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25 Nov 2019 18:40 #2387 by Henry Pasquet
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Using a digital tach, I have noticed on my Alon and Cessna 150 that i need to keep the carb heat on during run up at least 30 seconds. The RPM will gain up to 50 more than the initial setting. If I don't, I do not get full power on the first take off of the day. A standard tach may not show any difference, but it is noticeable on the rate of climb.

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24 Nov 2019 20:14 #2386 by Gordie Meade
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For me:
1. Below 70 degrees
2. High humidity
3. Below 1900 rpm
I always use heat for landing, even in dead of Florida summer. I have had carb ice on climb out on a warm humid day.

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24 Nov 2019 19:10 #2385 by Lawson Laslo
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When do you use carb heat in your Ercoupe?
We currently use it during landing but have heard that it may not be necessary?
At what times do you need carb heat?
The Ercoupe has the O200

Lawson Laslo
Oklahoma city
Student Pilot
N2005H

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