Cabin Heat

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Got it done. Just need to install cpu fan. 

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Can you showed where you “T’d” in? I’m curious as mine is getting close to flying and it’s starting to cool down

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The original heater seems to work well. I tried it yesterday and was surprised at its output. I also dammed the space between top of the firewall and the windshield bottom to stop the horrendous drafts, using cardboard and tape.

I used a car choke cable to pull open the firewall valve, and located the inlet low on the firewall between my feet.

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Where do you get the fiberglass shroud?

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Where do you get the fiberglass shroud?

It came with the kit, Matthew. Item F-78 on the parts list (I can't find the valve on the list)  I offer mine up for someone to make a splash from, it is fiberglas, about 1/16" thick, nothing fancy. I can also just photo and sketch it in detail, the only fancy interface is the rectangular flanged face that bolts to the radiator, and the circular tube for the orange tubing. More complex is the fancy spring loaded flapper valve that mounts on the firewall.

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I think I still have one like in Nick's first picture left.  Or you could make one with some blue foam and packing tape plus a piece of 2" OD aluminum tube like I did once.  Cut the foam in the shape you want, run the tube into the foam a bit, wrap it up real well with the tape to keep the fiberglass resin from eating up or sticking to the foam, and in very short order you will have one.  JImChuk

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How does it attached to the radiator, how big, does it affect cooling much? The winter months are here, so debating if I should just wear a coat or add a heater

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The other idea I had to keep it compact was a small cpu radiator with fans since they are cheap and I cant find what fred has in the states

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The other idea I had to keep it compact was a small cpu radiator with fans since they are cheap and I cant find what fred has in the states

I just laid the cpu fan on top of the radiator and zip tied all the way around.  Its a great solution until I customize something.

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In section IV Chapter1 pages 8-11, the Avid MK IV manual shows how to use these factory suppled parts for cabin heat.  JImChuk

PS  if anyone in the US wants the parts shown here, I'll ship them to you for $40.  

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I finished the installation of the heater core and cpu fan.  Total cost might be $60.00 bucks.  With outside temp at 24 degrees and water temp at 174 the heater core puts out lots of heat.  Will make for nicer flying this winter.

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I finished the installation of the heater core and cpu fan.  Total cost might be $60.00 bucks.  With outside temp at 24 degrees and water temp at 174 the heater core puts out lots of heat.  Will make for nicer flying this winter.

I am about to embark on this same mission with The Machinist . I also like the looks of the setup Fred posted but seems like it might be hard getting one across the pond at a reasonable price. We have a major Radiator warehouse here locally that I'm told has about every shape and size radiator/heater core imaginable. Seems the fans are cheap. Add a shut off and some silicone hose and we should be good to go. It's never that easy but it sounds good!!

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