4.8 / 5.040 ReviewsDurability5.0 / 5Reliability5.0 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value3.9 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (21)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJuly 5, 2020Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat replacement for worn or broken Cessna ventsGreat replacement for std Cessna vent. However you do need to figure out an outside air temperature gage. These hav no option to mount oneJuly 5, 2020Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJune 28, 2020Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesMarch 25, 2020Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPrecise-Flow Air Vent KitThese are high quality pieces that seal perfectly and operate easily allowing very precise air flow adjustments. They are more expensive than every other replacement vent I could find on the market, but they came highly recommended and they are very well made. Better in every way than the old tin can aluminum units they replaced...no comparison. My A&P installed them during my annual and said he had never seen a better made vent kit.March 25, 2020Purchased
7 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWaited way too long to purchase these.These work so, so much better than the factory vents. I can’t believe I waited almost three years to buy them. They are far easier to aim, much easier to open and close, will completely seal when closed, look better and somehow seem to increase the airflow by at least a factor of three.
It’s one of those mods that, hot or cold, makes every flight more enjoyable.Added Dec 25, 2019December 25, 2019Purchased
7 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSolid and well builtThese air vents are a great improvement over the stock 172 vents. They are easy to install, and built very well. Others have noted that the included lube is a bit sparse. I agree - I used all of it, but wish I had bit more. One of the vents went in easy - pushing with a slight twist and in it went. On the other side, the vent opening had a slight inward bend so that the push and twist wasn't working. I expanded the opening in increments by using the old air vent as a round (and soft) lever, gradually expanding the opening so the vent would go in. One other tip - my fingers were dirty from the scotch-bright smoothing step and sticky from the lubrication, so as you're pushing the vents in, keep the bubble wrap around the vents so you don't leave dirty fingerprints.November 15, 2019Purchased
8 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood Quality Air VentsWe have not yet installed them but just a casual inspection revealed good quality construction. Since we would be losing access to the outside air-temperature, w purchased an air-temperature probe that connects to JPI engine monitor.September 29, 2019Purchased
9 months agoEase Of Use5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAir Vent for my C172NVery nice looking, high quality product. Totally simple to install especially for me since my Panel has a digital OAT and replacement of original vent OAT was not necessary. My only complaint was that for all the money these cost, you'd think the manufacturer would include more than about two drops of lube to help ease these into the tubes. It worked out, but a little more lube would have been very helpful.September 21, 2019Purchased
10 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest Air Flow with Natural ACAll Cessna products seem to be too expensive but these Precise Air Flow vents are a real asset compared to the conventional vents that came in the plane. BEWARE IT TAKES A PROFESSIONAL TO INSTALL THEM.February 11, 2019Purchased
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Browse 24 questions Browse 24 questions and 59 answersWhat is the applicability list of the STC for these air vents?BEST ANSWER: The vents have an STC for most Cessna models from the 150 to the 207. Let me know which specific model and I can check the list for you.Do they come in different colors?BEST ANSWER: Not at this time.Does installation of these vents come within the definition of preventative maintenance?BEST ANSWER: They are slightly heavier than the stock vents. There is also an issue of the OAT gauge that might be in the stock vents, and not in these. So, I doubt it, as it is not exactly an "in-kind" replacement. In our case, we had another OAT and were not using the one in the vent. We did the work, but had our A&P sign off (and do a 337 as I recall). If you have a good relationship with your A&P, then they won't charge much to inspect your work (the work is really simple - mostly cleaning) and sign-off. Unless they are going to charge a lot, and it might depend on how much, then this is WELL WORTH IT!!!! Great air flow when you want it and none (and no noise) when you don't.Does the seaplane v-brace in the c-185 interfere with the installation?BEST ANSWER: I don’t think it will. I did have to pull my wing vent tubes on my 182 out and shorten them a little. You might have to do the same but I would call the company first. It takes a little time to put them in but it is SOOOO worth it. They are so much better than the original can vents. You will not regret doing this.One of the other answers says "fits most 150 thru 207". Will it fit and be STC'd for a 1961 210A?BEST ANSWER: Yes, fit the 210A and it is covered under the STC.The original Cessna vents have an OAT temperature probe incorporated in to the vents. How do you get your OAT with these vents?BEST ANSWER: The kit comes with the installation tools for mounting the OAT in the wind screen. However, I find the original OAT to be somewhat inaccurate especially when mounted in an area susceptible to solar radiation. I opted to use an electronic probe mounted under the wing which in my case was part of my JPI 900 installation.I have a 1981 182R, I also have an Aspen so I don’t need the temp gauge. Will this be covered?BEST ANSWER: This will certainly cover your ventilation needs. I have a 1978 C182RG and these vents would have worked fine in it. Unfortunately, I couldn't just remove the old ones and push these into the holes. The sockets in the airplane had to be redone and I decided that was too much trouble so I returned them.My Precise-Flow vents will not fit into the plastic sleeves where the original Cessna vents were mounted. How can I remove the plastic sleeves so the Precise-Flow vents can be inserted?BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure what plastic sleeves you're referring to. To replace my vents, the original "can"-type plastic vents were removed and a metal sleeve remained where the new vents were inserted into. It is a tight fit and you'll need to use the grease in the kit to assist in inserting the vents. Also, a good scrubbing with a scouring pad helps smooth the inside of the metal tube the vents fit into and eases installation. Make sure you have an A&P/IA sign off on the work and fill out a 337 form as this is considered a modification.Will they fit a Cessna 1977 R172K Hawk? Also, does the kit come with some method of relocating the OAT gauge and sensor?BEST ANSWER: YES it fits well , I had it installed last year in my Cessna 1975 R172K Hawk.
Significant improvement on air flow control in the cabin, and it stays in place, not like the older Cessna original vents that kept moving around with wear and tear.
NO method of relocating the OAT. The suggestion to drill another hole into the windshield is un-aesthetic at best - there are other locations where one can be installed.Are the vents supposed to fit flush with the plastic post cover? In other words, are they supposed to be pushed in all the way so that the doorpost plastic cover meets the foam sleeve of the replacement vent?BEST ANSWER: There may be a very small gap between the vent the the door post plastic, but no more than an 1/8" of so. If there is a lot more than that, you have not pushed them in as far as you need to. It is a very tight fit and takes a lot 'push' to get them in as far as they should go.The web-site says: "Fits single-engine Cessnas with the "tin-can" type air vents manufactured before 1981". Question: Will it fit in a 1985 Cessna 172P? Thank you.BEST ANSWER: The newest model listed on their STC is the 172P.We have the Rosen visors installed. Will these vents clear them when the visors are in the fully forward position?BEST ANSWER: I also have the Rosen visors on my 182R and the vents work perfectly with them.
I cant recommend these vents enough, one of the best things I have added to the plane. I promise you wont be sorry!Will they fit Reims Rocket (FR172J)? Is there a way to relocate the OAT? E.g. Drilling an hole in one of the two units?BEST ANSWER: They fit my standard C182 perfectly. Would not drill into these as they are form fit tight which would be affected by holesWill these fit my 1972 180 and not interfere with the V brace in the windshield?BEST ANSWER: They work well in my 1981 R182. I cant imagine them interfering with the V brace since they are on the sides where the original vent were..Are the parts (eyeball vent and aluminum tube) permanently attached to the plastic part (brown/tan plastic elbow) - or do they screw into it and are removable - both the aluminum tube and the eyeball vent?BEST ANSWER: I haven’t tried to seperate them but they seem to be permanently attached.will they work on a 1977 Hawk XP II?BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will work.My A&P asks for Permission Letter. What is it and where do
I get it?BEST ANSWER: The permission letter is a letter to use the STC. It is included with the vents.will they fit 1981 C182r?BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will fit.need to remove for installation access, how do you remove them without damage?BEST ANSWER: The vent should slide out.Does this product and STC apply to a 1975 Cessna 210L ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does.Will these Air Vents fit on a C-172L with Rosen shades?BEST ANSWER: Yes, they should fit.Does this fit a 1980 172N?BEST ANSWER: Yes, these will fit the 172N.I installed the vents, but did not need to relocate the temp guage as I have an OAT probe with my Electronics International engine analyzer. Is a 337 form still required since there were no airframe alterations, such as the drilling thru the windshield? .BEST ANSWER: I would recommend that you ask your A&P.Would it fit a Cessna 150L?BEST ANSWER: Yes and the STC includes the 150.
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