De-icing / Anti-Icing Systems for the TSI

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De-icing / Anti-Icing Systems for the TSI

Post by yamil »

Howdy, does anyone know of a de-icing/anti-icing system that is compatible w/the TSI?

Im aware generally of the three main ways of combating ice (Bladder that expands/contracts, Heating system on wings, fluid weeping system, combination of the above). I have not been able to find anything, and when I reached to the TAF, they do not have anything so far.
With the performance envelope of this plane, I think an ice combating system could be of great value.

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Re: De-icing / Anti-Icing Systems for the TSI

Post by PhilipRueker »

I briefly looked at the topic myself before, but there's a lot of things you'd have to figure out and at the end of the day.

While you might be able to come up with your own solution for the wings, you'd still also need to find a way for the prop and I actually talked to the people from Airmaster at Oshkosh and they don't have a heated prop.

Also you might need an extra alternator to power the system.

So it would really come down to where you leave and how badly you want this as it would sure be pretty costly.
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