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  • T6flyer
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Oct 2005
    • 1033

    Nice but cold Day out

    Went to Kemble today in the Chipmunk and had a lovely time (except am now sitting by the fire as it was sooooo cold.....where's the heater in a Chippie?).

    Very well organised and people very helpful and friendly. Must make a visit again in the new year. Lot of people braved the winter air to take part, saw a few people havent seen for ages, which was good.

    Noticed with the parking that only one person managed to park into wind (what there was).

    Best wishes,

    Martin
    Last edited by T6flyer; 29th March 2007, 15:15.
  • Propstrike
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 4010

    #2
    You know you have had a good Fly-In, when a 747 comes !

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    • T6flyer
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Oct 2005
      • 1033

      #3
      Thought that Exeter was bad for stored airliners. Think that the 747 in the photo is missing two engines. Lots of Bae146s there too.

      Martin

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      • Melvyn Hiscock
        who are you?!
        • Dec 2003
        • 2839

        #4
        Originally posted by T6flyer
        Noticed with the parking that only one person managed to park into wind (what there was).
        That was quite funny. I did ask to use the grass but they told me they would rather have me on the tarmac. Needless to say, the Rearwin "don't want to use the wheels too much, tyres cost money" landing meant I was stopped by the first exit so they taxied me in the other way and parked me there.

        You were right, it was cold but my heater is currently stuck on. I amy fix it sometime in the spring.

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        • mike currill
          Big pistons rule
          • Jul 2003
          • 8791

          #5
          Interesting point about the Chippie. It was designed and built in a cold place (Downsview, Ontario) and they fitted a way to get fresh air in if the greenhouse got too hot but no way to get it warm if it was cold. Just goes to show that just because you can design a great aircraft doesn't mean you get everything right.
          The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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          • Gaxan
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2005
            • 29

            #6
            On Saturday I flew six 20 minute trips in the Queen Bee - Now that WAS cold!!

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            • wessex boy
              Talking Baggage
              • Aug 2005
              • 1086

              #7
              We obviously used to operate the Wessex with the door open most of the time, unless we were transiting, which if you were doing fairly mundane handling got a bit chilly (the 100mph wind chill generator on top didn't help!)

              If we were doing intense handling such as Underslung loads, slope-side landings or confined areas, it could be -10 and you could have sweat pouring off you!

              The Wessex had a cabin heater, but it was extremely intense, made the cabin very stuffy and tended to make passengers sick, so it was rarely used....
              J Atkins - A PPL once More!



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              • Chipmunk Carol
                Surly bond slipper
                • Aug 2003
                • 2689

                #8
                Chipmunk WK559 (N559WK) has a heater. I couldn't tell you when it was fitted though.

                The heater was not much comfort to me as the outside air temperature was pretty close to 40 deg Centigrade when I flew her.
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                de Havilland forever!

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                • mike currill
                  Big pistons rule
                  • Jul 2003
                  • 8791

                  #9
                  I wonder when and where that got fitted? 40 degrees F or C? if it was C then flying with the canopy open sounds a more comfortable option
                  Last edited by mike currill; 22nd December 2005, 06:40.
                  The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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                  • Chipmunk Carol
                    Surly bond slipper
                    • Aug 2003
                    • 2689

                    #10
                    The Chipmunk had recently been imported from Canada to Virginia. I was flying it from Virginia to Oshkosh in July.

                    It was 40 C, the canopy was back and I was stripped to the waist! It was swealtering. It was so hot I was able to take the carb heat OFF on the Chipmunk in cruise. Now that is rare.

                    T6Flyer: What was the catering like at Kemble when you went?
                    de Havilland forever!

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                    • mike currill
                      Big pistons rule
                      • Jul 2003
                      • 8791

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Janie
                      The Chipmunk had recently been imported from Canada to Virginia. I was flying it from Virginia to Oshkosh in July.

                      It was 40 C, the canopy was back and I was stripped to the waist! It was swealtering. It was so hot I was able to take the carb heat OFF on the Chipmunk in cruise. Now that is rare.

                      T6Flyer: What was the catering like at Kemble when you went?
                      Janie stripped to the waist, now is that a good or bad thing to contemplate for the rest of the afternoon?
                      The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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                      • Arm Waver
                        Certified...
                        • Mar 2004
                        • 3074

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Janie
                        It was 40 C, the canopy was back and I was stripped to the waist! It was swealtering. It was so hot I was able to take the carb heat OFF on the Chipmunk in cruise. Now that is rare.
                        How the hell am I suppose to concentrate on work now Janie?
                        It is only kinky the first time...

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                        • T6flyer
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Oct 2005
                          • 1033

                          #13
                          I'm still cold today......

                          Have to remember to wear more clothes next time.

                          Martin

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                          • Auster Fan
                            Dreaming of my PPL
                            • Dec 2003
                            • 1532

                            #14
                            Originally posted by mike currill
                            Janie stripped to the waist, now is that a good or bad thing to contemplate for the rest of the afternoon?
                            I was thinking much the same, but wasn't brave enough to comment!
                            I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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                            • mike currill
                              Big pistons rule
                              • Jul 2003
                              • 8791

                              #15
                              Don't worry about it, Janie is a brave soul who takes this kind of humour in her stride.
                              The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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                              • Chipmunk Carol
                                Surly bond slipper
                                • Aug 2003
                                • 2689

                                #16
                                Snigger.
                                de Havilland forever!

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                                • Auster Fan
                                  Dreaming of my PPL
                                  • Dec 2003
                                  • 1532

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by mike currill
                                  Don't worry about it, Janie is a brave soul who takes this kind of humour in her stride.
                                  Yes, but she's threatened me with physical violence before now.............! She is Druiscilla's mother after all and look how she's turned out...
                                  I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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                                  • mike currill
                                    Big pistons rule
                                    • Jul 2003
                                    • 8791

                                    #18
                                    Oh well, I guess you can't win them all. With a woman you can't win any at all
                                    The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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                                    • Chipmunk Carol
                                      Surly bond slipper
                                      • Aug 2003
                                      • 2689

                                      #19
                                      I'm not biting the bait (much).

                                      Hey T6Flyer! Where do you keep your Chipmunk? Ever had tail shimmy?
                                      de Havilland forever!

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                                      • mike currill
                                        Big pistons rule
                                        • Jul 2003
                                        • 8791

                                        #20
                                        Don't be rude, there may be children reading this
                                        The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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