This Maintenance Tent during Engine Maintenance is a very good Idea during Rains/Snow.
But How effective is it in reality,def some water must be falling through.But I think that would be tolerable rather than working without the Tent.
TimT From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
From my standpoint as a maintenace tech, I would absolutly love having something to break the wind. I can deal with the cold and rain, but the wind is tough. And with a tent, you can always use a heater to help with the cold.
If the wind is blowing hard enough, you also run the risk of it catching a cowling and having it fall. Not all of the support struts have a good lock.
Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2786 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2026 times:
>> HAWK21M, regarding your question about water still getting inside the tent, I suspect that once the tent is in place, there is a large flap that covers the opening in the top of the tent where it fits over the front section of the engine.
This way, the only hole in the top of the tent would be around the engine pylon (as seen in the photo) which is protected from rain because it's under the wing. So, I suspect it probably stays pretty dry inside that thing. Just my thoughts.
Anyway, that's a pretty neat looking tent. I've never seen one before, and it's appropriate that it's being used in England where it rains a lot.
I wonder how often they're used by maintenance crews over here in Canada & the USA?
PS, that tent would be great to use for camping! Just throw a plastic tarp over the hole in the top ....... and you're all set.