Argonaut #18 wing......Your opinion needed

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rhwestfall
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Re: Argonaut #18 wing......Your opinion needed

Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:21 pm

Looking good, and looking forward to getting mine. My only "reservation" is the finite location of the cam band slots (they are not overly elongated to mesh up with various plates. While I do intend to use it on my VDH plate, I have others I would consider putting it on (OxyCheq "Dog Bone" and my DSS Kydex) where it completes a very light rig.... Hoping it matches up....

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Re: Argonaut #18 wing......Your opinion needed

Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

The wing when used with the VDH plate has plenty of space to move it up or down. Luis looked at a lot of plates before he wrote the specs for it so it would work with the majority of the wings on the market and to the "loose" industry standards of alignment. Considering the wing is made by the company who make them for three of the largest sellers of wings in the business right now I have to rely on their expertise and reputation.

If it fails to meet expectations simply return it.
Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB

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Re: Argonaut #18 wing......Your opinion needed

Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:23 am

New #18lb wings are shipping to me today.....So those that have pre-ordered can expect a shipping notice from me late next week. :D
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Re: Argonaut #18 wing......Your opinion needed

Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:21 am

I came home from a weekend in Tobermory to a package on my front porch..... :D
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Re: Argonaut #18 wing......Your opinion needed

Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:52 pm

I received mine and installed it onto my VDH plate with no problems. I have not taken it for a dip yet, but I'm impressed with the quality and aesthetics. I also ordered an extra bladder and I can say the same about it's quality. The only issue, if you want to call it that, the elbow was clocked 180 degrees off. However, this gave me the chance to verify that the elbow and OPV components are interchangeable with tons of other wings hardware out there-and that's important to me.

Nice job Bryan.


Here it is on the right next to my Brand X 30 lb wing.
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Re: Argonaut #18 wing......Your opinion needed

Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:24 pm

I rotated the elbows that way when I packed them just to be extra safe during shipping. The manufacturer sent them to me facing the correct way.
I appreciate the feedback on initial impressions of the wings after unpacking.

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