FAA Certified Electronic Ignition
For SureFly customers, 500 hours simply isn't good enough. When their airplanes stop flying to service low time parts, they stop making money. SureFly Electronic Ignition Modules provide customers with a 2,000 hour TBO so the SIM is simply changed at engine overhaul. That saves time. That prevents scheduling headaches. That saves money. Period.
Longer spark dwell and manifold pressure moderated advance timing provide SureFly customers fuel savings up to 1gph. Low power consumption and light weight (up to 2 lbs. lighter than a Bendix mageneto) make SureFly ignition modules light on fuel and light on the wallet too.
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WHAT IS SUREFLY?
SureFly is a FAA certified electronic (solid state) magneto replacement. The SureFly Ignition Module (SIM) replaces one magneto - generally the left or impulse-coupled/starting magneto on most aircraft engines.
4 and 6 Cylinder SIM's are available for Lycoming and Continental engines.
Replacing just one traditional magneto eliminates magneto maintenance and cuts associated costs in half!
With SureFly you get zero maintenance, zero rebuilds & zero overhauls.
Most fixed-wing single engine aircraft can enable SureFly's advanced timing feature for improved cruise flight efficiency. Many other aircraft will be able to use the advanced timing feature as the FAA extends SureFly's Airframe STC AML.
For SureFly customers, 500 hours is simply not good enough. SureFly Ignition Modules provide operators a 2,400 hour operating service time. No inspections, no rebuilds, no overhauls. That prevents scheduling headaches and down time. That saves money. Period.
SureFly Ignition Modules have no mechanical parts that wear and all solid-state electronics.
There's no need to disassemble a SIM like a magneto every 500 hours - which eliminates the chance of introducing a maintenance related failure.
SureFly Ignition Modules deliver a more consistent spark energy with higher accuracy than traditional magnetos. Variable timing advance provides SureFly customers real fuel savings. Low power consumption and light weight (up to 2 lbs. lighter than a Bendix magneto) make SureFly Ignition Modules light on fuel and light on the wallet too.
SureFly perfectly controls timing at TDC below 400 rpm which combined with longer spark dwell and the option to use wider gapped spark plugs, makes starting a breeze, greatly
minimizing wear and tear on high performance
starters and electrical systems.
SureFly Ignition Modules are hand built in Granbury, Texas almost entirely from components manufactured in Texas and Michigan. Designed, engineered, created and supported by the same team that brought you Sky-Tec starters and Plane-Power alternators, our approach to SureFly shares the same commitment, experience and passion for creating and bringing sensible, affordable solutions to the piston engine aviation market.
With four cylinder units starting at just $1250 and six cylinder units starting at just $1550, combined with SureFly's fuel savings and low maintenance/replacement costs, there is simply no better value in magneto replacements for Lycoming and Continental engines.
SureFly packs a lot of tech into a housing no bigger than a traditional magneto including:
Intelligent Timing Advance
For non-turbocharged engines, SureFly controls spark advance up to 38º before TDC as determined by manifold pressure and RPM (engine power setting). Each engine's base timing advance is read off the data plate and set into the SureFly Ignition Module or, "SIM" at installation. The timing advance schedule is hard set at the factory, when the SIM is manufactured, to provide the highest possible combustion efficiency.
No Mechanical Points
Not only are points and condensers a point of failure in magneto ignitions, so are rotors and caps as they carbon track and provide alternate paths to ground as resistance builds in the system. That's why SureFly utilizes none of these antiquated technologies. SureFly components are all solid state and industrial-grade electronics.
The result is zero maintenance, zero overhauls, no rebuilds, and no maintenance costs whatsoever! Nothing to wear. Nothing to maintain. Run it to 2,400 hours of SIM operation.
SPECS & DATA
Solid State Electronics
Minimal moving parts – input shaft, two sealed bearing, and oil seal
Wasted Spark system
Aviation spark plugs – gapped .016 to .032
Slick style harness – Shielded aviation harness
Input voltage 8.5-30 volts
Avg. Current @2700 600mA (4 Cyl.), 1.1A ( 6 cyl.)
Retards spark to TDC for starts
Up to 38 degrees Ignition advance – RPM & MP based
Hall Effect sensors provide velocity and position input
Manifold pressure sensor range – 5-45 inHg
Operational temp range -35 to 250 F
No interval inspections
RPM range 0-3500
45mJ spark energy
60mJ spark energy at start