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    03/20/13:

    This thread is dedicated to the Precise ELA production status. We will update it weekly at a minimum.

    -Main Body machining completed.

    -Main extension tube machining completed.

    -Optional extra length Extension tube machining completed.

    -Top Center Posts Completed. Bottom Switch Contact posts completed (both sent to Rhodium Platers approximately 1 week ago).

    -Currently working on top caps. Will follow with the bottom cap production followed by the accent rings. We have approximately 100 switches already completed and ready to go.

    -We estimate shipping will begin in approximately 2 weeks. Orders will ship in the order they came in.
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    03/23/13:

    -Ran out of bar stock for the top caps, more on order.

    -Switched production to the top cap adjustable center post holder. Should have those done Monday or tuesday at the latest. Then production will revert back to the top caps

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    03/26/13:

    -Finished the top cap adjustable center post holders this morning.

    -More stock arrived monday for the top caps

    -tweaking the adjustable draw cap design a bit, should have the tweaks completed tomorrow

    -Machining on the top caps and adjustable draw caps will begin again on thursday. Estimate about 4 days on those. Then its the accent rings and bottom caps. We estimate about 9 business days of machining left.
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    03/30/13

    -Tweaking the adjustable draw top cap took an extra day longer, but it works superb and we are now back to machining top caps.

    -Main Bodies are now being prepped (satin and polished finishes)

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    Don't get "Shockwaved" on the ELA and miss out! We are only running two batches at the introductory price with its full boat of features. Its an introductory price and estimating production costs, the current cost of purchase is approximately the cost of manufacture so its an unbeatable value in the APV world. The $189.99 was an introductory price and will be adjusted accordingly once the preorder is over (and/or standard "features" may become additional cost options in the future).

    We are now transistioning into the second "batch". Some of the quanitities of parts we have run on the "first batch" were over what was needed and will be applied to the second batch. Since the programming and tooling is in place, the second batch (set to begin production in approximately 10 days) will be a shorter production time then the first batch.

    There are only approximately 200 units going to be produced on this second batch at the introductory price. Once they are gone, they are gone, prices and features will change. Don't get "Shockwaved" and miss out! I know preorders and waiting sucks, but you also know Super-T follows through and quality and design is first rate!
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    Update: 04/02/13:

    - Finished the first side operations on the top cap today and will be flipping them and running the second ops on the backside starting tomorrow. Should have those finished up sometime on Thursday

    -Will begin on the adjustable airflow cap on Thursday, i expect about 3-4 days on that. After that, we'll do the bottom caps and accent rings. I'd estimate about 8 more business days of machining.
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    Update 04/04/13:

    -Rhodium Plated Top and Bottom Posts are done and back from the platers

    -Top Caps finished this morning

    -Going to squeeze in a few tips on the machine today/early tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon we'll begin on the Adjustable draw cap

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    Update 04/09/14:

    - Machining on the Adjustable draw caps and broke our $500.00 insert drill, ouch... New one on order.

    - Switching the machine over to machine bottom caps in the mean time, should be machining on those shortly.

    - Finished up pressing in all the center posts on the hybrid adjustable center post
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    Update 04/13 :

    - As most of you know, we broke a tool and switched production from the Top Air Control cap (we did get about seventy of them done before it broke) to the bottom cap of which we should be done with the first ops around noon, we'll then flip them over and machine the back side of them (they are a two operation part). Back side is much quicker cycle time then the front though, so i estimate we should have those done sometime tomorrow afternoon.

    - Left we have the accent rings. We are alloting about 3 days machine time for those and then we have the Locking ring, 2 days machine time and the top cap non adjustable draw cap 1 day machine time(for those confused the top caps are already made, this is the air control and non air control caps that go ON the top cap)

    - Still surface prepping on the main bodies.

    - New adjusted time estimate for machining completion: 6 business days

    - New adjusted shipping time estimate: 10 business days, orders will ship in the order they came. It should go fairly fast compared to the Shockwaves.

    - I will be out of the office the 15-18th, but my machinist will still be here full time machining the remaining parts, so production won't be affected. We are going to take down most of the small items for sale on the site starting at approximately 1pm tomorrow but The ELA's and remaining PrecisePlus P10's will stay up for those who want to still get in on those. Any orders of in stock items placed before the site is limited tomorrow afternoon will ship by tomorrow evening!
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    Update 04/12/13

    -Finished all the bottom caps

    -Monday we'll start on the accent rings (top and bottom) followed by the locking mechanism. (i'll be out the 15th-18th, but no worries, production won't cease as our machinist will be here all week machining away)

    -Hoping that we'll have all machining completed on the first batch by next weeks end. We are close!

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