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HAWK21M
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Maintenance Tent - How Effective

Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:00 pm


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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.
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TimT
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RE: Maintenance Tent - How Effective

Mon Nov 22, 2004 5:10 am

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.
 
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RE: Maintenance Tent - How Effective

Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:08 am

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


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RE: Maintenance Tent - How Effective

Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:26 am

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...

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RE: Maintenance Tent - How Effective

Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:10 pm

Out here the Tent would be effective against Rain & the Sun.
Never been tried out here before.
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RE: Maintenance Tent - How Effective

Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:12 pm

I would think in the sun you would NOT want the tent. I think it would turn into a greenhouse during the day.
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RE: Maintenance Tent - How Effective

Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:30 pm

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

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RE: Maintenance Tent - How Effective

Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:08 am

Try Contacting British Midland Mx.
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