Magneto Management

Your engine likely depends on century-old technology for ignition. The good news is the failure modes are well-known, predictable, and easy to diagnose and prevent.

Unless you’re lucky enough to fly a turbine or an engine with an electronic ignition system, the internal combustion engines you fly behind or between likely operate using a simple system involving a magnet, coil, condenser and contact points. As the spinny thing in the accessory case turns the magneto drive shaft, the magnet rotates […]
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