It's 85 on the Ramp and...

Discussion in 'Maintenance Bay' started by kyleb, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. kyleb

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    ...that feels cool.

    I had the enjoyable experience just after lunch of removing the autopilot from the RV-6. I'd forgotten that the built in artificial horizon had gone wonky, so after today's flight it was time to pull for service.

    Given that the airplane was already warm and the sun had been beating down on the hangar for hours, it was probably 110 in the RV's footwell. And cramped and dark too. When I finally climbed out of that miserable place and stepped outside onto the hot, sunny ramp, it was quite the relief. Who'd have thought 85 and sunny would be an improvement???
     
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    Glad you didn't get heat stroke in those confines. I always hated working on farm stuff in the heat and humidity, back in my teens.
     
  3. lowtimer

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    108* today forecast calls for 119* Tuesday, working outside no fun this week.
     
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    Mid-60s and cloudy, here today.

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    I remember a Mike Rowe documentary from Alaska where he had to step into a meat freezer to warm up.
     
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    Bet Skydog recalls the L1011 horizontal stab center box, outside on the ramp in Indianapolis in the summer. Now that was a hot box.
     
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    Back when I sanded blasted barges on the Illinois river we fried an egg on the top of a barge one day it was that hot. Cooked like it was in a skillet on a stove.
     
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    Living in Sacramento and working in a metal machine shop in west sac. It would get over 140 degree's in that building during the day when it would be over 100 outside.
     
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    Wait till you get older, you'll get "stuck" under there. Always have your cellphone. It doesn't get better.
     
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    Been there, done that. When I was building it, I was working on wiring the panel one Friday night. The garage door was closed, I didn't have any dates that weekend, and it was the middle of the Summer here in Georgia. So I'd been upside down in the floorboard under the panel for a couple of hours and when it was time to exit, I got a cramp. One of those that are painful and immobilizing. I couldn't get out of that thing for about 20 minutes. The longer I was stuck, the more I just *knew* someone would find my dead, rotting body down there after I didn't show up for work for a couple of days...
     
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    Must you stir up such bad memories? :confused:



    :)
     
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    When it's hot, keep up with hydration. Just had a young boy scout die in TX, heat stroke they say.
     
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    ;( Hate to hear that.
     
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    Went to Midland on Saturday to pick up a pup. It was 110 on the tarmac an much much hotter inside the airplane. 6k' DA. Fun takeoff. Was happy for the 5k' rwy.
    I'll take 85 over that any day. :)
     
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    I did this when I needed to work inside the fuselage of my Swift a few years ago when it was over 100 degrees F. It got the temp down into the mid-70s. It also made it feel really miserable when I got out.
    Swift HVAC.jpg

    Did this one on my Starduster Too while doing some fabric work in high temps and humidity. It only made it slightly cooler, but it reduced the humidity greatly, which was necessary to keep finish from "blushing."

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    I took off from Phoenix Sky Harbor one hot summer day. The departure controller asked me what altitude I wanted to climb to.

    65 degrees please.

    He was not amused.....
     
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    July 4, 1989 was a record day in Phoenix at 122 'merican degrees and they grounded flights out of Sky Harbor. I heard that it wasn't for the heat, it was because the charts for the aircraft didn't go up that high. I was working on Luke AFB that day.
     
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    Flights were cancelled today.
     
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    They need the 0030 departure like in Kuwait. Should be down a few degrees. I guess 0500 would work too.