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Old 09-09-2019, 03:13 PM
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Some of us arnt made of money and expensive is a realitive term. Repurposeing stuff is part of this hobby and basically life in general. If I could just deactivate the one coil I'd have a perfectly good ign. I already ordered a new ign and the point of the posting here asking you guys input is because as dumb as I might be I am smart enough to ask questions before and not after....lol
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:17 PM
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can you pull the ignition apart and rid it of the second coil?
Man I wish I knew exactly what and where...I'd start hacking away...but not knowing what is what makes it tough

I wish they'd make all the main spark leads removable and replaceable
...can't count how many over the years I've seen thrown in the club trash because of frayed braid or damaged spark plug end...Ive replaced several plug ends
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:23 PM
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...and not learn something. Our hobby got where it is by people not afraid to tinker. Those blindly spending money moved on to support golf.
Exactly...thanx man...
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:27 PM
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the cost of an rcexcel ignition is far less than having an engine quit while in hover or harrier, think about that before you dumpster dive
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:42 PM
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Man I wish I knew exactly what and where...I'd start hacking away...but not knowing what is what makes it tough

I wish they'd make all the main spark leads removable and replaceable
...can't count how many over the years I've seen thrown in the club trash because of frayed braid or damaged spark plug end...Ive replaced several plug ends
I understand your need for knowledge. Youíve never said what brand of ignition you have. Some are repairable, many are not. Let me answer a few unasked questions. If RCexl, once inside youíll find the whole thing potted with resin. Almost impossible to fix the internals on these. They do (or once did) offer a plug lead replacement kit. RCXP / RCAME are repairable to a point but they donít offer a twin ignition. Once inside though, all connections are visible. The original CH ignition is 100% repairable being mostly discrete components with all connections visible. DA ignitions are partly repairable with the factory offering some limited service on them. Iíve never had a DA ign apart so canít answer any questions about them. Hope this helps some.
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:51 PM
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I understand your need for knowledge. Youíve never said what brand of ignition you have. Some are repairable, many are not. Let me answer a few unasked questions. If RCexl, once inside youíll find the whole thing potted with resin. Almost impossible to fix the internals on these. They do (or once did) offer a plug lead replacement kit. RCXP / RCAME are repairable to a point but they donít offer a twin ignition. Once inside though, all connections are visible. The original CH ignition is 100% repairable being mostly discrete components with all connections visible. DA ignitions are partly repairable with the factory offering some limited service on them. Iíve never had a DA ign apart so canít answer any questions about them. Hope this helps some.
You're exactly right...it's a EME, it and the other igns I have are all white epoxy covered...only tiny bits showing
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You're exactly right...it's a EME, it and the other igns I have are all white epoxy covered...only tiny bits showing
EME uses RCexl ignitions.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:24 PM
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Sitting here in the woods and cold, thought I’d add a bit more info. If an ignition’s circuitry ( DC - DC converter, SCR, capacitor, etc) is optimized to work with two coils, it probably won’t be happy long term even if you find the connections and disconnect them. You might want to contact Adrian at CH. He works closely with RCexl and I’m sure he could answer all your questions.

Sadly RC electronics has become more throw away oriented just like all other types of electronics. No conspiracy, modern circuitry is highly integrated with mostly surface mount components. This just doesn’t lend itself to repair unless the device is extremely expensive and can support having a repair facility. The do it yourselfers are mostly out of luck.
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