One question, though. I know the system will revert to normal mag operation if the LASAR electronice, etc., fail, but is it legal to fly that way, e.g., for a ferry flight home?
I don’t know the answer, but I’m sure it will appear here soon! I emailed Unison Industries to ask about availability on our SR2x engines, and promptly got the reply below from Harry Fenton, who is the Manager of Customer Services for Unison. I’ve posted it here with Harry’s permission. He also indicated that he would access this board and respond directly to any questions.
Unfortunately, the LASAR system is not approved for the TCM IO-360ES engine at this point. LASAR would definitely be a good match for your engine and airframe combination, so Unison is continuing to push TCM for a development project.
Your comments about the hard starting are interesting. I don’t have a lot of experience with the SR20 yet, so any operational comments are useful. Is the hard starting issue a fleetwide problem or sporadic from plane to plane?
Unison does make a product called SlickSTART that would be ideal for your application. The SlickSTART is a magneto booster that provides significant starting benefits. The good news is that this product is STC approved for your engine and airframe combination.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
Manager of Customer Services