Carburetor Ice. The Insidious Killer Presented by: Aerospace Services International, Inc. Navy Flying Club Managers Workshop, 1999. Agenda. The Killer How does it happen? Observations Detecting Ice Carb Heat on Takeoff? Just be SAFE!!. The Killer!.
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The Insidious Killer
Aerospace Services International, Inc.
Navy Flying Club Managers Workshop, 1999
Air is forced through a narrow opening in the intake, called a venturi.
Air and fuel is mixed and a volatile mixture is created.
Side effect of this reduction in pressure is a concurrent reduction in temperature.
Moisture + below freezing temperature =
Carburetor Ice (The Killer)How Does it Happen?
Operates by placing a probe in the venturi and measuring the temperature at that point in the intake.
(This is where ice will form if it going to.)
Unlike the Carb. Temp Gauge, the Iceman Probe is said to alert the pilot to the actual formation of ice itself. It is designed to actually detect ice as it begins to form in the venturi tube of the carburetor.Two Instruments Available