Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
[QUOTE=Tom Schmitz;683123]This is an interesting article that frames the problem from a light aircraft perspective. This quote from the article:
"In reality, certain situations are considerably riskier than others. Icing is most likely to occur—and to be severe—when
temperatures fall roughly between 50 and 70 degrees F and the relative humidity is greater than 60 percent."
I don't know anything about carb icing. In fact, I never heard of it before I read this post. However, I can tell you that here in Adelaide, South Australia, the temperature and humidity range mentioned by Tom are the norm during late Autumn (now) and through winter and early spring.
The current conditions in Adelaide are: 16.2 Degrees F and 70% relative humidity. As we get into winter, which begins officially in June in the Southern Hemisphere the temps will drop more towards 50 degrees F as maximum temps during the day. These conditions would be typical for a the large proportion of the Australia Population that live in the southern states.
So perhaps, if it's true that our winter weather conditions are conducive to carb icing, tt would support the argument that the AU carby set up is supposed to prevent carb icining
Last edited by timberfoot; 05-11-2019 at 12:36 AM.