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Old 10-10-2008, 01:44 AM   #1
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Questions?? What tempgun are you using?

hi guys,i need to know you temp gun choice.
i want to buy a good one for under 40$.now i am using the pe1.
somethink more accurate!
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this one..................$39.99 Tower Hobbies.......
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Raytek.Got if off ebay about three years ago and it is still using the batteries it came with and it gives the same temps those exergen guns do plus you don't have to stick it in the head to get the temps.Bought it for 50 bucks new.Mine is the pistol grip version.
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I have the big raytek with the special cone on it that Sigma Trading had custom made for these guns....

I recently switched to the Odonnell small one....it is always within one degree....


and the best part is it has a light....( not many do..)
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Raytek.Got if off ebay about three years ago and it is still using the batteries it came with and it gives the same temps those exergen guns do plus you don't have to stick it in the head to get the temps.Bought it for 50 bucks new.Mine is the pistol grip version.
^^^^ +1 Raytech. Doesn't seem to be as bothered by shiny surfaces as a cheaper IR gun (flashpoint). I had a chance running one day to do side by side comparison with exergen - was practically the same, very satisfied with mine.
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where did u get the special cone for your reytek? ive been looking for one
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damn pic didn't show...WTF!.........it's the O'Donnells orange one....
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where did u get the special cone for your reytek? ive been looking for one

Me too
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Sigma Trading, which used to import RB engines had the cones made 10 years ago.....They are no longer being made.....


I used to think they were just plastic, but I later found out they were made of a special material that would work with the IR beam, and not reflect it...for a super accurate reading....
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can i buy urs since u not using it no more
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damn pic didn't show...WTF!.........it's the O'Donnells orange one....

The only problem I have with the O'donnel temp gun is the lights really kills the battery. I broke in my novarossi on a prop I was constantly checking the temp before i was done the battery was dead. So I went inside and disabled the light ckt. Now the battery last an entire season.

One thing to remember about temp guns is to know if it is a (OP-Offset point or CP -centerpoint) Most Raytek's are OP meaning where ever the lazar points you are actually measuring 1 inch to right of the lazar dot no matter what the distance to spot ratio is. So if you place an OP type temp gun directly over the heat sink you are actually reading down the side of the heat sink not the glow plug.
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The only problem I have with the O'donnel temp gun is the lights really kills the battery. I broke in my novarossi on a prop I was constantly checking the temp before i was done the battery was dead. So I went inside and disabled the light ckt. Now the battery last an entire season.

One thing to remember about temp guns is to know if it is a (OP-Offset point or CP -centerpoint) Most Raytek's are OP meaning where ever the lazar points you are actually measuring 1 inch to right of the lazar dot no matter what the distance to spot ratio is. So if you place an OP type temp gun directly over the heat sink you are actually reading down the side of the heat sink not the glow plug.



So I guess the cone is a good thing.....
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So I guess the cone is a good thing.....

I could not find that model. I'm not sure if it's CP or OP. I'm not sure if the cone would work properly with a OP type sensor. Better yet if the wife would buy me an Exergen all my problems would be solved.
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