No Hassle Engine Pre-Heater
“No Hassle Engine Pre-Heater” is our newest specialty accessory, developed specifically for use in most Lycoming equipped aircraft. After experiencing first-hand, the difficulties and frustrations involved when trying to address cold start, and engine warm-up issues. Numerous conversations with fellow RV owners expressing their interest and experiences, we took on trying to make a better mouse trap. First, we looked at what others were trying to do, with varying degrees of success, using space heaters, hair dryers, electric blankets, sun lights, heating pads, timers and internet apps. to control the whole mess. We also purchased, and tested most other products marketed for this task, I can say we had universal disappointment across the board! Needless to say, we weren’t impressed. We decided to just start from scratch to solve the problem. This new unit pretty much does it all! We created several different prototypes, tested them for ease of installation, effectiveness, cost of use, durability Etc. We sent out over fifty units to aircraft owners in the very harshest of environments for long term (one year-long) testing and evaluations. With this current design, being the all-around top performer, we are ready to offer it to our fellow pilots. The product is constructed of 6061-T-6 aluminum, machined and assembled to give years of trouble-free service. Some advantages of this product: Warms internal engine components for quick starts in cold weather and reduces engine wear by improving the oil flow. No glue, stickers, Band-Aids, no fans, no hoses, no box heaters, no ductwork, requires no thermostat or timers, no fuss or mess, just plug it in and you are ready to go. A simple one time, 10-minute installation at your next oil change, as it threads directly into the oil sump, and you are finished. It is extremely efficient as 100 % of the BTUs created and energy consumed go directly into heating the oil. Other heaters are less than 50 % at best as they radiate out to the surrounding air. The oil in turn transfers this heat to the engine, and its critical components. Only 2.75”X .875” with ½” NPT, & only 3.5 oz. with a 36” cord. Volts: 120, Watts: 250, Amps: 2.1 Plug Type: 120 Volt, heavy duty two wire. Capable of oil sump capacity of 5 to 15 qt. This and all “Anti-Splat-Aero” products have been discussed in great depth, with hundreds of posts, comments, questions, answers, and opinions on all of the aircraft forums for Vans RV, and other experimental aircraft. A vast amount of information is available there and makes for some very interesting as well as informative reading. Please have a look at them as well. Give us a try, and, as with all our products and services, if you don’t agree, we will cheerfully take it back no questions asked.
Caution! ; Do not connect or operate this product prior to installation in the engine oil sump! Do not operate this product without oil in the sump! Always disconnect this heater before draining the oil from your engine! Failure to follow these statements will destroy your engine pre-heater, and possibly damage your engine. Submersion in oil is essential to keep the unit from overheating.