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Old 06-23-2009, 11:57 PM
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hello bob, checked out the viper-60lx w/ gps a couple of times. 2 weeks ago i hit the 133 mark. on sat i hit the 154 mark. i am using a apc 9-8 prop w/ omega 15%- 4% caster. am tacking around 18000 and backing of 6-700 rpm. the engine still feels tight. i know it takes a while for the 60lx to break in. my question is what rpm am i shooting for as the engine breaks in? this prop seems to be the right choice for this setup. still blowing to many plugs. thanks, russ
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:42 AM
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RPM sounds perfect. 18K is the right number. The engine will not loosen up much as it runs more...... not intended to do that, so do not let the cold/warm compression fool you. Tight is good, and it sounds like the fit is there. Fit is perfect while running.

Plugs........ Ive played a bit with the H9 performance plugs. They work very well. If you are only going "fast" and not all that worried about transition, try a McCoy 9

Another quick test to play with ...... install a second washer under the plug. See if tha helps.

Question - do you have the needle valve airframe mounted? (likely if you have a backplate mounted engine).

Props to try 8.5x7.25, 8.5x7.5 8.75x8W 8.8x8.5
Peak rpm will vary with these. Dont worry a great deal. Just ensure that you launch off peak as you have been. The engine and muffler will find the rpm they want once in flight.
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