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Installing fans in helmet

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Hoopla fellow troopers,<br><br>I am installing fans in my helmet. What is the best way to do this to eliminate the noise and vibration?<br><br>I read somewhere to use foam, does the hot glue work well for this?<br><br>Thanks in advance for the help.<br><br>You guys rock<br><br>TK118 <p>"Who is this? Whats your operating number?"</p><i></i>

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I realize it will never be silent, but right now it makes a lot of noise being right on the ABS. <p>"Who is this? Whats your operating number?"</p><i></i>

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You don't want it right against the ABS anyway ... you need to leave a bit of room for air to flow behind it.<br><br>You can either put small pieces of foam between the fan and the ABS (along a couple of edges), or maybe use PC board spacers. Glue them to the ABS, then use screws to secure the fans to the spacers.<br><br>Thanks,<br><br>ATM <p></p><i></i>

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That sounds like a plan. Might try that<br>Thanks! <p>"Who is this? Whats your operating number?"</p><i></i>

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I'd try the foam first. It'll cut down the vibration to the helmet and provide the necissary distance for proper air flow. Just like you do with your mic's and speakers. <p><center><a href=http://www.pml.atfreeweb.com/><img src=http://www.pml.atfreeweb.com/Graphics/b ... /a><p>"The avalanche has already begun. It is too late for the pebbles to vote."<br>"A stroke of the brush does not guarantee art from the bristles."</center></p><i></i>

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You must have a huge helmet to fit all them people in your helmet with out them making any noise. Good luck on that one.<br><br>Arturo<br>TK412 <p></p><i></i>

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LOL :-)<br><br>You guys crack me up! Cant wait to meet you all <p>"Who is this? Whats your operating number?"</p><i></i>

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I live in Hanover Park, IL<br><br>How about you guys? <p>"Who is this? Whats your operating number?"</p><i></i>

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darn.. Now thats a drive!<br>But you'll have a 3 1/2 hour head start on me for the drive to dragoncon LOL <p>"Who is this? Whats your operating number?"</p><i></i>

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Yep, Head start there as well. <p>"Who is this? Whats your operating number?"</p><i></i>

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LOL :-) <p>"Who is this? Whats your operating number?"</p><i></i>

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TK118<br><br><br>this is what I did,<br><br>I got a mini cpu from Radio Shack. the real thin looking one.<br><br>in the corners there are 4 holes to screw it to something.<br><br>I put in those hole, 4 nails and a dab of hot glue to hole them in place like<br>stilts.<br><br>I put some 3M foam tape underneath the nail stilts. its stuck right to the <br>helmet. but in keeps the nails from vibrating on the abs. <br>then just hot glued the whole thing with extra foam wrapped around the outside<br>perimeter of the 4 nails...<br><br>make sense?<br><br>i get very minimal noise, but regardless, you'll still have a slight hum if you have<br>a mic hooked up.. but it minimizes it a lot this way. <p>JoeTK171Commander<br>Central Garrison 501st<br><center> <img src=http://thematrix.acmecity.com/realworld ... </p><i></i>

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