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Air tank for filling bladder

Postby flyyboyy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:53 am

I was considering using either a small air tank (5 to 8 gallon) or emptying a fire extinguisher and putting compressed air http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY7ukffxK8o in for filling my kite. Both tanks will take approximately 125 PSI.

Maybe someone knows the volume requirements for a bladder.

I have a Naish 16 meter (not sure which model) and a Naish 12 meter Cult

Anyone have any thoughts on this idea(s)

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Re: Air tank for filling bladder

Postby BWD » Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:17 pm

There have been threads on this before Search, you will find them.
But yes, you can use an air tank.
For most people it's not worth the trouble though....

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Re: Air tank for filling bladder

Postby turfAndsurf » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:42 pm

With that size fire extinguisher I would think you would only be able to fill it up the kite twice at the most.

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Re: Air tank for filling bladder

Postby flyyboyy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:47 pm

turfAndsurf wrote:With that size fire extinguisher I would think you would only be able to fill it up the kite twice at the most.
Twice is fine. Mine is a 30 lb extinguisher.

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Re: Air tank for filling bladder

Postby turfAndsurf » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:00 pm

BTW see the recent post on "$40=awesome".

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Re: Air tank for filling bladder

Postby Nowind » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:32 pm

I use a 10 gallon air tank with a 50' hose w/ ball valves on end of hose and at the tank. I fill it from my home compressor, leave tank in the back of my truck and just pull the hose out. I can fill my 14M epic 1 pump once, actually just about exactly the right amount of air, in about 4 seconds. All my other kites are not one pump so if I use one of those I just use the tank to fill the leading edge 17M and 15 M. For small kites I just pump. The only way I can see you pumping multiple big kites would be a really big 125psi tank or a scuba tank at 3000psi and I can imagin it would be easy to over inflate (blow up) your kite. For one kite, it is really fast and easy w/10 gal tank.

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Re: Air tank for filling bladder

Postby eree » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:40 pm

hi flyyboyy,
friend of mine uses air tank for inflating kites, he is in scuba diving. one tank (apr. 7 ltr) fills up two zephyr kites, i guess. but it is not lite thing to carry.

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Re: Air tank for filling bladder

Postby flyyboyy » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:53 am

flyyboyy wrote:
turfAndsurf wrote:With that size fire extinguisher I would think you would only be able to fill it up the kite twice at the most.
Twice is fine. Mine is a 30 lb extinguisher.
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It is a 3 lb extinguisher. So I guess it would be out of the running.

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Re: Air tank for filling bladder

Postby flyyboyy » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:55 am

Nowind wrote:I use a 10 gallon air tank with a 50' hose w/ ball valves on end of hose and at the tank. I fill it from my home compressor, leave tank in the back of my truck and just pull the hose out. I can fill my 14M epic 1 pump once, actually just about exactly the right amount of air, in about 4 seconds. All my other kites are not one pump so if I use one of those I just use the tank to fill the leading edge 17M and 15 M. For small kites I just pump. The only way I can see you pumping multiple big kites would be a really big 125psi tank or a scuba tank at 3000psi and I can imagin it would be easy to over inflate (blow up) your kite. For one kite, it is really fast and easy w/10 gal tank.
What PSI ?

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Re: Air tank for filling bladder

Postby Nowind » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:23 am

My home compressor should be about 125 psi, but it is older and the gauges are not reliable. I am sure I get 100psi but maybe 120. Some home compressors will go to 175. The air tank I use is rated to 150. I am sure you won't fill a big kite with a 5 gallon tank at 125 psi.


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