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Bendix Magnetos

Postby 170C » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:03 pm

For almost 29 yrs I’ve had Bendix mags on 6888A and at engine oh as well as each time the mags get 500 our more hrs I send them to be “overhauled “. A friend has similar mags and was told the mags only née to be “inspected “ at 500 hrs. He was told Continental says oh at 13 yrs?? Seeking clarification on this. I know each time mine have been in the shop there have bee some items replaced, but not ever component so maybe those were IRAN’s?
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Re: Bendix Magnetos

Postby ghostflyer » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:22 pm

Normally we change the points and condenser and check everything as per the bendix manual at 500 hrs .We overhaul them at engine overhaul. But be warned there is a number of AD,s that have to attended to .
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Re: Bendix Magnetos

Postby DaveF » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:27 pm

Unlike IRAN, overhaul requires that some parts be replaced regardless of condition. But I think the biggest difference between them is that at OH the magnet gets re-magnetized, which takes a special tool most shops don’t have.
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Re: Bendix Magnetos

Postby MoonlightVFR » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:05 pm

Apparently certain CORES are becoming scarce.

A number of years ago I purchased a Bendix mag for 90C. SN 26422 late 1954.

Surprised at how "picky" A/S was when I elected to keep my old core and
pay the core charge. Delayed shipping , etc.

It became an ordeal.
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