"We Have Moved our shop facility's to Indiantown airport (X58)"
Tropic Airpower's new address;
FAA CERTIFIED REPAIR STATION T7KR187Y
20600 SW Citrus Blvd
Indiantown, Florida 34956
"click here" Online Bing Map for Indiantown, Florida. Airport on Right
Federal Aviation Administration Certified Repair Station # T7KR187Y
Factory Trained Technicians
Textron Lycoming and Teledyne Continental
Bendix and Slick Magneto's
"MAGNETO'S Repaired (500 hours IRAN) and OVERHAUL on Site"
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 by Professional People.
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 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
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 accessories life.
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 dependable life.
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.
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 spark plugs 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.
INTEGRITY ENGINE IS RUN-IN ON OUR MOBIL ENGINE TEST UNIT.
ALL OPERATING PARAMETERS ARE 100% ASSURED.
Sample of Previous engine's rebuilt by Tropic Airpower
FAA 8130-3 documentation is provided to you.
FIGURE ON 30 to 40 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.
Removal and Installation of your engine/s available on site by Professional Aircraft people.
We love to talk and build Great Engines.
The Integrity Engine By Tropic Airpower Balanced, Strong, Smooth and Powerful
20600 SW Citrus Blvd
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 Aug 13, 2014