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    Scenario outcome

    [and he answer is... Carb heat - didn't fool anybody here!]

    ......carbureted engine, lots of moisture, within 5 degrees C of
    freezing......induction icing is the most likely cause...

    [On his list, he said...] Dan U's answer was the best.....' I KNOW you
    didn't enter visible moisture without carb heat on, right?"

    Actually, I had been cycling the carb heat while IMC, but had been out
    of the clouds for 15 minutes or more, and quit doing it. The funniest
    part of the equation was the fact that I was VMC (although it was very,
    very hazy) and, as Joe noted, over the water before the engine stumbled.
    Why do engines always wait until you're over water or mountains before
    they make funny noises?

    Anyway, it took all of two seconds to suck the ice thru and then
    everything was fine. Landed at BDR for a 'splash and go' NASCAR style,
    and determined (with the help of Flight Service) that I could beat the
    storm to MVY by a few hours (four, actually). The IFR Enroute
    requirement for 7K feet over Madison was waived since there wasn't much
    traffic, so we were VMC for the rest of the evening and landed on
    Martha's Vineyard around 9 PM with 12 miles visibility and a fairly
    smooth ride. Slow, but smooth.

    [-Rick]



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    Scenario outcome

    And I may add, that if you fly a lot in those
    conditions you may want to buy and install the
    "carb-ice " warning light . It's cheap and effective.
    You can find it almost anywhere ( Chief Aircraft for
    instance). Another point to make is to check the
    DEWPOINT. If that gets close to the temperature you
    may get icing ...
    Cheers
    HarryR B24R with injection ( smile)


    --- Rick <rick@denverflash.com> wrote:
    > [and he answer is... Carb heat - didn't fool anybody
    > here!]
    >
    > ......carbureted engine, lots of moisture, within 5
    > degrees C of
    > freezing......induction icing is the most likely
    > cause...
    >
    > [On his list, he said...] Dan U's answer was the
    > best.....' I KNOW you
    > didn't enter visible moisture without carb heat on,
    > right?"
    >
    > Actually, I had been cycling the carb heat while
    > IMC, but had been out
    > of the clouds for 15 minutes or more, and quit doing
    > it. The funniest
    > part of the equation was the fact that I was VMC
    > (although it was very,
    > very hazy) and, as Joe noted, over the water before
    > the engine stumbled.
    > Why do engines always wait until you're over water
    > or mountains before
    > they make funny noises?
    >
    > Anyway, it took all of two seconds to suck the ice
    > thru and then
    > everything was fine. Landed at BDR for a 'splash
    > and go' NASCAR style,
    > and determined (with the help of Flight Service)
    > that I could beat the
    > storm to MVY by a few hours (four, actually). The
    > IFR Enroute
    > requirement for 7K feet over Madison was waived
    > since there wasn't much
    > traffic, so we were VMC for the rest of the evening
    > and landed on
    > Martha's Vineyard around 9 PM with 12 miles
    > visibility and a fairly
    > smooth ride. Slow, but smooth.
    >
    > [-Rick]
    >
    >



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