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Old 06-24-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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hey guys looking for a temp gun, thats not
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i had a raytek i beleive was the name of it and it worked great.
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My understanding is these are the best of the best.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2246
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My understanding is these are the best of the best.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2246
Yup those are the best on the market. Sometimes you can get them on ebay for less than $200 used.
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lol theres got to be something around 30 or 40 bucks just not sure. i run elec so dont really use one
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I know its painful. And even at that if you put 2 side by side the reading will be different.

I use mine to get close and then just use the spit test. If its not boiling its good.

I have a Raytek.
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how about the lost temp/tuning driver
is that any good
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i got the losi/tune driver thing and it works ok,,ive compeared it with about 5 or 6 diff temp guns and it reads about 10 to 15 avg. ive hurd of some up to about 20 25 over,
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i have heard rayteks arent bad
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Fluke. One of the best names in the industry.



Manufacturer Part No: FLUKE-62

100$ almost everywhere online (Newark, Digikey, Allied Electronics, etc)

This is more or less (maybe exactly???) the same as the exergen...only its yellow and wont get lost!
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Your eyes and ears are the best temp gun, and they're FREE!
Seriously, keep an eye on the smoke coming from the engine at all throttle levels, but most importantly, at the end of a straight. Is smoke still visible? Also, when you let off to take that turn, can you hear the engine? Does it drop down to a clean idle or does it wind on? When you get back on throttle, is there a good puff of smoke? Can you feel a smooth transition from low input to high. Learn to tune by sight and sound.
All that being said, I do still use a gun, but only to be sure I'm safely in the ball park. PE2, Ofna, Axial and several others make models that are in the price range you seek, $20-$40ish, and are perfect for this method.

http://www.tempgun.com/
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Your eyes and ears are the best temp gun, and they're FREE!
Seriously, keep an eye on the smoke coming from the engine at all throttle levels, but most importantly, at the end of a straight. Is smoke still visible? Also, when you let off to take that turn, can you hear the engine? Does it drop down to a clean idle or does it wind on? When you get back on throttle, is there a good puff of smoke? Can you feel a smooth transition from low input to high. Learn to tune by sight and sound.
All that being said, I do still use a gun, but only to be sure I'm safely in the ball park. PE2, Ofna, Axial and several others make models that are in the price range you seek, $20-$40ish, and are perfect for this method.

http://www.tempgun.com/
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