Whether magneto or ei
You have to set propeller on shaft in such a fashion
That one blade is at 1 or 2 or 3 o'clock position
When you go to flip
Either sensor on magneto or ei must be prior to its sensor position
When you flip it and prop begins swing counterclockwise
This is why it starts with electric starter
Since this obviously wil cause spark on second go around
Which you do not get hand flip.
Of course, always use a glove.
I have 6 gas engines
All start easily
I have never used electric starter on those engines.
If you learn to flip it
And also how to use choke
Then this becomes very easy!
Let me know how it goes