Magnetos (Part 1)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why are the spark plugs on the top and bottom of the cylinders?
A: Due to how the cylinders are aligned, the plugs must be aligned on the top and bottom.

Q: The magnetos supply electricity separately from the battery?
A: Yes, they supply electricity to only spark plugs.

Q: Is it common to lose both magnetos at the same time?
A: No, it is very rare. This is why the airplane engines have dual magnetos for safety, redundancy, and better efficiency.