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HORNET AIRCRAFT HEATERS

From $289.00 to $329.00
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Twin Hornet - 22
Engine pre-heater / 2 Fan; thermostatically controlled ;
60F on 70F off ;
40 foot cord rated at -40C ;
2" x 2.5" x 9.25"; 120v AC 250 watts
08-12217
$329.00
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Hornet 45
Engine or Cockpit Preheater
1 - Fan; 70 F; 3.625" x 5" x 5.25";
120v AC; 700 - 800 watts, ambient temperature dependent
08-12224
$289.00
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Overview

Aircraft Heaters represent the most safe and reliable aircraft engine preheater and cabin heaters ever developed. These heaters are designed to safely heat your engine in environments that are considered to be dangerous locations. The Hornet Heater line uses the most advanced, self-temperature regulating, semi-conducting material developed. The Hornet Heaters are equipped with two or four of every single operational component:

  • Self regulating variable wattage heating elements
  • DC fans - waterproof, ball bearing, 50,000 hour + (these quality fans cost 80% more than basic heater models)
  • Twin DC power supply - solid state & waterproof (no cheap bridge rectifiers here)
  • Twin thermostats & heating elements
Because the Hornet Heaters are hand built, the user can select the thermostat temperatures. The two-stage operation also reduces amp inrush by sequencing the heaters. Perhaps the most important feature of the Twin heating system is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the possibility of both heaters failing simultaneously is almost nonexistent and one heating circuit will provide enough heat to prevent engine damage. The unit is equipped with a switch that provides the user with a means to test the operation of each heating circuit independently. Other important features include a non-conductive fire rated fiberglass housing, mil-spec wiring, and an industry leading 3-year warranty.

These Heaters are made in the United States.

Designed as if your life depended on it - because the life of your engine may.

Specifications

  • The heaters are intrinsically safe.
  • Certified Hornet heaters have passed all safety and certification requirements and meet IPX7, ISO 8846, SAE J1171 and the USCG ignition protection standard.

Reviews

I use it in the engine bay of my self-launch Sailplane when hangared. Perfect length cord from wing tip wall to engine bay for this 18 meter glider. it does not get too hot.

David B
November 16, 2020

Excellent cockpit heater for cold seasons!

Mk
November 11, 2020

Brought my engine up to normal starting temps in just over 24 hours. It works great, is very easy to use, and can be taken on trips. Set it and forget it. Very pleased.

Rob
September 9, 2020

Used it this past winter. Did an excellent job keeping my plane ready to go. No issues leaving it plugged in while the plane was not in use. Two notes. It is not a rapid heater but one designed to be left in. It will turn off and on once it reaches temperature. I highly recommend it.

Jesse W
May 18, 2020

works exactly as their literature states.

Brian P
May 11, 2020

Have used for couple weeks, so far works awesome

Don G
January 10, 2020

The Twin Hornet 22 is superbly engineered and manufactured. Its amazing to see how this design fits so neatly through the intake vent and sits atop the cylinder. I had a couple questions that I emailed after hours to the factory and got a response immediately. So there is outstanding customer support to go along with a first class product.

Jeffrey S
December 13, 2019

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Ross P
December 13, 2019

The Hornet seems to work as it should. I have no complaints!

Max
October 24, 2019

These heater work exactly as advertised. A simple thermometer left in the engine cowl will tell you what the temperature is. It may take from 8-12 hours to heat a cold soaked engine but once heated it will cycle on/off as needed. The customers who left the low rating obviously did not read the POH supplied with the heater

Bryan K
April 20, 2018

Q&A

Q: What is the amp draw on the alternator for the small Hornet heater - 1 fan? Part number 08-12129

Per the supplier: at 12v, it is 16 amps in rush, 10 while running. At 24v, it is 12 amps in rush and 5 while running.

Q: What is the BTU output for Hornet Aircraft Heater part number 08-12130 (Hornet<sup>2</sup> - 2 Fan)?

Per the supplier: The BTU output for the Hornet2 - 2 Fan is about 350 BTUs.

Q: Part number 08-12210: What is the amp draw on the alternator for the small Hornet heater - 1 fan? What is the temperature out?

The amp draw would be about 8 amps. The temperature out would be 50 delta T. Which means whatever the temperature would be in the cabin it will blow out 50 degrees hotter.

Q: What is the amp draw on the T6A2H4-200 hornet aircraft heater? What size circuit breaker should I use?

The typical amp draw is 8 to 10 amps. Supplier recommends installing a 20 amp breaker and sizing the wire for 20 amps.

Q: Manufacturers webpage P/N: 08-12221 HEATER shows 220V available. Do you know if this unit work with 110V and 220V at the same time, or have to be ordered as a 220V version?

P/N# 08-12221 is a dual voltage meter. It may be used on either 120V or 220V.

Q: Do these actually come with two heating units?

No, the photo is for reference to show two sides of the unit. These are priced and sold each.

Q: Which heater do you recommend for a husky?

These are not aircraft specific but that would would work for a Husky.

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