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Hydroid Aquabreather

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by Johnoly, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Johnoly

    Johnoly Solo Diver

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    Setting up my DEMA schedule next week and this "helmet rebreather" is part of it since they will be there.

    (125ft) 42 meters depth.

     
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  2. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

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    Those magical canisters hold NaO2 and KO2.

    "KO2 has also been used in canisters for rebreathers for fire fighting and mine rescue work, but had limited use in scuba rebreathers because of its dangerously explosive reaction with water; the Russian IDA71 rebreather was designed to be used with potassium hydroxide."

    My guess is the NaO2 is in there to scrub the moisture from breathing before it reacts with the KO2.

    What could possibly go wrong. . .
     
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  3. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Looks cool. I'll wait to hear back from the beta testers....

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. АлександрД

    АлександрД Manta Ray

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    Yet another ingenious UW breathing device :)

    P.S. first sign mean Баян , i.e. something, already posted :) Sorry, do not know, how to mark it in English :)
    And this device really relatet to Yet-Another-Ingenious (YAI - very similar pronounce with picture above :) )

    Thank you for uprizing this theme.
    I think this device is undeservingly forgotten to discuss. So wide fields of stupidities :)
    ..but idea is nice
     
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  5. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

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    Have you ever seen one of the IDA71's up close and personal ??
     
  6. АлександрД

    АлександрД Manta Ray

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    Yes. I had it, but late sold it (was too lazy for rework into common usage)
     
  7. tech_diver

    tech_diver Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    These people are really going to be at DEMA with this device?

    I'm going to have a few technical questions for them.
     
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  8. jgttrey

    jgttrey ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I can't wait for the report. It'll be hilarious, I'm sure. My biggest question is whether they show up for day 2.
     
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  9. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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    John...

    Buck Rogers meets Mike Nelson...lots of questions...no answers...

    Their web site is not secure...

    Bailout???...sizing/sealing/clearing...one size fits nobody???...is it cold water compatible...is it compatible with a hood...it looks like a chin strap may be a good idea...demo video appears to be a shallow aquarium...not a 130 ft deep dive site...

    I believe Super-Oxide use in North America is prohibited...

    This unit is a re-imagined IDA-71...same principle...cylinder valve pressure activated by depth...Super-Oxide producing oxygen...I see a button SPG...what appears to be PP02 monitoring...and depth in meters mounted in the HUD...

    Even if it does what the manufacturer says it will do...any malfunction at 40 meters with no redundancy will immediately put the operator in a world of hurt...

    I'm sure there will be lots of comments on this...

    W.W...
     
  10. Dusty123

    Dusty123 Angel Fish

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    Why do you need bailout when clearly the main failure mode results is an explosion on top of your head. I want one.
     
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