The Ticketor From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 434 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1457 times:
Does anybody know if it's possible to de-ice an engine in-flight by injecting de-icing fluid into it? I hear about this today, but not sure if it's true. This was supposedly done by an IB MD-80 landing at ARN yesterday.
411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 9 Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1350 times:
Actually, propeller alcohol fluid deicing is still used on some models of light aircraft....and on the wing as well. The TKS system works quite well.
Jet engines use bleed air for anti-ice. However, it must be switched on in time otherwise it's DEICE time....with surprising results.
Twotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1254 times:
Hot air on every case I know of. Some cowling inlets will use a boot (Dash 8 for one) for de ice, but even these are of course pneumatically operated. Any fluid going into the inlet would be for water injection purposes.
TimT From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
All of the heavy commercial jets I know of use bleed air for de-ice. DC-9 has 3 valves mounted on each engine from the compressor, and the same duct that feeds the packs also delivers air to the wing and tail systems. The 3 valves on the engine route air to the inlet guide vanes and the fuel heater.
Twotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1214 times:
Hey Jet, long time no see...metwrench is taking a jab at the PT-6...long time Garrett guy that one is...
Yet one more advantage to the PT-6, Metwrench, is that it doesn't need anti-ice on the inlet to the engine. That's what you get when you are smart enough to put the inlet inside of the cowling where it is protected from ice.. and FOD.. and flame-out from turning on your anti-ice... need I go on...Garretts.. ha.. such a silly little engine.
Twotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1205 times:
I know it's hard to believe Jet, but they actually branded me a trouble maker. Little ol me? So, tough as it is, I am trying to be a little less "antagonistic" at least in the tech and civil forums. Those weenies in non-av still get to "feel my wrath" when they say something stupid, but I enjoy the rest of the site so I am trying to behave myself....it's tough...
Metwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
Oh Twotterwrench, you silly Man.
Why not just put the inlet up front and do away with all those ice deflectors, actuators and ducts? Build a motor with enough steam to extract some "hot" bleed air to anti-ice the inlet in the first pace?
Oh! Silly me! Someone already did it! It's called a Garrett!