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Re: Coughlin Brake Mount Drawings

Michael
 

HOLY SPUMONI, BATMAN! Don Coughlin was a freakin' genius!

Once assembled, this new version fits inside the mounts I currently have. Since the mounting hardware is identical, the difference in weight will be between the wood becoming aluminum and everything else shown in the other version (and those slides are 3/8 stainless steel). There appears to be an error in the .375 diameter call out for the "Outside Bracket" (no idea why though) so I'm glad I committed to a mock-up first. I created a new photo album with the results to save everyone's bandwidth: Coughlin Brakes for #2827

Also included are some pictures of the unfinished foam edge I mentioned earlier that I will need help tackling next. Part of my concern in how to proceed is that some of the edge looks like the wood from LG9...

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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Jabiru Q2 on Barnstormers

Jay Scheevel
 

The ad didn't have any photos or an n number listed, but based on the description, I am pretty sure it is Paul's plane.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


"John Hoxie via groups.io" <hoxdesigns@...> wrote:

Paul Spackman's N # is/ was N131PS.


On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 3:43 PM, Jay Scheevel
<jay@...> wrote:

I think this is Paul Spackman’s airplane. He sold it last year to a guy in Arizona. I don’t think that it has flown since he took it back there.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 1:50 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Jabiru Q2 on Barnstormers

 

Just saw this ad posted and came up empty trying to search the owner's name on the Q-List and quickheads. Looks like we can chalk another one up to the "successfully flying behind a Jabiru" crowd:

https://barnstormers.com/classified-1556436-Q-2-Quckie.html?catid=18948
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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Jabiru Q2 on Barnstormers

John Hoxie
 

Paul Spackman's N # is/ was N131PS.


On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 3:43 PM, Jay Scheevel
<jay@...> wrote:

I think this is Paul Spackman’s airplane. He sold it last year to a guy in Arizona. I don’t think that it has flown since he took it back there.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 1:50 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Jabiru Q2 on Barnstormers

 

Just saw this ad posted and came up empty trying to search the owner's name on the Q-List and quickheads. Looks like we can chalk another one up to the "successfully flying behind a Jabiru" crowd:

https://barnstormers.com/classified-1556436-Q-2-Quckie.html?catid=18948
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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Jabiru Q2 on Barnstormers

Jay Scheevel
 

I think this is Paul Spackman’s airplane. He sold it last year to a guy in Arizona. I don’t think that it has flown since he took it back there.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 1:50 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Jabiru Q2 on Barnstormers

 

Just saw this ad posted and came up empty trying to search the owner's name on the Q-List and quickheads. Looks like we can chalk another one up to the "successfully flying behind a Jabiru" crowd:

https://barnstormers.com/classified-1556436-Q-2-Quckie.html?catid=18948
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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Bruce Crain
 

The pickup for the Electroair needs 500 ohms to check “good”.  Ohm it out.  This may be apples to oranges though.  Different company.
Bruce


On Nov 9, 2020, at 11:06 AM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:



A hall sensor measures presence of a magnetic field (or not). A simple magnetic sensor (coil) will see a “double” peak as the magnet passes. Not sure which type of sensor Klaus is using, but I suspect it is a hall sensor.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Allen
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 9:51 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

 

I just went through the same issue on my Cozy installation. Everything checked out but still no sparks. Eventually traced it to the mini-sensor not being correctly aligned to the trigger ring. Aligned both in distance from and vertical to it.

 

Question; can you get a spark by passing a magnet (South Pole) over the mini sensor?

 

 

Bill Allen

 

On Mon, 9 Nov 2020 at 17:33, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:

That usually is a sign that the sensor is not picking up the trigger on the crank.  Check the spacing etc.  I have installed several of these in the past with 0 issues so it is probably something simple.

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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 9 2020 8:12:44AM
Subject: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

As we wait for Klaus to get back with us, I thought I would throw it out to this group.  As many know, I am installing a Lightspeed Plasma III electronic ignition system in my Q200.  Following the instructions, we have followed the steps and got to the point where we are rotating the prop to get the spark from the coils.  No spark so we are troubleshooting as best we can including reviewing the instructions for any missed steps.

Power from the battery to the circuit breakers is good and the signal coming back to the warning lights is good (if one coil fails a light comes on,  etc.).  However, we are not registering any power getting to the coils and have triple checked the wiring is connected to the ignition boxes going to the coils.

Could it be that the magnet sensor is not sending a signal back to the ignition boxes therefore no spark?  We wonder if there is a bad connection in one of the magnet sensors.  The other area I  thought it could be is that we are bypassing the keyed ignition for now.  My avionics guy assured me that it is not an area of concern since the way it is currently wired, it is not an open-loop (key in off position).  I still wonder though...

If anyone has any known common failure points please let me know.  We may try and go back out to the hangar this evening.

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Corbin 
N33QR

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Jabiru Q2 on Barnstormers

Michael
 

Just saw this ad posted and came up empty trying to search the owner's name on the Q-List and quickheads. Looks like we can chalk another one up to the "successfully flying behind a Jabiru" crowd:

https://barnstormers.com/classified-1556436-Q-2-Quckie.html?catid=18948
--
-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Martin Skiby
 


Well that is what I did every time.  And it worked every time!!!  


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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 9 2020 12:05:14PM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

So tempted to do just that!

Corbin

On Nov 9, 2020, at 2:03 PM, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:

Just start it up.  Then you will know!


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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
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Sent: Monday November 9 2020 11:56:38AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Follow up to keep records of information learned.  

Klaus' best guess is that we just need to rock the prop a bit faster.  He believes we have everything else correct.  We will try that tonight and, if no luck, might just let the starter give it a go in order to see if it can get a spark from the coil.  Leads are not connected, of course.

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Corbin 
N33QR


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Corbin
 

So tempted to do just that!

Corbin

On Nov 9, 2020, at 2:03 PM, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:

Just start it up.  Then you will know!


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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 9 2020 11:56:38AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Follow up to keep records of information learned.  

Klaus' best guess is that we just need to rock the prop a bit faster.  He believes we have everything else correct.  We will try that tonight and, if no luck, might just let the starter give it a go in order to see if it can get a spark from the coil.  Leads are not connected, of course.

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Corbin 
N33QR

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Corbin 
N33QR


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Martin Skiby
 

Just start it up.  Then you will know!


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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 9 2020 11:56:38AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Follow up to keep records of information learned.  

Klaus' best guess is that we just need to rock the prop a bit faster.  He believes we have everything else correct.  We will try that tonight and, if no luck, might just let the starter give it a go in order to see if it can get a spark from the coil.  Leads are not connected, of course.

--

Corbin 
N33QR


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Corbin
 

Follow up to keep records of information learned.  

Klaus' best guess is that we just need to rock the prop a bit faster.  He believes we have everything else correct.  We will try that tonight and, if no luck, might just let the starter give it a go in order to see if it can get a spark from the coil.  Leads are not connected, of course.

--

Corbin 
N33QR


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Corbin
 

Thanks, everyone. 

I will answer the questions and some thoughts in this reply and then again as more come in. 

Yes, it is a Hall sensor.  Looks as though most are thinking like us and that it is something with the magnet sensor alignment/distance so we will check that first.

It is also possible we didn't rock the prop fast enough at #1 TDC....very likely as well.

We will test pins 1 and 9 again...just in case we counted wrong.

Good idea on passing a magnet over it and good to not to connect a VOM.   Thanks!!


As always, appreciate everyone's quick input!

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Corbin 
N33QR


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Bruce McCormack
 

Continuity testing a Hall device with a VOM will destroy it instantly. Just in case you were considering it.
O’scope is the way to go.


On 9Nov, 2020, at 11:32, Rick Hole <r.hole@...> wrote:

I’ve seen this in Velocity installations.  Granted I have been retired for 4 years so I may be a voice from the past.
 
Be sure the ignition computer box is getting power and ground (I would measure it at the box connector).  The ignition input must be un-grounded or the ignition in the L, R, or Both.  When grounded the ignition system is deactivated.  (you may have this connection wrong, try it both ways, open and shorted to ground).
 
CAUTION Turning the props could start the engine 
You may want to remove the spark plugs from all cylinders.
 
The alignment of the magnet to the sensor is critical.  Turning the prop slowly may not give sufficient pulse to trigger the spark.
 
You could monitor the sensor with an oscilloscope and observe that the pulses are being generated.
 
Rick Hole
 
From: main@Q-List.groups.io [mailto:main@Q-List.groups.io] On Behalf Of Corbin via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 10:13 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils
 
As we wait for Klaus to get back with us, I thought I would throw it out to this group.  As many know, I am installing a Lightspeed Plasma III electronic ignition system in my Q200.  Following the instructions, we have followed the steps and got to the point where we are rotating the prop to get the spark from the coils.  No spark so we are troubleshooting as best we can including reviewing the instructions for any missed steps.

Power from the battery to the circuit breakers is good and the signal coming back to the warning lights is good (if one coil fails a light comes on,  etc.).  However, we are not registering any power getting to the coils and have triple checked the wiring is connected to the ignition boxes going to the coils.

Could it be that the magnet sensor is not sending a signal back to the ignition boxes therefore no spark?  We wonder if there is a bad connection in one of the magnet sensors.  The other area I  thought it could be is that we are bypassing the keyed ignition for now.  My avionics guy assured me that it is not an area of concern since the way it is currently wired, it is not an open-loop (key in off position).  I still wonder though...

If anyone has any known common failure points please let me know.  We may try and go back out to the hangar this evening.

-- 

Corbin 
N33QR 



Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Rick Hole
 

It is a hall sensor.  I once replaced one which was sheared off by the magnet.

 

Rick Hole

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io [mailto:main@Q-List.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jay Scheevel
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 11:06 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

 

A hall sensor measures presence of a magnetic field (or not). A simple magnetic sensor (coil) will see a “double” peak as the magnet passes. Not sure which type of sensor Klaus is using, but I suspect it is a hall sensor.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Allen
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 9:51 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

 

I just went through the same issue on my Cozy installation. Everything checked out but still no sparks. Eventually traced it to the mini-sensor not being correctly aligned to the trigger ring. Aligned both in distance from and vertical to it.

 

Question; can you get a spark by passing a magnet (South Pole) over the mini sensor?

 

 

Bill Allen

 

On Mon, 9 Nov 2020 at 17:33, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:

That usually is a sign that the sensor is not picking up the trigger on the crank.  Check the spacing etc.  I have installed several of these in the past with 0 issues so it is probably something simple.

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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 9 2020 8:12:44AM
Subject: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

As we wait for Klaus to get back with us, I thought I would throw it out to this group.  As many know, I am installing a Lightspeed Plasma III electronic ignition system in my Q200.  Following the instructions, we have followed the steps and got to the point where we are rotating the prop to get the spark from the coils.  No spark so we are troubleshooting as best we can including reviewing the instructions for any missed steps.

Power from the battery to the circuit breakers is good and the signal coming back to the warning lights is good (if one coil fails a light comes on,  etc.).  However, we are not registering any power getting to the coils and have triple checked the wiring is connected to the ignition boxes going to the coils.

Could it be that the magnet sensor is not sending a signal back to the ignition boxes therefore no spark?  We wonder if there is a bad connection in one of the magnet sensors.  The other area I  thought it could be is that we are bypassing the keyed ignition for now.  My avionics guy assured me that it is not an area of concern since the way it is currently wired, it is not an open-loop (key in off position).  I still wonder though...

If anyone has any known common failure points please let me know.  We may try and go back out to the hangar this evening.

--

Corbin 
N33QR

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Re: Beginning labor pains #photo-notice

Rick Hole
 

As you are planning inboard land gear, the strength required at the tip of the canard is much reduced.  With the gear at the ends of the canard I would not touch a repaired spar under any circumstances.  There might be wiggle room in your configuration.  I am not qualified to address that.

 

Rick Hole

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io [mailto:main@Q-List.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cody
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 9:38 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Beginning labor pains #photo-notice

 

https://youtu.be/aJkFnhqKkJw

Would this be a decent guide to potentially repairing the spar? At this point repairing can serve several purposes without risk. If its strong and works yay! If it doesn't work or I fail, then its good practice and we continue on with other options anyways. I don't feel like I have a lot to lose right now in playing with the option. Although my primary time and focus will be dressing out the fuselage, followed by the main wing. The canard can probably wait till near the end since its under consideration.


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Rick Hole
 

I’ve seen this in Velocity installations.  Granted I have been retired for 4 years so I may be a voice from the past.

 

Be sure the ignition computer box is getting power and ground (I would measure it at the box connector).  The ignition input must be un-grounded or the ignition in the L, R, or Both.  When grounded the ignition system is deactivated.  (you may have this connection wrong, try it both ways, open and shorted to ground).

 

CAUTION Turning the props could start the engine

You may want to remove the spark plugs from all cylinders.

 

The alignment of the magnet to the sensor is critical.  Turning the prop slowly may not give sufficient pulse to trigger the spark.

 

You could monitor the sensor with an oscilloscope and observe that the pulses are being generated.

 

Rick Hole

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io [mailto:main@Q-List.groups.io] On Behalf Of Corbin via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 10:13 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

 

As we wait for Klaus to get back with us, I thought I would throw it out to this group.  As many know, I am installing a Lightspeed Plasma III electronic ignition system in my Q200.  Following the instructions, we have followed the steps and got to the point where we are rotating the prop to get the spark from the coils.  No spark so we are troubleshooting as best we can including reviewing the instructions for any missed steps.

Power from the battery to the circuit breakers is good and the signal coming back to the warning lights is good (if one coil fails a light comes on,  etc.).  However, we are not registering any power getting to the coils and have triple checked the wiring is connected to the ignition boxes going to the coils.

Could it be that the magnet sensor is not sending a signal back to the ignition boxes therefore no spark?  We wonder if there is a bad connection in one of the magnet sensors.  The other area I  thought it could be is that we are bypassing the keyed ignition for now.  My avionics guy assured me that it is not an area of concern since the way it is currently wired, it is not an open-loop (key in off position).  I still wonder though...

If anyone has any known common failure points please let me know.  We may try and go back out to the hangar this evening.

--

Corbin 
N33QR


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Jay Scheevel
 

A hall sensor measures presence of a magnetic field (or not). A simple magnetic sensor (coil) will see a “double” peak as the magnet passes. Not sure which type of sensor Klaus is using, but I suspect it is a hall sensor.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Allen
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 9:51 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

 

I just went through the same issue on my Cozy installation. Everything checked out but still no sparks. Eventually traced it to the mini-sensor not being correctly aligned to the trigger ring. Aligned both in distance from and vertical to it.

 

Question; can you get a spark by passing a magnet (South Pole) over the mini sensor?

 

 

Bill Allen

 

On Mon, 9 Nov 2020 at 17:33, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:

That usually is a sign that the sensor is not picking up the trigger on the crank.  Check the spacing etc.  I have installed several of these in the past with 0 issues so it is probably something simple.

-----------------------------------------

From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 9 2020 8:12:44AM
Subject: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

As we wait for Klaus to get back with us, I thought I would throw it out to this group.  As many know, I am installing a Lightspeed Plasma III electronic ignition system in my Q200.  Following the instructions, we have followed the steps and got to the point where we are rotating the prop to get the spark from the coils.  No spark so we are troubleshooting as best we can including reviewing the instructions for any missed steps.

Power from the battery to the circuit breakers is good and the signal coming back to the warning lights is good (if one coil fails a light comes on,  etc.).  However, we are not registering any power getting to the coils and have triple checked the wiring is connected to the ignition boxes going to the coils.

Could it be that the magnet sensor is not sending a signal back to the ignition boxes therefore no spark?  We wonder if there is a bad connection in one of the magnet sensors.  The other area I  thought it could be is that we are bypassing the keyed ignition for now.  My avionics guy assured me that it is not an area of concern since the way it is currently wired, it is not an open-loop (key in off position).  I still wonder though...

If anyone has any known common failure points please let me know.  We may try and go back out to the hangar this evening.

--

Corbin 
N33QR

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Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Bill Allen
 

I just went through the same issue on my Cozy installation. Everything checked out but still no sparks. Eventually traced it to the mini-sensor not being correctly aligned to the trigger ring. Aligned both in distance from and vertical to it.

Question; can you get a spark by passing a magnet (South Pole) over the mini sensor?


Bill Allen

On Mon, 9 Nov 2020 at 17:33, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:
That usually is a sign that the sensor is not picking up the trigger on the crank.  Check the spacing etc.  I have installed several of these in the past with 0 issues so it is probably something simple.

-----------------------------------------

From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 9 2020 8:12:44AM
Subject: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

As we wait for Klaus to get back with us, I thought I would throw it out to this group.  As many know, I am installing a Lightspeed Plasma III electronic ignition system in my Q200.  Following the instructions, we have followed the steps and got to the point where we are rotating the prop to get the spark from the coils.  No spark so we are troubleshooting as best we can including reviewing the instructions for any missed steps.

Power from the battery to the circuit breakers is good and the signal coming back to the warning lights is good (if one coil fails a light comes on,  etc.).  However, we are not registering any power getting to the coils and have triple checked the wiring is connected to the ignition boxes going to the coils.

Could it be that the magnet sensor is not sending a signal back to the ignition boxes therefore no spark?  We wonder if there is a bad connection in one of the magnet sensors.  The other area I  thought it could be is that we are bypassing the keyed ignition for now.  My avionics guy assured me that it is not an area of concern since the way it is currently wired, it is not an open-loop (key in off position).  I still wonder though...

If anyone has any known common failure points please let me know.  We may try and go back out to the hangar this evening.

--

Corbin 
N33QR

--


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Jay Scheevel
 

Not sure if Klaus uses Hall sensors or not, or if it even matters, but there may be a high pass filter on the input from the sensor, that effectively blocks the signal if the magnet does not move past the sensor fast enough. This could be a safety feature to prevent the engine from firing when RPM is below a certain speed. I am just guessing here, but the board that he has in the system is certainly capable of doing this if he wanted to, and it would be a smart thing to do to prevent the engine from kicking back. To test this, you could disable your fuel system, hook an automotive timing strobe to your coil output and then crank the starter to watch the strobe to see if you are getting firing pulses. My uninformed 2-cents worth….

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Corbin via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 9:13 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

 

As we wait for Klaus to get back with us, I thought I would throw it out to this group.  As many know, I am installing a Lightspeed Plasma III electronic ignition system in my Q200.  Following the instructions, we have followed the steps and got to the point where we are rotating the prop to get the spark from the coils.  No spark so we are troubleshooting as best we can including reviewing the instructions for any missed steps.

Power from the battery to the circuit breakers is good and the signal coming back to the warning lights is good (if one coil fails a light comes on,  etc.).  However, we are not registering any power getting to the coils and have triple checked the wiring is connected to the ignition boxes going to the coils.

Could it be that the magnet sensor is not sending a signal back to the ignition boxes therefore no spark?  We wonder if there is a bad connection in one of the magnet sensors.  The other area I  thought it could be is that we are bypassing the keyed ignition for now.  My avionics guy assured me that it is not an area of concern since the way it is currently wired, it is not an open-loop (key in off position).  I still wonder though...

If anyone has any known common failure points please let me know.  We may try and go back out to the hangar this evening.

--

Corbin 
N33QR


Re: Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Martin Skiby
 

That usually is a sign that the sensor is not picking up the trigger on the crank.  Check the spacing etc.  I have installed several of these in the past with 0 issues so it is probably something simple.

-----------------------------------------

From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 9 2020 8:12:44AM
Subject: [Q-List] Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

As we wait for Klaus to get back with us, I thought I would throw it out to this group.  As many know, I am installing a Lightspeed Plasma III electronic ignition system in my Q200.  Following the instructions, we have followed the steps and got to the point where we are rotating the prop to get the spark from the coils.  No spark so we are troubleshooting as best we can including reviewing the instructions for any missed steps.

Power from the battery to the circuit breakers is good and the signal coming back to the warning lights is good (if one coil fails a light comes on,  etc.).  However, we are not registering any power getting to the coils and have triple checked the wiring is connected to the ignition boxes going to the coils.

Could it be that the magnet sensor is not sending a signal back to the ignition boxes therefore no spark?  We wonder if there is a bad connection in one of the magnet sensors.  The other area I  thought it could be is that we are bypassing the keyed ignition for now.  My avionics guy assured me that it is not an area of concern since the way it is currently wired, it is not an open-loop (key in off position).  I still wonder though...

If anyone has any known common failure points please let me know.  We may try and go back out to the hangar this evening.

--

Corbin 
N33QR


Electronic Ignition Install - No Spark from Coils

Corbin
 

As we wait for Klaus to get back with us, I thought I would throw it out to this group.  As many know, I am installing a Lightspeed Plasma III electronic ignition system in my Q200.  Following the instructions, we have followed the steps and got to the point where we are rotating the prop to get the spark from the coils.  No spark so we are troubleshooting as best we can including reviewing the instructions for any missed steps.

Power from the battery to the circuit breakers is good and the signal coming back to the warning lights is good (if one coil fails a light comes on,  etc.).  However, we are not registering any power getting to the coils and have triple checked the wiring is connected to the ignition boxes going to the coils.

Could it be that the magnet sensor is not sending a signal back to the ignition boxes therefore no spark?  We wonder if there is a bad connection in one of the magnet sensors.  The other area I  thought it could be is that we are bypassing the keyed ignition for now.  My avionics guy assured me that it is not an area of concern since the way it is currently wired, it is not an open-loop (key in off position).  I still wonder though...

If anyone has any known common failure points please let me know.  We may try and go back out to the hangar this evening.

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