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Throttle Body Injection

Is it right for you? The answer would have to be a resounding yes! It's carburetion on steroids. Simplicity of design and proven engineering have produced a system that achieves greater performance and fuel economy. With Rotec's MK.11 TBI we have a superior air fuel mixture and reduction of mixture temperatures that result in a more efficient fuel combustion. More bang for the buck you might say. With the TBI's use of a slide throttle, the fuel mixture is not deflected into the side walls of the inlet track and there is no loss to the benefit of your fine fuel atomization.

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And the Rains came!

Well, it had to happen. We woke up on Thursday morning to the not so delightful (at least while you are camping) sound of rain. After some threatening tornadic activity and considerable rain it finally cleared mid morning turning into a beautiful day. In addition to meeting and talking to most of you face to face at the show, the benefit of having so many of the vendors we work with in such close proximity is truly beneficial. So much more can be accomplished in a compressed time frame when you can get down and focus.
There are four areas of focus that we at Franklin Aerospace have on the front burners.

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Sun N Fun day one

We started off the week with a beautiful day! Temperatures were in the low 80's and clear skies.
Lots of traffic at the booth today with much interest in our association with the Panther Aircraft group. You might take a look at their web sight for a fun look at an exciting aircraft. They are in the development stage of a two seat model that will have our engine on the prototype.

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Why the Franklin Engine?

As you do your due diligence preparing to make the significant decision of engine selection for your labor of love, why would you consider the Franklin engine? There are a plethora of power plants available.

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Why Sun N Fun?

Simply put, it's the most effective way of connecting with you! Building relationships, both personal and corporate are important components of our successful company. When we opened the doors of Franklin Aerospace almost four years ago, one of the challenges we faced and quite possibly the most important, was to connect with and to identify your needs. I think I know what you need but nothing is better to speak with you personally to really know. It has been a learning experience that I hope will continue to improve over the coming years as you continue to make your needs known to us. Sun N Fun and Oshkosh are two critical components to maintaining our fingers on the pulse of the community.

This year we will have on display three engines that are not on the drawing board or in the planning stage, but ready to put on your airplane and fly. These are the 4A-235 that comes in at 125 HP complete with Electronic ignition and aThrottle body fuel injection system. Number two is a freshly overhauled 165 that is ready to go. Number three is a freshly overhauled 6A-350. I will look forward to visiting with you this Spring in Florida at NE 30 &31.

Of course Southern Aero will be present at the booth answering any technical questions you might have. Southern Aero continues to establish themselves as the premier overhaul facility for the fine Franklin engine. Franklin Aerospace and Southern Aero have intertwined operations to the extent that we are housed in the same facility.

When you talk to one, you talk to both. Another relationship that is budding nicely is with Franklin Engines Poland. I have enjoyed spending time with Roman and getting to know him on a one on one basis. I look forward to accepting an invitation to visit Poland in early summer. There is energy and commitment here in North Carolina for the future of Franklin. We continue to push forward toward a bright future!

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