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Rainpal
« on: March 17, 2016, 01:03:56 pm »
Any news for the new gadget made in UK that promises up to speeds of 150 mph a clean visor during rain. sale for 50 pounds with telecommand adjusted to the steering rod extra 10 pounds.
Any reviews? for quests go to ;http://www.rainpal.vision/
Maybe Brian can order it........ :P
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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 02:01:18 pm »
Seems like they are still trying to raise funding.....

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/315tK0/ab/45S63b

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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 07:50:23 pm »
Today we had the presentation at a big Moro apparel shop. Only a handful few sold . It looks ugly on visor my hamble opinion.
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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 09:32:51 pm »
> 150 mph

Make that 160 KPH (= 99.4 MPH for you oldies)  ;D

So says their vid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieqJYODFk24

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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 09:47:53 pm »
> 150 mph

Make that 160 KPH (= 99.4 MPH for you oldies)  ;D

So says their vid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieqJYODFk24

I still fancy a Rotorvisor, till you do a lifesaver  :(

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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 02:25:01 am »
I though it heart  kms but the guy initially insisted on miles, after a few momemts when realised that all his audience undestood english , changed and stated that he ment it would work to speeds not exceeding 100 miles and is warranted to stay intact in place on helmet  but  not operational up to speeds of 150 miles, when asked about a wind tunnel test his answer was, not tested.
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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 07:38:00 am »
I honestly initially thought this was April 1st stuff, windscreen wiper on a Helmet?
Isnt it Ironic, no its a BMW what dya expect.

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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 11:27:07 am »
A car windscreen wiper works on glass. A visor is plastic, anti-scratch but still plastic which means it would in time damage the visor.
The video compares a misted up visor with a clear and wiped one. the wiper would not stop your visor from misting up.
Set your screen right and rain doesn't stay on your visor at speed.

I guess you could say I'm not convinced  ::)
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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2016, 12:51:49 pm »
That makes two, three, four, etc of us.....
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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2016, 02:04:36 pm »
Hmm? Lots of folks use a V-wipe or the 'rubber' blade on the seam of a glove. Not much difference.

What the Rainpal needs is a soft, felt-like material as the 'blade' which wouldn't scratch as much as a rubber blade but might not be as effective!

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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2016, 02:44:12 pm »
This would do nothing for the rain which gets on the inside of the visor.
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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2016, 09:41:47 pm »
I find if you go fast enough with a clean visor, it beads off. Officer...

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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2016, 10:13:22 pm »
I find if you go fast enough with a clean visor, it beads off. Officer...

Both of my screens keep the airflow off my visor  :o

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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 01:07:25 pm »
I find if you go fast enough with a clean visor, it beads off. Officer...

Both of my screens keep the airflow off my visor  :o

Invest in a longer torso, and stick your head out.
As if I have a choice at 6'4"...

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Re: Rainpal
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2016, 02:44:35 pm »
My GT had a brilliant way of stopping my visor getting dirty in the rain, it broke down.
Isnt it Ironic, no its a BMW what dya expect.