17th Jul 2012, 12:41
If you carry additional TKS fluid in the Hawker, where do you carry it, and in what sort of container (material, type, capacity)?
Vestibule cabinet (behind captain)?
Fwd/Aft Baggage compartment?
17th Jul 2012, 12:50
You can carry TKS80 (http://www.kilfrost.com/subdomain/admin/documents//Datasheets_TKS_English%20NEW.pdf) in the cabin. We use the 5 litre containers it comes in and store 2-4 in plastic containers the rear closets. (Config dependent)
We don't store it in the cupboard behind the LHS.
Note, we don't store the bog standard TKS (http://www.kilfrost.com/subdomain/admin/documents//Datasheets_TKS_English%20NEW.pdf) in any thing other than the tank it's designed for. It's not approved to be carried in the cabin. TKS80 is acceptable as it's nonflammable.
18th Jul 2012, 13:23
If you only use TKS 80 you can buy it in a large flat box of 1L containers, it fits very well in the cupboard behind the mirror opposite the Lav. You can then refill these from bulk-containers at base which is often a considerably cheaper way to buy it.
Next, experiment with different empty mineral water bottles and you'll soon find one that will screw into the filler tube, depressing the silver flap. cut around the bottle with a sharp knife.
Result: You have a disposable funnel thus reducing mess and storage. It also means you get a better visual cue if the contents is getting near the top of the tube.
As the 'funnel' is held firmly in place it means that there is much less risk of spillage especially when there isn't a second person to hold on to it.