Wet Vacuum Pump Premieres at Oshkosh | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Mon, Aug 04, 2003

Wet Vacuum Pump Premieres at Oshkosh

Airwolf's Latest Has Advantages

"Are you old enough to know what that is?" asked John Kochy, at his Airwolf Filter Corp booth, outside the big hangar at Oshkosh. Being 52, and looking on that challenge as a... challenge, I replied, "Of course, that's a vacuum pump."

John said, "...a wet vacuum pump." Oil-bathed, in fact. "The dry pumps are designed to wear out -- that's the only way they can work, the only way they can seal," he explained. "A wet pump like this, runs in oil, and lasts a lot longer. We put a 2000 hour, 10-year warranty on these, when your engine uses an oil filter."

These units were so new, the literature hadn't arrived. "We plan on finishing certification by the end of the year," his daughter, Brandy, told us.

Wet vacuum pumps haven't been produced for decades; they had some disadvantages. For instance, it's engine oil that circulates through them. The pumps need clean oil; and old metallurgy didn't always stand up well to engine oil's usual pollutants.

What if your engine was built since, say, 1953? "Continentals and Lycomings still have the port," John explained. "They just have it blocked off. Just re-open it." It's a screw-in plug.

Why reintroduce these wet pumps, if they were discontinued due to lack of interest so long ago? "They're an improvement on existing art," John said. Lubrication, filtration, machining, and metallurgy have all improved measurably since wet pumps were displaced by the typical dry pups we all know.

Unlike a dry pump, too, the wet pumps don't have to go in any certain direction -- they're ambidextrous, so to speak. (If you turn a dry vacuum pump backwards -- that is, if you can turn it -- you'll wreck it in a moment.)

So, if you'd like to try the latest in ancient technology, all brought up to modern specs and carrying a marvelous warranty, get in touch with Airwolf, and with John and Brandy. The pump will sell for $1500.

FMI: www.airwolf.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.15.17: New Shepard Flies Again, Falcon 5X Cancelled, Flying Car Race

Also: Online Pilot Records Database, GA Security Bill, $1M 4 ERAU, Blades Aerobatic Team Blue Origin's New Shepard made its seventh test flight Tuesday afternoon at the company's l>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17: Drone Registry, AMA Q&A, New IDRA Boss

Also: LAFD Drones, Toys For Tots FPV, Modular Racing Drone, Community College Drone Program President Donald Trump has signed the Defense Authorization Bill that includes a reinsta>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17: ERAU Storm Chaser, USMC Drone Insignia, Malawian UAV

Also: NLR Signs Agreement, QinetiQ, Big Bend Community College, 2nd Annual UAS Conference, Tigershark UAS Kicking off a series of tests for its capstone project, the UAV Storm Chas>[...]

Darwin Airlines Faces Bankruptcy

Swiss Regional Carrier Has Been Grounded For Two Weeks Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airlines has finally thrown in the towel and admitted it is facing bankruptcy two weeks after t>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.17.17)

"Bringing ESPRESSO this far has been a great accomplishment, with contributions from an international consortium as well as many different groups within ESO: engineers, astronomers>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC