|Airforms, Inc. Offers 401, 402, and 414 Engine Baffles|
|Written by Keith C. Mathiowetz|
|Monday, 16 January 2012 15:33|
Airforms, Inc. has received FAA/PMA approval of new engine baffle designs for Cessna 401,402, and 414 aircraft. This adds to the 50-plus models it already supplies to customers around the world. These engine baffles have many improvements to increase engine cooling efficiency and service life. Among the improvements are the use of more doublers, 6061-T6/304 stainless material, and fiberglass-reinforced silicone seals.
A&P mechanics and aircraft owners alike know engine baffles are often neglected and in poor condition. Previously, there has been no source, or, rather, no economical source, for many aircraft that need new baffles. This, along with experience, is the driving force behind the Airforms, Inc. success in the engine baffle market.
Levi Ward, general manager for Airforms, Inc., commented on the focus it has put into perfecting the fit and cooling efficiency of its engine baffle designs. “The most important goal is for our engine baffle designs to do the job efficiently and install without modifications,” Ward said. “Our focus is on designing the engine baffles to fit snuggly on the engine to create that perfect high pressure under the cowling to force cooling air through the engines cylinders. The impact is longer TBO times and reduced maintenance costs. High costs are due to high cylinder head temperatures, which cause components such as lifters, cams, and cylinders to wear out before their TBO time. We also own and work on our own planes, so we understand the need for parts to fit as they should and without modification. So, we take great pride in providing high-quality engine baffles that stand out as exceptional.”
|Last Updated ( Monday, 16 January 2012 15:36 )|