WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9 Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1981 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, 2498 posts, RR: 21 Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1699 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, 759 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1319 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?