Virgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 327 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2085 times:
I picked up the paper to see that they finally made some recommendations into the crash of the Fed-ex Cessna 208 on October 6th here in Winnipeg.
I tend to agree with the reaction of Morning Star Express(operator involved) not to fly the plane period in even light icing. And for Cessna to modify the present system on the plane to something better.
787engineer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
Quoting L-188 (Reply 1): I definately think today's airfoils are much more ice sensitive then older ones.
Interesting that this just came up. . . I was actually doing research into icing buildup on the 208B (Grand Caravan) a little over a year ago. We found that it isn't so much the ice buildup on the wings as it's ice buildup on the elevator horn balance. It really isn't a problem with the airfoil. . .there are de-icing boots on the wings of most Caravans, but IIRC they have to be cycled manually every so often.