“We are excited to add this enhancement across our entire range of cylinder products," said Emmanuel Davidson, Head of Global Marketing, Continental Motors Group. “We believe this new option will benefit those who do not get to use their aircraft as often as they would like or those that live or fly near the ocean. These premium cylinders are available from today under the NiC3 name,” he went on to say.
When used infrequently, piston engines are more prone to internal corrosion than engines that are flown on a regular basis since the oil layer left following operation will slowly fade away with lack of operation. Further, since aviation piston engines are
vented, moisture can enter the engine, especially as a result of the natural daily variation in temperature. The Nickel+Carbide™ coating creates a barrier inside the cylinder that protects the cylinder from corrosion while hardening the cylinder wall leading to improved wear performance.
Continental Motors is offering this option on its full range of factory cylinders that are used on Continental Motors, Titan Experimental and ASTM certified engines and PMA cylinders for Lycoming engines. These cylinders are backed by an additional warranty extension covering the new cylinder barrels for abnormal internal wear and/or corrosion for 5 years.
The NiC3 process is proven technology. Many automotive and commercial engine manufacturers use this coating for top of the range vehicles or racing applications” said Jürgen Schwarz, Vice President of Engineering. “These engines are used in extreme conditions and have demonstrated repeatedly the value of this coating, which we believe is a great option for low use aircraft or those near the water,” he added.