A standard RCA Audio Cable
is used to connect the ignition to your battery. Any NiCad of 500mah and up will run the engine for approximately 2 hours. The ignition will accept a 4.8v or 6v
battery source with no regulator required. This engine is available in 2 different configurations, one with the automatic electronic timing advance
(as shown), or with a standard mechanical timing advance
A custom carb block
replaces the stock one to rotate the carb
for easier throttle linkage in aircraft applications. Therefore, the throttle linkage
is already set up for a straight shot back to the firewall and includes a ball-link linkage pre-installed, ready to go. Another advantage of this custom carb block is that it is only 3/8" thick
, about half of the thickness of a stock block, allowing you to squeeze into tighter cowl restraints.
The choke lever is stock and provides for a straight shot out the side of the cowl, unless you decide to modify with your own preferred bellcrank and linkage to change the line of pull. The custom prop shaft/hub
can be made to whatever length you require. The average shaft provides a distance of 6-5/8" from firewall to spinner backplate.
Initial observations of this engine is that it appears to be of very high quality as it starts with the bullet-proof reputation of the Zenoah engine line, and is further enhanced with some high-quality engineering and features from RC Ignitions
At approximately 6 ounces lighter than the stock Zenoah G62
(Magneto), the engine already provides more power to weight ratio than its stock counterpart. Add to that the easier starts and smoother idling traits of an electronic ignition and you have a great combination. Many satisfied customers have made claims that the engine simply runs smoother, stronger and faster than any G62 on the market today.
Here's another big plus with this conversion engine... warranty. There is a lifetime guarantee
on all ignition parts and mount, including crash damage! While it does not cover the Zenoah components, RC Ignitions will straighten cranks for $40