldn't offset a static shot that way. I guess we can leave that to the developers.
 
#4
Well, it's a little too heavy, so Lets cut weight by half.
And, it's too boxy, because it gets hung up on briars, and such. Give it rounded corners.

And, since my eyes are not as good as they used to be, so I need a little larger screen. Make it taller, and wider.

And, add a little pointer, that is adjustable, for declination, to point it at stuff, for offset shots, and corner sets.
How about adding a little telescope, to the SIDE of the unit, with an edm in it?
And, automatic HI tracking.

N
All worthy recommendations. I'm yet to be hung up in briars, but rounded corners should be an easy design feature to incorporate.
I love the declination suggestion. The EDM accessory would be a cat's meow. And HI tracking is a no-brainer.

But the larger screen suggestion could be avoided by Nate seeing an optometrist. :)
 
#5
How about a tube, that goes below the LS, that has a scanner in it?
It's maybe 6" tall, and has a rotary scanner... Any time you like, press scan, and it provides a complete 360o degree scan, and, without obstructions, is effective out to 60'.
This would show lots of information.
It's the "information age".
Why not?
This accessory uses the same point name, (via Bluetooth from LS).
But, stores it's data on it's own micro sd card.
It's do-able.
N
 
#6
I like all of the above suggestions, although the weight is not really an issue for me.
I would like to add these.
Change the external radio antenna to something similar that is on the Triumph 1M.
I worry about the durability of the external antenna and port on the LS in its present configuration. I fall down on occasion.
Maybe rubber bumpers around the edges.
Slightly smaller buttons, but slightly larger screen. (I like it as it is, but a larger screen is always nice.)
The ability to interface with a Ground Penetrating Radar unit in similar fashion to the interface with the J-Tip.
 
#8
I think a scanner is a great idea. Add pictures to the scan and have a software that automatically adjust the point cloud. Point cloud sofware would be cool. What would really be cool is if the software would automatically put the points on a picture mosaic.
 
#9
I really like the rubber bumpers. They do however defeat the thoughts about rounded corners. The bumpers protect the unit, and are helpful when laying the unit down, but make walking through undergrowth a challenge. It's a lot like looking for a house on top of the mountain with a stream in the front yard. Can't have it all! :-{
 
#10
The little bumpers are fine... Until you are crawling through the brush.
Then, they "attract" briars.
So, it's easier to go without the bumpers... Now rounded corners, with a bit of padding make sense, where I often go.
It's an environment thing.
People who live in rough, vine filled, briar filled country know.
Another thing, look how few complaints there are here...! Really, the Javad LS is very well made.
Another thing... Mr. Ashjaee has given us a forum, for feedback, (such as this thread). He's not afraid of his customer's ideas-feedback.
This shows strong leadership, and wisdom.
I grew up in a briar patch.
The LS is awesome.
I expect that if it's growth, and development continues at this same rate, to see more great things from this company.
(click-click-click)
Nate
 
#11
I flip a 4 wheeler over soon after I got my LS. The 4 wheeler rolled over on it 2 times. It still works great. It never missed a beat. I wouldn't recommend trying this though. Oh yeah the 4 wheeler flipped down the hill a total of 9 times. It was a very steep hill and the 4 wheeler malfunctioned. The LS is AMAZING!!!

I started my own practice in August. Because of the LS and a 1m base I was able to complete about 50 jobs in 5 months. Still going strong.
 
#13
I flip a 4 wheeler over soon after I got my LS. The 4 wheeler rolled over on it 2 times. It still works great. It never missed a beat. I wouldn't recommend trying this though. Oh yeah the 4 wheeler flipped down the hill a total of 9 times. It was a very steep hill and the 4 wheeler malfunctioned. The LS is AMAZING!!!

I started my own practice in August. Because of the LS and a 1m base I was able to complete about 50 jobs in 5 months. Still going strong.
I am glad you and the LS survived!

You cannot imagine how much paperwork would be involved if this incident had occurred while working in the oilfield.
Investigations, root cause analysis, recommendations, action items, and Mode of Change paperwork.

Four wheelers have been all but banned in most oilfield work. Most companies have a policy that all off-road vehicles must be equipped with a steering wheel, roll cage, fire extinguisher, safety lights, and restraint systems. Many companies require the engines to be governed. The operators are required to go through training. Helmets and proper eye protection are required at all times. Snowmobiles can be approved for use, but most companies will mount tracks on the UTV's instead.
 
#14
I think it would be cool if there was a place to store a small usb drive on the LS somewhere. Maybe leave it plugged into the usb port and close the rubber gasket on it. I have seen some really small usb drives.
 

Matt Johnson

Well-Known Member
5PLS
#18
The RAMS app only needs a local network connection, no internet connection is needed. Currently the Windows OS also supports mounting of shared network folders but I'm not sure if this option will still be supported in the Linux OS.
 
#20
I have thought about this one for awhile.
I would like to see a future generation of the Triumph series designed as a hybrid unit.

One where the controller could be coupled with the antenna and operated as an integrated unit (physical connection, units locked together), or when situations dictate, the ability to separate the antenna from the controller, and pair them by wireless connection.

I say this having used the LS in some conditions that made me very nervous navigating with the unit while looking for a point.
Terrain was difficult, snow was deep, footing was marginal, vegetation was thick. I have had a few close calls.

When carrying the LS, I find that I am walking about half as fast as I am able in those conditions.

Being able to put the controller in my coat, or some place where the display was less exposed to the possibility of damage would ease some of my fears for the unit when I go tumbling down a hillside, fall off a deadfallen log, or punch through the ice of a partially frozen creek.
In those situations I would like to put the antenna on a short pole, and attach it to the exterior of my backpack. (I have done this for many years as a seismic surveyor.)

I also realize that this can currently be achieved somewhat with the Triumph 1M, and the Victor LS, but not to the level of integration I am thinking of.