Francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 4237 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5231 times:
Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3): Window defroster for flight in icing conditions perhaps?
Most Caravans are not approved for flight in icing conditions and do not have any deicing/anti-icing equipment. Apparently Fedex has ordered some with the entire icing equipment, as seen here (wing boots, prop mats and additional winshield anti-ice), for its northern operation I suppose.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
TEBguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5064 times:
Ah, thanks for clarifying that. I saw a few caravans with similar devices on the windscreen in the DB, but i couldn't for the life of me think what would go on the outside of the screen. I thought about a hud, but, that'd go inside.
Remember, taking off is optional, landing is mandatory.
The description says: "The plane had a full complement of deice devices however. There is a "hot plate" over part of the windshield which maintains a small area of ice- free viewing, there are heating pads at the roots of each propeller blade, and there are inflatable deice boots on the leading edges of the wings, tail, struts, and parts of the landing gear."