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Old 06-14-2018, 04:52 AM
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I have a brand new DLE 35 in my Taylorcraft. I would like to know if there are any tips I should know about breaking it in. Any specific rpm, ( has a digital tach mounted on fuse) how high should the rpms be for break in and for what duration. How many tanks of fuel should be run through before first flight? Oil to gas ratio is 30:1 is this sufficiant for break in and should I use a gas stabalizer since it may not be flown regularly. I'm new to gas engines and would like to break it in properly. Any advise here would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:03 AM
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Fire it up, get a good basic needle setting and go fly. The engine will be better cooled in flight rather than just running on the ground. 30 or 32:1 is good. vary your throttle settings in flight.

If it won't affect your C/G, fly with the cowl off for max cooling for the first few flights.

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What he said ^^^^
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Don't feel like you HAVE to get it the air as fast as you can. Feel free to take whatever time you need to get comfortable with it, then offer it up to the RC Gods with a little confidence! You aren't going to hurt it. The bigger point is don't waste your time tuning to the 'nth degree, as that's very likely going to change as soon as it's airborne. Also, breaking it in a stand has never resulted in an engine that will run longer or faster than one broken in while flying.

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