My hatsan lighting.

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    ImpactX
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    Just giving my thoughts about this new compressor I got. I purchased it from field supply with free shipping for $1093. Vs what hatsan is selling for $1339 retail price. Air venturi compressor is $1399 on prymaid air and airgun depot. It the same compressor as the air venturi which was my first choice 2 years ago but didn't have the money to get one at the time. But the hatsan is better than the av imo cause its cheaper, and has a digital gauge you can program when it will auto Purge, what pressure you want it to stop at, chance from psi to bar, display reads F instead of C. Also you can calibrate gauge to read what your tank is reading at so both will display same pressure. The auto Purge is a nice feature so your don't have to keep coming back to bleed it every 10 mins or so. I own a yong Heng look alike, paid $230 for it. But it wouldnt fill my tank to 4500psi. It would go up to 4000 and stop building pressure so I thought about getting the one with yong Heng on the side and used mine as parts but then I didn't want to carry the bucket out every time I top off my tank so I went with the hatsan. It came in a nice wooden creat which make it easier to carry into the house. When I first run it I was like, wow this thing is very quiet vs the yong Heng. Like twice as quiet. I used the air filter on my hill pump mk3 fill with molecular sieves type 13x with a hose to run into the air intake on the compressor. I used a gold filter with the plastic tube fill with dry dry blue silica gel, molecular sieves type 13x, and activate charcoal. Imo it's way better than the gold filter with white cotton filters. I used g-05 zerex with 50/50 distill water for coolant. For oil I used royal purple. I have the compressor for a little over a month now and it's still running great. Have not change oil or filters or anything yet. If you don't want to spend $200-300 on a yong Heng cause you think it's cheap junk, and don't want to spend $2000-4000 on daystate or Bauer compressor, get the hatsan lighting from field supply. You won't be disappointed. Also has a 1 year warranty so anything goes wrong just contact hatsan and they will repair it or replace it free.

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    kxthor
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    Great write up, thanks for the info.

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    Bigragu
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    ImpactX- glad you like your compressor. Baby that thing and it should last awhile. May I offer a suggestion? Remove the side panel that exposes the coolant tank. Follow the tunes coming out of the tank and head down to the cooler. If you look close you will see a potential for chaffing of the hose against the coolant cooler plate cover. Wrap that area of the tube with electrical wire loom. Also, anywhere that tubing routes itself in the compressor area, keep an eye out for the tubing, along with electrical wiring, against the air tubing which will get hot. Protect all that with loom, or pull it away with zip ties. 

    Lastly, back to that coolant cooler plate. If you look it may be sandwiched down on top of the cooler fan housing. The plate is meant to protect one from getting his fingers in there while the fan is running. Your hands will never be close to that anyway, so do your cooling fan a favor and raise that plate up about 3/4” to allow for better air flow. I’m almost positive the fan works as it draws air upwards from the underside of the coil, thru the coils and thru the fan blades. With that plate flat on top of the housing it will not allow for proper air flow to expel out. 

     

    Somewhere in all my posts regarding Lightning compressors, I've suggested getting a protective cover for it along with a vibration hour meter to aid in fluid changes. Do a search on hatsan Lightning compressors with my name tied into it and you’ll see pics of these products that I sourced thru Amazon.

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    Bigragu
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    Oh, forgot to mention, on mine and some others, where the fill line is on the coolant tank, the hoses coming out of the tank may be at equal level to that fill line or just slightly above it. When that coolant gets hot it will naturally raise in level, and there have been documentations on leaks coming out of the tube penetrations. Reapply some high heat silicone around the penetrations on the outside of the tank and you’ll be golden.

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