WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2296 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, 3621 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2014 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, 865 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1634 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?