Ameritech Industries, Inc. the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller of Redding, California are pleased to announce the long awaited availability of the Magneto Timing Housing (MTH) version of the Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Continental IO-360, O/IO-470, IO-520 and IO-550 six cylinder engines. Ameritech is the largest stocking distributor for Electroair and systems are on the shelf, ready-to-ship.
The EIS-61000-1M STC'd ignition kit is currently approved for Cessna, Cirrus, Bellanca, Beechcraft, Mooney, Meyers and Navion aircraft with models being added regularly. Check Ameritech's website for the latest approvals.
The Electroair direct fire ignition system replaces one magneto with a Magneto Timing Housing (MTH) 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.
Typical advantages of the system include: 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.
Limitations of the previous six cylinder version of the ignition system are eliminated with the introduction of this MTH system.
Additional systems are in development for the Continental O-300, TSIO-360, TSIO-520 and TSIO-550, along with systems for the Lycoming TIO-540 and IO-580 engines.