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HelicopterTools and Field Equipment › Best Laser Temp Gun To Buy?
04-28-2004 09:31 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Rotor

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Springfield, MO USA

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I am going to buy a laser temp gun but I want to get a good one so I won't have to replace it with a better on in the future. Price is not an object but don't want the one they use on the space shuttle if you know what I mean. Thanks for the help.....Don

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04-28-2004 09:36 PM  13 years agoPost 2
rckrzy1

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Radio shack, about $30. Love mine, just has no laser pointer and is not
needed.



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04-28-2004 09:37 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Doug

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IMHO a usless piece of kit.

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04-30-2004 08:57 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Rotor

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Doug, do you mean the Radio Shack unit or all temp guns?

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05-10-2004 01:54 AM  13 years agoPost 5
rwj

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Is A temp gun worth the money or is it just more stuff that is really not needed?

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05-10-2004 03:12 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Rotor

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To me it's worth the money.....

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05-10-2004 04:08 AM  13 years agoPost 7
rcadd1ct

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Index finger.

Always handy and seems to be around when I need it.

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05-10-2004 01:08 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Rotor

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Sometimes it is hard to get your index finger inside an rc car body to check the temp and to see what the track temperature is at throughout the day is hard to tell without one. Also, checking various other objects that you can't get to. I would use it for other things than just my helis...I have a Ratek now but want a more precise one...

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05-10-2004 01:23 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Saint728

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Try the Snap-On Infrared Thermometer. They start at $39.95-$1,320.75. Here is the link to check them out. http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/Pro....re=snapon-store

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05-10-2004 01:47 PM  13 years agoPost 10
z11355

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New England

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you should read up on emissivity before
you spend big $$$ on a more 'accurate' IR
thermometer.

http://www.i-car.com/pdf/advantage/...2003/092903.pdf

As the Rolling Stones sang..........

Paint It Black !!!!!!!!!

If you want an accurate measurement, clean
the engine and use black hi-temp spray paint.

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05-10-2004 03:44 PM  13 years agoPost 11
smegs

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In my opinion Raytek is the best. They make it for Snap-On, Matco and others. Snap on and others just put there badges on the products. I got mine on the net for around $70.00. It has very much use I check my cooling systems on my car. House look for temp leaks around windows. Alot of uses. Here's there web site. I use a MT-4 has a laser light. MT-2 doesnt.
http://www.raytek-northamerica.com/index2.html
Hope this will help.

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05-10-2004 06:07 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Rotor

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Thanks guys..

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05-10-2004 07:05 PM  13 years agoPost 13
smegs

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no prolbem, glad to be of service...
ask me a question anytime dont mind to help.

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05-17-2004 01:51 AM  13 years agoPost 14
vortechZ230

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Venom on board temperature monitor...........

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05-18-2004 10:21 AM  13 years agoPost 15
drsuessmn

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Ellendale Minnesota USA

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Craftsman now offers a digital multimeter with built in ir temp probe starting at around 70.00 I believe not sure how well it works but if it does why waste money on just a gun when you can check temp and electrics too?

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05-18-2004 01:07 PM  13 years agoPost 16
sultan68

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Broomfield, CO Elevation 5420'

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Venom monitor

I tried one of these a year ago and it always vibrated itself off so I gave it to a buddy who put it in his car! Apparently it didn't like the helicopter vibration thing!

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05-18-2004 01:16 PM  13 years agoPost 17
Rotor

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Thanks guys for all of the information on these things!

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05-24-2004 05:49 AM  13 years agoPost 18
Fullagas

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Michigan

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.
The $35 ones at Tower are very accurate. I compared my readings with a friend's $500 unit, was within 5 degrees. Big differences when the distance changes though, due to the above mentioned emissivity. But within 6-10 inches, they were too close to note.


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Flying helis since gyros had springs.

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05-24-2004 06:04 AM  13 years agoPost 19
Ted Toth

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I use the Raytek MiniTemp every day for about
two years
flawless easy, accurate and dependable
I have three units, never had to recalibrate once
I regularly check there accuracy with a scientific glass
thermometer and never off by more than 0.5 %
great and amazing tool

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05-28-2004 09:12 PM  13 years agoPost 20
SPB

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Athens - Greece

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I was also thinking to buy a IR temp gun.

Searching in rr I found out that they are not very accurate in shiny surfaces. Also you need one more person pointing the heli for real time measurements.

I installed in both my helis the Robbe temp monitor (similar with the Venom). Records the highest temp during the flight so you know exactly what happened up there.

I have to say that I am feeling much better now that I can record every moment the temps in my engines.


Sotiris
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