Each month we feature an affordable tip for improving your airplane and in a recent issue, a COO member showed us how he built his own Cessna engine dehydrator.

Joshua Boyd flies a 1967 PA-28R-180. “I built an engine dehydrator out of PVC pipe, an aquarium pump, and an old guitar stand I had at the house. A fellow pilot had built one; I used his as a model. It uses rechargeable desiccant. You can grab a guitar stand for $5 online. All in, this was less than $100. Another fellow pilot had the file to 3D-print an oil filler tube cap with a hole for the tube. The paint and stickers were for fun.”

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