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What's Going On? (Testing A Vertol 107)  
User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7228 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2177 times:


Is that smoke or some form of water coming out of that thing? Is it testing ice formation, or is it just making the airflow visible?

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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 696 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

I'm no expert, of course, but it seems like a water ingestion test, probably to check for any cases of engine flameout.

Similar tests are done to aeroplane engines, there are many videos on Youtube covering that.

I might, of course, be wrong.

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29504 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Quoting timz (Thread starter):
Is it testing ice formation

That's my guess, assuming the temperature is below freezing.

It's probably a ground-based version of this type of icing test.

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