What do our customers say?
We’ve used the heaters 3-4 nights a week since we’ve gotten them. They allow us to leave the planes in the storage hangar regardless of the temperature. In the past we tried to get at least one plane into the heated maintenance hangar the night before a cold morning flight. This was always a complication and didn’t always work. Now, all we do is hang the heaters on the plane after the last flight and plug them in before we go home. The pressure carburetors on the Helio Couriers don’t like cold starts and it wasn’t unusual to have to pump the primer to keep them running initially on a cold morning. Now, we pull the plane out and turn the master on and see 70 – 80 degrees on the CHTs with the thermostat set at 70. The oil temps are 65 to 70. We will probably buy two more for the 206s before next winter. Thanks for a great product.
"I'm very happy with my Aerotherm Ryan, easy to use and silent. Hook it up, do my walk around and prep and in half an hour, 45 minutes it starts like a Summer day. Preparation and proper procedures are so important with a Radial Engine. Living in Canada with colder winters I feel confident I'm doing one of the best things I can do for my ship."
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.
After researching many other options, I decided the Aerotherm was best for my setup in an unheated hanger. No installation. No change to W&B. Easy to stow for transport or warm weather. My RCS unit is on speed dial and my heater is presently hooked up to my SR-22 awaiting my call.
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!