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Electricity on a budget. Adapting a Honda CVCC automotive alternator and voltage regulator for aircraft use.
KITPLANES Mar 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 70

Fan power. Wind-driven alternator (fitted with a model airplane propeller) is slung below the landing gear and held in place with a steel bracket.
KITPLANES Sep 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 7

Ford alternator inspection alert. Importance of retorquing the through-bolts is explained.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1987 (v.9#11) pg. 9
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1988 (v.10#1) pg. 4

Visual inspection tips for the Prestolite ALV-9400 series gear-driven alternators used on thousands of Permold-crankcase IO-520, TSIO-520 and GTSIO-520 Continentals.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1990 (v.12#2) pg. 19

Inside the aircraft alternator. Tips on inspecting and troubleshooting.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1990 (v.12#4) pg. 12
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1990 (v.12#10) pg. 4

Troubleshooting alternator problems.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1991 (v.13#11) pg. 8

Troubleshooting an oscillating alternator-gauge reading.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1994 (v.16#4) pg. 22

Differences between an aircraft alternator and a "look-alike" automobile alternator are explained.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1994 (v.16#11) pg. 22

Piper alternator V-belt selection, installation, alignment and tightening are thoroughly discussed.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1997 (v.19#4) pg. 4
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1997 (v.19#9) pg. 22

Troubleshooting aircraft alternator systems.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1997 (v.19#7) pg. 7
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1998 (v.20#1) pg. 4

Alternator drive couplings. How to perform a thorough inspection of the gear-driven alternator attached to the rear of a Continental O-200 or IO/TSIO-360.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1998 (v.20#2) pg. 19

Tip on replacing the external resistor between the regulator and A+ output terminals on the back of an Alcor alternator.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1999 (v.21#2) pg. 23

Is your aircraft alternator really airworthy? Construct an electronic analyzer which you plug into your cigarette lighter. Est. cost: $28.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1990 (v.39#4) pg. 90

Alternators and generators. How they work and their application in aircraft electrical systems.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1990 (v.39#9) pg. 63

Wind driven generator. Some basic information on the performance and wiring of an air-powered alternator from Basic Aircraft Products, Inc. (Margate, FL).
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1991 (v.40#1) pg. 78

Adapting bicycle dynamos (generators) to provide electric power for experimental aircraft. The dynamos are turned by a model airplane propeller attached to the shaft.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1991 (v.40#8) pg. 24
Correction SPORT AVIATION Oct 1991 (v.40#10) pg. 98

Installing the GM/Delco automotive alternator voltage regulator in an aircraft electrical system.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1992 (v.41#6) pg. 75
Correction SPORT AVIATION Aug 1992 (v.41#8) pg. 4
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Oct 1992 (v.41#10) pg. 107
Correction SPORT AVIATION Nov 1992 (v.41#11) pg. 7

Choosing brushes for aircraft alternators, generators, or electric motors.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1993 (v.42#4) pg. 62

Charging circuit uses one alternator to charge two batteries in aircraft fitted with battery-operated electronic ignition.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1993 (v.42#6) pg. 83

Selecting an aircraft electrical charging system (alternator, regulator, wiring, and circuit protectors).
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1993 (v.42#9) pg. 92

Crowbar over-voltage protection for aircraft electrical systems which carry wound-field alternators of 35 amps or more.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1993 (v.42#12) pg. 68

Electrical system malfunction warning device alerts the pilot should the alternator or regulator malfunction.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1994 (v.43#3) pg. 92