I agree wholeheartedly that Cirrus needs to make ice protection available. Lack of ice protection is the main reason I’m holding off on buying an SR22.
From 1997 until last summer I had a great rental arrangement on a Cessna P210 that was certified for known ice (boots, hot prop & windshield). The P210 was sold, so this winter I flew planes without ice protection, and I really miss it! Living in Wisconsin, I’ll never put a significant amount of money into a plane without deice/antice.
I was wondering exactly what if anything was going on at CD with icing. I read posts from time to time, but can’t seem to form an opinion as to fact v. fiction.
In reading over the option sheets for Mooney’s, Commanders, etc – KNOWN ICING sure does look nice. I think adding that capability would put the Cirrus truly in a class all its own.