Richard heinichen replied to the topic 'Sure fly magneto' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi Jose. I’m not mad. Just disappointed. Sure fly asked me if I wanted another one. As of today they still don’t know what went wrong. They did find an abnormality in it.
I agree on the electronic reliability of firing a spark plug. I would not like a car with a distributor cap like my 1946 Willy’s.
I’ve been flying since 1980 and have never had a magneto miss in the 4 certified planes I have owned.
I do like the idea. My plane started better. I’m still waiting for a final report. Seems scary they can’t go right to the problem.
I’m not the only one who has had a problem.
Tanks for the wisdom. I’ll continue to swim near the ground.

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Richard heinichen replied to the topic 'Sure fly magneto' in the forum. 3 days ago

My mechanics set it the way sure fly told him to.
I hope you don’t have one. I’m glad to get rid of it and go back to new magnetos. I was so sorry I didn’t research this more before the purchase. It was a 5 grand screwup.

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Richard heinichen replied to the topic 'Sure fly magneto' in the forum. 7 days ago

My mark of a good company is to make something that works.

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Richard heinichen replied to the topic 'Sure fly magneto' in the forum. 7 days ago

My mechanic worked with sure fly to try to time it right. Thinking it was right I headed to Oshkosh from Austin. I had a few hesitations on the way.
I complained to S Fly when there and to Lycoming. Everyone says it was a sticking valve.
Four hours out of Oshkosh it died. I had it replaced with a new slick. Ran fine. As of this time they still don’t know what happened. This is frightening. They are going to crash someone. It is a complete piece of trash and should be removed from the market.
I did get my money back. I’ll never attempt to modify my engine again. But I did install a parachute. 1999 182 S.

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Richard heinichen replied to the topic 'Sure fly magneto' in the forum. 1 week ago

Steve your writing is odd. Seems you might work for sure fly?
The mag was nothing but trouble and finally quit at 10000 feet. Declared a emergency. Got good help from ATC

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Richard heinichen created a new topic ' Sure fly magneto' in the forum. 1 week ago

Sure fly magneto. Am I the only dumb person to install one?

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