FAA CERTIFIED REPAIR STATION T7KR187Y
20600 SW Citrus Blvd
Indiantown, Florida 34956
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Federal Aviation Administration Certified Repair Station # T7KR187Y
Factory Trained Technicians
Lycoming and Continental Aircraft Engine's
Robinson Helicopter's Lycoming Engine specialist
Bendix and Champion-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 TCM Cylinder Assemblies with the Nickel Carbide Barrel
Guaranteed for Three years or TBO against rusting or wear out! This is current State of the art in
computerized 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. Fuel Injection componets, fuel pumps and Carburetors are o/hauled.
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.
MAJOR ENGINE 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 "NEW LIMITS"
SPECIFICATION. QUALIFIED PARTS ARE THEN SENT TO PALM BEACH AIRCRAFT PROPELLERS FAA APPROVED
REPAIR STATION NO. LU4R349M NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING LAB WHERE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS
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/NITRITING 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 checked. 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.
NEW BALANCED PISTON SETS ARE INSTALLED TO INSURE A SMOOTH ENGINE. THE CRANKCASE IS
OVERHAULED. DURING RE-ASSEMBLY, ALL INTERNAL PARTS ARE DEMAGNETIZED TO INSURE LONG LIFE. THE
ENGINE IS REASSEMBLED USING HIGH TEMP ENGINE ENAMEL PAINT BAKED ON. 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 Power Flow Exhaust Systems
Continental Starter adapters parts, Oil Coolers CLEANED/TESTED. JPI & EI Engine Analyzer and Instruments
"GAMI INJECTORS" TOO!
"FLY THE BEST"
GAMI INJECTORS REVIEW BY AVWEB
-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 Nitriting 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
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 optionally ,can be 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 Nickel carbide barrels manufactured by TCM.
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 new Engine Components Titan Cylinder and Superior Millennium assemblies are warranted for ONE-YEAR
Unlimited hours. 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.
Fuel Injection components and Carburetors are o/hauled.
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.
Champion and Tempest Sparkplugs.
THE STARTER MOTOR is overhauled. This is a critical component to insure good starting every day for years.
Sky-Tec along with B/Cquality Light weight starters along are available at reasonable cost exchanged or
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.
ALL ENGINES ARE RUN-IN ON OUR MOBIL ENGINE TEST UNIT.
ALL OPERATING PARAMETERS ARE 100% ASSURED.
FAA 8130-3 documentation is provided to you.
Sample of Previous engine's rebuilt by Tropic Airpower
FIGURE ON 20 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 Three 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's.
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 Jan 16-2018
Mark Young and President Blair Howe of world famous Southern Aviation Bunbury flight school Bunbury Australia During visit at
Composite Helicopters development factory Ackland New Zealand Oct 2015.