What do our customers say?
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.
I got my heater on the 182 and it is -10 celcius outside and the plane is very cosy. What a fantastic product, most impressed.
Just wanted to send you a quick note about your Aerotherm Deuce. I purchased it in the fall of 2011 from you guys and have had it plugged in between the months of October and May ever since and it's fantastic. Oil temp shows 70 degrees even at -25 Celsius. Great product!
I want to let you know that the unit is working great. It warmed my dead, cold engine and oil to 80 F in about 2 hours when the air was about 12 degrees. Now I can fly on all those cold, clear days.
I should let you know that I purchased an Aerotherm heater almost 10 years ago and have used it every winter since and it has worked flawlessly, until today, but after 10 years of continuous winter operation, what more can you expect. I live in Northwest Wyoming where the temperatures are often below zero for several days at a time during the winter. I fly 150+ hours a year, so it is important to me to keep my airplane in top shape. I have never had to worry about starting my plane in less than desirable conditions. Your heater always kept my engine nice and warm, even in below zero temps.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I never even considered another product after the great experience I have had with Aerotherm.