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Magneto Inspection

It is time for the 500 hour magneto inspection. Mags are running fine, so I want to opt for the inspection vs. an overhaul. I noted in a 2020 ABS Forum post on the same issue, Bob Ripley recommended a shop in New Smyrna Beach, FL. I asked him if he knew of any in the Mid-Atlantic area, and he did not. Florida is a long way to go for an inspection! Does anyone have any good (or bad) experiences/recommendations for a magneto shop in the MD, PA, VA, or surrounding states? Thank you for any assistance you can give.

Model: Bonanza A36
Aircraft Serial Number: E-363
Posted 2/8/2023 - 1 year ago
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Why can’t your A&P perform this easy task?

Posted 2/8/2023 - 1 year ago
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The Bendix mags are very easy to inspect and work on and parts are readily available @ Aircraft Spruce.

Posted 2/9/2023 - 1 year ago
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I am on the West Coast, so no, I don't know of a good facility in your area. It is good you are looking for someone that does these on a regular basis as your A&P may not have the books, tools and parts to be efficient at them, but I suspect that he/she can guide you as far as a quality repair station to do the work.

Mike
ABS Tech Advisor

Posted 2/9/2023 - 1 year ago
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Mike is right about the books and tools. They are inexpensive and readily available, but you cannot work on mags without them. I have never taken a 500 hour mag apart without finding something requiring attention, but all still made good spark. A credit to their robust design.

Posted 2/9/2023 - 1 year ago
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I’ve used Aircraft Magneto Services many times. They are on top of the mag game and have the capability to run test at operating temperature. Lot of reasons to use a dedicated mag shop. Excellent quality and customer service.
No affiliation,
Jim

Posted 2/9/2023 - 1 year ago
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James;

You are referring to the folks in Montana? Yup, good folks.

Posted 2/9/2023 - 1 year ago
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