The Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Continental O/IO-470 and IO-520 six cylinder engines is now available through Ameritech Industries, parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller.
Ameritech is a stocking distributor for Electroair and systems are on the shelf, ready to ship, officials with the Redding, Calif.-based company said.
The EIS-61000-1C STC’d ignition kit is currently approved for Cessna, Bellanca, Beechcraft, Mooney, Meyers and Navion aircraft with models being added regularly, company officials said. Latest approvals are listed on the company’s website.
The Electroair direct fire ignition system replaces one magneto with a Crankshaft Trigger Wheel (CTW), which feeds the engine position and RPM information to the Controller. The Controller also receives the input from the MAP sensor, computes the amount of dwell, adjusts timing, and signals the coils to fire directly into the spark plugs, company officials explained.
As a result, pilots will gain 10-15% in fuel economy, smoother engine operation, improved high altitude performance, improved horsepower, reduced hot start problems, reduced spark plug fouling and reduce maintenance costs at 500 hour intervals and at engine overhaul, according to company officials.
The use of the EIS-61000-1C requires a clearance .650” minimum between the propeller studs and nose seal plates, typical with most McCauley and only some Hartzell propellers. Propellers with deice installed do not allow the required clearance for the EIS-61000-1C system, officials noted.
Additional CTW systems are in development for the Continental O-300, IO-360, TSIO-360, IO-550, TSIO-520 and TSIO-550, along with systems for the Lycoming O, IO and TIO-540 engines.
Further, a Magneto Timing Housing (MTH) style system for most Continental engines is in development. The MTH style system will have no restrictions for clearances or deice being installed, according to officials.
For more information: 800-292-7767 or Ameritech-Aviation.com