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    Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion

    Has anyone been through this? I was given a G45 that has not been run in about five years, It needed an ignition coil so I figured since it wasgiven to me and a new ignition module was almost the cost of the conversion kit,I would do an ignition conversion. I bought the RCXel unit from agaperacing. It looks straight forward, but some times you never know. I'm thinking of leaving the spring start on initially until I get this thing running correctly on a test stand.

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    RE: Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion

    I have used the RCXEl conversion kits. It is as easy as it looks and it shouldn't take you more that 30 minutes to convert the 45 over. You need a gear puller to get the flywheel off.
    You won't need the spring anymore, the E.I. will make it obsolete.
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    RE: Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion

    I used this method to get the flywheel off since I didn't have a flywheel puller. Got this off the C&H website.

    To remove the flywheel, take off the nut, reinstall the hub snuggly, then screw in the long propeller bolt until the flywheel
    pops off. Save the hub and attaching parts.

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    RE: Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion

    Thanks!  Kit is installed.  Will be running it on the test stand this weekend.

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    RE: Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion


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    Thanks!* Kit is installed.* Will be running it on the test stand this weekend.
    You should be very happy.
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    RE: Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion

    "Thanks! Kit is installed. Will be running it on the test stand this weekend. "

    Hello Tx_RcFlyer - I know it has been awhile since this post but I was curious as to your results? I am in a similar situation right now. I just came accross an old G45 that is somewhat stubborn to start but runs well whenit does. Did you notice any performance/power gains? What kind of weight reduction did you get? Any other things to consider?

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    RE: Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion

    Hello Tx_RcFlyer - I know it has been awhile since this post but I was curious as to your results? I am in a similar situation right now. I just came accross an old G45 that is somewhat stubborn to start but runs well when it does. Did you notice any performance/power gains? What kind of weight reduction did you get? Any other things to consider?

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    RE: Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion

    There will be little extra power

    Little weight loss because of the weight of the batteries

    But the engine will be easier to start.
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    RE: Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion

    ok - got it. Thanks!

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    RE: Zenoah G45 Electronic Ignition Conversion

    Exactly as W8ye said. But I tell you, with that spring start and electronic ignition, that's the cats meow when it comes to starting an engine. I have a G-62 andI just did the same conversion on it. Still need to put it on the engine stand and run it,but I don't expect any problems based onmy experience with the G-45

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