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    Default Rain in the plane...

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    How old is this?

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    I believe FCA / Air2000 had one or two B757s fitted with a dehumidifier and by their calculation, they collected a substantial amount of water resulting in fuel savings which justified the cost of the same humidifier.

    Later, I found that VVIP corporate Airbus & Being aircraft actually have a humidifier system fitted. This si supposed to increase the humidity in the cabin during flights over 3 hours and increase pax comfort.
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    777's are always raining especially around doors 3L and 3R. Usually causes the OEU's to stop working until they're dried out and reracked.
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    Knew the problem in 737s and 727s operating in the tropics, where cold air delivery to the cabin is paramount.

    A close attention to coalescer bag maintenance in the water separator tended to mitigate the rainfall.
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    I remember that, you could always tell when the coalescer bag needed changing or the anti ice valve on the pack had failed because you could actually hear the chunks of ice rumbling in the ducts during flight followed by a rain shower on the pax heads during descent.....
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    Insulation is still sodden on 73s, even the NGs that have plastic drain mats between the skin and the insulation.. Recirculated air doesn't help neither..

    727/737 coalescor bags, sodden black lumps of fabric.. Wash them clean? Nah, install a nice new white one! Who actually tries to fit the rear spring through the rear of the bag IAW the drawing in the AMM.. Shame there isn't the hem space to actually do that! Who actually does not use the chain/spring at the front and just uses the cotton pull through cord instead? Gash tw*ts..
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    I remember the FCA Dehumidifiers... They did get a lot of attention and I think they worked quite well, and my expectation was that the other 75's would get them too...but then I left...oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigga View Post
    I remember the FCA Dehumidifiers... They did get a lot of attention and I think they worked quite well, and my expectation was that the other 75's would get them too...but then I left...oh well.
    There, admission of guilt for the rain in the rest of the 757 fleet...
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