Iceman Posted December 4, 2005 Report Share Posted December 4, 2005 (edited) This morning it's -28c here and I told the boys they would have to wait till it warms up before we do any flyin (Bell 206). Yesterday was -22 all day and the Casey heater had a hard time keeping a comfortable temperature in the machine but it was tolerable. In fact when I put the first squirt of fuel -Jet B- into the tank my fuel gage shot up to 75 gallons and stayed there for 3 hours, in light of the fact we are not to be flying this machine at minimum fuel due to the recent fuel rectification program F@%K up I was not comfortable with the situation. The machine is being kept outside (with the required heaters and covers of course) but the rest of the helicopter is cold soaked and I imagine the T/R gear box oil etc is a little on the thick side and that can't be good for the seals and such. I'm out of here for home tomorrow but was just wondering if some of you with experience in the colder climates could pass on some experiences and recomendations. Cheers Iceman (literally!) Edited due to spelling errors! Edited December 4, 2005 by Iceman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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