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Old 03-04-2018, 08:12 PM
kkmarshall kkmarshall is offline
 
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Default SureFly electronic ignition

Decided to give the new SureFly ignition a try. One thing about it,they have made the install/conversion super easy and painless. Have only made a short test flight so far and not at very high altitude but it does start quicker and I am able to go further LOP. Perhaps 10-15 degrees higher CHT at most. Keeping the right non-impulse mag for now. Time will tell,but so far I am impressed with cost
(1500.00) ease of install,and apparent quality construction.

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Old 03-05-2018, 07:35 PM
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I have the 6 cyl version. I can run a lot more leaner. To kill the engine I have to pull the mixture out noticeably further.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:42 AM
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Default SureFly thoughts

Have 6 hrs on the new ignition including almost 5 hrs of that being a cross country and have been well pleased. Definitely starts better cold or hot and I am able to lean around 3/4 of a gallon less per hr without roughness. Of course that brings with it a reduction in power output but if you want to save fuel and are not in an all-out hurry you can do so. I didn't notice much CHT increase,perhaps 10-15 degrees at most. My Mattituck was configured with a left impulse mag which Slick does not like at all and recommends a 250 hr inspection of the impulse coupler. So you can eliminate that issue for less cost this way than buying a retard breaker mag and Slick Start. And have a (promised anyway)
no maintenance ignition on one side. I am very impressed by ease of install and timing. Reliability,time will tell.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:03 PM
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:39 AM
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What AMPs fuse does the Surefly need on the power lead? thx
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:28 AM
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The unit comes with a length of wire with a 10 amp fuse inline.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:58 AM
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The unit comes with a length of wire with a 10 amp fuse inline.
thanks Keith!
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:35 PM
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Default MAP hook up?

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Decided to give the new SureFly ignition a try. One thing about it,they have made the install/conversion super easy and painless. Have only made a short test flight so far and not at very high altitude but it does start quicker and I am able to go further LOP. Perhaps 10-15 degrees higher CHT at most. Keeping the right non-impulse mag for now. Time will tell,but so far I am impressed with cost
(1500.00) ease of install,and apparent quality construction.

Keith
How did you handle the MAP line? Did you tap a different Cyl. and if so what fittings did you use?

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Old 04-15-2018, 04:53 PM
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I tapped into the unused primer port on #6 as it was closest to the new ignition.
Brass fitting from your local NAPA. Ignition comes with a length of MP hose.
Still quite pleased,definitely starts quicker,hot or cold. Not that it was bad before but just fires off one blade or so sooner.

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Old 04-15-2018, 05:36 PM
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Keith, What were the advantages/disadvantages over a PMag? Interested in replacing one of my mags and would appreciate pros/cons of the PMag vs the Surefly.

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