musang
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Cabin Punkah Louvres

Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:43 am

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

Many thanks - regards - musang
 
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RE: Cabin Punkah Louvres

Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:56 pm

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...
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RE: Cabin Punkah Louvres

Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:03 am

I think you just like saying 'Punkah Louvres'  
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RE: Cabin Punkah Louvres

Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:03 pm

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

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RE: Cabin Punkah Louvres

Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:44 pm

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.
 
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RE: Cabin Punkah Louvres

Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:31 pm

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.
 
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RE: Cabin Punkah Louvres

Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:54 pm

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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