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Old 22 December 2015, 09:34   #11
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mmmmmm, Perhaps my tubes are too big? I notice in the link that was just provided that the Bravo 2 is only suitable for RIBS up to 6m. Must get a smaller RIB
Maybe you should

The Bravo 2 is rated to run for 20mins "continuous". After that it needs a cooling off period to avoid damage. I tend to have a small down period between filling all seven RIB tube sections and so the entire start/stop process takes about 30 minutes, keeping everything cool and smooth. I'd imagine that they feel a 6m RIB can be filled in well under 20 minutes and my experience would support that. It's nothing to do with the size of the RIB per se - just the safe running time of the pump. I still think you had a duff unit...
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Old 22 December 2015, 09:39   #12
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i bought a rule and it burnt out in 10 mins .

Did you happen to be recovering a drone at the time? If so, you may find that the pump is stuffed full of someone's barnet.

Just a thought.
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I have a bravo superturbo, 130 its perfect for my 3.2 honwave, never looked back, should have bought it years ago!
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Old 22 December 2015, 14:33   #14
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Did you happen to be recovering a drone at the time? If so, you may find that the pump is stuffed full of someone's barnet.

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IT wouldn't be mine mollers bald as a coot!
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Old 13 March 2016, 06:06   #15
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The Bravo 2 is rated to run for 20mins "continuous". After that it needs a cooling off period to avoid damage.
So yeah - even being careful I've managed to melt the socket joint on the HP piston head. Grrrr!

They appear to be available online - will have a scuffle tomorrow and report back. In no way a faff to extract the broken piston head from the cylinder!

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Willk is that a part you think might benefit from pre-emptive greasing every year?
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Willk is that a part you think might benefit from pre-emptive greasing every year?
The joint still had a thin grease/oil on it and no sign of dirt. It had melted and released the ball on the piston. It's a mare to get into! I'll put a dab of grease on the new one (if I can get one) and fingers crossed.

I haven't overrun mine on time but who knows - a hot day maybe? It's a very flimsy design - not sure why a pin wasn't preferred?
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Think I'll pop the case apart and see if extra grease might help avoid this.
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Electric Pumps bit like Driverless Cars IMO.. NOT needed and making more problems than they solve...for the amount it's needed cost and effort and control involved (minimal) Good ol Foot pump for me every time
The Guys I know who carry electric pumps always seem to carry a manual one for "Backup" anyway!
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Think I'll pop the case apart and see if extra grease might help avoid this.
There you go
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