Federal Aviation Administration Certified Repair Station # T7KR187Y
Factory Trained Technicians
Textron Lycoming and Teledyne Continental
"MAGNETO'S OVERHAULED AND REPAIRED"
Bendix and Champion/Slick Magnetos are quality overhauled here on site at Tropic Airpower.
Quality "SkyTronics" Ignition Harness
2633 Lantana Road Hangar 1301
On Beautiful Palm Beach County Park Airport ( FREQ 122.7)
Professional Fixed Wing and Helicopter Flight Schools
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A "CUSTOM QUALITY ENGINE OVERHAUL" is not something that happens because we use the word
"QUALITY". It is the process which through years of learning and applying known practice's produces an
aircraft engine you can depend on. "QUALITY" in essence means: "NO SHORTCUTS!". At Tropic Airpower we
wont allow you to get bit because of an inferior part or a shortcut method of rebuilding Your engine. We at
Tropic Airpower are here for you, not because its a job, but because we love and respect aircraft engines.
Our commitment is reflected into every engine we do. We custom rebuild engines to manufacture’s new
limits specifications. Our goals are zero defects and maintaining our shop with the latest and best process's
with technical information and schooling from the engine manufacturer's and other leaders in the aircraft
industry. Removal and installation of your engine is available on site.
We feature New Cylinders assemblies. We also offer ECI FREEDOM (overhauled) Cylinder Assemblies with
the Nickel Carbide Barrel Guaranteed for FIVE years or TBO against rusting or wear out! This is current State
of the art in computerized manufacturer cylinder barrel coating Technology.
Tropic Airpower was one of the first shops in the nation to start recommending and installing Nickel Carbide
cylinder assemblies back in 1994, with excellent results. We also can Install GAMI Fuel Injectors The Best
Injector Technology to be introduced for Lycoming and Continental Aircraft Engines in decades. Your Engine
will simply run better! Along with Champion SLICK Magnetos, A New SKYTRONICS quality Ignition Harness
with Fine Wire Spark Plug's, you will be assured of a long satisfying Experience with your Custom Rebuilt
Engine. Crankshaft, Connecting Rods and Piston Sets are Balanced to produce a smooth Reliable Power
plant. Crankcases and all internal parts are measured for New Limits specifications and Non Destructive
Tested for Integrity. The Camshaft is Reground to new specifications and Optional is then drilled to provide
additional oil to camshaft lobes and lifter faces. A patented and FAA approved self-lubricating camshaft
ensures our customers achieve full usage of their engines. This innovation is effective in eliminating
premature camshaft and lifter wear by introducing a continuous flow of oil between the cam lobe and lifter
face, the friction and temperatures are dramatically reduced allowing the camshaft and lifters to perform to
TBO. This Centra-Lubed Camshaft innovation was developed by Firewall Forward after extensive research
utilizing state-of-the-art thermal imaging equipment and consulting with forensic metallurgists and
aerospace heat-treating specialists.
All New Pistons, Rings, Rod Bolts, Valves/springs, Bearings, all Gaskets/seals are among the numerous
Touches we apply to each and every NEW LIMITS Custom Engine. When applicable, Stainless steel valve
covers and screws are install to prevent rust and enlighten the appearance of your engine.
Tropic Airpower is also pleased to offer the Power Flow Exhaust System, Dyno proven to increase
Horsepower and decrease fuel consumption Significantly. Tropic Airpower Rebuilds Engines and supplies
Parts for Flight Schools, Part 135, Overseas, Agricultural, Private, Missionary and Experimental aircraft. Our
Satisfied Customers wanted the most custom bang for the buck.
We at Tropic Airpower are here for you, not because it's a job, but because we love and respect aircraft
engines. Custom Quality is the signature on our work, and our commitment to quality is reflected in every
engine we Deliver.
OVERHAUL PRICE INCLUDES:
ALL PARTS LISTED BY THE ENGINE MANUFACTURE FOR REPLACEMENT AT OVERHAUL WILL
BE INCLUDED. DISASSEMBLY OF YOUR ENGINE: ALL GREASE AND PAINT IS REMOVED FROM ALL ENGINE
PARTS, THEN CRITICAL INSPECTION OF PARTS, FROM THE CRANKSHAFT OUT TO THE ROCKER SHAFTS, 1ST
BY ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL MEASURING EQUIPMENT TO INSURE PARTS ARE WITHIN
MANUFACTURER'S "NEW LIMITS" SPECIFICATION. QUALIFIED PARTS ARE THEN SENT TO PALM BEACH
AIRCRAFT PROPELLERS FAA APPROVED REPAIR STATION NO. LU4R349M (NEXT DOOR TO TROPIC AIRPOWER)
NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING LAB WHERE A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL INSURES THE INTEGRITY OF THE PARTS
BY SUBJECTING THEM TO THE ZYGLOW, ULTRA-SOUND OR MAGNAFLUX PROCESS. ANY PART WITH A
DEFECTIVE INDICATION IS REPLACED, PERIOD. ALL PARTS INSPECTED THIS WAY HAVE DOCUMENTATION
ATTACHED. THE CRANKSHAFT IS INSPECTED FOR STATIC BALANCE, STRUCTURAL AND DIMENSIONAL
INTEGRITY. IT IS THEN RECONDITIONED TO NEW LIMITS BY POLISHING OR GRINDING WITH NEW
COUNTERWEIGHT BUSHING ASSEMBLIES AND THEN DYNAMIC BALANCING. THIS INCLUDES THE COUNTER
WEIGHTS, PINS, PLATES AND RETAINING RINGS PROVIDING ULTRA SMOOTHNESS AND LONG LIFE. RODS ARE
OVERHAULED AND BALANCED. The Camshaft is Reground to new specifications and is then optionally drilled
to provide additional oil to camshaft lobes and lifter faces (Lycoming only). THE ROCKER ARMS ARE RE-
RADIUS FOR CORRECT PUSH ROD TO ROCKER ALIGNMENT. BALANCED PISTON SETS ARE INSTALLED TO
INSURE A SMOOTH ENGINE. THE CRANKCASE IS OVERHAULED. ALL INTERNAL PARTS ARE DEMAGNETIZED TO
INSURE LONG LIFE. THE ENGINE IS REASSEMBLED USING HIGH TEMP ENGINE ENAMEL PAINT. THE ENGINE IS
RUN IN ON OUR MOBIL ENGINE TEST/DYNOMETER STAND. THE ENGINE LOGBOOK IS BROUGHT UP TO DATE
INCLUDING THE FAA 8130-3 FORM CERTIFYING YOUR ENGINE WORK WAS DONE BY A FEDERAL CERTIFIED
REPAIR STATION USING METHODS APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION.
All Tropic Airpower's engines are Test run, and include FAA 8130 paperwork
AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR ENGINE COMPONENTS INC "Titan CYLINDERS, Power Flow Exhaust Systems,
Continental Starter adapters parts, Oil Coolers CLEANED/TESTED. JPI & EI Engine Analyzers and Instruments
"GAMI INJECTORS" TOO!
"FLY THE BEST"
-THE INTEGRITY ENGINE-
The word Integrity Basically means Wholeness, Honor, Persistence, Honesty and a highly developed sense
of obedience to the unenforceable. When Integrity is used throughout the rebuilding of an aircraft engine by
Tropic Airpower the results far exceed the normal standard Overhaul. A State of the art smooth, strong and
powerful Power Plant pilots and passengers can enjoy for years.
In addition to Tropic Airpower’s Standard of high quality engine rebuilding policy to new limits the following
is incorporated into the Integrity Engine.
The Crankcase is inspected and Overhauled. This includes: lapping the crankcase halves and aligned boring
to correct geometric alignment of the engine’s sub assemblies such as bearing saddle tolerances to
crankshaft, camshaft, related shafts and gears.
The Crankshaft is reconditioned to new limits by polishing or grinding with new counterweight bushing
assemblies and then dynamic balancing the entire assembly. This includes the counter weights, pins, plates,
and retaining rings providing ultra smoothness and long life. Computer generated certification of the
Dynamic balancing process is included in the engine log for history and increasing the value of the aircraft.
Balancing the crankshaft as an assembly has reduced wear benefits that extend to other components such
as alternator, starters, spinner bulkhead, oil coolers, fuel injection lines, exhaust and intake pipes. Pilot and
Passengers enjoy the increased comfort of flying in a smooth aircraft. For maximum life expectancy Quality
installation and dynamic balancing must go hand in hand. Tropic Airpower provides both. If the propeller and
Prop Governor are Overhauled via Tropic Airpower a FREE Dynamic Propeller balancing after engine
installation is included. This is the icing on the cake for the ultimate in total package Smoothness.
The Rods are inspected for center to center length, taper, twist and out of round. The rod is rebuilt with new
bushings; the big ends are aligned bored to new dimensions. The rods are balanced and installed in
opposing balanced pairs enhancing engine smoothness, thus promoting long bearing and related
The Camshaft is Reground to new specifications and is then drilled to provide additional oil to camshaft
lobes and lifter faces. Of course lifters are installed with a modern anti-scuffing agent to help proper run in
of the new parts.
New Cylinder assemblies include your choice of Lycoming or through harden Steel manufactured by
Superior Air Parts (Millennium) or ECI Nickel carbide barrels manufactured by Engine Components Inc (Titan).
All cylinder models share state of the art in castings, good break in, oil consumption, performance and long
life. The cylinder assemblies installed on your Integrity Engine by Tropic Airpower will include New
Intake and Exhaust valves, intake and exhaust seats, Flex-honed guides, springs, retaining key, Balanced
Piston set, Piston Pins, Rings, all gaskets and seals. All cylinder assemblies are disassembled, re-inspection
of all components, and reassembled by Tropic Airpower to insure tolerances are exact to promote long
All new Engine Components Titan Cylinder and Superior Millennium assemblies are warranted for ONE-YEAR
Unlimited hours and pro-rated to TBO based on 40 hours per month. Engine Components Nickel Carbide
barrels are warranted for THREE-YEARS or TBO against WEAR OUT or rusting. Nickel Carbide is a nickel
plating process that has been used for over Forty years. It is now featured in the new BMW and Mercedes
Car engines and has been used for decades in Auto and Motorcycle Racing engines. It is extremely durable,
oil wettable and is non rusting.
GAMI injectors for fuel injected engines are an option. Installed they provide the latest advancements in
precision technology that’s proven to give Optimal fuel spread across all cylinders providing even power
pluses and cylinder head temperature resulting in Smoother performance while paying for itself in fuel
savings and reduced maintenance all the way to TBO.
New or Overhauled Slick or Bendix Magneto’s, Champion or Tempest FINE Wire spark plugs guarantee a
quick start and trouble free run. Bendix and Champion/Slick Magnetos are quality overhauled and Repaired
here on site by Tropic Airpower.
Quality "SkyTronics" Ignition Harness
The Fine Wire plugs have been consistently chosen by value conscience pilots and top engine rebuilder's
as they have produced a good return on investment savings in reduced fuel and maintenance costs.
Watch how sparkplugs are made
How spark plugs are made Video
THE STARTER MOTOR is overhauled. This is a critical component to insure good starting every day for years.
B&C along with Sky-Tec quality Light weight starters are available at reasonable cost exchanged or outright.
The STARTER ADAPTER(TCM-Continental) is completely rebuilt using only the finest components from world
famous Canadian Aero Manufacturing. CAM is State of the art in precision manufacturing from the great
industrial region of NIAGARA FALLS. This is another Part of the INTEGRITY Engine that insures long
dependable starting performance.
Using High Temperature Enamel paint, the crankcase, valve Covers, Push rod tubes with related parts then
oven baked. A beautiful luster, long lasting high temperature resistant paint. Your Enamel painted Tropic
Airpower Integrity engine is pure detailed Craftsmanship of the finest quality. A pleasing sight for you and
friends to see for years to come.
THE INTEGRITY ENGINE IS RUN-IN ON OUR MOBIL ENGINE TEST UNIT.
ALL OPERATING PARAMETERS ARE 100% ASSURED.
FAA 8130-3 documentation is provided to you.
FAA 8130-4 Export form is available via our FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR).
FIGURE ON 25 to 35 WORKING DAYS FROM THE TIME WE RECEIVE THE ENGINE TO COMPLETE THE REBUILD
PROCESS. ENGINE AND ACCESSORIES MUST BE COMPLETE USABLE CORES.
The Fine print..
WARRANTY: PARTS AND CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR one year or 500 Hours.
ALL WARRANTY WORK MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BY TROPIC AIRPOWER. Nickel carbide plating is warranted
for FIVE YEARS OR TBO AGAINST NORMAL WEAR OUT OR RUSTING OF THE Nickel CARBIDE.
ACCESSORIES ARE WARRANTED BY THE ACCESSORIES MANUFACTURE VIA Tropic Airpower.
NOT INCLUDED or HONORED: ABUSE, NEGLECT OR ACTS OF NATURE TO ENGINE.
ALL PARTS ARE ONE YEAR, PARTS LABOR
AND FREIGHT PRO-RATED TO TBO BASED ON 40 HOURS PER MONTH.
Abuse, Neglect or Acts of Nature not Honored.
Removal and Installation of your engine/s available on site.
We love to talk and build Great Engines.
The Integrity Engine By Tropic Airpower Balanced, Strong, Smooth and Powerful
Hangar 1301, Lantana Airport
2633 Lantana Road, Suite 46
Lantana, FL 33462
At Tropic Airpower we are very interested in your experiences with our products and services. If you have comments, suggestions, or
would like a price quote, please call or send email to Mark @ tropicairpower.com
Web Author Mark Young President© 1998 Tropic Airpower May 14, 2013