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Old 06-09-2013, 01:37 PM
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Default Mags eating spark plugs

The reason that magnetos eat spark plugs is because they are low voltage, high current ingnition devices. The result is that more electrons are passed over the gap during each spark relative to a high voltage, lower current electronic ignition. When electron flow between two points that are seperated by an air gap (as in a spark plug) the electrons take a tiny bit of metal material with them. This metal material is burned, and not deposited onto the opposite electrode. The more electrons moved per spark, the more material is moved. Limit the number of electrons per spark, and less material is moved. A very simple mathimatical relationship......

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I don't know why but I know they do. Look at the picture.

Today I replaced last 4 of them at 740 hours. Didn't notice anything different with the engine the same nice and smooth run.





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Old 06-10-2013, 04:31 AM
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Vman, looks like you never regapped the plugs for the past 700hours. Hmm.

Might run a little better.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:06 PM
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Hi All

We have a bunch of keen aviators down in sunny South Africa. We have a nucleus of 6 really keen aviators and we have started putting our formo team together - great discipline and really challenging flying when done properly.

1 x RV4, 5 x RV7

Looking forward to showing our pics and hearing from you all how you do it.

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Old 08-23-2013, 06:32 PM
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worn in pedals.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:17 AM
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Ed:
You appear to be supinating with your right foot, which may ultimately lead to a tendency to veer right when applying the brakes. Fortunately, I suspect you really don't use the brakes a great deal, so other than a little uneven pad wear, you're probably good for another 5,000 hours. Just make sure to keep on eye on this on your condition inspections. Also, aim a little right when you club with anything higher than a 4 iron.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:41 PM
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To the left is a two years old 1,580+ landings RV9A nose wheel tire. Stock, rotated once after 400 hours. Not a single cord showing yet but I decided to replace it anyway


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To the left is a two years old 1,580+ landings RV9A nose wheel tire. Stock, rotated once after 400 hours. Not a single cord showing yet but I decided to replace it anyway


The tire looks good but I can see the cords showing on that phone from here, Zack Morris
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:58 PM
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The tire looks good but I can see the cords showing on that phone from here, Zack Morris
Good catch on the phone. The carrier changed brand name twice during the last decade and they still couldn't get rid off me.
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