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Old 06-02-2009, 08:00 AM
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Default Therm-X De-Icing Now Available For Van's RV-10

Just saw this on Aero-News

RDD is taking orders for the RV-10 Therm-X kit now. The initial offering of the Therm-X kit is $15,500. Installation labor is estimated at 80-100 hours. RDD provides thorough installation instructions for the builder or will provide installation service at additional cost.


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Old 06-02-2009, 08:11 AM
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Of course its only part of a solution if one wanted to fly in actual icing conditions..I.e you would then need to deice the prop, tank vents winsheild, horizontal stab.

But it is part of a solution that didn't exist before..Cool!

Makes me almost want to build a 10..almost....In fact I had better not tell my Wife or I'll be breaking out the rivet gun!

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:16 PM
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Sounds great....... NOT!

For the life of me I can see it just encouraging someone to push a bit harder thinking "She'll be right" and killing themselves and a few others!

As mentioned already above, its only part of the package. Does a Q400 in Buffalo ring any bells...

You guys have worse cold weather than we do down under, but you have things like XM weather etc.....there is NO EXCUSE for getting caught out if you follow the rules and hence no need for de-ice in an experimental plane.

Sure some will argue till they are blue in the face its really cool...... but at the end of the day its a really cool way to follow Buddy Holly and the Big Boppa to a chilly death!

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:43 PM
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Sounds great....... NOT!


...... Does a Q400 in Buffalo ring any bells...


DB
I get your point. However the Q crash was due to the CA's poor reaction to a stall vs the ice on the aircraft.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:33 PM
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Looks like a nice addition if you wanted it. That's why it's called experimental aviation, because you can experiment. Build your airplane, your way not the way some body thinks you should!

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Old 06-03-2009, 01:30 AM
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I get your point. However the Q crash was due to the CA's poor reaction to a stall vs the ice on the aircraft.
very true........ but it is certified for flight into known icing conditions, has props tail etc protected and they still managed to ICE UP!

Best not to get in the situation where you have to rely on superior flying talents due to lack of superior fying planning!

Yes its experimental.........and more power to you, but it is inviting trouble!
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:28 AM
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One thing pilots can do to avoid getting into IMC is not trying to get to the destination in a hurry. When I see a big black cloud in front of me and can't find a route to go around it, I land and wait it out. Regardless of season.

BTW. I think the therm-x system includes deicing the horizontal and vertical tail.

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Old 06-05-2009, 01:09 AM
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If you need to avoid weather just climb higher

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Old 06-05-2009, 08:23 AM
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Yeah right. I would like to see you fly your RV to that altitude.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:29 AM
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Sadly, doesn't always help anyway.
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