Tanis Aircraft Blog

  • Upcoming Events for Tanis

    Tanis aircraft preheat products - upcoming events

    Upcoming Events:

    TrickAir Ski Plane Fly In
    Monitor www.TrickAir.com/flyin for
    updates on snow and ice conditions

    Northern Illinois IA Renewal and
    Maintenance Seminar

    January 28


    February 16

    McGregor, MN


    Itasca, IL

    HELI Expo March 6-9 Louisville, KY
    MN Aviation Maintenance Conference March 27 & 28 Brooklyn Center, MN
    Great Alaska Aviation Gathering May 6 & 7 Anchorage, AK
    Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering April 29 & 30 Blaine, MN
    Valdez Fly-In, Air Show, & STOL May 12-14 Valdez, AK
    EAA AirVenture July 24-30 Oshkosh, WI


  • Tanis Tip-of-the-Week

    ENGINE PREHEAT……..It’s a HOT issue!

    There are many opinions regarding why, when, what and how to preheat. We’re here to help you get the facts straight. Each week we will be emailing you educational tips on aviation preheat. If you have any tips you’d like to share, please email them to us at info@tanisaircraft.com. We would love to hear from you!

    Helicopter parts (AW119 flagged)

    Rotor Wing Preheat

    Tanis Aircraft Products offers rotorwing preheat systems. We have systems for most Helicopter manufactures including Leonardo, Airbus, Bell, Enstrom, Robinson, and Sikorsky. These helicopter systems are used with a variety of engine manufacturers like GE, Lycoming, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, and Turbomeca. All of us at Tanis are dedicated to protecting aircraft’s longevity, your safety, and your ability to get started to your destination in the shortest time despite cold weather.


    Talkeelna Air Taxi

    Aviation Safety Starts with Tanis Preheat!

    Monitor Oil/Cylinder Head Temp: Some engines may need the aircraft manufacturer’s approved winter cooling restrictor to allow the oil and cylinders to reach and maintain correct operating temperatures. After fitting, keep an eye on the oil temperature/cylinder head temperature, especially if the weather turns warmer.





    Committed to Helping You!

    Recently our Project Development Manager, Dirk Ellis traveled to Peachtree, GA to help with an installation of a new preheat kit on Scott Flandermeyer’s CMG (Continental Motors Group) CD-230 Diesel RV-10. We have solutions and are committed to helping you with your engine preheat needs. Connecting and staying in touch with our customers is who we are at Tanis Aircraft Products.

    Tanis Aircraft Products

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    Tip of the WeekHow Hot Does the Engine Get?
    Our system is designed to raise the engine temperature 50 to 60 degrees F and 28 to 33 degrees C above ambient.

    What kind of extension cord do I need?
    *16+ gauge extension cord is normally adequate for 50 foot runs.
    *The longer the cord the heavier (lower) the gauge you should use.
    *A cold weather cord is recommended in cold regions for flexibility and reliability.
    *See your systems pilot guide for more information.




    The Tanis Team would like to THANK YOU for your continued to support.

    Tanis Team

    Tanis Aircraft Products


    We’re headed to Anchorage for the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering May 6 & 7, 2017.


  • Tanis Engine Preheat System on an Eagle 407HP

    Did you get a chance to see our Tanis Engine Preheat system installed on the Eagle 407HP?

    The Bell 407 is a four-blade, single-engine, civil utility helicopter; a derivative of the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger. The 407 uses the four-blade, soft-in-plane design rotor with composite hub developed for the United States Army’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior instead of the two-blade, semi-rigid, teetering, rotor of the 206L-4. The Bell 407 is frequently used for corporate and offshore transport, law enforcement, electronic news gathering and movie making. The Bell 417 was a variant of the Bell 407 based on the Bell ARH-70.

    This Eagle 407HP is powered by Honeywell, and has our famous Tanis Aircraft Engine Preheat System installed for show visitors to see up-close and personal.

    We enjoyed meeting with people in our booth at the Heli-Expo, answering questions and discussing aircraft engine preheaters and winter aircraft maintenance options for various applications. We were asked if we could put a preheat system on cameras for a news helicopter. Answer? Of course! Tanis preheat systems are very versatile and our team is very resourceful.

    If we didn’t get a chance to see you at Heli-Expo, give us a call to talk to our smart engineers about your challenges. We’d love to think through a solution with you!


  • EAA 745 Pancake Breakfast – Congratulations to Winners of our Aircraft Engine Preheat System!

    It was nice to see so many of you who attended the EAA 745 (White Bear Lake) Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, January 31. Thank you to those who stopped by and registered for all the Tanis give away items which included a complete aircraft engine preheat system!

    EAA745 Winners of a Tanis Aircraft Engine Preheat System


    Dave & Diane Syverson won the grand prize of a Tanis Aircraft Products complete engine preheat system for the Rotax engine in their Kitfox. I’ve included a picture of the winning couple and want to offer a WARM CONGRATULATIONS to the winning couple.

    We’ve got some cold-weather tips we will be emailing to you each week. These handy tips offer some good advice on cold weather operation.

    If you would like more information on how you can preheat your aircraft; we have an aircraft engine preheat system that will work perfectly. We look forward to working with you.

    Aircraft Safety Starts With Tanis Preheat!