Air System

The Imperial Royal Guard costume as seen in Return of the Jedi

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FO3Winger
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Air System

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After seeing some of the posts from the past regarding air flow I decided it would be in my best interest to start work on mine as well. This is a similar design to one posted on here already. Mine will be able to secure/detach the hoses from the air unit itself for whatever reasons. I’ve still got to create a retention system for the hose attachment and also mounting the air unit to my person but that will have to wait til I can brainstorm a bit more on what I can do behind my back out of sight while staying light and practical. Barring any modifications to this system from this point forward. Also! A 16oz. plastic peanut butter lid is the exact size needed to create an intake cover for my fan so the robes don’t suck up to it. Hope you enjoy the photos.

https://imgur.com/osWORvC
https://imgur.com/h5DQL7X
https://imgur.com/BrSA85P
https://imgur.com/4r5Vyi8
https://imgur.com/ZDhifLw
https://imgur.com/xAgrjzV

This is the fan I’m using:
Powza Portable Necklace Multi-Functional Rechargeable Mini Fan 3 Speeds Personal Cooling Fan with 18650 Li-ion Battery & USB Charging & String(Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XY34PL9/re ... PEb4RCHJYE

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How strong does it blow through those tubes?

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OCD_Chad wrote:How strong does it blow through those tubes?
Well it’s got 3 power setting and on the lowest it keeps a nice steady breeze a little more than the airflow in a motorcycle helmet when your vents are open. I’m sure when I cut the hoses down to the proper size it’ll be even better. On the highest setting It’s got a very good flow but it’s noticeably louder. Being corrugated hosing it has the harmonics from the air going through it versus a smooth hose. I may even join the two hoses into one output for more flow though just one hose end.

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Ok so here’s the (about) finished product.

https://imgur.com/pgiogg3
https://imgur.com/33E64Up

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FO3Winger wrote:Ok so here’s the (about) finished product.

https://imgur.com/pgiogg3
https://imgur.com/33E64Up
I like it. What hoses are those? I might try to do one of these myself.

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OCD_Chad wrote:
FO3Winger wrote:Ok so here’s the (about) finished product.

https://imgur.com/pgiogg3
https://imgur.com/33E64Up
I like it. What hoses are those? I might try to do one of these myself.
They are 30mm hoses. No splitting in the sides. I got that size specifically so it would cover the opening to the fan as best as possible. Best of luck on yours, I pretty much used random stuff I found in the house aside from the fan and hoses.

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