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Cheyenne

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I would like some opinions or suggestions on the following air compressors.
As I posted in general chat Up Date {At Ropes End} my prolems about the 220 voltage is over, thanks to this great modelling community.
First  I found at BNA Model World Australa these two air compressors:
https://www.bnamodelworld.com/hobby-model-paints-painting-tools-compressors

First one is a HSeng AS 186 with a 3l Tank.
As you can see by the specs it looks good, however my experience China goods here in the Philippines, that they do not last long. Yhe price is US $ 138.42 with out shippine cost.
The second one is a U-Star U-601G Mini Compressor with a 6L tank. I believe this is made in Japan.
If you look at the specs it really looks great and it is US $197.16 with out the shipping cost. Only Trouble it is out of stock.

Now at Hobby Tools Australia they have these compressor:
https://www.hobbytools.com.au/air-compressors-mini-airbrush-compressor-kits/
I am looking at this one:
https://www.hobbytools.com.au/airbrush-compressor-kit-3/
It has the Paasch Vlset air brush set qith it, the air compressor is twin piston with a 3L tank with it.
It cost US $410.00 not including the shipping cost.
Then they have the Sparmax TC 620x Twin Piston and a 2.5L tank with it and I think thats about US $450.00 not including the shipping charge.

So if Genessis-Models{Bobby} or any one else could give me your opinion or suggestion, I would be great full.

Thank You.
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My system is virtually identical to the first unit on the first link. The AS186. If you don't get one with a storage tank, your ab time is shorter. The unit will overheat and cut off (thermal protection) in the middle of a paint job.Then you have to wait for the compressor to cool--maybe 20min or longer. Even with a tank, I put a small desk fan behind mine and I can ab continuously. Keeps the compressor cool or barely warm. There is an ab forum in the subjects at the bottom of the forum page. Lots of posts there re ab systems, etc. I think I paid about $225 US for mine several years ago?
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http://r.ebay.com/E0lHxP
An example of getting the compressor on eBay. Just google the catalog # and you should find more options for purchase/shipping costs. Oops, sorry I did not realize we were in the forum i directed you to!! I'm an idiot! Lol

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The As compressors are made in China. Lots of different badging on this type but I am sure they all come from the same factory.
All the components look the same. Lets face it all you want is a good stream of air with out oil in the airstream.

As Compressors. i have been unlucky and 3 have given up on me in 8 years. Present one has been going for 3 years. Other
model makers have had their compressor for years.

Sparmax make their own compressors which are good quality and more expensive than the AS series. Sparmax also make and
badge compressors for other sellers. Iwata is one. So go for Sparmax rather than the badged ones as they have dumped a lot
on the cost of buying.

They are all around the same noise level about 50 decibels. You can get very quiet compressors but they come with a twist.
The compressors are on average refrigerator types. They are probably about 3 to 4 times the size and very expensive.

I would go for an AS. Cheap guarantee for 12 months. May be lucky or unlucky. Go for a tank 3 litres you will get better
controlled air. Also go for a twin pot about £10 more but, as I have found, they do less work and get less hot.

Laurie


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