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Change Out Your Old Alternator for Less Than the Price of an Overhaul

Airplanes require constant maintenance and repairs to keep them in good working condition for their pilots. One of the things that will need to be replaced over time is an aircraft’s alternator. At Air Power, we understand that replacing any airplane part can be expensive. Luckily, Hartzell Engine Technologies is offering a great deal to flying enthusiasts who need to replace their old alternators. Forget an Alternator Overhaul If you have an older Cessna or Piper aircraft, then your alternator is more than likely an automotive alternator from around 40 years ago. We don’t have to tell you that an alternator that old probably isn’t doing the best job it could. Overhauling your alternator may not be financially feasible for you right now and we understand that. Now until March 31st, we’ll send you $150 if you upgrade to a new Hartzell unit and ship us your old alternator. Why Replace What Isn’t Broken Yet? …Read More >>

Hartzell Engine Technologies Releases Powerful New Alternator

For almost every pilot out there, the need for speed and power behind a joystick is paramount. Although a fictional movie, we see the importance and thrill of it in Top Gun when Tom Cruise jumps in his military jet trying to beat previously held records for speed and time. Unfortunately not every airplane can put out adequate power to satisfy the pilot. Luckily, there’s a solution in the works from Hartzell Engine Technologies. Plane-Power is re-releasing its popular line of belt-driven “ALT-FLX” alternators. If you’re looking for a powerful boost for your airplane engine, then this is a great solution. What You Need to Know About the New Belt-Driven Alternator Until Hartzell Engine Technologies can figure out a few complicated component sourcing issues, they’ll be selling factory-rebuilt alternators. The units will consist of recycled parts that will be tested and measured based on new quality standards. They will also include a 24-month warranty like …Read More >>

Garmin GPS Holiday Rebate

The holidays are approaching fast and we all have that one person on our list that we can’t seem to find the perfect gift for. Nothing can be more annoying than knowing your Christmas shopping isn’t done yet because the right present hasn’t come along. If you’re shopping for the pilot in your life, our aviation experts have a holiday special that will get you excited! Now until December 22, you can save up to $100 on select Garmin handheld portables. Owning a Garmin GPS makes flying easier, safer, and more enjoyable for any flying enthusiast. Garmin is offering a rebate of up to $100 on select models. There’s no time like the present to spoil your loved one with a new navigation system for his or her aircraft. Rebates are available on the following portable devices: aera 796/795 aera 660 aera 510/500 GPSMAP 696/695 GDL 39 (3D) VIRB XE Aviation Bundle D2 Bravo (Titanium) …Read More >>

Checklist for Your Plane Before You Travel for the Holidays

Every pilot has a long checklist of things to go over on their aircraft before they can get in the air and fly. These checklists are to ensure that things are working properly and that there won’t be any preventable in-flight emergencies. With the holidays in full swing, more and more pilots and hobbyists with private planes are taking to the skies to visit family and friends around the country. At Air Power Inc., we know that having the right airplane parts can make all the difference. We have everything from aircraft engines to specialized Cessna parts. In addition to your regular pre-flight checklist, here are a few things we suggest doing before you get in the cockpit and fly. Familiarize Yourself With Frequencies and Airspace Part of being a great pilot is planning ahead for your trip. Even though flying may seem routine to you, it can turn into an emergency very quickly. Knowing …Read More >>

Aircraft Engine Turbochargers

Turbocharging an engine is an upgrade seen in virtually every area of transportation from marine to automotive to aircraft, but the very first turbocharged machinery was developed for aircraft engines as early as the 1920s. Air Power, Inc. offers an extensive selection of aircraft parts and replacement machinery including aircraft engine turbochargers from some of the biggest names in aviation. Explaining Turbochargers for Aircraft Engines The purpose of a turbocharger in an aircraft is to maintain a specific manifold pressure at a given throttle setting. A turbocharger accomplishes this with a bypass valve and a controller, and some systems also feature a pressure relief valve that will help avoid engine failure. A turbocharger will take engine exhaust gas and divert it into a turbine. The pressure and heat that results will force the turbine wheel to rotate the compressor wheel. This rotation causes the compressor wheel to draw ambient air into the compressor housing and …Read More >>

Cleveland Wheel & Brake Assembly for Light Sport

As a respected member of the general aviation parts manufacturing industry, Cleveland Wheels & Brakes provides aviators with quality parts that come from a company with more than 75 years of experience in flight. The Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division is part of the Parker-Hannifin Corporation, which is a multinational manufacturing company. Air Power, Inc. is your distribution source for Cleveland Wheel & Brake Assemblies for Light Sport, which has a variety of applications including single and multi-engine aircraft, light sports aircraft, and experimental aircraft. When used in conjunction with the appropriate tires, aircraft wheel assemblies from Cleveland Wheel & Brake allow the aircraft to change direction and stop during various ground maneuvers, as well as during taxi, takeoff, and landing. Why Use Cleveland Wheel & Brake Assemblies? According to Parker Hannifin, Cleveland Wheels & Brakes brand products are an overwhelmingly popular feature of modern aircraft appearing on more than 80% of general aviation aircraft. …Read More >>