Contrail25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 6 days ago) and read 3509 times:
I'm trying to get a shot of my new ride, but it's either on the ramp with a GPU or in the hangar. Due to the proximity of the GPU to the jet, I've found it rather impossible to shoot the entry door side without seeing the GPU. See example below. My question is if the GPU would be grounds for a motive rejection. It's not blocking any part of the jet, but it's kinda 'there.' I snapped this the other afternoon as we were leaving, couldn't stick around to work on a good shot.
Contrail25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3484 times:
Quoting Alevik (Reply 2): BTW, what you need a GPU for on that bird? We used to have a small bird like that at my company and never used a GPU.
It's hot and humid down here, as in 85+ most of the year. Sitting in the cockpit kinda sucks without A/C, so we either have to start engines or have the GPU plugged in. The jets here even have an extra, small A/C unit installed behind the co-pilot.
Maintenance says it saves on the wear and tear of the starter and batteries during starts too...I just care more about sweating my rear end off.
Alevik From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 1200 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3480 times:
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Well that makes a lot of sense, that's what I figured. Being north (eh?) we don't see those temps most of the time. Usually wheel 'er out of the hangar, fire her up and head out, the turn at the other end is done with one side running. This, of course, from an interested pax perspective.
We now have Citation 680 and 750 plus our Challenger 850/890's so APU's abound.