I had recently talked with a friend that had recently been in Atlanta for some aviation related business and had spoken at length with Alan K. A topic of interest that arose was the subject of icing certifcation. According to my friend, Cirrus has been looking into heating the leading edge of the wing and stabilizer with “an electrically conductive” heating strip utilizing a “3rd” alternator. This doesn’t melt ice as in large turbine aircraft but inhibits the formation or accumulation of ice. To facilitate heat retention, Cirrus is also thinking of embedding a metal “leading edge” beneath this heating strip to “store” heat energy. It would operate all the time if I undertand what was relayed to me.
This is all 2nd hand info so take it accordingly but I would like to beleive my source.
Has anyone heard of this research?
Chris SR22 #102