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Russell - Yes, that is what I'm learning. Thanks for the info!Myron, I used to fly for a patrol company. They thought chip detectors would give early warning of problems and save the high cost of major repairs. Detectors were add to all their piston aircraft. After about a year they removed all of the detectors. Frequent false alarms kept the aircraft grounded and they NEVER FOUND ANY PROBLEMS from the detector warnings.
Given the history of experimental PSRU's (not specifically this one), I'd be actively looking for wolves. Relatively speaking, he's strolling through a Siberian forest. There are wolves in there...However, like the little boy that kept hollering “Wolf”, soon his alarms were ignored. Over time, don’t all humans have a tendency to ignore false alarms?
Does the manufacturer recommend a chip detector? If so can they not supply one?Just spoke with an OEM manufacturer. False positives happen, but are typically reduced to nearly zero after the engine (gearbox) is fully run in. There will be a lot of metal flying around initially, but that drops off after a few hours.