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HOT ROD DETECTOR
This unit is mounted outside the cockpit window in a location where it can be observed by the flight crew. If the aircraft enters an icing environment, ice will build-up on the leading edge of the probe.
In order to observe the rate of ice buildup, the system has the ability to be deiced. The deicing is achieved by a heater element within the rod, and is operated by a press button in the cockpit.
- Placed in a spot on the aircraft that is visible to the pilot
- Detector represents the wing; no ice on detector = none on wing
- May incorporate a heater to remove the ice and allow further icing assessments to be made
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