We installed new main landing gear tires at our last annual. Here’s the detail on what it cost: Continue reading “Tires, Cost of Ownership Cirrus SR22”
Do you realize – to get 2,000 hours from a Teledyne Continental Motor TCM-IO-550 engine you’ll spend somewhere between $6,000 to $10,000 on magnetos alone. Magnetos are an archaic mechanical device from a by-gone era.
Continue reading “Part 4 – Magnetos, Cost of Ownership Cirrus SR22”
What are the operating costs for magnetos and how much should you budget per hour? Well, it depends – Continue reading “Part 3 – Magnetos, Cost of Ownership Cirrus SR22”
Magnetos Drift, Float and Fail. When our left-hand magneto failed just a few hours after (IRAN) inspection, we were convinced to install “blue label” magnetos, and were told it was better to have a “matched set.”
We had the Continental “blue label” Bendix rebuilt magnetos installed. Ah, relief – they indeed eliminated the terrible interference from our communication radio. But wait – only 11 months and 238 hours later we had another magneto failure! Continue reading “Part 2 – Magnetos, Cost of Ownership Cirrus SR22”