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1/14/2017 8:11:35 PM
Posted: 8/27/2012 8:15:27 AM EST
Anyone know anything about these?

Not listed on their website yet, but it is in their 2012 .pdf catalog.

I spoke with the owner, Chris, a few weeks ago via email and he mentioned they should be ready soon.

Just wondering if anyone had seen them in person or had any input on them.
Link Posted: 8/27/2012 6:57:32 PM EST
I am interested. What is the price on the goggles?
Link Posted: 8/27/2012 7:26:25 PM EST
Not sure, he quoted me around $2K for the housing with PVS-14 optics. They have a PVS-14 and an ANVIS lens version.
Link Posted: 8/30/2012 2:38:21 PM EST
What do you guys think, when will these be available in numbers?
and when will the kinks be worked out so you can buy one without
seeing 2 months later that they now ship with a better battery cap
or something like that (e.g. BNVD) ?
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 10:35:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By infantry556:
Not sure, he quoted me around $2K for the housing with PVS-14 optics. They have a PVS-14 and an ANVIS lens version.


Do they have a version that takes PVS-14 tubes? Or just the optics?
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 10:35:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 11:39:39 AM EST
I have received some info and pictures from the guys at Adams Industries... I am anxiously waiting to here a firm price, I have a complete ANVIS setup that would swap right into this great looking housing!
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 12:37:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By infantry556:
Not sure, he quoted me around $2K for the housing with PVS-14 optics. They have a PVS-14 and an ANVIS lens version.


The price includes the optical assemblies? Or the price is for the version that takes PVS14 optics? If $2K is for the housing and optics that's a screaming deal considering you can't find BNVD housings for sale and the PVS-15s (I've heard) run $4K+.

Originally Posted By rbhoover:
I have received some info and pictures from the guys at Adams Industries... I am anxiously waiting to here a firm price, I have a complete ANVIS setup that would swap right into this great looking housing!


Could you post those pictures?

Do these accept an external battery pack like the PVS-23s? I couldn't tell from the mockup in the catalog.
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 12:41:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2012 12:48:06 PM EST by terry1]
If they can make these more affordable than current dual bino systems complete with tubes and in a Kit (no tubes) for do-it-yourself type folks like me I think they could sale a ton of them! I mean like own the commerical market for a dual Bino system ton of them. Last time I priced a PVS-15 kit it was like $4000. I know you have twice the optics and so on to affect price, but when you can buy two complete PVS-14 housing for less than $2000 or three PVS-14 housing for less than $3000????
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 1:34:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2012 1:44:20 PM EST by infantry556]
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
Originally Posted By infantry556:
Not sure, he quoted me around $2K for the housing with PVS-14 optics. They have a PVS-14 and an ANVIS lens version.


The price includes the optical assemblies? Or the price is for the version that takes PVS14 optics? If $2K is for the housing and optics that's a screaming deal considering you can't find BNVD housings for sale and the PVS-15s (I've heard) run $4K+.


$2K was for the housing with PVS-14 optics. The ANVIS version without optics was going to be around $1500.

Now I have to decide whether to get the PVS-14 version, or get the ANVIS version and strip the optics off of my NVM-2AA and pick up another set of lenses from ABnightvision.

I'd like to see pics of the final version of the Sentinel. When I spoke to them last, they had just made some changes and didn't have any current pics.

ETA: Those prices were 2 months ago, so they very likely could have changed with the new revisions

Link Posted: 9/17/2012 2:11:27 PM EST
I will post pics as soon as I talk to them and get permission... I don't want to release anything to the public domain without their permission!
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 2:26:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By infantry556:
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
Originally Posted By infantry556:
Not sure, he quoted me around $2K for the housing with PVS-14 optics. They have a PVS-14 and an ANVIS lens version.


The price includes the optical assemblies? Or the price is for the version that takes PVS14 optics? If $2K is for the housing and optics that's a screaming deal considering you can't find BNVD housings for sale and the PVS-15s (I've heard) run $4K+.


$2K was for the housing with PVS-14 optics. The ANVIS version without optics was going to be around $1500.

Now I have to decide whether to get the PVS-14 version, or get the ANVIS version and strip the optics off of my NVM-2AA and pick up another set of lenses from ABnightvision.

I'd like to see pics of the final version of the Sentinel. When I spoke to them last, they had just made some changes and didn't have any current pics.

ETA: Those prices were 2 months ago, so they very likely could have changed with the new revisions


I'm assuming based off the catalog they use MX10160 tubes. Would be nice if there was a MX-11769 tube variant so those with dual PVS-14s could upgrade the housing.
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 1:38:38 AM EST
I got the green light to post the pictures, both the ANVIS plunger style mount and the dovetail style mount are shown.


Link Posted: 9/19/2012 4:21:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By rbhoover:
I got the green light to post the pictures, both the ANVIS plunger style mount and the dovetail style mount are shown.

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/6605/adamsindustriessentinel.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img703/6605/adamsindustriessentinel.jpg


Wonder if TNVC will be carrying these?

Link Posted: 9/19/2012 5:10:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 5:34:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By TNVC:
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
Originally Posted By rbhoover:
I got the green light to post the pictures, both the ANVIS plunger style mount and the dovetail style mount are shown.

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/6605/adamsindustriessentinel.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img703/6605/adamsindustriessentinel.jpg


Wonder if TNVC will be carrying these?



Of course.


Cool.

Did you get my IM?
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 6:29:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By TNVC:
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
Originally Posted By rbhoover:
I got the green light to post the pictures, both the ANVIS plunger style mount and the dovetail style mount are shown.

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/6605/adamsindustriessentinel.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img703/6605/adamsindustriessentinel.jpg


Wonder if TNVC will be carrying these?



Of course.


Link Posted: 9/19/2012 6:53:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By Spikes08:

Originally Posted By TNVC:
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
Originally Posted By rbhoover:
I got the green light to post the pictures, both the ANVIS plunger style mount and the dovetail style mount are shown.

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/6605/adamsindustriessentinel.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img703/6605/adamsindustriessentinel.jpg


Wonder if TNVC will be carrying these?



Of course.




Don't you ALREADY have a high end set of dual NODS

Now, how does one come across decent, but less expensive MX10160 tubes?
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 7:10:45 AM EST
I want!
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 7:12:49 AM EST
DAYUM the tan / dovetail version looks nice

now, who's gonna buy my two BNVD-housings so I
can start to fund this project...what would be a realistic
asking price for a BNVD w/o tubes, non-variable gain
version?
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 7:15:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By HighInput:
DAYUM the tan / dovetail version looks nice

now, who's gonna buy my two BNVD-housings so I
can start to fund this project...what would be a realistic
asking price for a BNVD w/o tubes, non-variable gain
version?


Out of curiosity, why would you choose these over the BNVD?
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 7:43:42 AM EST
well, I might have gotten carried away a little bit...

I'll wait for a review of the Sentinel, of course. it looks like the
lateral distance between the tube bodies is adjusted with a little
knob on the sides of the "shelf" just like the AVS6/9, I like that a
lot. never use the BNVD with one side flipped up, anyways...
I like that adjustment, I like the color, AND I think I read the Sentinel
is made from aluminum? I'm really interested in hearing about how
that turns out!
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 8:25:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:


Don't you ALREADY have a high end set of dual NODS


Yes, but two is one.....
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 9:19:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Spikes08:

Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:


Don't you ALREADY have a high end set of dual NODS


Yes, but two is one.....


And in my case, none is none...
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 3:08:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2012 3:09:12 PM EST by infantry556]
That tan one does look nice!

I've got 2 perfect tubes sitting here waiting for a home.
Link Posted: 9/24/2012 9:53:40 PM EST
Any ETA on these at TNVC?
Link Posted: 9/25/2012 6:03:52 PM EST
$10k?

Link Posted: 9/25/2012 7:00:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1_AR_NEWBIE:
$10k?



I can only imagine that cost would be dependent on the tubes you put in them.

The housing can't cost more than a couple thousand at most if you take a look at similar googles, but depending on what tubes you put in it that's gonna be the biggest factor. A couple aviation-spec tubes are gonna run you some change, or you could spend $900 each on some spotty non-catalog spec tubes and have an ok set of goggles for putzing around for 4 grand.
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 11:23:34 AM EST
btt
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 1:14:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Spikes08:
btt


I'll let you know soon, hopefully very soon
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 2:53:30 PM EST
BTT
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 4:05:54 PM EST
No update from my side... I would assume they are toughing out 'Death Storm 2012' at the moment!
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 4:58:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2012 5:14:33 PM EST by terry1]
I emailed today they are getting real close to release still testing to make sure everything is perfect. There's several cool goggles on the market one thing I really like about these is not only the design but the fact Adams NV as a company is very interested in making them available for home builders as well. The Sentinel can be used to upgrade wore out ANVIS systems or just simply a upgrade to a stronger ground style housing, if you have tubes already you can just buy the housing, or you can buy a complete system With new tubes your choice. That may sound simple but it's choices not available for many dual tube systems or atleast at a realistic price.
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 5:06:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By terry1:
I emailed today they are getting real close to release still testing to make sure everything is perfect. There's several cool goggles on the market one thing I really like about these is not only the design but the fact Adams NV as a company is very interested in making them available for home builders as well. The Sentinel can be used to upgrade wore out ANVIS systems or just simply a upgrade to a stronger ground style housing, if you have tubes already you can just buy the housing, or you can buy a complete system With new tubes your choice. That may sound simple but it's choices not available for many dual tube systems or a least at a realistic price.


+1

I've spoken with Chris, the President of Adams Industries, a few times via email and he's been great about answering my questions and dealing with me bugging him about when they'll be available. I'm really excited to get my hands on one of these housings, hopefully not much longer to go.
Link Posted: 11/6/2012 3:51:02 AM EST
tag
Link Posted: 11/6/2012 10:02:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/6/2012 10:18:52 AM EST by TNVC]
Link Posted: 11/6/2012 1:30:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/6/2012 1:38:55 PM EST by TCBA_Joe]
Oh man, you just HAD to dangle this in front of me

The ability to buy though...

ETA: You guys have any picture of it?
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 4:32:02 AM EST
Missed this thread the first time around.

May be a dumb question, but I have never done a DIY NVD project...would I need two "donor" PVS14s to make this happen? I have one so far...
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 4:46:42 AM EST
It really depends which type tubes these systems will use. Reading the media it appears they will come in MX10160 and MX11769(varibale gain) tube formats if that is true than yes two PVS-14 tubes would work in this bino.
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 11:21:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/8/2012 11:52:44 AM EST by Jellicoe]
Courtesy of Dean over at Summit night vision










Link Posted: 11/8/2012 11:24:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 11:57:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/8/2012 12:01:00 PM EST by terry1]
Damm those do look real nice <><><><> This will cost me some money!
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 12:39:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By cowboy:
Originally Posted By Jellicoe:
Courtesy of Dean over at Summit night vision

http://i.imgur.com/dAXU0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Sbj2R.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IS9RZ.jpg


Hold me


Link Posted: 11/8/2012 1:09:12 PM EST
I'd really like to see this model sold w/o PVS-14 optics and tubes for us who have the parts already on-hand. What are the chances, ya think?
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 2:05:43 PM EST
High We'll have to get together and have a little Iowa NVG Shoot here soon to try them out!
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 2:32:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
I'd really like to see this model sold w/o PVS-14 optics and tubes for us who have the parts already on-hand. What are the chances, ya think?


So are they selling 2 versions? One that takes ANVIS tubes and one that takes PVS-14 tubes?
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 2:39:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
So are they selling 2 versions? One that takes ANVIS tubes and one that takes PVS-14 tubes?


The .pdf brochure from Summit does list manual gain control as an option.

They seem to have everything covered as far as being adaptable for whatever a builder might want or already have on hand. Auto/manual gain control, PVS-14/ANVIS objectives, dovetail/ball-plunger mount. These things are awesome!
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 3:56:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By infantry556:
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
So are they selling 2 versions? One that takes ANVIS tubes and one that takes PVS-14 tubes?


The .pdf brochure from Summit does list manual gain control as an option.

They seem to have everything covered as far as being adaptable for whatever a builder might want or already have on hand. Auto/manual gain control, PVS-14/ANVIS objectives, dovetail/ball-plunger mount. These things are awesome!
.pdf for those too lazy to search for it.

Link Posted: 11/8/2012 5:40:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By rbhoover:
High We'll have to get together and have a little Iowa NVG Shoot here soon to try them out!


i better be in the loop when these show up....
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 6:19:23 PM EST
Hey count me in as part of the Iowa group.
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