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What Is This Bit On A Cessna Caravan?  
User currently offlineTEBguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 255 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4182 times:


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What is the thing attached (?) to the pilots side windscreen of this 208B? A look thru the DB shows that not all caravans have it installed.


Remember, taking off is optional, landing is mandatory.
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User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4164 times:

Solar panel, perhaps? For remote charging the battery?

User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

WAGs:

Anti fog device
Anti rain device
Anti icing device
aftermarket HUD
Screen for DVD in-dash player  Wink


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

Window defroster for flight in icing conditions perhaps?

User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3845 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
Window defroster for flight in icing conditions perhaps?

Exactly.

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...
User currently offlineTEBguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3899 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.
User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

http://www.controller.com/listings/d...d=34adf81d5eb9437380d33569564538cf

A Caravan with full de-ice and NO windshield device.

http://www.controller.com/listings/d...d=34adf81d5eb9437380d33569564538cf

Another.

But:

http://www.bobtilden.com/1A01.htm (http://www.bobtilden.com/1A011.jpg)

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."


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