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Post  GallopingGhostler Fri Apr 07, 2023 3:05 pm

944_Jim wrote:And all this time I thought de-icers were heaters. Huh...
Nowadays, the larger aircraft use heaters instead of expanding rubber to remove ice. They have the larger electric power generating capability (APU's). The smaller aircraft still use pneumatic rubber surfaces to break the ice.
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Apr 07, 2023 5:31 pm

944_Jim wrote:And all this time I thought de-icers were heaters. Huh...

Watch the Smithsonian channels "Air Disasters". It's an education in aeronautics.
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