2023 Frankencooler News

With summer rapidly approaching, we are stocking a larger inventory of parts so we don’t continually run out of packages, as has happened over the last several years.

Our Blowbox models utilize custom adapters that allow us to create an extremely compact cooling engine. Up to this point, these adapters have been 3D printed, but over the winter we had molds made so that all adapters included in the Blowbox TWIN Component Packages are now super-strong injection molded ABS plastic. Their accurate sizing and trueness mean it is no longer necessary to silicone/glue gun seams between them and heat exchangers – a real time saver.

I continue to tweak parts and assembly instructions to improve performance and ease of building our component packages.

We now offer our excellent 120mm single and 240mm dual Frankencooler â„¢ heat exchangers individually. They come complete with hardware and even the threaded barbed fittings – something you must purchase separately with others on the market.

I am dropping the AIR and AIR Battery Remote component packages due to low demand as our pilot customers are overwhelmingly opting for the Blowbox models.

More news to come on this year’s offerings.

Built Blowbox TWINs

Over the last two years, the Blowbox TWIN has become by far my most popular model. Most individuals purchase the component package, but some would rather pay extra for a built, tested unit.

Please note that if you are handy, paying me $200 to build one of these is a total waste of money as it is not that difficult, but if you are not, it’s likely money well spent : )

Because I have neither time nor space to build these units for stock, I am now offering built Blowbox TWINs and Blowbox TWINs w/wireless remote by order only.

While my turnaround is usually a day or two, I ask that you allow 4 business days for construction and testing as I am very busy this time of year.

My customers include numerous pilots (even several small charter airlines), pet delivery companies, private investigators, long-haul truckers, sports families, campers, commercial fishing boats, classic car owners, and more. These things are ugly but they work 🙂

Frankencooler in 2022

As with seemingly everything else, most of my suppliers have raised their prices. In order to minimize having to raise mine, for the last two months, I have been ordering large quantities of things like blowers, heat exchangers, motor controllers, and cases. 

On another note, unfortunately, I am going to start requiring signatures for UPS deliveries on high-dollar items because of the increasing number of porch thefts.

Also, in response to a few customer complaints I’ve received concerning PayPal checkout, I have switched my online credit card processing to Stripe – a more secure and better payment experience for everyone.

As many of you are aware, I am an old guy with a bad back. My ability to stand for hours building completed units is diminishing so I will not be doing many this year – sorry.