WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
Probably just doing a water wash on the engines. We were required to do a desalination rinse on our aircraft if operated within a certain distance and altitude of salt water at the end of every flying day.
kanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 4249 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2578 times:
I think the photographer's comments...Chita is not near a marine environment... it would appear the an AN-24 is difficult to start at 41C (106 F)... had a truck like that had to cool the starter on hot days
musang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 920 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2198 times:
Assuming ITT (or TIT or whatever Antonovs use) is the limiting start parameter on a hot day, is it an attempt to get the water into the compressor and all the way down the gas path to keep the temp below limit?