mag drop

mag drop

mag drop
The reduction in RPM when either of the magnetos in a dual-ignition reciprocating engine is switched off. This reduction should be within specified limits. It is standard procedure to check the mag drop case prior to takeoff to confirm that both systems are operative. Also called a magneto drop.
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However, one other shooter and I found it to protrude too far for our hand size and/or shooting style, leading to the occasional inadvertent mag drop.
You can press the button from either side and the mag drops.