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How does the Pilot & Copilot keep cool doing their low level runs all day long saving lives & property from devastating wild fires?



These Professionals use hoses to direct the cold air directly at them from a M400 MightyKool located rearward out of the way.


The cool air helps keep them alert during demanding situations as they rarely get a break from the heat by going to higher altitudes. We are told with one fill of ice in a 48-quart ice chest typically lasts all day long under these tough conditions. Check out the Flex Hose Kit now available for all portable MightyKool Models & especially recommended in aircraft & vehicles.

Click on Frequently Asked Questions then on Aircraft #3 as there are some good ideas on how the best way to utilize these DC Air Conditioners in Aircraft such as:

The advantage of either the M400 , MAC or MK3 is three-fold; you are able to pre-cool the aircraft while loading and performing your pre-flight second you are not using the aircraft system which may be either 12/14 or 24/28 volts. Third; by using the separate 12-Volt Gel Battery it eliminates any potential radio noise that could possibly occur with the newer more sensitive radios even though the brush less fan motors we use will never create a problem.

I want to thank whoever called and pointed out that he could not find out anything on our Web site about FAA authorization to use our products in Aircraft. We never knew that FAA had to authorize Baggage. In the 3rd paragraph under the Classic B18 below; the following statement has always been somewhere on our Site under Aircraft:
"We understand, from previous discussions with the FAA, that you treat a Portable Cooling System just like baggage. Secure it and be able to remove it from the aircraft just like baggage."
If anyone knows of anything contrary to carring Portable items like Lap Tops, GPS, Video Machines, Cell Phones, Ice chests, or Cooling Systems in personal Aircraft please let us know.



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The 12-volt MightyKool M400 (left) or the MK3 (right) or the MAC (below right) are generally used with a separate 12-volt "Power Station" Gel Battery while doing a pre-flight inspection, loading passengers, baggage and upwards to cool altitudes. They are also sometimes used with a step-down 24/28 to 12-Volt Converter installed in your 28-volt aircraft.



(Note: The M400 has from 8 to 12% more air velocity than the earlier versions M300 or MK3 plus the M400 or MAC are available in a 24/28 volt model if you prefer using your aircraft battery instead of a portable 'power station').


With simple installation the Flex Hose Kit (left) allows you to set the A/C in the baggage area while directing the Cool Air up to ten feet where it is needed. Choose one of these Kits for your Aircraft so that up to four people can benefit from the cool air from a M400, MAC, MK3 or the MightyKool Model you presently own. Each person will have his or her own adjustable cool air outlet once you have the system set up.


We had a call from L. P. from the state of Virginia who flies for the Coast Guard off the Eastern US shoreline at low altitudes after his first use of the MightyKool MK3. He explained that he positioned the MK3 on the shelf in the back of the Cessna 310 then plugged it into a separate "power station" gel battery. The temperature hovered around a hot humid 100 degrees when he ran the MK3 about 20 minutes during his pre-flight to help expel some of the hot humid air. The three people in the cockpit were provided with comfortable 75-degree cool air for their three-hour low altitude flight. He stated he was amazed at the performance of the MK3 and the reason he called is that he had a pilot friend who also needed one.

June 16, 2007: The following was a Test Performed Independently on a MightyKool M300 by Aviation Consumer Magazine on a typical Florida Summer afternoon at 2:30 PM:

The (4 passenger) interior was heat soaked to 106 degrees with a Dew Point an uncomfortable 73.9 degrees when the test began. Within 35 minutes the temperature dropped to 86 degrees and the Dew Point dropped to 58.5 degrees! Comment from the Aviation Consumer Editor was that "the M300 cooled impressively".


How to Pre-Cool a Bombardier Lear Jet Model 45 with two Swampy M300 MightyKools!

The Factory Air Conditioning used for Pre-Cooling a Lear Jet 45 Model on the Ground had been taken off line waiting for Modifications. Two Swampy M300 MightyKool Models were brought into service to help Pre-Cool the big 9 passenger jet cabin. (See paragraph below)

"These (M300's) worked well on our trial this morning out of Houston which was 94 degree F. (45% Humidity & 77 Degree Dew Point) Our expectation was that we would be struggling, but they seemed to have cooled the cabin sufficiently. -- The crew actually used them until just prior to departure, loaded passengers, dumped the H2O and ice remaining,and then stored the units in the baggage bin and took off."



IMPORTANT: It is easy plus vital to keep the entire cooling system portable so that is does not pose a safety hazard by treating it like any of your baggage.

Received August 21, 2007: I'm so glad we are getting the chance to order another M300. I originally bought the first one for my airplane. I am responsible for the transportation of the CEO of S. M. When the owner of the company heard about our (M300) air conditioner, he wanted one for his plane too! I guess the plane's air conditioner doesn't get as cold as he wants as fast as he wants. Anyway, mine has been working wonderfully. A hot summer day is now enjoyable in the plane. Thanks for your help again. Looking forward to receiving the (2nd) M300 soon. S. J. Arkansas


This Classic Beech 18 has two Swampy Models to help keep the Crew and Passengers cool.



"S.H. of Myrtle Beach, SC ordered his 2nd MightyKool M300 as he uses them in 7 passenger Commander aircraft He operates them on a "jump start" battery so he does not have to tie into the 24/28 volt power system of the aircraft. They disconnected the compressor belt of the built in aircraft air conditioning system as it did not cool the aircraft anyway & puts strain on an engine so now they cool the cabins with a Model M300."


"I recently purchased the Swampy M200 Ice model for use in my Cessna 182. I use the rear seat belt to hold it in. That permits the air to be blown on both the passenger and the pilot. The units works quite well, and I do get anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour of use. I typically use it taxiing and until I reach altitude. Then I pull the plug. On reaching pattern altitude I plug it back in, and I usually have plenty of cooling left to make it to the hanger. All my pilot friends are tickled we don\'t have to sweat while waiting for takeoff. Thanks for the recommendation and for a great product. I recommend it to all my pilot buddies."
B.W. Phoenix, AZ June 2006


Of course we always recommend installing Factory Air Conditioning in any vehicle or Aircraft, however if that is not practical then consideration could be made towards an Alternative. If you were to order a special cigarette lighter receptacle mounted in your aircraft it must be Certified, of course. We understand, from previous discussions with the FAA, that you treat a Portable Cooling System just like baggage. Secure it and be able to remove it from the aircraft just like baggage.

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Specifications
The Models Below are all used in Aircraft

All Models manufactured from rugged non-corrosive ABS Plastic
What are the Dimensions, Amperage Draw and Water Capacity?

 The M200, M400, MK3, MK4, & MAC Provide; Dual Air Conditioning using Ice or Water
All Dual Systems automatically dispose of the excess condensation collected

Model

 Model Types Color Coded

Dimensions L/W/H
I = Inches

C = Centimeters

Dry
Weight

 Water
Capacity

 Amps@
12.6v Low

 Amps@
12.6v Med.

Amps@
12.6v High

 MAC
White

 MightyKool
MAC

 I=22 x 13½ x 19
C=55.9 x 34.3 x 48.3

 11.10 lb
5.03 kg

 8 gallons
30.3 liters

2.6
32.8 watts

3.1
39.0 watts

3.9
50.4 watts

 MK3
White

 MightyKool
MK3

 I=13 ¾ x 8 x 7 ¼
C=24.4 x 20.3 x 18.5

 8.08 lb
3.67 kg

  Ice Chest Any Size

  2.2
27.7 watts

 2.7
34.0 watts

3.4
39.1 watts

 MK4
White

 MightyKool
MK4

 I=16 ¾ x 8 x 7 ¼
C=28.4 x 20.3 x 18.5

 8.41 lb
3.81 kg

  Ice Chest Any Size

  2.2
27.7 watts

 2.7
34.0 watts

3.4
42.8 watts

 M400
White

 MightyKool
M400

 I=18 ½ x 18 x 25 ½
C=47 x 45.7 x 64.8

 17.34 lb
7.87 kg

 12 gallons
52.9 liters

2.6
32.8 watts

3.1
39.0 watts

3.9
50.4 watts

Model

 Model Types Color Coded

Dimensions L/W/H
Inches
- Centimeters

Dry
Weight

 Water
Capacity

 Amps@
12v Low

 Amps@
12v Med.

Amps@
12v High



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