Welcome! Becoming a registered user of ShortWingPipers.Org is free and easy! Click the "Register" link found in the upper right hand corner of this screen. It's easy and you can then join the fun posting and learning about Short Wing Pipers!

Thanks Thanks:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Lost Mag

  1. #1
    J Ryd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    377
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Lost Mag

    Long story short: I sent my Bendix mags off to Quality Aircraft Accessories in Tulsa for an overhaul. Waiting, waiting, waiting. I call and ask "What's up?". Well, it turns out that they lost one of them.... As in, cant find it. So they say they are overhauling another one for me.
    Should I care that I dont have my original serial numbered mag?

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
    ​Jan
    1960 PA22-150 "Spud"

  2. #2
    grbamford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Pensacola, Florida
    Posts
    346
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Lost Mag

    J Ryd,

    I'd be upset that it was up to you to track down the location and status of the mag. Common decency and good business practice seems to be missing. How much flying did they cost you? You'll probably never see the mag again, unfortunately. However, I'd take them to task about cost to overhaul and in shipping because they lost it, didn't tell you about it and you had to to do the footwork.

    Greg

  3. #3
    Rotormech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Brighton, IL
    Posts
    75
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Lost Mag

    Something is going on at QAA. An overhauled mag was ordered from them recently and what was sent out was clearly not overhauled.
    729202D9-1FE0-47FA-A8A5-18C6DB0E5686.jpeg
    82411549-DEC6-4369-A247-4A613F188DA2.jpeg
    Broken ring terminal and gasket material on the mag. It had a fresh 8130 with it. Called them about the condition of the mag and they wanted it back quickly.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    371
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Lost Mag

    https://www.aircraftmagnetoservice.net This is who I use, great service. DENNY

  5. #5
    Dirt MrBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Johnstown, Colorado
    Posts
    471
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Lost Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by Rotormech View Post
    Something is going on at QAA. An overhauled mag was ordered from them recently and what was sent out was clearly not overhauled.
    729202D9-1FE0-47FA-A8A5-18C6DB0E5686.jpeg
    82411549-DEC6-4369-A247-4A613F188DA2.jpeg
    Broken ring terminal and gasket material on the mag. It had a fresh 8130 with it. Called them about the condition of the mag and they wanted it back quickly.
    Ha, Ah crap that was Jan's mag!

  6. #6
    J Ryd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    377
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Lost Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBill View Post
    Ha, Ah crap that was Jan's mag!
    Har, har, har. But, does it matter if the mag is not original to the ship? I sent them for overhaul as opposed to ordering units was because of this. I know it matters with classic cars but airplanes???
    ​Jan
    1960 PA22-150 "Spud"

  7. #7
    Glen Geller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Beaverton, Oregon, United States
    Posts
    1,382
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Lost Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by J Ryd View Post
    Har, har, har. But, does it matter if the mag is not original to the ship? I sent them for overhaul as opposed to ordering units was because of this. I know it matters with classic cars but airplanes???
    I think they are pretty randomly installed during engine build up and not matched in any significant way.
    If the shop actually does a proper overhaul, properly clean & lubricate it, replace the bearings, points, condenser, hardware, seals, rotor, etc, then it's just a log entry:
    "Original mag SN XXXXX lost by repair shop, replacement overhauled unit SN XXXXX installed dd/mm/yyyy and timed per XYZ".

    I've learned not to get too attached to engine accessories...
    "Well, spark plugs, we had a great run, but now it's time for you to take a well deserved rest in this pail and new Tempest plugs assume the position."
    Glen Geller
    1955 PA22-150 "One For Papa!"

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Frederick MD
    Posts
    1,698
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Lost Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Geller View Post
    I think they are pretty randomly installed during engine build up and not matched in any significant way.
    If the shop actually does a proper overhaul, properly clean & lubricate it, replace the bearings, points, condenser, hardware, seals, rotor, etc, then it's just a log entry:
    "Original mag SN XXXXX lost by repair shop, replacement overhauled unit SN XXXXX installed dd/mm/yyyy and timed per XYZ".

    I've learned not to get too attached to engine accessories...
    "Well, spark plugs, we had a great run, but now it's time for you to take a well deserved rest in this pail and new Tempest plugs assume the position."
    It is unlikely you could even find data related to what accessories were originally installed on the engine. Most airplanes donít have the original engine installed anyhow. Value is based more on time since overhaul rather than original serial number.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    J Ryd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    377
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Lost Mag

    Thanks guys for the input. I'll just focus on getting overhauled units back. Having owned a business the last 45 years, I understand that sh*t goes sideways sometimes. I've always said you cant accurately judge a business when everything goes perfectly. But you can by how they handle themselves when it doesn't. We'll see how this one plays out.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
    ​Jan
    1960 PA22-150 "Spud"

  10. #10
    Pacer42Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Winchester, VA
    Posts
    909
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Lost Mag

    I wouldn’t worry about getting the original back. I probably wouldn’t even know if they would. As long as it is the same model fitting my engine. Good luck, I hope you’re back flying soon.

    Juergen
    Pacer N3342Z

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •