Jake Reyna's Blog – October 2013 Archive (1)

Cowl Thermal Blanket, DIY

Update October 20, 2013. We've seen temps into the high 20's. The thermal blanket is working well. A 60 watt light bulb works well, along with the 25 watt heat pad in the oil cooler plenum. At 25F OAT temps are, oil 59F, engine EGT/CHT 45F, airbox/cowl temp is 51F. My experience has been that engine/oil temps over 45F, the engine will start quickly.

I'm going to order a 50 watt heat pad, that is a better size for this climate. More data later.

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Added by Jake Reyna on October 6, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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