Tempest Plus Marketing Group (TPMG) announced the immediate availability of the Tempest® Easy Drain oil filter drain tool--a product innovation specifically engineered to help owners and aviation maintenance technicians rethink the way they change their oil. Now, with the Easy Drain tool, routine maintenance is easier, faster, less messy, and less expensive. Continue reading "Tempest Introduces Easy Drain Oil Filter Drain Tool"
Spotted a great tool in the Superior booth, designed to drain the oil from a horizontal oil filter. Just clamp it on, attach a hose to the nipple, and screw in the tee handle, which neatly punches a small hole in the filter case. Continue reading "Tempest Easy Drain Tool"
A new 90-degree probe from Bogert for the AVI-BJ107 drain valve used on many Continental aircraft engines gives aircraft owners and mechanics an alternative to the AVI probe. This probe has an O-ring seal around the valve body, making it leakproof and helping lock the probe to the valve body. Because the probe is shorter than the original AVI-BJ107B probe, installing and using it is easier, according to the company.
The list price is $69.
For more information, visit www.bogertaviation.com, or call 800/627-8088.
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty and Hartzell Engine Technologies have teamed up to support Kyle and Amanda Franklin. The Franklins are a husband and wife aerobatics team who were hospitalized after they were forced to make an emergency landing due to an engine failure during Air Fiesta 2011. Beginning April 1 and continuing through June 30, a donation of $1 will be made to the Kyle and Amanda Fund for every Hartzell Engine Technologies oil filter that is purchased through Aircraft Spruce.
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty took Sun n Fun as an opportunity to debut its new PilotShop.com catalog of products. "The products are a little different from the nuts and bolts items that we stock through our big book," said Desiree Czaplinski, marketing representative for the company. "We created PilotShop.com to make it easier for pilots to find those essentials, from flight cases to sunglasses, pilot watches to custom mugs; even personal emergency locator beacons are now in the PilotShop.com catalog," she said.
ThermoStasis has introduced an oil thermostat designed to regulate the oil temperature of Rotax 912 series engines installed in Experimental aircraft. CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the unit incorporates a calibrated thermal motor, an O-ring compression seal, aircraft quality components and fasteners, and is available with 190°F or 205°F operating temperatures.
Installing an oil thermostat provides a number of benefits including fuel cost savings from reduced warmup times and engine operation at higher oil temperatures, which may extend engine life by boiling off engine oil contaminants. An oil thermostat also offers a shorter, less restrictive flow path for cold engine oil when it’s most needed during cold starts, the company says. Continue reading "New Oil Thermostat for Rotax 912 Engines"