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Here at Quality Aircraft Accessories we take great pride in our work. We know that perfection is a race with a moving finish line. Fortunately for us, and you, we have a secret weapon in our pursuit. We are home to some of the most knowledgeable and skilled technicians in our industry. We know our technicians well and work with them every day; however, we want you take a peek in our shop and see what makes them tick for yourself.   Kevin Wilson has been with Quality Aircraft Accessories since its humble beginnings in 1999. Kevin has mastered many accessories before magnetos including turbo system parts, hydraulic pumps and governors. This varied background gives him a solid foundation and ultimately a better understanding of ...

Overhaul and Rebuild are terms commonly used in Aviation to refer to the condition of a part. People in the Aviation industry often use these words interchangeably; it is easy to see the parts as the same and generally the overhaul is less expensive. Often people are left asking, “why should I get a Rebuilt unit when an overhauled is the same for less?”. The two terms are different because of the type of work performed. An Overhaul means that a part is disassembled and examined, parts are replaced as necessary according to the manufacturer’s overhaul manual. To consider a part in Rebuilt condition it must be brought back to factory new specifications as per the manufacturer. Contrasting the two definitions highlights the disparity between Rebuilt and Overhauled. The differences between a Rebuilt and Overhauled...

Magneto failure is uncomfortably commonplace. Mags are full of plastic components that are less than robust; plastic is used because it’s non-conductive. Fortunately, our aircraft engines are equipped with dual magnetos for redundancy, and the probability of both magnetos failing simultaneously is extremely remote. Mag checks during preflight runup can detect gross ignition system failures, but in-flight mag checks are far better at detecting subtle or incipient failures. Digital engine monitors can reliably detect ignition system malfunctions in real time if the pilot is trained to interpret the data. Magnetos should religiously be disassembled, inspected and serviced every 500 hours; doing so drastically reduces the likelihood of an in-flight magneto failure. Written by: Mike Busch

14Jan

Turbocharging Systems While turbocharging systems are used in many applications from automotive to marine, they were first developed for aviation –with experimental installations beginning in the 1920’s. The function of an aircraft turbocharging system is to maintain desired manifold pressure at a given throttle setting, regardless of varying conditions or ambient air pressure. This is obtained by a turbocharging system, generally consisting of a turbocharger, a bypass valve and one or more controllers. As a fail-safe feature, many applications also include a pressure relief valve that can avert a total control failure or cold start overboost. A turbocharger operates by taking engine exhaust gas and diverting it through a turbine. Exhaust gas pressure and heat energy extracted from the gas will cause the turbine wheel to rotate the compressor wheel. Rotation of the compressor wheel takes ambient air, draws it into the compressor housing where it is...

31Jan

"I need to check the 'drop' on my dual magneto. Can you provide some easy instructions?" Lycoming engine operators should be aware of Lycoming Service Instruction 1132B, issued June 18, 2010, which provides a procedure to use if magneto drop exceeds 175 RPM during the pre-flight check. A basic magneto drop-off check based on engine speed is typically done during the before-takeoff check to determine the loss of engine speed that occurs when magnetos are switched from both magnetos to one (left or right) magneto. The maximum drop-off limit is in the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH). Although this basic drop-off check, based on just engine speed, is satisfactory under most normal conditions, it does not take into account unusual circumstances of temperature, humidity and engine wear. If the RPM drop exceeds 175 RPM, set the throttle to obtain 1,800 RPM. Slowly...

02Nov

If you have questions regarding the Slick Service bulletin- ask them here by leaving a comment and we will get them answered. Quality Aircraft Accessories Customers: On September 6th, 2012 Champion Aerospace issued a service bulletin effecting 4200/6200 and 4300/6300 series Impulse Coupled or Direct Drive Magnetos. Please click here to view SB1-12. ...

17Sep

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08Aug

A dual magneto is an aircraft magneto that incorporates a single drive source powering two magnetos. This makes for an arrangement in which the left and right magnetos are contained in a single housing and operated by a single magnet rotor and engine drive. A dual magneto is a convenient solution for most aircraft owners, as aircraft magnetos are almost always used in pairs, and dual magnetos contain just that. Quality Aircraft Accessories offers a great selection of dual magnetos as well as other reputable models such as the Slick magneto and Bendix magneto. Visit the dual magnetos page of our online store by clicking here to find the aircraft magneto you need, or find out more about aircraft magnetos by clicking here, Slick magnetos by clicking here, and Bendix magnetos by clicking here.

08Aug

A Bendix magneto is a specific type of aircraft magneto manufactured by Teledyne. There are multiple models of Bendix magnetos, and unlike the Slick magneto, they can be infinitely overhauled. As a result, the Bendix magneto is more often overhauled than bought as new, allowing for efficient, cost-effective use. What Are Some Top Recommended Bendix Magneto Products? There are many kinds of aircraft magnetos out there, and knowing which brands and models you can trust will keep you one step ahead. The Bendix Magneto by Teledyne is one such aircraft magneto due to its efficiency and reliability. Here are some of our top recommended Bendix magneto products: Bendix Magneto (S6RSC-25) – Part#: 10-500556-1 Bendix Magneto (S6LSC-25) – Part#: 10-500556-3 Bendix Magneto Pressurized (S6RSC-25P) – Part#: 10-500556-101 These aircraft magnetos have been tried and tested throughout the years, proving to be products worthy of...

08Aug

A Slick magneto is a specific type of aircraft magneto manufactured by Champion Aerospace. There are many different models of Slick magnetos, so understanding the differences between each and how they relate to your aircraft needs is important. Almost every Slick magneto is sold new, as overhauls to this kind of aircraft magneto are rare. Quality Aircraft Accessories is the only Slick Magneto Factory Authorized repair center. We offer the entire line of Champion Aerospace aircraft magnetos, including Slick magnetos, as well as other models such as the Bendix magneto and dual magnetos. Visit the Aircraft Magnetos page of our online store by clicking here to find the slick magneto you need, or find out more about slick magnetos by clicking here, dual magnetos by clicking here and Bendix magnetos by clicking here. If there's more you'd like to learn about aircraft...

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