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Old 09-10-2017, 09:31 AM
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Default Icybreeze portable ac

Wondering if anyone has the icybreeze ac cooler, a review, and how it fits in the plane? Does it fit through the baggage door? Dimensions I had written down are 23L x 16 1/4W x 18 1/2H. That is probably to top vent but can it be manipulated through baggage door since those dimensions exceed door dimensions?
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:41 AM
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No opinion on icybreeze. But my airplane partner has this one. Works well. Smaller dimensions. Doesn't double as a drink cooler, but got Aviation Consumer's best buy for coolers.

http://www.b-kool.net/product-details.html
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:31 AM
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I also have the b-kool for my 10 and it fits through the baggage door just fine. The remote control is a handy feature as well.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:34 AM
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How has the b kool worked for you? Longevity?
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:16 PM
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I've been using it for 2 years now with now issues. It works well enough to knock the edge off of the heat while taxiing and climbing out.
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:00 PM
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Thumbs up Icybreeze --Dogs best friend

My son bought one at Oshkosh for the Glasair Sportsman and it works awesome.

This summer has been really hot and we fly from Portland to Bend almost every weekend. Before we started taking the Icybreeze in the back seat of the RV-10 our Pug Truman would be miserable until we got to 9000ft and it cooled off. With the Icybreeze on battery power we turn it on about 30 minutes before we leave and then Truman sits in front of the hose to stay cool. Truman is a huge fan

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Old 09-11-2017, 02:12 PM
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Rob, will that fit through the baggage door of the 10?
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:25 PM
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Default I've got an IcyBreeze..

..and just finished the baggage door portion of my build. Tonight, I will see if it fits through and report back. Stay tuned.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:08 PM
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I will test it, I doubt it. We put it in the back seat so the cool air is closer to the front seats.

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Old 09-11-2017, 03:22 PM
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Default Another Option

Here's another option that is on Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ble-air-condit

http://www.zero-breeze.com/

I have no idea how well it works or if it is even in mass production yet. I just saw it on Kickstarter and thought it was cool (pun intended). It looks like they surpassed the funding goal so that's a good sign.
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