What do our customers say?
After doing a lot of research on aircraft engine heaters, I came to the conclusion that the AeroTherm heater was my best choice and the only unit that met all of my purchase criteria: effective, lightweight, portable and inexpensive. I had decided that I wanted an electric heater and, since I fly a variety of aircraft, I needed a unit that was not permanently installed. I like the fact that the AeroTherm re-circulates heated air throughout the engine compartment, ensuring that the entire engine is heated evenly, including the oil. And with three different temperature settings and a built in thermostat, I can tailor the heater output to my specific needs on any given day.
"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."
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!
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.
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.