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DarylW

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Heater options....
« on: June 07, 2021, 10:59:24 am »
Howdy
My 1953 AC 520 ‘new’ to me, has had its heater pulled out. Can anyone direct me to info about heater options? I was hoping someone has tromped down the path of getting approval for something that doesn’t include aviation fuel!
Thanks much
Daryl Wilkins
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Adam Frisch

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Re: Heater options....
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 07:59:41 am »
Don't think anything else was approved for them. And now, with so few still flying in the last 20 years, there's no incentive to STC anything else. I never used my Janitrol myself as I was always terrified of it being in tail. I remember one trip across the rockies in full ski suit at altitude as it was so cold!

If I were you I'd install something automotive that's removable before annual, if you catch my drift... ;)
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.

DarylW

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Re: Heater options....
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 12:00:12 pm »
 Understood!  ;)
Thanks Adam

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donv

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Re: Heater options....
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 12:48:44 pm »
I always found those Janitrol heaters a bit scary as well. But in a normally aspirated twin, there aren't a lot of other options.

DarylW

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Re: Heater options....
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 05:42:18 pm »
The Alde furnace in my Airstream trailer works great and would adapt well to aviation use... electric source for heat, glycol as heat transfer liquid, non flammable. A modifiable concept to any twin.... could be genius....
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