I wanted to see just how hot the nose baggage compartment on the PA32 gets. I noted that when I take baggage out it is, understandably warm. But grabbing a warm suitcase doesn't mean much, so I threw a temperature logger in and thought I'd put some values to exactly what this means. That said, mine's a Turbo, so just in front of the firewall, there's a 1,000+ degree spinning fan there that the non-turbo planes don't have. I left Santa Ynez on Sunday morning, and the luggage was loaded about the time the chart begins. I was airborne by sample #12. Climbing directly to 7,000. LAX vectored me around stuff I couldn't see, and had me climb to 9,000 (errr.... Flight Level 090? Haha). I landed in San Diego about the time of sample #72. It was loaded into the truck shortly thereafter. All in all, I was a little surprised. Thought the temp logger would show higher numbers than it did. I know this will be a little warmer in the summer time. Enjoy the data.