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Does anyone have experience with leading edge erosion when flown through rain?

There is nothing in the operating manuals about this.

Best practice when in rain? Throttle back to lowest engine speed possible while maintaining altitude?

 

Thoughts? Opinions? Experience?

 

Thanks,

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I have flown through light rain.  I throttled back to around 4000-4500rpm and there was no damage.  I would not want to fly through heavy rain regularly, that's not really good for any prop.  But I think if you fly through the rare shower and keep the power moderate you won't have issues.

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18 minutes ago, Tom Baker said:

You will have more issues with the paint on the edge of the windshield.

Yes, I remember the ctsw you had in your shop with the peeling paint, I was thinking about putting 3m clear bra material around the edges in case this were to happen.

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