cncdoc Posted December 10, 2003 Share Posted December 10, 2003 Hi there fellow "glass monkeys" and the rest of you "glass monkey" wannabees... I just started on a project that is at the end of chapter 9. I drove to California to get it and I must say it was worth it. I have been doing research for 6 months and arrived at the Cozy decision 2 months ago and have been waiting to pounce. So I pounced. I plan to use the KISS system (for now) and stick close to the prints etc. However because I live in South Florida, I need air conditioning on the ground and up to about 5K ft to keep from becoming a sweat-drenched mess etc.. presently flying a Commanche 250 with a very able heater and open door prop a/c...not good.. After reading the many exploits of John Slade, and the struggles to make the system work and wife happy and the rest of that stuff I will have to learn, I was wondering if anyone has thought of using a Vortex cooler? I design, build and service automation and CNC equipment and down south of the Mason Dixon line, many manufacturers require electrical cabinet cooling to keep the delicate control systems from getting fried. There are several types, but the one I like is a system based on the Venturi principle and uses compressed air. It is quite efficient and small (and light). This put a light bulb on in my head (woke up the wife and she made me turn it off) and made me wonder why pneumatics aren't mentioned as actuators in many of the systems of the Cozy? And, of course what about the moving part-less cooling system? It would fit in nice with the 2 moving part engine.. So I tried to secretly email John, to avoid the embarrassment of mentioning something that someone else has thought of and discarded for various reasons, but to no avail...he is incommunicado. So, in the fashion of others before me with wacky ideas, I run naked (metaphorically speaking) before you and will take the embarrassment like a man. Wincing ever so slightly... Kevin Quote Back to building... #618 Cozy MK IV My Cozy web pages, courtesy: Rick Maddy... WN9G Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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