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.