Portable Oxygen Systems

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Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

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Rich wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 12:39 am
chili4way wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 11:35 pm
Home field advantage! 😀
Interesting situation. If I need something from MH, it's actually cheaper for me to drive the 60 miles round trip and pick it up than to have it shipped. In terms of current area auto fuel prices about $3.00. But since I'm often in Redmond for one reason or another and the hangar to which I would need to deliver such an item is along the way and exactly halfway between my home and KRDM it could be considered $0.00 :D
Cost of fuel ($3/gallon x 60 miles / 28 mpg) = $6.50. Value of "jumping the line" = PRICELESS! :D
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Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

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chili4way wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 1:33 am
Rich wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 12:39 am
chili4way wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 11:35 pm
Home field advantage! 😀
Interesting situation. If I need something from MH, it's actually cheaper for me to drive the 60 miles round trip and pick it up than to have it shipped. In terms of current area auto fuel prices about $3.00. But since I'm often in Redmond for one reason or another and the hangar to which I would need to deliver such an item is along the way and exactly halfway between my home and KRDM it could be considered $0.00 :D
Cost of fuel ($3/gallon x 60 miles / 28 mpg) = $6.50. Value of "jumping the line" = PRICELESS! :D
For me: 3:00. This time of year my Prius is about 63 MPG.
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Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

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Rich, you do realize we've now perfectly set up the Tesla drivers on the DAN to hijack another thread, don't you? :shock:
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Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

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chili4way wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 1:43 am
Rich, you do realize we've now perfectly set up the Tesla drivers on the DAN to hijack another thread, don't you? :shock:
Oops. 😳
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Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

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chili4way wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 1:43 am
Rich, you do realize we've now perfectly set up the Tesla drivers on the DAN to hijack another thread, don't you? :shock:
Wait, there are other Tesla drivers on DAN? 8-)
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Did somebody say Tesla?
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Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

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Well, since it's practically on-topic now, I drove my Tesla Y to from home to KHIO in order to fly the DA42 to KRDM to buy the Mountain High O2D2 kit. I spent less than $1 on electricity for the drive and about $80 on JetA to make the round-trip (about 280 statute miles in total). Oh, and a total of zero gallons of gasoline since Mark and I had to walk from the FBO to MH because they had mistakenly loaned out the courtesy car we reserved.
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Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

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Chris wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:55 am
Mark and I had to walk from the FBO to MH because they had mistakenly loaned out the courtesy car we reserved.
You had to walk? Oh, the humanity :shock: I jest, though. I assume you needed to walk around outside the fence, which I believe has no provision for mere pedestrians.

I do expect to drop by there next time I'm in Redmond to pick up another one of those ball mount things for my spare Lighstpeed. The three others (2 Lightspeeds XL's and a BoseX for back-seaters) won't be getting one and of course not the Clarity Aloft :D

The O2 tank harness is a no-go due to the design of the seats. It looks like it'll be on the floor secured against the back of the copilot seat by a single low strap. Does anyone have other suggestions for this?
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Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

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Rich wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 2:31 pm
You had to walk? Oh, the humanity :shock: I jest, though. I assume you needed to walk around outside the fence, which I believe has no provision for mere pedestrians.
Yeah, it's about a mile around the fence along the shoulder of the road, not really meant for pedestrians. At least it was a beautiful day.
The O2 tank harness is a no-go due to the design of the seats. It looks like it'll be on the floor secured against the back of the copilot seat by a single low strap. Does anyone have other suggestions for this?
Mark came up with a solution for the DA40 using foam rubber. Works great.
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Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

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Does the cylinder have to be held in the vertical position?
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