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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31821 posts, RR: 55
Posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3093 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.

Think of the brighter side!
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User currently offlineTimT From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2956 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: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2943 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

"Just a minute while I re-invent myself"
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3099 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2915 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...


Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31821 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

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

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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2659 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 (10 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 2646 times:

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


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31821 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Try Contacting British Midland Mx.

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