Do I have ice?" is all a pilot really needs to know. Now theres a way to know The Iceman carburetor ice detection system. The pilots control/display fits into a vacant 2-1/4" or 3-1/8" instrument cutout (or optional bracket) on the pan- el. A small probe fits into the carburetor itself just upstream of the butterfly valve. The system works on normal 12 or 24 volt aircraft electrical systems (optional 9 volt battery kit gives around 20 hours use in aircraft without an on board electrical supply). Low voltage from the control unit illuminates a super bright LED in the base of the probe while the tip of the probe constantly senses the quantity of light received. When ice crystals develop, they form on the probe first and reduce the light received at the probe tip. This trips the alarm circuit activating a warning light and audio alarm. This hap- pens long before power is effected. Apply full carb heat & push the reset switch to silence the audio warning then simply wait for the light to extinguish. Return to cold air when the ice is gone and the unit is automatically ready to detect ice again. No temp gauge, no worries about humidity, no graph. The system is simple, reliable and it really works!
THE ICEMAN "SE" (SOUND ENHANCED) VERSION Enables an interface with the audio panel, effectively "piping" the ice alert warning sound right into the headset. The ICEMAN is a sealed, solid state unit weighing only 5 oz. and is currently approved by the FAA in the United States, certified by CAA, by Transport Canada, and validated in Australia. Probe is included with the system. The ICEMAN is approved for most general aviation aircraft. Approval list available on request.