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/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **
** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **
** Airborne 10.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.15.14 **

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 at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Game-Changing NBAA2014 Sponsor Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics!

Innovation Brings Safe, Certified, Nanophosphate® Lithium Batteries To New Business Aircraft True Blue Power is the first company in the world to achieve FAA TSO and EASA ETSO >[...]

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash!

Get Aero-News Delivered To Your E-Mail We know you, like many of our readers, make it a point to check out the latest news and information daily on Aero-News... but did you know th>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC