Oilamatic, Inc. has now sold several hundred Preoiler kits to aircraft
owners and installers. Several have been sold to Experimental Aircraft
owners. Many have been sold out of country to as far away as New
Zealand. Some have been sold to individuals who have sought their
own field approval for installation on certified aircraft that are
not included in our STCs. Thus far, no one has complained or been
critical of the installation instructions, the installation itself
or the operation of the Preoiler.
Preoiler Installed on a North American T6 Texan
We have several thousand inquiries from interested owners and installers.
I have spent countless hours educating many on their engine's lubrication
requirements. Too, I have educated many on the requirements for gaining
certifications and the difference between installing with "approved
or unapproved data". I feel rewarded for teaching so many.
We have made several presentations to aircraft owner groups around
the country and have had display booths at several conventions and
workshops including the FAA workshop for pilots and mechanics held
in Denver. I have met and talked at length with engineers and technical
representatives from both engine and airframe manufacturers. All
have been most favorably impressed by the simplicity and integrity
of our system and have been very supportive of our endeavor.
I have looked under the cowls of hundreds of airplanes and photographed
many of them for my reference. Installation on all will be very similar
to those that we have already certified. Some, like many we have
done so far, will take careful fitting. Others are wide open. I expect
Development And Certifications
1985 to 1987 – Aircraft
Engine Preoiler Development. Conducted
research into preoiling efforts of past. Created concept for Preoiling
aircraft engines. Designed Preoiler pump. Purchased precision machines
to manufacture parts. Machined all parts to create first Preoilers.
Installed and tested Preoiler on airplane. Submitted first application
for STC in 1987.
1986 – Incorporated
Oilamatic, Inc. Created Sub Chapter S corporation
to manufacture and market Preoilers for Aircraft.
1988 to Present – STCs
awarded. Have been granted 33 STCs (including
approved model lists) for installation of Preoiler and special adapters
1988 – FAA PMA Awarded. Received FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval
to manufacture all parts necessary for Preoilers.
1991 – Designee Training. Attended FAA Phase IV Initial Training
workshop for designees.
1992 – DMIR. Awarded for issuing export certificates.
1993 – DMIR. Updated to include Conformity Inspections.