Does anyone have any experience with the Rotec ignition?  One of my Jabiru coils failed and I decided to upgrade to the Rotec rather impulsively.  Looking at the installation manual, it appears I may have to change my starting switch.  The manual recommends activating the ignition AFTER cranking.  I have the #1, #2, both, starter type switch.  I'd be interested to know if anyone has been able to use that type of switch by simply turning one of the P Leads from ground to positive.

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Finally figured a way to set up the ignition system.  A "normal open" relay was hard on my battery.  Just a day or two would deplete it.  I ended up wiring "normal closed" and put the relay and power leads on the switched side of the main power relay.  This means I won't have electronic ignition if I turn off the battery but I'm OK with that because the original #1 mag should get me home.  BTW, I love the electronic ignition.  It looks like something I could create from the local auto parts store except for the pickup mechanism.  Now, if I could just get a spark advance system...........

SDS from CALGARY Canada makes a fully programmable ignition system for Jabiru.  Check out their website.


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