Re: [AirVW] Ignition timing
- One Sky Dog,
I'd like to know what happened with your Great Plains spark plug adapters. I
have been using them for about a year on my Limbach (single mag ignition).
No problems so far, but your statement made me a little nervous.
Dean Dayton - N7167S
>Goldwing and 2 Dana coils no boxes. The other system is a Magneto, the only_________________________________________________________________
>problem I had with it was I tried the Great Plains adapters to go from the
>mag harness to auto plugs. The insulators broke down and some of the leads
>shorted to ground
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- I want to relate the quotes to VW engines, even though Mr Hoover was
talking about a different engine.
> With regard to ignition...How do you know when peak pressure occurs and or can we control that?
> When peak pressure occurs a LITTLE bit early some of that stored
> energy will be used to get the piston past TDC. Under those
> conditions the engine's efficiency is low and fuel consumption is
>high but the thing will still run.
and where is the best place to set the timing if you have to pick one
> At the very least this message should have made two things immediatelyAre the electronic ignitions variable in timing automatically ? or can
> apparent: Ignition must occur at some time prior to the need for peak
> pressure, and the precise moment of ignition must vary according to
> the rpm of the engine.
> Which is why I don't use magnetos. Or any other ignition system
> having a fixed firing point.
they be (set by the user) ahead of time or while in use during flight?