November 2004 Issue

Letters: 11/04

Mag Feedback
A customer brought a copy of the July, 2004 article regarding Bendix or Slick mags. I’d like to make a few points that weren’t brought out and would also like to mention that as both an A&P and a pilot, I really have no preference other than Bendix mags are a bit easier to install and adjust.

Bendix is the only manufacturer of the 2200/3200 series mags that are the single drive/dual mags as used on a number of Lycoming engines. When doing an in-between overhaul mag brand change, you have to figure in a new ignition harness for the respective mag since Slick and Bendix use different harnesses. That can add another several hundred dollars and additional labor.

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