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  1. Fdapress
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    Dec 19, 2004, 9:33 PM - Adding a fan inside #1

    Is it possible to add small computer fans inside the bucket?
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    Dec 19, 2004, 11:32 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #2

    Yep, depends on the bucket and how much head room you got there. You can add them to the sides, blowing across the face, or up in the forehead or chin area blowing towards the face.
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    Dec 21, 2004, 1:57 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #3

    This always sounds a little dangerous to me ?

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    Dec 21, 2004, 3:36 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #4

    It could be dangerous if you dont, ever hear of a heat stroke?
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    Dec 21, 2004, 12:38 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #5

    Normal little computer fans that you get from like radio shack ,pose no threat, there have no power.You can stick you finger or ear or what ever you want... in them and they will just stop. If you get nuts and buy like a Thremaltake cpu fan or a brand like that that PC modders use then you might have a little trouble. I once got my finger cought in a ThermalTake DragonOrb3, I really thought my finger got cut off and I was afraid to look at it. But when i did my finger was still there , my finger nail had just been cut completely in half, longways, haha it didnt feel too good. But they sell grills that can be attached to the front if you are concerned. Just do a google search, there are hundreds of sites that sell them.
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    Dec 21, 2004, 1:59 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #6

    Er yes I have heard of such a thing called heat stroke

    I think the idea of a gaurd is a marvelous and very clever idea . I shall make a few test ones up after christmas
  7. thksdad is offline thksdad
    Dec 22, 2004, 1:37 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #7

    well, i have a mystery style helmet, and i have a lot of room in the front of my helmet...so, i took a fan from Radio Shack, and hot glued the fan to my visor. the fan takes in air from the bottom of the helmet, and pushes it up toward my face. it keeps me cool, and my visor from fogging up.
    Michael
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    Dec 22, 2004, 11:11 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #8

    I put in a small battery operated fan into my friends bucket, and will install the same one into mine as soon as its finished. The fan i put in is the fan you can get for JT paintball masks. I have a set of 2 in my JT paint helmet and they work great in tournaments so i figured id give it a try and i think it worked out great, but i might put 2 in my bucket.
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    Dec 22, 2004, 11:17 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #9


    Beowulf wrote:

    I put in a small battery operated fan into my friends bucket, and will install the same one into mine as soon as its finished. The fan i put in is the fan you can get for JT paintball masks. I have a set of 2 in my JT paint helmet and they work great in tournaments so i figured id give it a try and i think it worked out great, but i might put 2 in my bucket.
    How much does the JT mask fan go for? And since it's for paintball, I'm assuming it's "MADE FORD TOUGH!" Am I right on this? Thanks.
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    Dec 22, 2004, 11:55 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #10

    askywalker98,

    I think we paid 8 or 10 dollars for one of them. Im not sure if JT actually makes the fans, it just happened the the guy i deal with my paint gear had a few of these fans when i bought my JT helmet he said it would keep them from fogging up so i figured what the hell.. As for tough, i have not had any burn out or break (knock on wood) yet, and im not very gentle with my helmet. I would suggest searching out your local paintball store (if you have one) and ask the person there they most likely can point you in the right direction. Hope this helps

    Wulf
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    Dec 23, 2004, 10:42 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #11


    Beowulf wrote:

    askywalker98,

    I think we paid 8 or 10 dollars for one of them. Im not sure if JT actually makes the fans, it just happened the the guy i deal with my paint gear had a few of these fans when i bought my JT helmet he said it would keep them from fogging up so i figured what the hell.. As for tough, i have not had any burn out or break (knock on wood) yet, and im not very gentle with my helmet. I would suggest searching out your local paintball store (if you have one) and ask the person there they most likely can point you in the right direction. Hope this helps

    Wulf
    Thanks for the info, and knowing how paintball goes, they bust be atleast somewhat tough to take the running, jumping, getting shot, and diving of paintball!
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    Dec 29, 2004, 2:43 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #12

    The JT Paintball fans are great, they keep my mask clear and help keep my face cool (As cool as it can be for all the runnin'), and they can take a beating. Some are pretty loud though, FYI...

    PBReview

    PBReview has descriptions and links to online vendors and such. Hope this helps!
  13. Dec 31, 2004, 12:19 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #13


    cal196 wrote:

    It could be dangerous if you dont, ever hear of a heat stroke?
    I've had 3 heat strokes, one at a fair, and two at a flee market, it was my falt I under estimated the weather, and wore non breathable cloths, thank God it didn't go all the way, both times, basically you feel like your going to puke, and then the dizzy ness comes, then you start to black out lossing all strength, and then you go delirious, that is the farthest I've ever gotton with one...

    It's terrible!
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    Jan 2, 2005, 4:13 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #14

    Would the internal guts and fan from one of those little handheld battery powered fans work ?
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    Jan 4, 2005, 3:26 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #15

    I'm guessing there is some noise? Is there not.
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    Jan 4, 2005, 4:00 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #16

    well, i went with the Radio Shack fans, and they don't produce much noise at all. i have 2 now in my helmet, 1 at my visor, and 1 in the back near the key holes. they produce very little to almost non-hearing noise. its not bad at all.
    Michael
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    Jan 7, 2005, 8:39 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #17

    I went to a paintball shop yesterday and the guys said that the JT fans do a good job keeping the face shield clear. But they do not cool you off at all. and they can't take a paint ball hit.

    So I went to Radio shack and looked at the smallest fans that they had. They are 12v fans and the guy at radio shack said if I use 9V battery's to run it that they will burn out the fan with 9V batteries.

    So how do yu guys make your fans work with the 9V?

    Thanks

  18. thksdad is offline thksdad
    Jan 7, 2005, 6:03 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #18

    well, i took the RS fan, and got a 9v connector, and just twisted the wires together...red with red, and black with black. i taped them off endivudally (if thats how ya spell it), and connected a 9v battery to it. it just turned on when the battery touches the connectors. i just simpilly connect the battey, and place it into a holder i made from cardboard, put my helmet on, and troop arround. it works great.
    michael
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    Jan 15, 2005, 9:13 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #19

    how did you attach the fan to the helmet?
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    Jan 16, 2005, 1:04 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #20

    I remember there was a diagram (or how every you spell it) on this. There was 2 fans and like 3 9volts. Ill look and see if i can find some thing in my bookmarks I thought i had something.


    Ok I didnt, but I know I saw that pic someplace on here,, ask tk409 he might know. Ill keep looking.

    Try this
    http://forums.thedentedhelmet.com/sh...ght=helmet+fan
    http://www.geocities.com/jedi_midyan/rcrf.html

    I think this is whatyour looking for
    http://forums.thedentedhelmet.com/sh...ght=helmet+fan

    try that ill keep looking
    Last edited by shortimer52; Jan 16, 2005 at 1:24 AM.
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    Jun 15, 2005, 1:00 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #21

    The 9V battery makes the fan spin slower but still does the job. As for the fan motor burning up, that can happen if the motor over heats (recirculating old hot air). I have mine secured With JB weld at the bottom of the visor. It's at a slight angle with a small open space behind it allowing cool air to be pulled up from the bottom and blows on my face. As I stated before the 9V battery makes the motor spin slower so The breeze is not so strong to be annoying.
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    Jun 15, 2005, 8:46 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #22

    ive been faced with a new problem concerning this. the noticed the computer fans need about 1 1/2 inches of space in back of them inorder to get a good "brease" coming out of them. it makes sence but now the fans get to clase to my ears and hair. im trying to make a setup so i can get the air flow but i just dont know where to install the fans and have room for my head.



    EDIT>>>>> i solved the problem by making a small stand that glues to the back of the fan enabeling the air space needed.
    Last edited by BobaFettSlave_1; Jun 15, 2005 at 9:04 PM.
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    Jun 15, 2005, 9:45 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #23

    I installed a fan with a protective grill into mine MSH2. It fits near my temple and sort of blows in my ear a bit... kind of annoying but the benefits outway it.
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    Jun 15, 2005, 11:38 PM - Re: Adding a fan inside #24

    Does anyone have any Pics of the FAN/S installed in their Buckets???

    Need a visual..

    Pics Please.
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    Jun 16, 2005, 7:10 AM - Re: Adding a fan inside #25

    i will take some of mine tonight. i laugh at my self when i look at it. its just a bunch of crap holding it al in. i even have the wires glued to the 9V.

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