Snug as a bug

February 2, 2010 by Jill W. Tallman
Tanis Aircraft President Bob Krueger (left) inspects the installation of the new preheater with Senior Editor Dave Hirschman.

Tanis Aircraft President Bob Krueger (left) inspects the installation of the new preheater with Senior Editor Dave Hirschman.

 

Just before we launched for Sebring, Florida, and 80-degree temperatures last month, the 2010 Fun to Fly Remos was outfitted with a new engine preheating system, courtesy Tanis Aircraft Products. (See “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” February 2010 AOPA Pilot.) When the temps drop, you simply plug in the preheater (the plug can be reached through the oil access door) and put the blankets on the cowling.

No sooner did we get our heater than we took the airplane to Florida for the U.S Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring. But that was a good thing, because Tanis Aircraft President Bob Krueger had come down from Minnesota for the show, and during one of his few breaks he walked over and inspected the installation. Talk about service!

Now the Fun to Fly Remos is back in its hangar; there’s fresh snow on the ground and more to come; but we’re ready for the cold.

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