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Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:33 pm

Apart from the Hydrophobic coating introduced.Is there any suitable non Ozone damaging repellant in use on todays Aircraft.
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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:26 am

My only answer, sort of a "RainX" for airplanes: RVR Rain Repellant
 
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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:17 pm

Quoting N231YE (Reply 1):

Isn't that a type of Hydrophobic coating.
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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:21 pm

I see what you are saying...I do believe that is a hydrophobic coating.
 
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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:25 pm

Quoting N231YE (Reply 3):
I see what you are saying...I do believe that is a hydrophobic coating

What about Airbus Aircraft.Do they use Rain Repellant.
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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:45 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
What about Airbus Aircraft.Do they use Rain Repellant.

I know that our A320's do use it. The MFR P/N is 402Q80-1 (as per the last shipment) and we have bought it through a variety of companies. I know it is in our IPC (AIPC 30-45-42-01).
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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:07 pm

I remember on our BAE 146's, we actually applied good ole fashioned Rain X to the windscreens. It was called out for right in the paperwork. I got a laugh out of that Smile
 
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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:50 pm

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 5):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
What about Airbus Aircraft.Do they use Rain Repellant.

I know that our A320's do use it. The MFR P/N is 402Q80-1 (as per the last shipment) and we have bought it through a variety of companies. I know it is in our IPC (AIPC 30-45-42-01).

When I was working for Shannon Aerospace Ltd. we installed a new permanent rain repellent coating on the windshields during D-checks. I don't remember the brand name, but it involved thouroughly cleaning the (removed) window, masking the edges, distributing the chemicals with a squeegee and baking them in with a heat blanket.
The spray on system was at the same time inoped.

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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:57 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7):
I don't remember the brand name, but it involved thouroughly cleaning the (removed) window, masking the edges, distributing the chemicals with a squeegee and baking them in with a heat blanket.

Sounds like a type of Hydrophobic coating.How long did it last before needing reapplication.

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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:33 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7):
I don't remember the brand name, but it involved thouroughly cleaning the (removed) window, masking the edges, distributing the chemicals with a squeegee and baking them in with a heat blanket.

Sounds like a type of Hydrophobic coating.How long did it last before needing reapplication.

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I don't know. I just remember that we did on LH A320 and A321 during D-checks.

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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:04 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7):
I don't remember the brand name, but it involved thouroughly cleaning the (removed) window, masking the edges, distributing the chemicals with a squeegee and baking them in with a heat blanket.

Sounds like a type of Hydrophobic coating.How long did it last before needing reapplication.

A guy that I worked with got some and applied it to his car windshield...lasted for years, apparently. Obviously not the same wear as on an aircraft but the stuff is clearly a lot tougher than Rain-X type coatings.

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RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:52 pm

Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 10):
guy that I worked with got some and applied it to his car windshield...lasted for years

With lack of Airflow velocity of comparism to that on an Aircraft,its understandable.

Hydrophobic coatings normally last a few years depending on the sectors & hours flown.

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