CIA isnt an Excalibur - It will still have Lycoming IGSO -540's or -480s (Depending on which model it is...) . These are such oddball engines its no wonder they are still attached!
Ah yes, worked on both of those types on several occasions. They have a Bendix S600 Low Tension magnetos ignition system; rather interesting as there are individual ignition coils for each spark plug. The magnetos only produce about 300 volts, which is fed to each HT ignition coil at the spark plug. So the HT leads from coil to spark plug are only about a foot long. Because the magnetos are of low voltage, there is no internal spark-gap type of distributor; it uses a distributor with wiper segments that each contain a carbon brush (including the conventional carbon brush in the center pivot of the distributor gear). There was less weight of shielded HT wiring, but that was more than exceeded by the combined weight of 12 individual HT coils per engine and very robust bracketry to hold them in place. The mags really suffered internally if the magneto drive-end oil seal leaked. The oil would make the carbon brushes go mushy and smear the conductive carbon everywhere, shorting them out internally.
What some people don't know is that they don't know enough to know that they don't know anything
New on the forum... Mainly because I could not let it be said that DMI is unloved, abandoned & derelict! Sure, a flat tyre gives that look, but rest assured, she is regularly run and is awaiting her turn at SIDS at JEM Aviation later this year. DMI flew to Omaka 3 years ago
ZK-CIA is gone from bridge pa, apparently it sold to a local guy for 1$ he had it lifted up to his farm below a helicopter and it was going to be turned into a chicken coop.... please no! let this not be true!
Post by kiwithrottlejockey on Aug 10, 2014 20:40:51 GMT 12
From the Masterton District Council website....
Aircraft for Sale
Tenders are invited for an abandoned Cessna 172N, 1975/76 for sale “as is where is”. Not airworthy, deregistered (formerly ZK-JCI), a lot of work needed. The aircraft is at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, and can be viewed by contacting the Airport Manager. The successful tenderer will be required to remove the aircraft off the aerodrome within one month, or store it inside a hangar.
Tenders, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Masterton District Council, P O Box 444, Masterton 5840 will close on Friday 8th August at 4.00pm. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Tony Heyward Airport Manager For Masterton District Council Ph (06)378 6319 or (027) 440 3711 Email: email@example.com
Speaking of aircraft feeling little love these days- our syndicate has decided to sell our DH104 Dove ZK-DHW as is (we started a 12,000hr check and found wing spar corrosion. We have spare wings of NZ1820 which can be modded to Mk8 standard but the total process is beyond our syndicate). If anyone wants a project or other DH104 parts, PM me.