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New Vexilar FLX-28

by , Posted to on 07/11/2013 10:50 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/01/2010
Location: ND




UP28PV FLX-28 Ultra Pack with ProView Ice-Ducer

FLX-28 Ultra Pack with ProView Ice-Ducer

FLX-28 Ultra Pack with ProView Ice-Ducer

The features found in the FLX-28 read like the wish list of avid ice anglers starting with digital depth, Auto Range, Two zoom zones, battery status, FIVE color palettes to select from for maximum visibility, five foot depth range adjustments starting at 10 feet, Maximum range of 300, Day and Night display brightness settings, Low power options for fishing in super shallow water, a unique Weed Mode for better performance while fishing in weeds. And to top it all off, the unit even has its own Demo mode so you can show non-Vexilar fans how the system works with a lifelike fish catching simulation to watch.

There are more features to the FLX-28 series than ever before inside a single flasher sonar system. When fans of Vexilar say we could never improve the FL-8 that we introduced over 20 years ago, they were amazed when the FL-18 hit the ice in 2002. By the time the new flat screen FL-12 and 20 came out, Vexilar had established a new gold standard in flasher performance. Surely, Vexilar could not improve on this? Welcome to the age of the FLX series! A unique brushless data transfer design system allows for the creation of a breakthrough flasher display with digital depth and Auto Ranging technology. The features found in the FLX-28 read like the wish list of avid Ice Anglers starting with digital depth, Auto Range, Two zoom zones, FIVE color palettes to select from for maximum visibility, five foot depth range adjustments starting at 10 feet, Maximum range of 300, Day and Night display brightness settings, Low power options for fishing in super shallow water, a unique Weed Mode for better performance while fishing in weeds. And to top it all off, the unit even has its own Demo mode so you can show non-Vexilar fans how the system works with a lifelike fish catching simulation to watch. The FLX-28 is totally revolutionary in the world of winter flasher sonar technology. Vexilar has come a long way from the early FL-8, but Vexilar has never changed their commitment to deliver the very best sonar systems in the world for over 50 years. Performance, quality, innovation and reliability…
Welcome to the amazing FLX-28.

The Ultra Pack is the ideal name for the most feature packed ice fishing system ever offered by Vexilar. The Ultra Pack system’s innovation begins with a 12 volt, 9 amp-hour battery enclosed inside the case, so you don’t need to connect or disconnect your battery after each use. A master power switch powers up your unit and remote charging posts make it easy to re-charge. The case comes with an adjustable rod holder, cable storage cleats, battery charger and even your own Vexilar tackle box! The super tough Ultra Pack will fit into a five gallon bucket. An optional soft pack carrying case is also available. The Ultra Pack comes completely assembled, individually tested and ready to fish with. It also includes an instructional video.

Features

  • Digital depth readout
  • Battery voltage display and alerts
  • 20 Interference rejection settings
  • Brushless data transfer technology
  • Auto range setting
  • Special weed fishing mode
  • Low power shallow water mode
  • Five foot depth range settings in auto mode
  • 300 foot max range
  • 1/4" Target ID
  • Two zoom zones
  • Day/night mode
  • Five color palette selection
  • Industry leading 525 lines of resolution
  • Soft pack carry case included
  • Adjustable rod holder fits on either side.
  • Easy access external charging/power posts.
  • Ice-Ducer support bolt fits in three positions.
  • Master power switch.
  • Non-slip bottom.
  • Enclosed battery compartment.
  • Includes quality 9 amp SLA battery and automatic charger.
  • Ultra Pack fits in five gallon bucket.
  • Pre-drilled holes for optional accessories.
  • Super strong handle with float holder.
  • Cable storage and holding grips.
  • Tackle box holder with tackle box included.
  • Transducer holder fits all sizes of Ice-Ducers.
  • High profile for easy access to controls and great display visibility.
  • Uses all Vexilar FL series transducers
  • Two-Year warranty (Pro-rated on battery)

Specifications

  • Frequency: 200 kHz
  • Power output: 400 watts peak-to-peak (50 watts RMS)
  • Display resolution: 525 segments
  • Current draw: 200 ma at 12V DC
  • Dimensions: 4.4"H x 6"W x 2.5"D
  • Depth Range: Maximum 200 feet
  • Weight: 1.1 Lb.


Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 10:51 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/01/2010
Location: ND
What do you guys think about this unit from a first impression? It seems pretty cool, but I still think that the Marcum LX-7 might still be ahead of it. Will be interesting to see it in action on the ice.


Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 10:52 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/14/2010
Location: ND
 
Pickerel Tamer Said:
What do you guys think about this unit from a first impression? It seems pretty cool, but I still think that the Marcum LX-7 might still be ahead of it. Will be interesting to see it in action on the ice.
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Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 10:55 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
 How much $$?
 
Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 11:00 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/27/2007
Location: ND
if u have to ask......you cant afford it 
ICENUTT14 Said:
 How much $$?


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Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 11:03 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Pickerel Tamer Said:
What do you guys think about this unit from a first impression? It seems pretty cool, but I still think that the Marcum LX-7 might still be ahead of it. Will be interesting to see it in action on the ice.

I like nobs better than beeping buttons, but the LX-7 and 9 look fancier. 

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Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 11:11 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
Had the marcum. Did not like it.  A pretty screen didn't cut it for me. Plus need the 9 to stand a chance for outside anglers and the 7 weighed plenty already and was cumbersome to grab and go. 

Had this vex unit been available last year I would have bought it over the bird I bought. 




 
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Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 11:17 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
That Tom Zenanko and his show are just horrible.   He talks to his audience like they're two, and just over emphasizes the dumbest stuff. 
Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 11:22 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/22/2009
Location: MT
Wish I hadn't clicked on this thread. Giving myself every BS excuse on why I might need one of these. I don't, but lie to yourself enough times and you may eventually believe it. Looks like a cool machine.

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 11:29 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2008
Location: ND
doublebarrelsaloon Said:
Wish I hadn't clicked on this thread. Giving myself every BS excuse on why I might need one of these. I don't, but lie to yourself enough times and you may eventually believe it. Looks like a cool machine.
Not going to lie.  My trusty fl-18 might meet a new buddy.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 11:33 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
Captain Ahab Said:
doublebarrelsaloon Said:
Wish I hadn't clicked on this thread. Giving myself every BS excuse on why I might need one of these. I don't, but lie to yourself enough times and you may eventually believe it. Looks like a cool machine.
Not going to lie.  My trusty fl-18 might meet a new buddy.


Don't mind my bird at all, but I may be putting mine up for sale to try and get some recoup money for the 28.




 
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Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 11:40 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
I've owned the 8, 18, and 20.  The 22 never did it for me....but this one might be a mind changer.
Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 11:40 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
MuskyManiac Said:
That Tom Zenanko and his show are just horrible.   He talks to his audience like they're two, and just over emphasizes the dumbest stuff. 

It's like he inherited Chris Farleys cocaine stash and does a few lines before the camera fires up.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 1:04 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/01/2010
Location: ND
MuskyManiac Said:
That Tom Zenanko and his show are just horrible.   He talks to his audience like they're two, and just over emphasizes the dumbest stuff. 
Agreed. Watch him fish with Chubby Darters sometime, you'll feel younger than that.

Everything about it seems pretty nice, but the digital readout looks pretty tacky compared to Marcum and Hummingbird. I wish Vexilar had put it in the center of the dial where their logo is like the other brands do, and made a nicer readout.



Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 1:07 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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With 4 FL-8's, 3 FL-18's, 2 FL-20's, and now I'm sure I'll just have to have an FL-28 or two.  I think I'm becoming a Vexilar hoarder.
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Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 1:08 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
 ill stick with the lx5 for now. just turn on and fish (and piss off nearby vexi's) no low power mode needed in shallow water either. 2 things i wish i could change would be a dimmer switch for low light fishing, and 10ft depth increments.


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Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 1:16 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Pickerel Tamer Said:
MuskyManiac Said:
That Tom Zenanko and his show are just horrible.   He talks to his audience like they're two, and just over emphasizes the dumbest stuff. 
Agreed. Watch him fish with Chubby Darters sometime, you'll feel younger than that.

Everything about it seems pretty nice, but the digital readout looks pretty tacky compared to Marcum and Hummingbird. I wish Vexilar had put it in the center of the dial where their logo is like the other brands do, and made a nicer readout.


Yeah I am curious on the readout location.  The problem I have with the 'Bird is it doesn't always read depth digitally right.  Really annoying when it has its "fits" when you are going hole to hole checking depths on initial drilling.  Could just as well go back to staring at the dial trying to figure out 2x, 3x and yadda yadda.




 
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Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 1:23 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/05/2011
Location: ND
Not enough of an advancement to require me to upgrade from my fl 18. I'll keep my money.
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Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 2:01 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
Just wanted to see how it compared in price to the marcums. Being able to afford it is not an issue but I don't think its worth the upgrade.
jsthntn Said:
if u have to ask......you cant afford it 
ICENUTT14 Said:
 How much $$?




 
Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 4:39 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2006
Location: ND
im buying it for the 1/4 inch seperation BABAY!
Re: New Vexilar FLX-28
by on 07/11/2013 6:36 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
I can justify it.  I'll let my wife use my FL-20.   
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Captain Ahab Said:
doublebarrelsaloon Said:
Wish I hadn't clicked on this thread. Giving myself every BS excuse on why I might need one of these. I don't, but lie to yourself enough times and you may eventually believe it. Looks like a cool machine.
Not going to lie.  My trusty fl-18 might meet a new buddy.


Don't mind my bird at all, but I may be putting mine up for sale to try and get some recoup money for the 28.


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