What do our customers say?
Thanks for shipping the AeroTherm Heater so promptly! It’s been keeping our C-172’s engine nice and warm between flights. My concerns about excessive engine wear during starts on cold days has vanished.
Keep up the good work!
I am a recreational pilot and have a RV-9 in an unheated hangar about 60 miles from my home. In 30 years of light plane ownership and experience with the full spectrum of engine warming techniques; bare light bulb, propane forced air, bolt-on heaters, floor mounted ceramic heaters, etc., I find the The AeroTherm Alien and RCS setup the best warmer available. I especially like the ability to control the unit remotely and use it only when I want to fly. There is no requirement for modifying anything under the cowl or having someone from the airport plug the unit in when I need it heated, or unplug it if I cancel.
I have an R44 Raven II that is based in Boston. While the helicopter is stored in a hangar, the hangar is not heated. In the winter the hangar is frequently down into the low 20’s F and it can be difficult to start at times, never mind the potential for excess wear and tear. I thought about a Tanis, but then came upon the Alien Turbo heater. I thought this would be a perfect solution with a quilted cover from Bruce’s as I could keep the entire engine and the drive train warm and avoid the issues with uneven heating of the engine. Last winter it worked out perfectly. I just place the heater inside the rear cowling and set it at 70 degrees. The entire back end of the helicopter (including the fuel) stays warm. Engine starts just like it does in the spring time. I highly recommend this solution.
Received the heater today. Its 19* out, let it rip for an hour and shot a laser thermometer at the engine block. 90*. Kickass product and i’ll be pimping you out to COPA.
The heater is lightweight and easy to use. I keep it running on the lowest setting on my Cirrus SR22 while it's in my unheated hangar and the engine stays warm to the touch, even when the outside temperature is approaching O degrees Celsius.
The staff couldn't have been any nicer at Aerotherm. I had a trip "up north" coming up and needed the heater ASAP for my new SR22. They were able to arrange second day air for a reasonable price and it arrived in time for my trip the next day!