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niho
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Heat, doors and maps... Reply with quote

Went flying yesterday and as I was in the hover waiting for clearance to depart got uncomfortably hot. I've seen other threads mention its possible to remove the door(s) in the R22, which sounds like a good idea for when its baking - assuming the school has no problems with me doing so.

The thing is, I usually just have the map on my lap, not on a kneeboard - which seems a little too insecure for my likings if the door was removed. So does everyone use a knee-board when flying doors-off, or do people make sure they're resting they're right arm on the map at all times?! Or is there another way?
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of things you can consider:
1. Removing only 1 door
2. Tucking the map under your thigh (how I've always done it, as I've never got on with kneeboards)
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or don't have one to hand if you know where you are going.
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regularly fly with one or both doors off - but check the Robinson safety notices Wink!

I either just use the big elastic strap from the board around my leg and stick the chart/pad under that if I think I am likely to need to refer to it. Else everything is neatly put on the board and it stowed on the pax seat clipped to the belt or in the pocket under my knees where I can get it if I need to.

Beware of having anything loose on your lap even with the doors on as jammed pedals make for interesting flying Smile

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://sportys.com/PilotShop/product/8782

This is what I use.
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