March 17, 2021
Airforms adds baffle kits for Cessna 120/140
Airforms Inc., described as the world’s largest producer of replacement baffle kits for antique and classic general aviation aircraft, received FAA approval to manufacture kits for the Cessna 120/140. The 18-piece kits will fit both models of the Cessna classics since both were powered by the Continental 85 hp engine.
Owners can order the kits with bare metal or powder coated, explains the company, while standard seals for the baffles feature black, high-temp silicone with a thin fiberglass “sandwich” in the middle. Airforms explains the kit can be upgraded to orange or blue silicone seals with no other change in the seal specifications.
Metal parts in the kit are configured from 6061-T6 aluminum ranging in thickness from .032-.040. The original crankcase baffles lack support and attachment pieces, explains Airforms, noting it has added an approved modified part which stiffens the baffles and helps to secure them in place.
Airforms states it has now shipped more than 5,000 baffle kits, which are essential for proper engine cooling, for more than 60 aircraft models. The company is also a supplier for STCs and replacement parts for the Cessna Caravan and CASA series aircraft.
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