Friday, November 04, 2005
I stopped by the hangar today to drop off some airplane parts and a paint sprayer that is to be loaned out. Had time to install the new magneto wires and remove the dessicant from the engine plugs. Was told that the dessicant is supposed to be blue when it is not 'used up' so it needed to be recharged. You can see it is pink in this photo. I removed the dessicant and took it home to recharge it in the oven at 275 for a while.
We had to remove the giant bendix magnetos because they don't clear the engine mount. A friend loaned us a slick magneto and we are using an electronic ignition on the other side. I recieved the magneto wires from Spruce. It is a custom set from Skytronics through Aircraft Spruce. I installed them tonight on the Magneto. I still need to clamp them down and run them properly.