AirHog 4500 psi

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  1. Horvath Brother

    Horvath Brother New Member

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    Quick video showing the cylinder made of carbon fiber: AirHog 9 liters / 88 cu. ft. 300 bar / 4500 psi.
    For those who have or intend to buy a pcp, this is a great option.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-jGcOUuoyU

    Hugs
     
  2. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

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    I am not sure how easy it is to get the carbon bottles retested here in the UK - something worth looking into before purchase (in the UK)

    Dave.
     
  3. RobF

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    I had a conversation about this with my filler. He said they could be retested but i seem to remember there was some catch with cost... dunno, got to go and get a bottle from him soon that's been off for test so will ask.

    Think there are different types as well. Carbon over ally, carbon + glass...
     
  4. peadar_911

    peadar_911 Too old to die young.

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    Another thing probably worth noting, I'm pretty sure carbon fibre cylinders have a maximum life of 15 years from date of manufacture, after which they're scrap, regardless of any test, as no dive shop will fill them (or shouldn't at any rate).
     
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    HotShot Active Member

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    I think you a right.
     
  6. steg

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    That 'd more than see you out then..:D
     
  7. fireblade

    fireblade Team AirArms

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    The resins that bind them will deteriorate after 15 years, hence They ar scrapped :eek:
     
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    Cheeky but probably right - no point flogging a dead horse ey Steve ;)
     
  9. Tench

    Tench WHFTA World Champion 2016.

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    I have a carbon cylinder that is scrap in 4 years time because of the 15 year life span but i do believe that Draeger now make a 20 year carbon bottle;

    Spec here;

    http://www.draeger.com/media/10/06/84/10068483/PI_Cylinders_en_V9.pdf

    I really like mine, very light and easily manageable compared to the metal cylinders i have had, and they do only require testing every 5 years which can reduce costs over the life of the bottle compared to a 2 1/2 year test cylinder.
     
  10. RobF

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    Ah, that was the catch.

    But then 15 years is quite a long time... and if they do produce a 20 year one, saves the old back n what not.

    I'd junk my 2x3l's in favour of a 3L carbon if it lasted 15-20.

    Will look into it.

    The decant off a 12L 300 is doing well. So far i've saved £10 on filling the 3L's. I only have to do that another 20x and it's payed for itself.
     
  11. ruipereira

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    What is the maximum life of a steel cylinder?
     
  12. Maxiboy

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    Forever as long as it pasts its testing here in the uk.
     
  13. Horvath Brother

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    While the test is ok, you can use it.
     

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