Accession Number : ADA117745

Title :   Light Aircraft Piston Engine Carburetor Ice Detector/Warning Device Sensitivity/Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 79-Oct 81,


Personal Author(s) : Cavage,William ; Newcomb,James ; Biehl,Keith

PDF Url : ADA117745

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : A comprehensive test cell data collection and evaluation effort to review sensitivity and accuracy of 'off-the-shelf' carburetor ice detection/warning devices for general aviation piston engine aircraft was conducted. Presented herein are results, observations, and conclusions drawn from over 150 hours of test cell engine carburetor ice operations on a Teledyne Continental Motors 0-200A engine. Static sea level test cell engine operations were conducted to review carburetor ice detectors/warning devices sensitivty and accuracy during actual carburetor icing, determine internal carburetor ice accumulation locations, ascertain how ice formation propagates through the carburetor, observe carburetor performance during ice build-up and consider most advantageous location for a carburetor ice detector. Also presented is a review of the Federal Aviation Administration's carburetor accident/incident data relative to aircraft type, pilot qualifications, time of year and location by state where carburetor ice was a factor. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ice formation indicators, *Aircraft carburetors, Piston engines, Warning systems, Accuracy, Operational effectiveness, Ice formation, Rates, Detection, Accumulation, Off the shelf equipment, Fuel systems, Cooling, Aviation accidents, Test and evaluation, Civil aviation, Aircraft, Lightweight

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE