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Tue, Jun 09, 2009

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.09.09)

Aero-Linx!

Scouring the information super airways can sometimes be a tough, if educational, task for the Aero-News staff... but it also allows us to check out some truly neat and exciting sites, so it's not that bad a gig. On any given day, we may check dozens (and often hundreds) of different sources for story ideas, and facts confirmation. And, as is the nature of our business, much of this is done on the Internet.

The ANN gang decided we probably shouldn't keep some of the neat sites, info resources, and organizations we've discovered to ourselves... so we decided to bring you Aero-Linx. These are the sites that WE check out -- when we need added perspective, a new spin on a day's topic... or just want to escape into cyber-aero-space for awhile.

Look for some of our favorite sites, coming each day to ANN via Aero-Linx. Suggestions for future Aero-Linx segments are always welcome, as well.

Aero-Linx: Tornado Alley Turbo

Shameless plug time -- The "Other" Tornado Alley is actually a company doing some truly magnificent work with retrofit turbo-normalized engine installations that are easy to use, powerful as you generally need them to be, and just plain rugged in overall operating temperament. We have a TAT package in our SR-22 G3 Turbo and we're blown away by the performance, economy and ease of use in this retrofit (which is incorporated as standard gear in the SR-22 Turbo). If you are unfamiliar with the concept of "Turbonormalizing," TAT notes that it is the conversion of your aircraft engine from normally aspirated to turbocharged, providing the same 29 or 30" of manifold pressure you now have available at sea level... 

Their Turbonormalizing system, incorporating the GAMIjectors' balanced fuel/air ratios, can provide significantly more speed/performance while maintaining measurably cooler cylinder head temperatures and do this on less cruise fuel consumption than your normally aspirated Cirrus, Bonanza, Cardinal or C-185. TAT claims that 'this system simply changes everything you ever thought or heard about turbocharging.' We agree...

FMI: www.taturbo.com

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