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post #1 of 11 Old Mar 5th, 2006, 11:57 am Thread Starter
 
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Still waiting for my jet pack

So how long till something like this trickles down to our gear?

cooler cloths?
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post #2 of 11 Old Mar 5th, 2006, 12:33 pm
 
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I think it has in a slightly less tech heavy version, I think I remember seeing a circulating water jacket for sale last year??? Anybody remember?
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post #3 of 11 Old Mar 5th, 2006, 12:59 pm
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Someone makes a vest that you soak in water, wring out excess water, and wear. The effect of evaporative cooling feels like a/c.

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So how long till something like this trickles down to our gear?

cooler cloths?
It already has.

All you need to do is spash some water on our seats and ride. The air coming out of the seat is up to 30F cooler than the ambient air temperature. When in contact with the millions of tiny capillaries on your butt you have a VERY efficient heat exchange that lowers your core temperature.

No motors, pumps or tubing required. The 3D mesh and perforated fabric is the key, a very simple but efficient evaporative cooler - just add wind! :
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Never miss a chance to do a little promo eh?
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The 3D mesh and perforated fabric is the key, a very simple but efficient evaporative cooler - just add wind! :
What? I guess you would have to eat a lots of beans, cabbage and brussel sprouts to generate enough wind to cool you down.

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What? I guess you would have to eat a lots of beans, cabbage and brussel sprouts to generate enough wind to cool you down.
Just the suggestion of leguminous and cruciferous plants - and I'm off to the loo!

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Paid my nickel and only ....winded?


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There have been similar projects before, though it seems like this one has some pretty good backing. One has to wonder how big the external cooling unit would be, though for it's intended application it would have to either have an umbilical feed or be small enough to wear with the suit. Also, if they could make the temperature variable enough that it could cool and heat, and the cooling unit efficient enough to work on a 12v bike system, then that would be something to consider.

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There have been similar projects before, though it seems like this one has some pretty good backing. One has to wonder how big the external cooling unit would be, though for it's intended application it would have to either have an umbilical feed or be small enough to wear with the suit. Also, if they could make the temperature variable enough that it could cool and heat, and the cooling unit efficient enough to work on a 12v bike system, then that would be something to consider.
A couple of options that I think will be in our future very soon, but not inexpensive until they reach mass production levels...
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A couple of options that I think will be in our future very soon, but not inexpensive until they reach mass production levels...
The first one looks like a prop from Dune. Now if they could make the same layer cool and heat, that would be something.

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