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Re: REFLECTOR: keeping warm

A couple of comments.  With a second cooler in the engine compartment plumbed in parallel it seems likely that the majority of flow would take that route, particularly when once it gets warmed up and the longer route is cold.  In other words, just when you need some heat.  It seems you would need some way of controlling heat rejected by the aft cooler (controlling oil flow or air flow, but best oil flow).
Also, the amount of heat you can expect from an electric heater in our limited electric system isn't going to help much.  Probably about 500 watts is the max (that would be over 30 amps) that you safely support, which is a small fraction of what you 'should' be able to get from an effective oil cooler installation.  It could help as a supplement, especially since you could get that heat as soon as your engine is running.
Al Gietzen
From: Emanuel Lewis <ruman@worldnet.att.net>
To: reflector@awpi.com <reflector@awpi.com>
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 1:36 PM
Subject: REFLECTOR: keeping warm

I've given up trying to get engough heat out of the oil cooler to keep warm during winters in the northeast.  Does anyone have any experience with electric heaters such as those sold by Aircraft Spruce?
Manny Lewis