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Old 09-12-2008, 06:03 PM
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Default Slick and Lasar SB3-08A

Unison revised the BRUSH Service Bulletin yesterday and released SB3-08A today.

They have a replacement brush that eliminates the 25 and 50 hour inspections.

Here is a QUOTE:
Service Bulletin ending compliance can be documented if existing magneto is
replaced by new magneto with serial number 08080454 or later, or if the carbon brush and/or distributor block has been replaced by one manufactured after August 14, 2008, or if the magneto has accumulated 500 hours of engine operating time and has passed the Service Bulletin inspection requirements. Make an appropriate logbook entry.

If you find someone that has the new brush in stock, please report back with their name, URL, phone number, and price.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:38 AM
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Default Link?

Gary,

Is there a link for this updated SB? I don't see it on the Unison web site, they only have the -08 version.

Thanks-
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:57 PM
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You need a PAID Unison subscription to get it. Someone like Lycoming will have it out for everyone in time. I would post it but there are COPYWRITE issues so I cannot post it.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:38 PM
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Default Brush or brush and block

Gary,

To eliminate the inspections do you need the brush only or both the brush and the distributor block?

Thanks,
Andy
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:28 PM
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Angry No, you don't need to subscribe...

The SB3-08A PDF Service Bulletin is on the right-hand side of the sign-up page, free for all to download. Look here:

https://unisonpubs.com/default_setup.asp

The brush and distributor block must be replaced...AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE!!! Even on a brand-new mag I have sitting in a box here. GRRRRRR!!
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:01 AM
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I sent this to Unison this morning. They have fixed their website so their customers CAN NOT get the current SB without signing up for their $40/yr service!


Technical Publications Management:

Chuck Currier,
Director, Customer Support
(904) 739-4117 / (904) 739-4006 Fax
Chuck.Currier@UnisonIndustries.com

As director of customer service, I think you should know that your customers think it is outrageous that you would charge us for the subject service bulletin when we will also have to pay for the parts and labor to fix your subject lack of quality control. I have TWO Slick mags with only test stand time on them that are subject to this SB.

Terry Frazier 702-278-0273
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:22 PM
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Unhappy This is the reply I received...

Mr. Frazier,

Chuck Currier forwarded your message to me.

I do appreciate your concerns but our policy remains that we will honor
warranty for parts that do not pass the SB inspections. Our warranty
does not include provisions for labor or other items other than
hardware.

Separately, the revision to the SB, SB3-08A, did reduce the frequency of
inspections along with presenting steps to terminate the SB.

Best regards,

Dave Conklin2
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:17 AM
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Default Ain't Aviation Wunnerful???

"Separately, the revision to the SB, SB3-08A, did reduce the frequency of
inspections along with presenting steps to terminate the SB."

Yup! You can terminate the SB by spending MORE of YOUR MONEY!

At lea$t the part$ are..... uh, "at co$t", I wa$ told when I called Uni$on.

...and SB3-08A is still available for download at the link in my previous post, under 'Special Notices'. I Just tried it.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:16 AM
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Default warranty

will they replace the parts for free if the mags are new and under warranty?
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:43 AM
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I knew there was a reason I had a note in my "airplane to-do" file to avoid the Slick mags - now I remember why!
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