Twin Hornet-22 Engine Heater

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Please allow 7-10 days for delivery

$329.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 21278A

The secret is maintaining a warm temperature around your engine

Preheating your engine is now as simple as plugging in these heaters the night before you fly. The hornet engine heater is designed to maintain a 70-80 degree environment around your engine behind the cowl plugs. Instead of blasting extreme heat into the engine compartment like some heaters, the Hornet heaters evenly and consistently heats all parts of the engine. The Twin Hornet-22 is designed for preheating the cowl of sma...Read more

The secret is maintaining a warm temperature around your engine

Preheating your engine is now as simple as plugging in these heaters the night before you fly. The hornet engine heater is designed to maintain a 70-80 degree environment around your engine behind the cowl plugs. Instead of blasting extreme heat into the engine compartment like some heaters, the Hornet heaters evenly and consistently heats all parts of the engine. The Twin Hornet-22 is designed for preheating the cowl of smaller aircraft.

Features:
• Lightweight and portable
• Uses a low amount of electricity
• No propane tanks to haul or refill
• 250 watts
• 120 volts AC
• 2 thermostats and fans
• 2 heating modules
• 40’ electrical cord
• 2.5” x 2” x 9.25”housing

Includes: Canvas bag and testing spray.
Reviews

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Works as advertised
It works just fine. This is not a rapid heating system but works great to plug it in and forget it.
December 8, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
twin hornet engine heater
only one cold snap tested so far, but the Twin hornet 22 worked great for my turbo C182T, started right up with no problem, could tell from feel that engine was not impacted by single digit temps. although inside nonheated hanger with blanket over engine.
January 23, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great product
Although a little expensive, this product is extremely well made, includes a long power cord, and comes with a nice carrying/storage case. It works as advertised on my Cessna 150. Because of the quality I have no issue leaving it plugged in overnight for morning operations. On any larger engine one should probably go with the quad model. The unit puts out warm air and has no hot areas to burn you or cause damage to the aircraft.
January 22, 2018
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
This Hornet is welcome in my cowling
I am well pleased with my Twin Hornet. Safe, effective and “pilot proof”, it keeps the upper section of the cowling just right. I can put the unit directly on the cylinders without worry. Having an insulated cover is mandatory to hold the heat.
January 12, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works as advertised. Maintains 65-70 degrees under the cowl of my DA-40 XLS in outside ambient temperatures as low as 15 degrees. Used in combination with a cowl blanket. Unit appears well constructed.
December 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Reliable & Safe
Have used the Twin Hornet 22 for three seasons with a cowl blanket to heat my Cessna 140. It works great -- have a question? Expect superb customer service from the manufacturer.
December 29, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Very good unit
I have owned the Twin Hornet for a year and use it to keep my Cardinal engine ready to fly in winter months. With a cowl blanket and cowl plugs, the heater keeps the engine compartment at a warm temperature, and the oil is flowing off the stick, even in sub-zero temps. I leave the unit plugged in all week between weekend flights, without an issue. Very good unit.
December 24, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Works great
I own a Citabria that is very difficult to start when it's cold. I purchased the Twin Hornet, hooked it up and wrapped the cowl with a blanket. The next day I went to fly and the engine started immediately. I've used the heater for a couple weeks now and I've flown five times. Each time I start my engine it comes to life easily. I'm very pleased with the Twin Hornet and would buy it again.
January 24, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: Compact, safe way to apply steady warmth to engine or cockpit. Looks well made. Nice way to test unit provided. Complete with long cord. Cons: Not inexpensive.
October 8, 2014
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Will the Twin Hornet engine heater #21278A work when the temperature is -10 F in a Cherokee 140?
Richard W on Oct 27, 2016
Will this fit for my C150?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work for the C150.
Will the twin hornet be sufficient for a Hawk XP in Eastern NC? I read the Quad is recommended but we don't see extreme low temps most of the time.
Michael H on Oct 15, 2017
Can you use it as a heater to warm up the cabin?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Per the manufacturer, the Twin Hornet 22 heater is too small to adequately heat a cockpit. For this application, the Hornet 45 is the heater that should be used. It delivers over three times the heat of the Twin Hornet 22.
Will the Hornet 22 work with a Piper Cherokee 6 300?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Hornet 22 engine heater will work for the Piper Cherokee 6 300 aircraft. The heater will elevate the temperature of the six cylinders when used in conjunction with the two required blankets. It will not elevate the temperature of the oil sump region, nor the crankcase, so don't expect those items to be warm. The overall dimensions of the heater is small, and it will fit through an opening in the cowling behind the propeller. The Chuckanut Flying Club -- based out of KBLI -- uses these heaters in the club's 182 and Warrior, and they work great.
How well does it work in an RV12?
Ben H on Nov 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It works great.... You can set it and forget it.. in a way you can say it was made for your plane. ... The last couple of Winters it made it like my plane was in a heated hanger the while time.... It pushes the hot air out of 3 spots.... If you put it right up to plastic... You could leave it on all winter and it won't melt or deform anything... Plus like a plane it has back up thermostat to insure proper heating
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