Erlend M B wrote:
Digging up this old thread again. Does anyone know how many liters of air a typical 15m kite holds? I'm thinking of buying a compressor for a nail gun for a home building project. If I can use it to fill my kite, it would tip the scale.
I want to plug it in before I leave the house to fill the reservoir of 24 l at 8 bar. Then drive to the beach and fill the kite
standard dual action is 2 liters per stroke, so 4 liters per full pump, if a 15m inflates with about 50 strokes that's 200 liters at 1 bar <--- on a brand new pump, my pump is only delivering about 1 liter per stroke right now.
24 liters at 8 bar is 192 liters. so it will not top off a 15 meter kite. Also you can't get all the air out of a tank, since a kite inflates to .55 more than standard pressure, so actually it would be 8-.55 = 7.45 * 24 only 179 liters worth of air at 1 bar before the tank and kite equalize in pressure.
So you would need to pump it 6 times by hand.