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Ice on windscreen....

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Hi all.  I’m struggling a bit with ice on some of my flights.  As soon as ice starts to form on the windscreen, I never seem to be able to clear it. In the Piper Arrow, for instance, I put the blowers on full, and set the temperature as high as possible,  but the glass never clears. I either have to fly around blind, or reduce my altitude.  I’m not talking crazy altitudes flights either, as sometimes I can be around a 1000’ in the UK, with a temperature of 1 degree C on the deck. So only just below freezing at 1000’. Am I doing something wrong or is it a sim limitation, and the screen cannot be cleared?


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Assign a keybinding for "Toggle Windshield Deice".

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It is a bit of a sim problem Bilbo (I never thought I would say that phrase! 😀).

If you follow this page to the letter, it will be a workaround for you. 

https://www.flightsimulator.blog/2021/02/09/disable-windshield-icing-effect/

It is the TOGGLE WINDSHIELD DEICE bit that you need.  I assign it to the 'I' key as that isn't used by anything else.  It works a treat!

Edit:  Farlis beat me to it!  It is still a good article to read though as it contains other info relating to the icing.

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That’s excellent. Thanks both, I’ll get the key assigned ASAP.  It’s a shame it’s not done a bit more realistically. Graphically, it’s a superb effect. But I feel that the side windows should ice over a lot more readily than the front. After all, with an engine up front, much like a car, there is plenty of heat generated, certainly enough to keep the lower portion clear.

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The effects overall need to be tweaked. The buildup can be quite fast in real life too, but in the sim it happens with too much conformity.

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