June 2004 Issue

Letters: 06/04

Cheap Heat
Living in Wisconsin, those of us with unheated hangars (or no hangars at all) can certainly appreciate the need for a cabin heater as well as one that pre-heats the engine.

What a number of aircraft owners and I have used are the ceramic cube heaters which are widely available for considerably less than the $475 Tanis system you reviewed in the May, 2004 issue. They have adjustable temperature settings and automatic shutoff in the unlikely event that one gets tipped over.

I place mine on the floor behind the co-pilotís seat pointing toward the open floor on the left side of the airplane so the hot air doesnít come into direct contact with the upholstery. I...

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