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Question About An Airport Machine  
User currently offlineJuced From Australia, joined Feb 2012, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Hey,

I was just on Youtube watching some flight crew videos, and i came across this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPX_J38MT3U&feature=g-vrec

This Machine comes out and sprays the plane with something, i have never seen this before, ever, just wondering if anyone knew what is it was, the Machine shows up between 2:45 and 3:00 minutes into the video.

Thanks.

[Edited 2012-05-15 04:00:45]

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User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8897 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2894 times:
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Quoting Juced (Thread starter):

It is a machine used for anti- and de-icing the airplane. You shouldn't take off with the wings full of snow or ice. So this is a fluid being sprayed on the wings, stabilizer and maybe fuselage to get rid of the contamination.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1958 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

It's a de-icing truck which is spraying is type-1 de-icing fluid on the aircraft to remove snow/frost/ice contaminants.

Looks like wilco737 beat me to it, cheers.

[Edited 2012-05-15 04:16:41]

User currently offlineIFixPlanes From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

This is a "Elephant Beta" from Vestergaard.
http://www.g-vestergaard.com/product-line/de-icing/beta-deicer.html

Takes some time to coordinate your hands on the controls, but then it is fun!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...er_detailpage&v=HuuzMVw5ivw#t=112s

The controls:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUuCfF2aHso



never tell an engineer he is wrong ;-)
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