Airforms, Inc., a leader in replacement baffle kits for general aviation, has added the Cessna 182T to their growing list of aircraft models eligible for new sets of baffles. They have already shipped over 5,000 baffle kits, all over the globe, for over 60 models of aircraft. Baffles, with good seals, are essential for proper engine cooling.
Kits are available with bare metal or powder coated metal parts. Seals for the kits are made of high-temp silicone with a thin fiberglass “sandwich” in the middle. The standard color for the seals is black, but they can be ordered in orange or blue for a slight premium.
Selling for a fraction of OEM prices, the metal components of the baffles are made of 6061-T6 aluminum that typically range in thickness from .032 - .040 inches. Airform’s design includes stainless steel doublers and reinforcements at critical attachment points to increase the longevity and reduce cracking at known problem areas.
In addition to engine baffles for Cessna, Piper, Beech, Grumman and Mooney, Airforms also manufactures a variety of FAA-PMA parts, including titanium and steel axles, nose gear bolts, heat shields, oil cooler baffles, crew ladders and replacement steps.