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Old 10-02-2017, 05:31 PM
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I stumbled across this while searching eBay (couldn't sleep).
Looked interesting, so I bought it.
Heat Dissipation Radiator Fire Extinguisher For HSD Turbine RC Planes Model
Arrived promptly and safely from Hong Kong. The box and packaging was impressive...I wish planes were packed as nicely as this was.
It's a big piece of EPO foam with an EDF, ESC, variable speed trigger and a battery compartment with Deans (T) connector
Very light, lots of airflow (I tried it on a 4s, only really need a 3s to cool down a turbine)
Its nice since it uses any available RC LiPo. No need to bring another charger or battery type.
Here is the link to the HSD website
HEAT RADIATING AND EXTINGUISHING HAIR DRYER-Parts-HSDJETS
(No, I have no idea where they came up with the name ...Heat Dissipation Radiator Fire Extinguisher)
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Sorry

I do not see how this is any better than my Makita Blower?
I believe the Makita is probably built better.

Just my thoughts.
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Originally Posted by Wclays View Post
Sorry

I do not see how this is any better than my Makita Blower?
I believe the Makita is probably built better.

Just my thoughts.
I keep looking at my local Home Depot and cannot find that little beastie either in stock or on the website. Have you got a model number for that Makita?
Thanks.
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A couple of computer fans attached to a lipo sitting in the intakes with a foam seal around them would work just as well if you have a full inlet/bypass system. Just something to move the air through..
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I keep looking at my local Home Depot and cannot find that little beastie either in stock or on the website. Have you got a model number for that Makita?
Thanks.
Makita 179-MPH 91-CFM 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower (Tool-Only)-DUB182Z - The Home Depot

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-DUB182.../dp/B00NLXXQXQ
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Originally Posted by Wclays View Post
Sorry

I do not see how this is any better than my Makita Blower?
I believe the Makita is probably built better.

Just my thoughts.
Not any better, just a new item I thought was different and worth posting
I believe the Makita uses a brushed dc motor which should have a shorter life than a brushless motor (if that is a consideration)
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Here's the cordless/electric blower I got recently for $99:

https://www.directtoolsoutlet.com/ca...0947-115393325

58 volts, brushless motor, echo quality, etc. ...unfortunately it's a beast. To be fair, I got it for what it's made for, but found the lovely benefit of being able to actually blow out my garage - it's never stayed so clean (just don't hit the work bench full-force). It also has PLENTY of "oomph" to put out an internal fire, but I'd imagine way too big for anyone to lug around.

The Makita is still ABOUT the best option going so far, but Rigid makes a neat "job site blower" as well. About same price.:

RIDGID Gen5X 18-Volt Jobsite Blower Kit-R860430SB - The Home Depot

So - size/price and batteries I've already got - will be getting the little Rigid. You aren't going to wear out the brushed motor and charging one of the more recent blowers SHOULD last you most of the day.
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I've been using the Ryobi One+ blower for years.
I blew up the original (GASP!) blowing leaves out of the gutters, and just purchased a new one for $59.00
On all of these things, I throw their cheap battery and retrofit with an inexpensive ZIPPY LiPo, with balance taps out the side of the battery case. Have yet to ruin a battery this way :-)

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I've been using this one

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Compact Blower-P755 - The Home Depot

I got it and the battery for under $100 with a recent sale. It works good.
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Originally Posted by AEROSHELDON View Post
I've been using this one

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Compact Blower-P755 - The Home Depot

I got it and the battery for under $100 with a recent sale. It works good.
Well I think it's going to be the Ryobi as the local Home Depot has them in stock and I already have a cordless Ryobi hedge trimmer which uses the same batteries.

The Makita is no where to be found in local stores, which explains why I could never find one I guess..... lol
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That ryobi looks perfect. Nice and small. Cheap too. Good find.
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Originally Posted by ChuckC View Post
That ryobi looks perfect. Nice and small. Cheap too. Good find.
Thanks!

The one the OP put up is great as well, just sharing what I use....
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whichever one you use, you need blower wind speed if you use it for putting out a fire..

The blower is by far the most effective fire fighting tool available.. It will put out a tail pipe fire right now with no damage.. it will put out an exploded motor with fuel burning inside the jet.. It happened to me.. I had the fire out in 10 seconds. I put a brush fire out with mine once. a few crashes too.

My fireman buddy says its like opening your mouth at 90 mph in the wind.. it stuffs the fire.

I cannot recommend having a blower enough for jet flyers.. cheap insurance.
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