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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2456 times:


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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.
regds
MEL


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User currently offlineTimT From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2319 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.


User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Hi guys.

>> 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. Big grin

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.  Big thumbs up


Chris  Smile



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

I helped change an aft flap assembly on a 727 in YFB in February. There was a 35 km/h wind and the temp was -28......The tents and a herman nelson work great...

GS



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Out here the Tent would be effective against Rain & the Sun.
Never been tried out here before.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

I would think in the sun you would NOT want the tent. I think it would turn into a greenhouse during the day.

User currently offlineTechrep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

It's so effective, I am willing to pay for one,....if I can find one!

TechRep


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Try Contacting British Midland Mx.
regds
MEL



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