PICTIM Ignition Module

A computerized single or multi-spark ignition module for hobby model engines

Kit w/PIC = $40

Assembled w/PIC & Tested = $90

Assembled & Tested  (LIMITED SUPPLY)

(Basic Kit version)

What's a PICTIM?  It's a Peripheral Interface Controller Transistorized Ignition Module - fancy words for a microprocessor controlled ignition module.  This product is a collaborative effort between S/S Machine & Engineering LLC and Outpost Enterprises LTD - two of the largest providers of ignition modules for model engine enthusiast and builders.  

Our goal was to create one 6-12 volt module that can "do it all".  Heck, it will even operate on an alkaline 9v smoke alarm battery! See this YouTube video --> https://youtu.be/yHBO0y3P4e4

At the heart of the unit is a microprocessor that allows these capabilities:

Being programmable allows us to support multiple functionality by changing out the microchip (PIC),  or with an on-board jumper (Deluxe version).  Current PIC offerings are:

Download the PICTIM.pdf below for operation details of each mode (page 5).

Possible future PIC offerings:

Kit contains:

Designed for negative ground applications only. The circuit board is approximately 1-1/4" wide by 1-3/4" long.  Since many builders connect these to their "points" system, the kit does NOT include a Hall sensor or magnet as these may not be needed.  However, if you are not using "points", be sure to order a Hall and magnet from the "Hall sensor and Magnets" section.  

For hit & miss engines, order an extra Hall sensor and magnet if you wish to use the "spark saver" option.  This feature prevents the ignition from firing while the engine is "coasting", greatly increasing the life of your battery (details included in the instructions).


Download the PICTIM assembly, install and operation instructions PDF here ==> PICTIM.pdf

We highly recommend you bench test your ignition system before installing it on your engine! See our blog entry for PICTIM bench testing and troubleshooting 

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Item#: PICTIM    

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If you have an idea for a custom programmed PIC, contact allen@outpostenterprises.com for a quote.