Cold day in Maine and the last flight for 2017

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Cold day in Maine and the last flight for 2017

Postby David » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:31 pm

My last flight for 2017, cold day in Belfast. -17c and -23c @ 3000 ft. Got the chance to get close to 40 min of flight time searching for warm air, but no luck (just cold).

I have an adjustable mod that covers the radiator up to 70% restricting the airflow and have an in-flight adjustable oil cooler shutter. I was able to keep the oil temps up to 215 to 220 not too bad with some warm air from the heater.


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Re: Cold day in Maine and the last flight for 2017

Postby Nomore767 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:35 pm

Yikes!

I thought it was chilly here in SC yesterday with temps around 41F! Even so I had the metal stip on and kept the temps the same as you and the "heating system" kept it warm at 5500' where it was only 5C.

Happy New Year!

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Re: Cold day in Maine and the last flight for 2017

Postby drseti » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:00 pm

Nomore767 wrote:Yikes!

I thought it was chilly here in SC yesterday with temps around 41F!


As I said before, Howard , you're breaking my heart! ;)
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Re: Cold day in Maine and the last flight for 2017

Postby David » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:02 pm

drseti wrote:
Nomore767 wrote:Yikes!

I thought it was chilly here in SC yesterday with temps around 41F!


As I said before, Howard , you're breaking my heart! ;)



Paul did you get pounded with the weather? I think we will see 41 in about 3-4 months :roll:
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Re: Cold day in Maine and the last flight for 2017

Postby drseti » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:45 pm

David wrote:Paul did you get pounded with the weather? I think we will see 41 in about 3-4 months :roll:


Single digits all week, David. (Fortunately, at least they're not negative digits...)
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