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Old Dec 07, 2012, 04:17 PM
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I have screwed up more on board starters than ANYONE! I can suggest two things...I'd recommend a flywheel of sorts,with some mass,equal to what the engine experiences with the prop-the engine can reverse direction too quickly,without it. It won't affect rpm capability...(just take a little longer to get there)

You do need to check that the ignition timing is being retarded electronically.
I have a Zenoah G-62 with an onboard starter,and I'm fabricating a bracket that will work in conjunction with the throttle to alter ignition timing.

Knowing that your magneto is correctly adjusted will remove one concern.-position the magnets directly in line with the magneto...Fold a piece of paper money (President is inconsequential),and place it on the magnets.Loosen the screws,close the gap,and tighten the screws....Send me the magneto is correctly adjusted.

There is much to learn here,and a high interest is developing.

There is no solution with gearing-your/our problem is controlling the ignition timing. When the gears get strong enough,you'll start twisting shafts in two.
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