WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2720 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, 4167 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2438 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 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2058 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?