View Full Version : smartplug = no magnetos

12-13-2005, 09:48 PM
Is this true or .......?


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Roger Peterson
12-13-2005, 10:37 PM
They have been gearing up for a couple of years now.

Lawn Dart
12-13-2005, 10:42 PM
Allow me to be the first to say

12-14-2005, 02:35 AM
Cool graphic LD

12-14-2005, 02:40 AM
IF it works, maybe try one in the airboat. 0-320, would be a good test. Can not hand prop it anyway, at least keeping your hand :lol:

12-14-2005, 02:53 AM
It's funny with ignition systems for aircraft engines. Nothing seems to be more controversial...

For some reason magnetos are so fantastic that we will never abandon them. Then it doesn't matter that the electronic ignition systems in cars works for 500 000 miles without problems in rain, snow and with a minimum of maintenance...

In the VP-1 I'm building I will put a single electronic ignition system on the VW engine. I'm actually looking forward to all the upset comments I will receive... :wink:


Steve Pierce
12-14-2005, 07:40 AM
I like mags on my airplane and points in my boat. Been stranded when that PFM box had a mind of it's own in my truck.

12-14-2005, 11:28 AM
While driving my pontiac through a mile long tunnel, the electronic ignition gave up the ghost. was stranded in the tunnel.
Give me 2 mags that don't rely on external power anytime.


Dano Bardwell
12-14-2005, 01:46 PM
give me mags or give me booze! Ive been stuck too..............

12-14-2005, 02:17 PM
Forgive me, but when I look at the new "Spark Plug", it looks very much like a glow plug. How can this work when a gasoline engine needs to be timed precisely? Glow plugs work fine when running at fixed rpm's or when timing is relatively unimportant. I don't get it.