Arctic Air Portable Air Conditioner (52 qt. - dual fan - 12 volt)

$610.00
$610.00

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Product ID: 10771A

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A $600 solution to a $25,000 problem

Installed air conditioners can cost a lot of money and add weight to your aircraft all year. This portable unit provides impressive cooling and can be left in the hangar when not in use. Arctic Air works by blowing ambient air across a coil cooled by ice water. The cool air is blown into the cockpit providing a comfortable air temperature even in the hot summer sun. Simply place Arctic Air in the plane, fill it up with ice and plug...Read more

A $600 solution to a $25,000 problem
Installed air conditioners can cost a lot of money and add weight to your aircraft all year. This portable unit provides impressive cooling and can be left in the hangar when not in use. Arctic Air works by blowing ambient air across a coil cooled by ice water. The cool air is blown into the cockpit providing a comfortable air temperature even in the hot summer sun. Simply place Arctic Air in the plane, fill it up with ice and plug it in to the cigarette lighter. Hours of comfort will follow.

Features:
• No installation
• High and low settings
• Cools over three hours on low
• High can change the temperature as much as 35 degrees
• Fan will not interfere with the radio
• Totally portable
• Does not pull power from the engine
• No STCs required
• Does not add humidity to the air

Included drainage tube allows you to leave Arctic Air in the plane and pump the water out on to the ground. Included flexible tubing aim the cool air where it is most needed. Available in 12 and 24 volt models and designed to run off the voltage from the cigarette lighter. Most aircraft put out 12V from the cigarette lighter plug; consult your POH to find the appropriate voltage for your aircraft.

Measures 25"w x 18"h x 15"d; 10 amps; 22 lbs. empty weight; and 67 lbs approx. full weight. Power cord 7 1/2' long.
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i have a cessna 182 and this dual fan unit is worth its weight in gold. fits in storage area with room 2 spare. cools like a champ. nothing is stated on size for your plane and the unit you need so its a personal choice and with that being said dont waste

Recommended

Great product for the money. Works great and even better with blocks of ice. Well worth the money
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kevin poock | 7/14/2015
 

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Product does cool when it is working, I added a portable 12 volt battery in order to have the cooler free to move in the cockpit where I want it and keep it from draining the amps on my Saratoga, keeps the cockpit at a reasonable temp on a hot 100 degree day, My Wife won't fly without it in the summer.
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The biggest complaint is that the hose connections that are under the metal grill do not have clamps to keep them in place. Over time and use, I fly about 30 to 40 hours in the summer, the connection will come loose and the water will spray into the fans and ruin them. I'm on my second cooler and forgot to open it up and put a clamp on the hoses and yes it has happened a second time in the 3 years I have used the unit.

Durability and reliability a big zero because the unit needs clamps for the hoses and when they fail the water will spray the fans and ruin them. If you purchase or have purchased this unit open it up and put clamps on the hoses.
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Acucpa | CARROLLTON, Texas, US | Instrument | 9/4/2013
 

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Guest | LOMIRA, Wisconsin, US | Commercial | 7/25/2013
 

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The power cord is not long enough to set the AC in the baggage compartment. I had to remove the middle row seat and place it there so that the power cord would reach.

The fans could be a little stronger to push more air.
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Guest | Instrument | 7/21/2011
 
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does a great job of cooling down the cockpit of my R44, which is hot! in the summer use it before and during take off, then again during landing, it definitely dose the trick.
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Do to the large window area in the R44 and heat it dose not last anywhere near 3hrs,

great product does just what i need it to do!
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Guest | HARWOOD, North Dakota, US | Private | 6/20/2011
 
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Excellent. Keeps cabin cool even on 97 degree days. Plenty of use time especially for ground roll, climb, and approach.
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Takes up an entire seat or row of seats or luggage compartment. I have been successful flying 5 in my six place plane using one seat however.

Worth it's weight in cold
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Guest | Instrument | 6/18/2010
 
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With fans and pump on, it feels as cool as the ac on my car. Tubing is removable and adjustable. Fans are powerful.
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Tubing could use a tighter fit as turbulence or a hard landing bumps the setting. A little on the noisy side due to fans being so powerful, but noise is just the airflow not the fans.

Good product, worth the price. I use tape to hold the tubing in place.
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Guest | 5/10/2010

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how long will a 12 volt battery last?
john l on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure because it just plugs into the cigarette lights plug. I've use mine a couple of times and it's worth every penny to me.
Which Arctic air portable unit is most appropriate for a Bonanza J35?
Lee F on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say get as big a cooler as you have room for. I have the 52 quart size and two fans. Cooling effect is good in our Cessna T206 though not referigerated air quality. Direct the flexible ducts toward where you are sitting and you have about 2 hours on four bags of cubed ice. We bought it recently so we're still experimenting with how it works but next time we'll try 6 bags for longer operation. One thing to be aware of, I understood there to be separate fan operation, not the case. Both fans are either on or off. No low cool. the Fan switch turns on BOTH fans and the other switch turns on the bilge pump. Also, the 'pop rivits' holding the flex duct to the plastic connector ring are pretty raw with sharp edges of the rivit backing sticking out. I cut myself a time or two before filing them down. I've also found it is easier to just use the dump tubing as a siphon rather than connecting it to the bilge pump. But that's not a big deal, it can easily be pumped dry if you prefer. (Love the 'quick connect' fitting provided for this dumping cycle).
What are the Dimensions of complete 52 quart unit? And space needed?
Bus # 345 on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's 25"w x 18"h x 15"d
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