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Is structural icing modeled in DCS ?


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I think the Ka-50 and Mi-8 has simulated ice and icing conditions, not sure in warfigters, meanwhile Yo-Yo talk some time ago expected some type of visual effect on cockpits (as rain drops).

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if you don't enable pitot heat in huey, you may loose your spped indicator due to icing afaik.

mi-8 has audible warning system includes icing

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Is pitot heat for the A10C supposed to be always activated, or there is a risk of "overheat" damage?

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This would presumably come more into play when they update the weather systems. It would be neat to pass through some lower layers and see moderate to severe mixed icing building up on the air-frame. It would prove a unique challenge too, where one would have to limit time spent at low level when those conditions exist.

 

I suppose frontal boundaries are too much to hope for, but transitions from freezing rain to pellets to snow would be neat too.

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I think the Ka-50 and Mi-8 has simulated ice and icing conditions, not sure in warfigters, meanwhile Yo-Yo talk some time ago expected some type of visual effect on cockpits (as rain drops).

Is the icing simulated in a way that it is actually affecting the flight characteristics and different systems, in extreme case potentially resulting in a fatal condition - for instance reduction of rotors lift force, engine output, pitot starting to work like an altimeter, etc..? Or is it only the systems modeling - betty complaining, anti-icing automatically kicking-in and reducing engine power?

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Is pitot heat for the A10C supposed to be always activated, or there is a risk of "overheat" damage?

 

In theory, yes it can be damaged. Not sure if this is implemented...

 

General rule of thumb, is it to make sure its off while your on the ground, unless the outside temps are very cold.

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In theory, yes it can be damaged. Not sure if this is implemented...

 

General rule of thumb, is it to make sure its off while your on the ground, unless the outside temps are very cold.

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In Ka-50, if you fly in winter and don't turn on de-icing systems, you will lose pitot speed indication first, then many other things, the most serious one being engine power and helicopter will eventually crash unless corrective measures are taken.

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In Ka-50, if you fly in winter and don't turn on de-icing systems, you will lose pitot speed indication first, then many other things, the most serious one being engine power and helicopter will eventually crash unless corrective measures are taken.

 

can confirm. have performed a couple forced autorotations after dual engine failure from ice at altitude.

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