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[BUG] Choosing '3' (engine vacuum pump boots) for "structural_deice_type" results in slow melt

The SDK lists 4 options for the structural_deice_type entry in systems.cfg; 2 of those entries (2 & 3) relates to leading edge deicing boots. Option '3' (engine vacuum pump boots) is a perfect fit for our aircraft. However, the deicing action that takes place when the structural deice event is fired is a very slow melting action - with a resulting reduction in structural icing at about 1% per minute. Cycling deicing boots should result in an immediate effect. (While it might not be accurate that deicing boots would remove all accumulated ice, it should definitely be a significant effect.)

If this is as intended, or not finished yet, I'd propose another configuration line, such as structural_deice_rate, where the number is a scalar on the rate of deicing action - with a zero being instant.

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FlyingRaccoon answered

Hello

You are reading our mind :)
With SU9 will come 2 new parameters: windshield_deice_rate and structural_deice_rate.
This should solve your problem.

Regards,
Sylvain

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MV-JimStewart answered

Great, looking forward to it!

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