Fresh - warm air
How many of you really use your cabin heat system? For those
of you that do - are you ever concerned about the possibility
of carbon monoxide poisoning?
And for those that fly twin engine aircraft - how is that love-hate
relationship going with your avgas fired cabin heater?
If there is one basic area were we would all feel better it is
in having a safe source of cabin heat to keep us and our passengers
warm and comfortable on those cold days or nights.
Virtually all existing cabin heat systems for single engine aircraft
derive the heat source by running outside cold air over the exhaust
system in order to provide cabin heat. For twin engine aircraft
the cabin heat source is often an avgas fired heater - many of
which have complex operating instructions or limitations on when
they can be used.
A liquid cooled engine can provide a safe and reliable source
of cabin heat utilizing a small air-water heat exchanger just
like we have in our automobles. With an air-water heater exchanger
system you no longer have to be concerned with carbon monoxide
poisoning, nor do you need to take into account the fuel that
is used by an avgas burning cabin heat system.
Imaging - just turn on your cabin heat and be comfortable without
worrying about detecting carbon monoxide or whether or not the
avgas heater was shutdown prior to landing.