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Pitot icing

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Hi, I've enjoyed flying this acft during the past few weeks. Well done PSS. I've had problems with pitot icing. It's the usual pitot icing symptom - a sudden drop off to zero of the airspeed indicator, followed by spooling up of the engines by the autothrottle trying to compensate. I've not been able to find a toggle, button or anything else to stop the pitots icing up and whenever it happens I use SHIFT-H (PITOT HEAT ON) and it clears within seconds. Am I not seeing an obvious button or is the automatic pitot heating not working?kind regardsMatt

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Am I the only one with this problem or does everyone run ASV with Icing switched off?

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this happens to me on any AC I fly every once in a while, even with pilot heat switched on. maybe those switches are all just dummies?

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This has happened before and with ASV not Enhanced (previous version)also.On many "high-end" add-on planes, it seems that even with Pitot heat on, icing can occur and block your pitot/static probe (airspeed plummeting to zero with all related problems). Known solution (even if not a realistic one): check ON "prevent all icing" in the ASV(E) options page.

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I had that trouble with the RC1 version. I have not experienced it on the release version.catvisig.png

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im sure pitot icing is not modelled as other important stuff, anyways this is a bug. i get the same thing. even with release version. i think only happens on the 300 though

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Thanks for your contributions (it is the 777-200LR)I wouldn't be so concerned if pressing SHIFT-H (PITOT HEAT ON shortcut) didn't work, but it does. Each time I've had the pitot icing I've cleared it by pressing SHIFT-H, which appears to indicate that there is a button missing or the auto pitot heat is not working/modelled.For the moment I've added pressing SHIFT-H to my checklists. Thanks again for the responses.Matt

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