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Old 08-20-2017, 08:35 AM
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How much break in should a Homelite 30cc require
before seeing normal throttle response and decent idle?

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Dr Google found this interesting post by "Tired Old Man".

Gas Engine Break In - TeamFlyingCircus - Giant RC Plane Forum

I don't know who this knowledgable fellow is,
but here's a tip of the hat to all the tired old men
who so unselfishly share their experience and expertise.
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You can absolutely and without doubt trust anything "TIRED OLD MAN" says. He has probably more experience on a professional level than all of us put together.

Having said that, I do sometimes throw a new engine on the test stand for just one tank of fuel to get it sorted and give it one heat soak. Many engines "loosen up" and start to seat the ring quite a bit during that first tank. Plus, if you happen to find something wrong, it's a lot easier to deal with than having the engine on the airplane.

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Plus I find it much easier to set the timing and set the mixtures standing up with the engine on my test stand rather than bending over the plane. My back is trashed enough as it is!!

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Hey, I just noticed that I hit 7000 posts. Wow!! That's a lot of writing!

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I'm just glad to help. Various forums have helped me with much needed info over the years. They can be a great resource, but you have to be careful. Some of the online "experts" are anything but!

How's that Homey 30 doing??

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Indeed

And yes, if TOM wrote it you can take it to the bank
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How's that Homey 30 doing??
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Excellent.

Screams like a banshee on the top end.
Purrs like a contented kitten on the low end.

Waiting on a new tach to compare with the old cylinder and head.

Thanks again for your help.

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Good deal! Great work! Don't you just love it when research and hard, careful work come together to create a successful conclusion?

What are you going to put it in? I seem to remember you were using a 16 x 6 prop correct? You might experiment with an 18 x 6 and an 18 x 8 prop. That's a more common size for this engine and you might like it. The 18" prop will provide MUCH more static thrust, and you can choose the pitch depending on the plane and whether you want more speed, or more acceleration/climb. Also, if you were experiencing mid range "burbling", the larger prop will help with that.

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Yes! Although since I had no prior experience with gasoline conversions or rebuilding Walbro carburetors,I was not very confident in the outcome.

In fact, when the engine first started my reaction was "What's that noise?"
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Funny!

Again, great work! Now you will go foward with more confidence in several areas. Nice.

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