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Tag: Aircraft Magnetos

MzeroA Flight Training wrapped up their series with Champion Aerospace by sharing information about Slick Magnetos. If you are interested in how magnetos work or maintenance of the magneto, the video will answer many questions you might have. QAA is the only factory authorized service center for all Slick Magnetos. We are available for any technical support you may need that is not addressed in the video. Be sure to see our selection of Slick Magnetos if you need any parts for your aircraft.

Champion Aerospace to maintain high standards in their products has released a new updated manual for Slick Magneto by Champion. L-1363G manual provides many updates to the previous manual but there are three important updates for the service of Slick Magnetos. The first update that is important to Slick users is the time before overhaul of the magnetos has changed. Previously, the Slick Magnetos TBO was the same as that of the engine but now there is a 12-year overhaul requirement. The second change has to do with the required inspection of pressurized magnetos. Slick Magnetos that are pressurized must be inspected at 250 hour now. The last change is the testing procedure of the capacitor. The manual used to only allow for the testing of the capacitor with a MIT410-EN megger. Now the manual allows for testing the capacitor with equivalent test equipment to the MIT410-EN megger. This allows…

"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 lean the mixture until the RPM…

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 magnetos and other aircraft parts, visit…

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 their…

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.

Here at Quality Aircraft Accessories, we specialize in aircraft magnetos and aircraft magneto service. We take pride in our wide breadth of knowledge surrounding aircraft parts and thought we'd share some of that expertise to provide a better understanding of just what an aircraft magneto is and how one works.   An aircraft magneto is an engine driven electrical generator that uses permanent magnets and coils to produce high voltage to fire the aircraft spark plugs. Aircraft magnetos are used in piston aircraft engines and known for their simplicity and reliability. Often sold in pairs, or as a dual magneto, this compact device requires no external electrical source to operate.   You can learn more about a dual magneto by clicking here.   Here's how an aircraft magneto works. Aircraft piston engines are designed with two independent ignition systems. This is made up of two aircraft spark plugs per cylinder…