|Contributed by: Greg Covey | Published: January 2004 | Views: 44702 | Email this Article
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in the world will I use a Temp Gun for?
Exotics Infrared Temp Guns have a million different
uses. For the R/C car hobby, your hot uses would
be engine temps, tire temps, and track temps. Electric
motors can also be measured for maintaining R/C
car and airplane performance. Nothing gives you
the immediate feedback and reliable accuracy of
an Infrared temp gun, and the Pro Exotics Temp Gun
is the smallest, handiest, most affordable gun available!
to +420°F / -33°C to +220° C
hours continuous (auto off after 15 seconds)
grams with battery
x 37 x 68mm
TempGun comes complete with case and a spare battery.
You simply point the device near an object and press
the button. The TempGun will capture, hold, and display
the highest temperature measured. These infrared temperature
recording guns are an indispensable tool for the R/C
Guns are an amazing tool that help to keep cars,
trucks, boats, planes, and helicopters running at
peak performance. The three main temperature concerns
for the R/C car hobbyist and racer are engine head
temperatures, tire surface temperatures, and track
surface temperatures. For awesome 3D e-flight applications,
monitoring your electric motor temperature is critical
for maintaining performance and longevity of your
investment in expensive brushless motors. Nothing
is quicker or more accurate than a handheld infrared
Temp Gun, and now, Pro Exotics (PE) Temp Guns are
available at a price every hobbyist can afford.
Along with their extremely convenient and portable
size, these PE Temp Guns also feature an incredibly
handy Min/Max reading.
the progress of infrared technology, production
costs have crept lower and lower, but without sacrificing
accuracy and quality. Our PE Temp Guns shoot the
same temperature readings as our $400 Raytek guns,
so hobbyists, and R/C users alike, can use the PE
Temp Guns with confidence and assurance that they
are getting the most out of their tool.
do I use the Pro Exotics Temp Gun to measure my R/C
temping out the engine of your Nitro car, you are
looking for the highest current reading. That highest
reading is typically going to come from your glow
plug, and you can usually hit it from right over the
top of your engine. Hold the "measure" button
down on your PE Temp Gun, and pass it over the top
of the engine. Get right up on the engine, so that
you are just about touching the head. Note the highest
reading that you get, that is the number you are looking
a moderately warm Nitro engine, you are likely to
see temps in the 180-210°F range. With a car that
has been running hard for a while, you will start
to see the engine creep north of 230 or 240°F.
Get to know the parameters of your own car and engine
to fully understand what will be the best operational
temps for your individual situation, whether it be
backyard bashing or serious racing.
a note, also consider using the "Max"
feature of the Pro Exotics Temp Gun. Hit the "measure"
once to turn the gun on, and then hit the mode button
twice to enter the "Max" mode. This way,
as you hold down the measure button and pass over
your engine, the PE Temp Gun will grab the HIGHEST
reading and hold it until it sees something even
doesn't the TempGun have a laser?
the RC hobby, is a laser REALLY necessary?
you are temping out your RC car, something like
the Nitro engine, you are trying to hit a very small
spot to get your highest temp reading.
sightings for temp guns are meant to measure "spot
on" from about a foot away. That is MUCH FARTHER
than you are likely to shoot for an R/C application.
When you shoot up close with a laser temp gun, the
"throw" of the laser is going to be WAY
OFF, and your actual temperature reading point (at
a distance of two inches or less) is going to be an
inch or more BELOW the laser spot! What is the point
When using your temp gun for an R/C application, just
hold the button down, pass the gun over the engine
head a few times and look for your highest reading.
No laser is necessary for that, and no temp gun has
a laser that is going to help you "spot focus"
from such a close distance. For measuring the accurate
temperature of electric brushless motors, simply point
the Temp Gun near a line-of-sight opening in the cowl.
Pro Exotics, they use a "reference" Raytek
temperature gun with a laser. In fact is has multiple
lasers, and they come together into one spot when
you are at the "ideal" measuring distance.
It is at least a foot away from the actual spot.
We use it primarily to reference check our Pro Exotics
Temp Guns, and they are spot on, every time.
Exotics guarantees the accuracy and durability of
these affordable Temp Guns as they are confident
you will absolutely fall in love with it! Temp Guns
are also great for use with Reptiles, HVAC, Food
Service, Facility Maintenance, Tuner Cars, and more!
The comments, observations and conclusions made in this review are solely with respect to the particular item the editor reviewed and may not apply generally to similar products by the manufacturer. We cannot be responsible for any manufacturer defects in workmanship or other deficiencies in products like the one featured in the review.
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