In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The hammer was soon replaced by a magneto powered with a hand crank.
- Condensation in the magnetos will cause shorting of the breaker points.
- The magnetos, fuel pump, vacuum pump, starter and spark plugs were removed from the engine.
- The firing mechanism mechanically fires the spotting rifle and uses a magneto to fire the rocket.
- A review of the aircraft's maintenance records did not disclose any previous work written up as having been performed on the magnetos or engine ignition system.
- Suspecting the electronic ignition, the team disabled the electronics and started the engine ‘the old way,’ using just the magnetos.
- Then check the magnetos at the request of the flight engineer.
- Carburetors, magnetos and spark plugs were all carefully checked.
- Each engine had seven improved and interchangeable magnetos, each feeding a grouping of four cylinders.
- Checklist complete, here we go: Clear, primer out and ready, starter button press, one blade, two blades, magnetos on, and a little shot of prime as the engine began to cough and sputter.
- A magneto blew up at 9,000 ft over the sea between Cyprus and Jordan, a moment that she describes as ‘heartstopping.’
- This magneto is the type of small generator incorporated in early telephones, and was used to ring telephone bells at the central office and on the subscriber's party line.
- Wartime models had only steel wheels, a magneto and hand crank, instead of a battery.
- A magneto broke, the supercharger was knocked off the engine, and some connecting rods broke.
- The magnetos were in the ceiling behind the front pilot.
- Air was directed to the spark plugs, magnetos, distributors and to the cap baffles of the turbosupercharger.
- In 1941 the U.S. Office of Production Management authorized Bosch officials to build a $700,000 facility for aircraft magnetos.
- After the installation of two new magnetos, Hunter flew on to Cleveland
- Authored by John Schwaner, arguably the world's foremost expert on aircraft magnetos, the book covers everything you could possibly want to know about how your aircraft ignition system works.
- If it's fuel or oil pressure, think pumps; for fuel quantity, think tanks or cross-feed; for temperature, think mixture, cowl flaps and air flow; for air, think carburetor heat or alternate air; and for ignition, think magnetos.
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