I met someone who has a RedCat Tornado.He is new to "the hobby", and brought it by my house because he could not get it started.
Some imortant notes:
1. Car is new. He said he started it once
and it "went crazy", meaning he obviously hit is hand on the throttle servo arm and opened it wide up (that's common problem with this design).
2. The engine seems okay. It turns over fine
(I was worried about his con rod) -it just won't start.
3. I put the heat gun
on it - that allowed it to turn over for a split second, then it dies.
4. The glow plug was fried
.A little odd for a new one, but I understand metal shavings during break-in can do this. I put a new glow plug on it - an O.S. #6 - nada.
5. I asked him if he "messed with the needles
" and he said he has - quite a bit.Ugh.The LSN looked flush and the HSN looked about 1.5 in ffrom flush. I think this is what it could be,and if not want to at leastrule it out.
6.I also noticed the air filter was off
. He noted they had been trying to start it with the air filter off to see inside of the carb (go easy - we were all new at one time). I put my Exceed Forza air filter on it.
6. I checked everything
else out (prime, carp opening, etc. etc. etc.) My next step is to take the engine apart and check out what's going on - but after I rule out the needle settings.
I looked at the engine and saw 18 on one side, and SH on the other so need to know the needle settings for it. Additionally, can anyone think of and issue that would prevent an engine from evenstarting
ifit wentWOT fora few secondon it during its first start.? The inner components felt and sounded okay. I understand he might have lost some performance, but it should at least start.