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Regarding Article: "Unknown Icing Conditions" April 2007
I've had my heart set on someday buying an SR-22 with TKS thinking that TKS is a reliable anti-ice system to at least get you out of trouble. But I was disturbed after reading this article where the pilot encountered severe icing conditions at high altitude and TKS appeared to be easily overwhelmed.
I am aware that TKS is not certified for known ice, and that in this particular case this pilot appeared to have encountered "super cooled" droplets (the worst of the worse).
My question to all is given the same scenario if this pilot had been flying say a Seneca V with a certified known ice boot system and hot prop, would the outcome have been the same? Would super cooled droplet conditions ice up an aircraft with boots just as badly since in those condition ice is forming over the entire aircraft skin and not just the leading edges?
Thanks for the input!
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