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Old 04-06-2018, 10:17 PM
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Default TKS wing Deice

Has anyone installed a TKS wing deice system on an RV10?
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:40 AM
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Going to be difficult with the leading edge fuel tanks.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:09 PM
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Seems like it would be doable...BUT

At what cost?

The stem for the Cirrus aircraft would be comparable to what the -10 would need. The EMPTY weight of the system is 60 lbs. The weight of the system with fluid is 134 lbs.

There is no price listed for the system, so I would expect it to be $$$$$.

The TKS fluid is expensive...$542 for 30 gallons. the system holds 8.

The TKS wing system alone will not give you flight into known icing, you would need prop heat and a windshield deice as well...more $$$$$

So I guess it would be a possibility but even if you were to spend the considerable cash to install the system, one question still remains:

Do you REALLY want to be flying a light single engine airplane in those kind of meteorological conditions?
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:35 PM
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I seem to recall someone developed an electrical wing deicing system for the 10 which eliminates the issues with TKS. However, I agree that its not really something that Id recommend pursuing.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:27 PM
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RDD using a graphite foil laminate for electric airframe deice.

Much lighter than TKS and doesn't require fluid. There are pros/cons to every type of system.
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