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I don't know anything about that helicopter in particular, but all they did was put some vent tube on a window AC unit and shove the tubes in the windows. That's some great creative thinking if you ask me. Just have to be careful when inserting and removing the tubes so you don't break the windows.

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In warm climates it is comon to see a portable AC unit with duct work going through the aircraft window. There are AC units made just for this application. The set up in the picture is a cheap way of doing it and they thought outside of the box for sure. It works for me.

 

If we didn't cover the aircraft and hook up AC our seats could actualy melt.

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You should see the limitations on that sucker in the RFM. Something like.....

 

Flight must not exceed 100' from AC power source.

With AC unit installed and running, reduce airspeed by 30 knots due to increased drag.

With AC unit installed and running, patient must be loaded from right side.

 

There has got to be some more that I cannot remember......anyone else?

 

Sorry....I could not resist :rolleyes:

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You should see the limitations on that sucker in the RFM. Something like.....

 

Flight must not exceed 100' from AC power source.

With AC unit installed and running, reduce airspeed by 30 knots due to increased drag.

With AC unit installed and running, patient must be loaded from right side.

 

There has got to be some more that I cannot remember......anyone else?

 

Sorry....I could not resist :rolleyes:

 

 

Well, you would have to have a belly tank on the ship to run the condensate line into. You cannot allow anything dropping from the helicopter without taking all the pre-cautions.

 

That...and...only left turns allowed in flight! All the right pedal in the world wouldnt overcome that drag!

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