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Old 09-11-2017, 05:24 PM
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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.
You'd need to have a duct going outside the aircraft to vent the hot air, otherwise you'd just get a net temperature rise inside the cabin.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:54 AM
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We brought one last year at Oshkosh and used it this year on our trip out.
It will fit though the baggage door of the 10, but you have to turn it sideways. Which means you have to load it after you put it in the baggage area. Not a big deal.
I rigged up a power outlet for it and we got the extension tube and the remote switch. I run the extension tube up and hang it on the seatbelt bracket. It won't cool the cabin as whole, because either there's so much air already moving around, or the sun is just too powerful. It will help take the edge off on the ground and cool the two front passengers when flying.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.
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I've been thinking about creating a reduced passage through the baggage bulkhead and into the butterfly valve to get the air into the overhead. Seems that there was a way that one valve can close and the other one open. Gonna give it a try someday.
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We brought one last year at Oshkosh and used it this year on our trip out.
It will fit though the baggage door of the 10, but you have to turn it sideways. Which means you have to load it after you put it in the baggage area. Not a big deal.
How do you get it out once it melts the ice?

I have dumped cold water on myself twice getting it out of the plane and into the car.

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Old 09-12-2017, 01:28 PM
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How do you get it out once it melts the ice?

I have dumped cold water on myself twice getting it out of the plane and into the car.

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Easy. Attach a long section of hose to the "return" and run it out the baggage door. Turn on the unit and it will pump all the water overboard, or at least enough to not worry about giving yourself a shower. Just make sure not to completely drain it dry, as running it without liquid in it could ruin the pump.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:52 PM
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I've been thinking about creating a reduced passage through the baggage bulkhead and into the butterfly valve to get the air into the overhead. Seems that there was a way that one valve can close and the other one open. Gonna give it a try someday.
Here's a thought. Use the AeroSport controller to cut off flow to the overhead from the NACA's in back. Force air from the ice cooler through its own opening into the overhead and let the chilled air come out the overhead vents. At altitude, open the NACA controller and let cool ambient air in. No biggie if some outside cool air back-flows through the ice cooler, right? Still ends up in the cabin.

No better time than right now to plumb this into mine while I build. I think the rearmost removable panel could host this secondary air inlet with ease. Would probably help a tiny amount to insulate the portion of the cabin top that's within the overhead. Also tinted windows and a non-black interior...
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Bill, if you build that I would like to see some pictures
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:22 PM
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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.


Read the comments on this kick starter and https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/z...t#/updates/all, I've wanted to order one but the company isn't communicating with the backers and has missed 3 dead lines ... now they say there is a problem with the power supply.
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