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Re: REFLECTOR: keeping warm
Simon & Al,
> >Also, the amount of heat you can expect from an electric heater in our
> >limited electric system isn't going to help much. Probably about 500
> >watts is the max (that would be over 30 amps) that you safely support,
> >which is a small fraction of what you 'should' be able to get from an
> >effective oil cooler installation.
> The only sensible way to use electricity for heat in our airplanes IMHO is
> to wear electrically heated underware.
I totally agree. The only use I can imagine for a small electric heater is to
preheat the cockpit while you're doing the preflight. Not worth the added
weight and wear and tear on the electrical system, IMHO.