Parts manufacturer Tempest announced this
week at EAA AirVenture 2010 it added two new categories to its existing
line of FAA- and PMA-approved aviation parts, components, and tools:
engine starter motors and spark plugs.
The first of its starter motors is a new
FAA/PMA-approved design eligible for installation on TCM engines. The
Tempest PowerFlite starter mounts directly to the engine and is
available in both 12- and 24-volt versions.
“We are proud to bring a highly
efficient and reliable starter to general aviation. Our PowerFlite line
of starters has been designed and developed by a team of engineers with
over 50 years combined experience in starter/generator design,” said
John Herman, Tempest vice president of sales and marketing.
Meanwhile, the company said it has
received FAA/PMA approvals and began shipping its new spark plugs. In
addition to being competitively priced, the Tempest spark plug line
features nickel plating for corrosion protection, a proprietary glass
center seal and integral resistor for improved spark gap life, and an
unslotted electrode head ensuring consistent contact for energy
A vacuum-cemented center electrode
prevents combustion gases from interfering with heat transfer while the
spark plug’s ceramic insulator uses a proprietary glaze material to
ensure high mechanical strength and dielectric quality.
The new spark plugs are available in
standard massive electrode and premium fine wire designs.
For more information on Tempest’s new
products, along with details on its existing offerings, visit the
company’s exhibit in Hangar D, Booth 4079-81, or its website at www.TempestPlus.com.