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SUREFLY SIM6C 6 CYLINDER CONTINENTAL MAGNETO REPLACEMENT
MFR Model# SIM6C
Now approved for many turbocharged twins and most 4- and 6-cylinder Continental & Lycoming powered aircraft.Replaces 6-cylinder magnetos on Continental engines. 5.0 lbs.
Note: Surefly strongly recommends the customer purchase a NEW slick-style harness and fresh spark plug set with every SureFly SIM.
SureFly is an FAA certified electronic (solid state) magneto replacement. The SureFly Ignition Module replaces one magneto - generally the left or impulse-coupled/starting magneto on most aircraft. 4 and 6-Cylinder models are available for Lycoming and Continental engines.
Replacing just one magneto eliminates magneto maintenance and cuts associated costs in half! 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 the low cost of the units, combined with SureFly's potential fuel savings and low maintenance/replacement costs, there is simply no better value in magneto replacements for Lycoming and Continental engines.
- Aviation spark plugs gapped .016 to .036
- Slick style harness Shielded aviation harness
- Input voltage 6-30 volts
- Avg. Current @2700 500mA
- 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 6-74 inHg
- Operational temp range -35 to 250 F
- Minimum MTBF 2000 hrs
- No interval inspections
- RPM range 0-3500
- Voltage to bridge .036 spark plug gap
- Minimum 35mJ spark energy
- 50mJ nominal energy
Intelligent Timing AdvanceFor 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.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.
Eligibility View the latest eligibility chart at SureFly.aero Application Guide
If any of the following items apply to your installation, please call SureFly at 817-373-5161 before proceeding with the purchase or installation of a SureFly Ignition Module:
- Your aircraft tachometer is one of the following:
- Electronics International,
- EFIS or Engine Monitor that requires magneto P lead inputs,
- EFIS or Engine Monitor that requires a 0-5 volt square wave input,
- Your aircraft has more than one engine,
- Your aircraft has an existing electronic ignition,
- Your aircraft has one of the following STCs:
- Western Skyways Turbo STC,
- Spin-on oil filter adapter,
- Auto Fuel STC.
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Works as advertised. Instructions are very good. It recommends you change the ignition harness. I checked my ignition harness and found some opens in some leads so I changed it. The difficulty I had was emplacement. It is a large magneto. Emplacing it on an IO-470V was difficult because of the low cowling clearance above the magneto. It took me several iterations to get the proper placement, adjusting the position of the drive gear. I was unable to hook up the vacuum line because the IO engine has fuel injectors in the place of the recommended manifold pressure souce.
March 26, 2020
Q: Since there is no listing for them, I assume these will not be eligible for installation on turbo-charged engines. Specifically the TSIO520-P6.
Per MFG.: We are expecting the turbo charged engine AML will be here within the month of Feb. But it is not there yet, so it is not an approved installation. So in short, this has not been tested or approved for turbo engines as of yet.
Q: Does it work with a Horizon tach?
At this time, the Horizon tach is not supported with SureFly. It is in the works, stay tuned.
Q: How much does the SIM 6C weigh? The included docs do not give this info for weight & balance recalculations....
The SIM6C is 5 pounds.
Q: Are these Surefly mag replacements pressurized?
Our electronic ignitions do not require pressurization.
Q: Does the Surefly SIM work with a JPI EDM 960 Twin?
The JPI most likely uses the screw-in sensor on the mag for RPM. When installing a SIM, just make sure the sensor is installed on the remaining mag.