August 2014 Issue
Portable Cabin Coolers: Comfort From Ice
Its not air conditioning, but for under $660, ice, cold water, a heat exchanger and fan really can increase cabin comfort on a hot day. B-Kool tops the list.
While number four for takeoff on a 95-degree day, windows and doors open to catch any puff of moving air, every pilot ever minted has wished for air conditioning. With installed units starting at over $4500 and eating up at least 50 pounds of useful load, most owners are willing to sweat a bit and then climb to cooler air.
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