8.28.14 Carburettor Icing

  • Most common in cool summer or early fall days when there is high moisture
  • Can happen at warm temperatures as Venturi effect in the carburetor lowers the temperature of air dramatically
  • Carb heat is best used often as a prevention method rather than for de-icing
8.28.14 Explain the environmental factors involved in carburettor icing, including;
(a) moisture content;
(b) temperature;
(c) temperature gradient (inversions).

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