What not to do with TKS...

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by denverpilot, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. MauleSkinner

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    Pretty much, except it's clear, not rime-looking.
     
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    midlifeflyer Final Approach

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    That's the interesting part of the scenario. Unless there happened to be a huge inversion above it and freezing rain (which the TKS wouldn't help that much), you are right - there's no reason to be running the TKS at all and the only result would be the gelling...

    ... if that is indeed what the photo is showing - it would be interesting to hear the full backstory. I think I'm a member of the same group as Nate so went back to take a look. I couldn't sift through all the usual arguing.
     
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  3. TheGolfPilot

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    The most impressive part of this whole thing is that the cirrus’ heater is keeping the guy warm still


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  4. denverpilot

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    Yeah the comments on that thing went about 10x as sideways as stuff sometimes does here. That was somewhat impressive in and of itself, really. LOL. They might need an award for that mess or something. :)
     
  5. PaulMillner

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    George Braly, GAMI’s chief engineer, invented the intriguing Turbo-normalized Cirrus heat system... although it uses an exhaust heat muff at lower altitudes, the pressure differential is such that any leaks will result in cabin air leaking into the exhaust, not the CO dangerous other way around. And it gets MORE effective as you climb!

    Paul
     
  6. FastEddieB

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    I tried TKS sprayed from a lawn sprayer on an icy Cirrus wing, to zero effect.

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    As an aside, none of the metal-winged planes on the ramp that morning had a hint of ice. My working theory was the smooth, polished Cirrus wing allowed blobs of dew to freeze in place, while the duller wings allowed it to flow off.
     
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    Funny how when the plane I am flying starts icing up the heater works extra well because I start sweating.....
     
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