Sign in to follow this  
Guest

icing??

Recommended Posts

Is icing still possible in FS2K2? It occurs to me that I haven't had any ice in a very long time (perhaps because it's been summer??). I know it used to be possible to get carb ice but I don't recall if structural ice is possible. Can anyone clear this up before icing season returns for real? ;-)David

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Don't quote me on this but I seem to remember reading something about this within the last few days that mentioned being able to enable this through the FSUIPC module. That's about all I can tell you as i have never messed with it's settings.It would be nice to know.Good luck!Heather

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi David,Yes, FS2K2 icing works.You must be inside a cloud with freezing temperatures and have icing in clouds turned on (FSUIPC has a random icing in clouds feature).If icing conditions are present, FS will start accumulating ice on the airframe and you drag will increase (and performance decrease). It will also block your pitot tube if you do not have pitot heat on.When you then fly clear of icing conditions (out of the clouds) the ice will start melting (temps above freezing) or sublimating (temps below freezing) and in time you will have a clear airframe and pitot tube again.The only problem with all of this is that you don't know when you have airframe ice or not. In the real world you would look at your wing (or even the windshield) and see the ice. In FS your only clue is the decreased performance and increased drag, which may or may not be noticable. In my ActiveSky add-on, I am working on an airframe ice accumulation indicator.Hope that helps!-Damian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DamianIcing is very much an inflight hazard and should be part of a weather dynamics.Weather dynamics is an area which microsoft need to seriously look at in FS2004.(Away from the ground and into the invironment we fly in ;-)Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this