September 2001 Issue

Letters: 09/01

Bendix Dual Mags
Reference your report in the August issue on Bendix dual magnetos: Another reason to be wary of these mags wasnít mentioned in your article, possibly because this isnít a problem in Mooneys.†

In the Cardinal installation, both fixed gear and retractable, the prop governor on dual-mag equipped engines comes with a metal plate that goes between the engine and the governor, sandwiched between two gaskets.†

This plate blocks some oil passages which arenít needed for that application.† About two or three times a year, someone will R&R a Cardinalís prop governor, toss the metal plate in the trash with the old gaskets, install the new governor without the met...

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