De Ice....Anti Ice?


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Can the carb heat be used for Anti Ice and De Ice....such as in a cessna it says on the checklist to have the carb heat on when coming into land. So can carb heat be used to prevent carb ice and be used as de ice.


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The carb heat is BOTH anti-ice and deice equipment. It is supposed to be used in certain situations to prevent carb-ice from forming and when carb-ice is suspected it is used to remove it.


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Anti ice to prevent and de-ice to clear off. Carb heat melts the ice and then prevents it from coming back.


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Just remember to turn it on before the engine quits, or you will have no heat with which to "deice" the carb.