What do our customers say?
I could not have got a better heater than your Aerotherm heater. I live in Hamilton Montana and have an unheated hangar. I leave it on all winter and everytime I go out to fly I don't have to pre-heat because its already nice and warm. We had 10 below temperatures here in December and the airplane stayed completely warm. It works great on my Citabria and I can take it to my fly in ranch in the Selway Wilderness of Idaho and run it off the generator back there.
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.
It is 2 degrees today. I checked on my plane in the unheated hangar. The aerotherm was working great. I had it set at 65 degrees. It was cycling the heat on and off, ever so slowly. I'm very pleased with the aerotherm.
The Deuce works better than I ever imagined! I threw a couple of moving blankets on top, positioned the hoses into the cowls, careful not to obstruct the oil cooler, and left it plugged in to cycle on and off as needed. After a couple of days I noticed the heater only comes on maybe once every 5 minutes, and stays on no more than a minute at a time, maybe less. The engine is toasty warm. Thanks for such a great product.
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.