Winterization plate in SE

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  1. WannFly

    WannFly Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    You sure did
     
  2. donjohnston

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    It blocks air flow into the engine compartment or the oil cooler. In really cold climates, it's needed on some planes to let the engine get warm enough.
     
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    HVAC and duct tape have been mentioned, so a note of caution.
    Fabric duct/HVAC tape can leave a residue (at least it does as a patch on my jeans, hammer handles, etc).
    The aluminum film version does NOT leave a residue.
     
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    And a long Vx climb!

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  5. Gary Ward

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    I couldn't find much info on these cessna 172 block off plates for my N model.
    I found one and then a pair. I have all the hardware/tools to install them, just have to get my AP on board to help me.

    I will only need them realistically 4-5 times a winter, I just want the option on my plane. I think they are cool because they seem rare around here?
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    The oil cooler on this cessna is behind the #3 cly. If you block some of it off then more air get's forced down through the engine.
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