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s10sakota 03-13-2020 01:48 PM

Does Your Airplane Have a Fire Extinguisher?
 
Hey all, I don't post much here since I've sold my RV-7, but I'd like to get the word out about the importance of having a fire extinguisher in your airplane.

If you don't think it's important, or didn't yet 'get around to installing one', check out my new video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpDbl4F86yQ&t=1s


lr172 03-13-2020 02:02 PM

5# halotron in my planes.

DeeCee 57 03-13-2020 04:07 PM

nope, no firex...

RVs donít burn, they just melt :D

Mel 03-13-2020 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeeCee 57 (Post 1414359)
nope, no firex...
RVs donít burn, they just melt :D

End result is pretty much the same!

moosepileit 03-13-2020 04:48 PM

I was always taught a firex in a plane is for a spot fire or putting out flames on someone. Likely in aid to others less prepared and in dire need.

As in, they have an induction fire and a no-start or are rolling around ablaze.

gmcjetpilot 03-13-2020 05:30 PM

I follow Mark's channel on YouTube. I saw the video. It looked like an Avgas-fueled fire. A little tiny 5 lb dry chemical or Halon fire extinguisher, you're probably screwed. Fire extinguisher is a good idea for a small electrical fire. The one word and take away from this video is "insurance".

The video Mark notes there was a fire extinguisher at the fuel pumps, but it was in a unmarked white box. A very large fire extinguisher will have a chance than a little 5 lb portable. Lesson locate fire exchingsher before fueling?

10builder 03-13-2020 05:35 PM

I installed an Element fire extinguisher on the roll bar using their mount.

BlndRvtr 03-13-2020 07:23 PM

Have you had a chance to experiment with the Element fire extinguisher? Iím intrigued, but hate to need it only to find it wasnít up to the task.

George

Bavafa 03-13-2020 07:59 PM

Mine certainly has one.

Fasteagle 03-13-2020 08:10 PM

Fire
 
If you DID have a fire extinguisher on board, would you of been able to fight the fire with the cowl on? Doubt it.
Gentlemen, take a serious look at PROTENG. Such a simple fire fighting device. Itís automatic and directed at the heat source, which is great because you may not even know that youíre on fire while in the air. If you should crash and are unconscious or unable to reach for a small extinguisher and direct it to the source that you probably couldnít get to anyway, it will set off automatically and extinguish the fire for you. You can even get a cockpit indicator that lets you know it has discharged due to fire while flying. It is non corrosive and non toxic unlike Halon. It wonít damage avionics either. It installs simply with nylon tie wraps.
I am not an employee of the company. It is just the best safety device that I have come across in years and I am installing it on my F1H Rocket firewall.
PROTENG.COM.


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