Magneto Upkeep: Pull, Inspect, Repair

Old-school magnetos are reliable, but commit to inspection or rebuilding every 500 hours of service and master the procedures for inflight failure.

Yes, we’ve heard all of the disparaging remarks: Magnetos have been around since there was dirt; they’re the trailing edge of technology and general aviation would proceed into broad, sunlit uplands if mags were to be consigned to the scrap heap and replaced with electronic ignition.  Nevertheless, while we think that electronic ignition is great […]
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