A generous offer Spork! If I get the dead one to you would you be able to ascertain the parts needed and steer me in the right direction to acquire them?
Bring it by. I can definitely find out what's wrong. I can probably steer you in the direction of the parts needed. If it ends up being the electronics I'll probably recommend doing the "toggle switch" mod. If it's one of the motors or impeller we'll probably need to get parts. The parts are cheap, but I'm not sure about availability these days. I heard rumor they changed distributors here in the U.S. - but I'm sure we can get them.
Anybody have any experience with the kite specific version of the Scoprega?
I'm pretty sure the kite specific model is identical to the normal HP (high pressure) model except for the kite graphic silkscreened on the front of the case. From what I recall, all the internal part numbers are the same.
Can you really carry one of these on an airplane? I can just see the TSA throwing up all over this thing when they pull it out of your bag!
I've done it many times. And I'll be taking it to South Padre next month. If you bring it as carry-on you can count on them taking it out, looking at it cross-eyed, testing it in their explosives sniffing machine, and then letting you through. I guess it would make sense to give yourself an extra 20 minutes in case they tell you it has to go as checked luggage.