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Voltec
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: March 15, 2003
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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2003 - 05:16 PM UTC
Hi im only starting out on this and got really irritated with spray cans, i am now deciding on a compressor but not sure which would be good. Appreciate suggestions for a compressor. It doesnt have to be that powerful juz to suit my current skilland needs. Im into aircraft modelling by the way.
thanks in advance
Soldner
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United States
Joined: May 07, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 01:06 AM UTC
I've come back to the hobby and was also looking for a compressor and airbrush.

Here is what i decided on..

Createx Stealth TC 5000 compressor
Iwata Eclipse (BCS)

I will be ordering these from www.dixieart.com as soon as my worktable is finished..
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 01:14 AM UTC
As far as which brand to go with I don't know what you have easily available near you. I will tell you I would look for the following features

  • Pressure Regulator to control air flow
  • Moisture trap (not so important because they are inexpensive AM parts)
  • Tank resivour - great feature - worth the $ (IMHO) Fill it with air and the compressor is quiet.
  • Long hose - helps with moisture
scoccia
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Milano, Italy
Joined: September 02, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 01:57 AM UTC
I agree with Slodder on that. Just go out and look for a compressor with the specs he mentioned and choose the best for your budget.
Ciao
Voltec
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 03:19 AM UTC
thanks alot... Provided me with at least an idea on what to buy.
Voltec
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2003 - 12:01 AM UTC
Anyone got any comments of an AZTEK AC300 features:
Piston style w/pressure relief valve, fan cooled motor, thermal cut-off switch, On/Off switch, CFM at working pressure, .51 @ 20 psi, 120v 50Hz 2.8 amp, 1/4 NPS air hose filtering, 6' power cord, inlet filter, internal and external isolation mount for quieter running.
or an AZTEK AC200:
Pressure gauge, moisture trap, oil-less operation, fan cooling, utomatic thermal protector switch, rubber suction feet, 25 psi under load, 10,000 hr. service life,
steve203
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: May 25, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 11:37 PM UTC
I use the Iwata Smart Jet and I love it. It is really quiet and only runs when you push the button. It also comes with the water trap and everything you need. I got mine for $169 US at Hungates.