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Old 06-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #10691
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Doug, any idea why it has 3 magnets? I was on the DA web site today, the 35 isn't even in the line-up yet.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:51 PM   #10692
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

Must be DA day. I just got back from flying my DA120 Yak55 (from Jack) 45 minutes more run time on it. Runs real good, and quiet.
I even beat the weather.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:09 PM   #10693
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Doug, any idea why it has 3 magnets? I was on the DA web site today, the 35 isn't even in the line-up yet.
It is a new DA ignition that uses a Hall effect sensor. Their old ignitions did not use a hall sensor and I think it is a way to prevent the ignition from firing the plug unless a specified rpm is attained first. Just a hunch, but I bet if you turned it over slowly it will not spark like a Rcexl ignition will.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:11 PM   #10694
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3 Phase ignition.

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Old 06-11-2014, 10:12 PM   #10695
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Damn, that was hard holding a straight face through that post!

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Old 06-11-2014, 10:16 PM   #10696
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

I'm not an electrician nor a hall affects guy...and I can't even hold a straight face!!
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:18 PM   #10697
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Change any two magnets, to reverse rotation.
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So is my guess correct?
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Change any two magnets, to reverse rotation.
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So it will run in reverse?!?!? Doug, you'd need to buy a pusher 20x8!

Or maybe just flip your prop over!!
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Oh Doug I'm just poking fun.
Hell, if it works as advertised #1!

Good chance it is a safety, or rpm limiting feature.
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