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Bob Goding Bob Goding is offline
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Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Featherston, New Zealand
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Many years ago, [about 24 I think] I assembled a Bell Jetranger
New out of the shipping container. To cut a long story short,
the factory put a big cotton bag of silica gell in each exhaust outlet for shipping.
Owner/pilot cranked it up for the first start and it started raining
silica gell crystals,I immediately shut him down,but the cotton bags were
on fire. Permission to panic approved! I pulled those burning bags out of there barehanded.
No damage but much embarrassment.

Last edited by Bob Goding; 02-01-2005 at 08:25 PM..
Old 02-01-2005, 02:18 AM
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