View Single Post
Old 06-30-2017, 12:22 PM   #668 (permalink)
gone-ot
...beats walking...
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: .
Posts: 6,190
Thanks: 179
Thanked 1,522 Times in 1,123 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
As compression ceases along the aircraft,the air behaves as any refrigerant,expanding,losing the heat of compression,falling below dew point to create the cloud as the water vapor condenses.
The same occurs inside the aircraft,as some air from the compressor section of the engine,as a working fluid, is run through an expansion valve,creating air conditioning for the pilot.
...that's also why such 'visible' effects only happen when RH% is high and temperatures are low to moderate...they don't appear under hot & dry conditions.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gone-ot For This Useful Post:
aerohead (06-30-2017)