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What Is This Bit On A Cessna Caravan?

Sat May 19, 2007 11:09 am


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What is the thing attached (?) to the pilots side windscreen of this 208B? A look thru the DB shows that not all caravans have it installed.
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khobar
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RE: What Is This Bit On A Cessna Caravan?

Sat May 19, 2007 11:26 am

Solar panel, perhaps? For remote charging the battery?
 
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RE: What Is This Bit On A Cessna Caravan?

Sat May 19, 2007 11:38 am

WAGs:

Anti fog device
Anti rain device
Anti icing device
aftermarket HUD
Screen for DVD in-dash player  Wink
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RE: What Is This Bit On A Cessna Caravan?

Sat May 19, 2007 11:41 am

Window defroster for flight in icing conditions perhaps?
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RE: What Is This Bit On A Cessna Caravan?

Sat May 19, 2007 12:45 pm

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
Window defroster for flight in icing conditions perhaps?

Exactly.

Most Caravans are not approved for flight in icing conditions and do not have any deicing/anti-icing equipment. Apparently Fedex has ordered some with the entire icing equipment, as seen here (wing boots, prop mats and additional winshield anti-ice), for its northern operation I suppose.
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TEBGuy
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RE: What Is This Bit On A Cessna Caravan?

Sat May 19, 2007 10:20 pm

Ah, thanks for clarifying that. I saw a few caravans with similar devices on the windscreen in the DB, but i couldn't for the life of me think what would go on the outside of the screen. I thought about a hud, but, that'd go inside.
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RE: What Is This Bit On A Cessna Caravan?

Sat May 19, 2007 11:32 pm

http://www.controller.com/listings/d...d=34adf81d5eb9437380d33569564538cf

A Caravan with full de-ice and NO windshield device.

http://www.controller.com/listings/d...d=34adf81d5eb9437380d33569564538cf

Another.

But:

http://www.bobtilden.com/1A01.htm (http://www.bobtilden.com/1A011.jpg)

The description says: "The plane had a full complement of deice devices however. There is a "hot plate" over part of the windshield which maintains a small area of ice- free viewing, there are heating pads at the roots of each propeller blade, and there are inflatable deice boots on the leading edges of the wings, tail, struts, and parts of the landing gear."

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