On a recent trip I flew the depth of the country from Central Texas to Northern Minnesota
One of those tools is TKS. My Cirrus is equipped with this anti/de-icing solution. Its limit
Cirrus also offers an approved (FIKI) version. It features a sprayer designed to keep ice fr
Ice formed everywhere it could, including on the nose landing gear leg.
Wheel pants also got their share of ice.
The wingtips proved a good illustration of the effectiveness of the system. The protected se
Just how it forms this way is a mystery to me, but the ice structures on the wingtips, prop
The ice seems to like to form on junctions and intersections, though its hard to figure wher
On the tip of the horizontal, which is protected with TKS fluid, there was still a noticeabl
The ice loved the leading edge of the flap hinges.