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USdiver
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ScubaPro Pilot

Thu May 10, 2018 6:05 pm

I was out diving this past weekend with one of the most iconic 1970s setups ever: ScubaPro Mk VII, Pilot and R109. The water was 44 F, and the Pilot breaths like nothing else, easy, just so easy.

Such a shame that the best breathing SH was/is such a mechanical trophy wife: high maintenance goes with high performance.

Here are some pics of the regulator. Later this spring, Greg Barlow and I will be diving SP pilots together, others are welcome to bring their pilots and join us.

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Too DAAM Many double hoses, It's not a hobby, it's an addiction.

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rhwestfall
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Re: ScubaPro Pilot

Thu May 10, 2018 6:08 pm

mine is a converted, and also a breathing gem.....

Such a shame they are out of production and parts support. I really like the Air1 & D-Series......
Bob

No Longer Awaiting my Kraken.....

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Bryan
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Re: ScubaPro Pilot

Thu May 10, 2018 7:31 pm

I took the Pilot service course at the factory and if I knew then what I know now I would have swiped the trays full of parts that were piled up at all our workstations.

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Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB

ovalis
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Re: ScubaPro Pilot

Fri May 11, 2018 12:08 pm

Fortunately I did swipe those parts! It's been about 20 years since I worked on a pilot, so my memory is a little rusty, but I don't think there's any unique parts that are needed to service one, just o-rings. If I remember correctly the LP seat is an o-ring seal. The only unique part that I can recall is the set screw with the nylon piece on the side to prevent it from turning that secures the demand lever.

SeaHuntJerry
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Re: ScubaPro Pilot

Sat May 12, 2018 9:16 pm

The guys who service them Hate the small o ring in them.
Greg Barlowe knows all about them,I did take a course from Scubapro in the 70"s Also,and own 2 Pilots.

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