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Old 06-14-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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I was just testing for spark on my new Zenoah G26. Haven't tried running it yet, and noticed that the spark seems a bit weak. Actaully I can't get any spark at all by hand flipping it. If I crank it with my starter I do see a spark but it certainly isn't what I would call strong.
At first I thought it was the way I had the coil mounted off the engine so I restored things to stock but it is the same.
Is this normal or should I be able to get a strong spark by hand flipping?
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:51 PM   #2
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Yup, i have noticed that too with magneto spark. When the prop is spinning as fast as possible when it sparks, it is enough to ignite the fuel. It is a bit different than glow plugs.
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