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timers15

Was that ice contamination I experienced???

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Hey all,Due to the cold weather about these parts in Maryland I became curious about icing. Normally, I just followed the 10 degree/visible moisture rule, and discontinued anti-icing at 400 TAT.Vaguely heard something about that.... My airline SOP, not known to be correct :)Previously I've tried to turn my 737 into an ice cube, but nothing ever happened. So I decided to go all out!Anyway, I intentionally turned off all the anti-ice stuff, -1 C Temp -1 C dew point, moderate rain, icing = severe. I let the plane sit in the rain for a while.Nothing noticable happened, however, until shortly after takeoff I got a sudden pitch up to like 25 degrees! Not normal for me at all. The auto pilot really had to fight this, and barely managed to avoid stalling. Then I recalled I saw this happens to 737's (albiet older models) on the 'net.So.... does the PMDG 737 model this? Or perhaps it was me?Amazing aircraft, that 737 is.Tim Dobrowolsky

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Hehe...it would be really nice if these things like icing were modelled in fsim generally, but i think they are not.Maybe I'm mistaken...?Word Not Allowed

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