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Re: Homemade Electric Kite Pump

Postby spork » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:26 am

That is a low-pressure/high-volume stage only. Certainly there are people that use such a pump to fill the kite and then pump it up to pressure by hand. I used one like that years ago. But I definitely prefer the two-stage pump.

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Re: Homemade Electric Kite Pump

Postby ronnie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:16 pm

When my low pressure stage failed on the Bravo, it was such a hassle and so expensive to replace that I connected in the Coleman to do the low pressure stage and have a toggle switch.

Its cumbersome and you do lose some air as you put the non-return valve into the kite after the Coleman has inflated it.

There is a market for a simple, cheap, reliable two stage pump.

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Re: Homemade Electric Kite Pump

Postby spork » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:58 pm

I'm surprised you found it expensive to repair the Bravo. It's been a long time since I've done one, but I think I was paying less than $20 for a replacement low pressure stage.


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