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Admonished him out and Randy Ben from cam guard came guard is the premier oil additive that currently in the aviation industry that we have a full line of products into was gonna start out to talk a little bit about that the cam guard story and a Randy please feel free to jump in here as we go along life asked him it will have several years ago first based out of Tulsa Oklahoma several Visit us on our website at www.aslcamguard.com or give us a call at 1-800-826-9252 or 918-836-6872.years ago our primary business is aircraft specialty services we literally see thousands of camshafts cranks and steel parts that come out of aviation not engines general ideation engine piston engines that come to our shop to be refurbished and evaluated the course of the years we’ve been in business over 40 years over the course of the years we start seeing a common problem with a corrosion related failures on parts or we would see abnormal wear and we can all.
Must always trace the abnormal wear back to a corrosion related in issue first it like your car being out of align your tire starts where and funny and the next thing you know you got the tires failed to lie about a year at that time about 12 years ago 13 years ago there’s our chemist Ed Collen popped up and Ed is a general aviation and easy Estes owned his own plane is a pilot and he was looking used in a study on the same thing and he was referred to us by some people Visit us on our website at www.aslcamguard.com or give us a call at 1-800-826-9252 or 918-836-6872.and he came to Tollison and met the owner the company Greg Marilyn and they became friends and they started looking at this corrosion related issues in why was this corrosion happening now what what was causing it and what they discovered is that oils in aviation really had not changed any since the 1940s they started analyzing and started looking at the parts start working.
Towards that what they felt like might be a solution in one of the solutions that they came up with was that aviation oils just did not have the additive package in them to combat some of the things that were going on in aviation engines and so they created an oil additive and began testing it and went through several processes with this oil additive testing it to make sure that that it was compatible with the seals and the engines and different things in a sound Visit us on our website at www.aslcamguard.com or give us a call at 1-800-826-9252 or 918-836-6872.all they wanted for things they wanted this oil additive to do four things they wanted first and foremost to fight corrosion that was unique to aircraft engines they wanted it to have a where package and it to help with valve guide where and just where in the motors they wanted to fight deposit formations from the leaded fuel is used in aircraft engines and I wanted also to have a molecule in it that would help.
With seals from drying out out one of these is also happening at this particular time frame is aircraft were sitting for longer periods of time because if you remember in 1213 years ago fuel prices really spiked some of the places around the country I’m avgas aviation fuel gas was Kosten 789 dollars a gallon for airplanes and in so it was just really becoming cost prohibitive for general aviation flyers to fly those airplanes and so they were sitting for much longer periods of time so as we work through this this oil additive was created and we began testing it in a lot of different aircraft along the way we finally reached the point where we decided to start marketing a cam guard in the general aviation experimental market so we watched some airshows and we start.
Market marketing this Visit us on our website at www.aslcamguard.com or give us a call at 1-800-826-9252 or 918-836-6872.product and it immediately caught on because many people were looking for solutions to this corrosion specially to corrosion related problems in aircraft engines a rebuilding aircraft engines is not cheap now with oil additives at the noise we progressed through this cam guard became extremely popular we continue testing continued looking at you where we could go with this oil additive product and at some point we resupply we decided we were going to go ahead and get this product certified by the FAA for use in certified aircraft I we developed a program with the FAA to do that and we went through the certification process with them with our test aircraft or test engine and we received FAA approval to use this product in certified aircraft and this was no easy process is to cut several years and went to the process of doing at.
When we tore the engine down the FAA was on-site and we tore the engine down the FAA examiner was in even in the engine builder to build the engine toward downforce Alan Barrett from my Barrett on aircraft engines tore the engine down at we took pictures we measured everything and they were just amazed at how clean the inside that engine was at the part numbers Visit us on our website at www.aslcamguard.com or give us a call at 1-800-826-9252 or 918-836-6872.were still visible on the Pistons and different things there’s actually nowhere after 509 is 500+ hours on this engine the part numbers are still there was nowhere it was exactly the same as when we put it together so we knew right then and there that the product was doing exactly what we said it did and so once we receive the FAA certification we move towards a marketing the product and.
Camguard really that’s when came guard was really born was where after receipt of certification started start putting the product out there radiating dad that lawnmowers ways no gym that covers all the bases that takes us up to the certification process and then we went on the air show circuit after that and landed airshows and and in the back of your mentor and share with you that that Visit us on our website at www.aslcamguard.com or give us a call at 1-800-826-9252 or 918-836-6872.along the way and on this in these travels we learned a lot we learned a lot about aircraft engines we learned a lot about about oils in aircraft and what their pitfalls were what were good oils what weren’t so good oils and so we’re fortunate enough about halfway through this process about six years ago in and actually start before this 1998 I have some flying time that I had completed.
My private pilot’s license so I went out to the Oakland State University flight Center and that’s where I met Randy how wandered in there and out raining I became friends and he was a flight instructor there and he bio here just a minute and we became friends and Randy Tommy fly and that help me get me through my private and commercial pilots license and so we forged a friendship Visit us on our website at www.aslcamguard.com or give us a call at 1-800-826-9252 or 918-836-6872. and when we had the opportunity to expand cam guard you know are oil additive and get out there people we are fortunate enough to hire Randy to come to work for us and oversee our production oversee the you know our marketing of this particular product serenity would share your background in your bio that with our listeners sure will like Tim said the he stumbled and OSU about a decade ago and the asked me to teach them to fly so that’s how we met.
That quite a background and in aviation while in flight school I did all the work from air frame power plant license so I’m a fairly good mechanic I owned and Randy Mooney service Center and I’m also an avionics navigation flight control system specialist on the F-16 Air Force air National Guard so I I had I’m fairly well-versed in the aviation field and the swine corporate jets and they were taking me take me just too far from home and the I went into aircraft specialties one Visit us on our website at www.aslcamguard.com or give us a call at 1-800-826-9252 or 918-836-6872. day and Greg Merrill the owner asked me how it’s going and what’s up and the us as well as I need to find something close to home and he said you would be perfect to step in and manage this cam guard to the side of our company we got approved and it’s developed and it’s in the Bible and we need someone that knows the field of aviation like you do and if you’re interested we be happy to have you so I came on board back then and that’s been.
About six years ago now has been a great relationship Randy is just and tremendous for our company as far as the attending airshows is product knowledge and his is his knowledge of not just the engines have in the A&P but just as knowledge of flying in and how you aircraft run how they work in this summer metals and so a you know he was a quick a quick student on learning all about the oil additive what we want the oil additive G what we want to know how we wanted to go with this are fortunate that Randy was able to come on board and help us with this product and as we as we move through our podcast here we need to talking about you where this product started and where it’s going to go to share a lot more information with you about our product line in the oil additives that we have for not only aviation but automobile heavy duty and other types of engines that were to talk about they let me add that are website is Visit us on our website at www.aslcamguard.com or give us a call at 1-800-826-9252 or 918-836-6872.