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Old 29th April 2019
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Re: Sensor Cleaning

Originally Posted by pdk42 View Post
..... This led to Eclipse cleaning fluid (which was basically 100% methanol) introducing a new version (E2) which was predominantly iso-propyl alcohol (IPA). There's little wrong with IPA aside from the fact that it's less volatile than methanol so took longer to dry which tended to leave streaks. They've replaced both now with Aeroclipse which is mainly a fluoro-ethyl ether (1,1,2,2-Tetrafluoroethyl-2,2,2-trifluoroethyl ether) with a bit of ethanol. This works very well and has no known corrosive effects on coatings (but it is more toxic than IPA).
Sorry to dig an old thread,

The initial mention is methanol, that's one volatile stuff that I remember is used in my days of RC planes as fuel. what about ethanol? Is this similar to Isopropyl Alcohol?
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