timz
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What's Going On? (Testing A Vertol 107)

Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:48 am

www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/6871118187
www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/6871118679

Is that smoke or some form of water coming out of that thing? Is it testing ice formation, or is it just making the airflow visible?
 
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RE: What's Going On? (Testing A Vertol 107)

Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:27 pm

I'm no expert, of course, but it seems like a water ingestion test, probably to check for any cases of engine flameout.

Similar tests are done to aeroplane engines, there are many videos on Youtube covering that.

I might, of course, be wrong.
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RE: What's Going On? (Testing A Vertol 107)

Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:57 pm

Quoting timz (Thread starter):
Is it testing ice formation

That's my guess, assuming the temperature is below freezing.

It's probably a ground-based version of this type of icing test.
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