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Old 12-12-2006, 12:33 AM
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Default Cold stick?

I have no idea where to post this, so...

Winter flying? Cold stick? Grip heater(s)!
We use these on mo-cycles a lot. Some types are a thin 'flex' sticky-backed circuit board, and will wrap around a .65" - .1" stick.

If the heat will migrate to the surface of the grip, or if the heat will deform hard plastic?? Guess that's why it's called Experimental Aviation

Symtec is one brand name, there's more. About 35w on high, 20w on low, per side at 14v. Use a PWM controller, and it's infinite.

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Old 12-12-2006, 11:29 AM
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Rick, I'm going to take a wild guess here.
On your bike your grips/hands will start cold and remain cold due to exposure.
In a plane your grips/hands will start cold and warm up due to A. heat and B. body heat.. unless you have the plans leaky access door.
I am guessing that in the plane you do not have the level of heat loss that your hand has from exposure.
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:07 PM
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Rick, I'm going to take a wild guess here.
On your bike your grips/hands will start cold and remain cold due to exposure.
...Chrissi
Umm, generally this'd be a yes. The Concours has a barn door fairing, heat loss due to wind is kinda nil. But 30F is still 30F

Was working on a grip kit for bikes last night, and remembered someone writing up (in the forum/canard wiki?) about using electric clothes, thought I'd post here

My concern is Infinity type grips, not sure what they're made from, may soften.

Edit: Kinda like heated seats in a luxury car. Nice at first, but you'd eventually turn them off

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