Therma-Wing (De-ice for your 172)

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Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (CAM) is extending its features beyond the breed. Because CAM is certifying for the Columbia 350 and 400 Northcoast technologies' electric deice system (announced a few years ago), Northcoast is now pursing STCs for the Baron, Bonnaza, 172 and 182. The system would not be certified for flight into known icing, but should a pilot accidentally encounter icing conditions, the wings, tail and prop would be protected. The complete system should be around $25,000 installed and should be available late next year. Meanwhile, if hot (not cold) is the problem, Northcoast also has an airconditioning system in the works for about $12,000.