McFarlane Aviation Products has introduced its FAA-PMA approved Cowl Saver baffle seals for 172R and 172S Cessna aircraft.
The low friction baffle seals address issues raised in Cessna Service Bulletin 08-53-01 with regards to cowl and firewall cracking due to vibration transfer, according to company officials. Other advantages of the patent pending product are easier cowl installation and less vibration in the cockpit, officials add.
The new low friction laminated Cowl Saver seals have 30 times less friction than standard seals, officials explained. This allows the engine to move without taking the cowl with it and reduces cowl and airframe vibration transfer that causes cowl damage. The baffle seals are precut for easy installation and available individually or in kits that include all required baffle seals, soft rivets, retainer strips for one aircraft, and installation instructions.
For more information: McFarlaneAviation.com or 800-544-8594 or 785-594-2741