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User currently offlinemusang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 920 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10124 times:

Is the reason these are out of fashion the weight/maintenance burden of the piping?

Many thanks - regards - musang

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User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 4399 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10080 times:

Complexity and weight is likely the major reason.

Another one would be that on modern widebodies, PSUs are now mounted so high it is impossible for most to reach it without standing up. And then the flow of air would likely affect everybody within a 1 seat radius...

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6360 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9842 times:

I think you just like saying 'Punkah Louvres'  

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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1070 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9378 times:

Truly, we are two peoples divided by a common language. I had to Google the phrase "punkah louvre."

The more you know  

User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1767 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9153 times:

Weight is the primary reason people pay me to engineer gasper system removals.

Although as a pax I prefer to have them, on some models such as the 747 they just move used air around and provide nothing fresh. On that model all the gaasper air comes from above the ceiling just aft of the upper deck. On 767 and 777 it is a mix of recirculated are and air from the main distribution system. On 737 and A330 it is the same air as the main distribution system.

User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2888 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9079 times:

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 3):
Truly, we are two peoples divided by a common language. I had to Google the phrase "punkah louvre."

The more you know

I'm from the colonies and I knew what he was talking about right from the start. You just need to get out more.

User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 12131 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8989 times:

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 3):

Don't worry, I had to look it up as well.

Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 5):
You just need to get out more.

Somehow, I don't think getting out more will teach me what a "punkah louvre" is.

Unless I get out more to, say, an A&P class or something.  

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