An absolute treasure trove of information about the Bendix and Slick magnetos
used on virtually all piston aircraft engines. The book covers everything you
could possibly want to know about how your aircraft ignition system works.
The book will make you knowledgeable about the functions of the magneto coil,
rotor, capacitor, points, P-lead, impulse coupling, and ignition harness. Learn
what "E" gap means and why it's so important. The difference between internal
magneto timing and magneto-to-engine timing. What "bumping" the magneto means.
How altitude and temperature affect the magneto. What the voltage and energy
requirements are for reliable ignition, and how spark plug leads and radio noise
filters may reduce magneto output. Schwaner reviews all of the different models
of Bendix and Slick magnetos, and describes their strengths and weaknesses.
About a third of the book is devoted to topics of specific interest to the
A&P mechanic or maintenance-involved owner. Recommendations for preventative
magneto maintenance are set forth in great detail. Listings and discussions of
ADs and service bulletins for all Bendix and Slick models are included.