Friday, January 29, 2010

February Monthly Meeting - Fighting Engine Corrosion

All monthly meetings of the Paramus Flying Club is open to the public.

Topic: Fighting Engine Corrosion
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010 @ 19:45
Location: New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame at Teterboro Airport

As a natural follow-up to last month's A Look Inside Our Engines presentation, this month our invited speaker, Edward Kollin, will be discussing what we can do to fight engine corrosion. As concerns about the costs of aviation mount, this is a topic that will be of interest not just to aircraft owners, but to renters interested in the preservation of the FBOs and Flight Schools out of which they operate.

He will discuss aircraft oil formulations, auto vs. aviation oils, the straight weight vs. multi-weight debate, corrosion, the break-in process, engine operation, deposits and valve sticking, engine specific problems, oil additives, oil change intervals, and oil analysis.

Here is the opportunity to get answers to your questions about fuels, lubricants, additives, engine operation and much more!

Edward Kollin has worked only for two small firms as an adult: General Motors Research and Exxon Research and Engineering, and has been involved with engines, fuels and lubricants since he could stand. At Exxon, he was director of the engine research laboratory as part of the Advanced Fuel and Lubricants Group and was responsible for the initial research on the Exxon Elite oil.

Refreshments: Pizza is funded by a 50/50

Directions: Directions to the NJ Aivation Hall of Fame can be found on the museum's homepage. As a bonus to those attending the meeting, the museum opens for us a 19:00. This provides an opportunity to view some of the exhibits for free, though we do encourage people to join the museum and help fund preservation of our aviation heritage in NJ.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

4468N diesel conversion featured on AVweb

Its just been 10 months since we converted 4468N (C182) to the SMA SR305 jet-fueled engine, and its already started to garner a lot of interest. Paul Bertorelli (AVweb) flew recently with us to find out more about this conversion. Read more about it here or watch the AVweb video below.