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Old 01-02-2018, 07:34 PM
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Thanks Vic, but itís in for the winter. The runway is grass and does not get plowed so no flying until we get a thaw.
I had a similar problem a few years back. I left the canopy closed on the ramp to keep the heat in the airplane on a 20* day during a trip to Lima OH. I then launched and climbed like an express elevator to 4500í, about 10 min later the canopy cracked with a bang.
Scared the you know what out of me.
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:39 AM
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Well y hangar is unheated so I hope this super cold snap doesn't cause canopy problems. Though the weather is highly un-flyable - gusts to 40 and -15 degrees.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by DNeufeld View Post
Leave a 60w trouble light on in the closed cockpit.
Originally Posted by Mel View Post
Be very careful doing this. Make sure that the bulb cannot touch anything flammable like upholstery or carpet.
I have one of these for when I lived in the Pennsylvania cold to help keep the avionics warmer than ambient.

I never liked flying when it was below 32 F (0 C). Still do not like flying when ground temperatures are below 32 F.
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