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Old 12-10-2007, 12:14 AM
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Guys,

I have noticed there is a lot of mystery around gas engines. I starting flying gas in the late 80’s when there wasn’t much help available. All is one needs to do today is read the forums to understand gas. Guys like Mark, Ralph pe reivers , Mike and I provide a wealth of information. In the 80’s, I learned from the best because we were all starting to fly IMAC. We weren’t *****ing because the engines weren’t running right; we were experimenting with baffles, vents and stacks. In short, the cowling was always a problem in getting the engine tuned and the ones who did won the contests. What’s my point, read and learn. Mt first Giant scale was a 35% Carden and it took me over a year to build. I can’t tell you how many times we dead sticked my 35% before I got my engine running right. To be continued……
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:02 PM
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Tim,
What is the heaviest plane you would recommend for the V45 to have bro power?
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:40 PM
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What is the heaviest plane you would recommend for the V45 to have bro power?
Bro weight Power, lol!!

13.5 14 lbs AUW.

Cheers bro!
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:05 PM
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How did your engine perform after you made your new crank shaft?
I am still waiting for Copper Head to ship my engine back to me. its been there a long time for warrenty work. Crankshaft was bent
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:16 PM
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my engine with the new crank run fine.

tim not send to me the replace of crank. tim is angry with me.

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Old 12-16-2007, 09:04 PM
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Has any one put a different pitts muffler on thier engine? The stock muffler is good but the side canister on it will not fit in my cowl and I really dont want to hack it up to make it fit. I read in acouple of posts the one from the sachs engine might fit but I dont no it will for sure and I dont want to experiment at 75 to 85 bucks a piece. Just wondering if any one has actualy put one on.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:54 AM
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Tnx Tim
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:46 AM
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I haven't received any comfirmation email with a tracking no. Yet. Have you mailed my engine yet?
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:43 AM
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Hi Bill. I'll see if I can catch up to Tim today somehow and get you an answer. I know he has been out a LOT with some contractor work and getting ready for Christmas of course.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:36 AM
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Tnx Mike for all the help. I was hoping to get it before Xmas
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:30 PM
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Copperhead aviation

Promises, promises, promises!!!!!

I just got off the phone with someone who said that they had just talked with you 15 mins ago. I called and you didn't answer

I still have not received my engine back yet. This was purchased on 7 sept 07. Numerous long distance phone calls and even help from one of your friends and you still haven't kept your promise.

I guess tim that you are not a man of your word and I am just out 300 some odd dollars. I think that I have gotton the real raw end of the deal from you including people who have had problems with your co. Tim don't bite the hand that feeds you
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:13 PM
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HELLO TIM,
I MADE AND ORDER FOR THE 30CC ENGINE AND THE PAYMENT IS CLEARED (ORDER 300121) I SENT YOU EMAILS, PHONE CALLS TO SEE WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO SEND THE ENGINE. I GUESS THAT YOU HAVE A LOT OF WORK IN CHRISTMAS AND IS THE 29TH, THAT MEANS HOLIDAYS. SO, I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:19 PM
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I guess that I will have to shell some $$$ and get me a DA 50 so I can get my plane up and running
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:27 PM
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This is unbelievable. This company went from being well recomended and having what appeared to be great customer service to no service at all, at least as far as these post would indicate.

Please inform all your flying buddies that I have a brand new V45 that I am willing to sell. I don't even want to worry about all the what if's. This engine is still in the box, and has never been fired up. Contact me if interested.

Thanks

What a shame that M. Fuess was not kept involved with this.
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:17 AM
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I peek in here occasionally to see what's going on... THIS IS ONE DEAD THREAD!
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:29 AM
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I peek in here occasionally to see what's going on... THIS IS ONE DEAD THREAD!
I know so is my motor being returned to me
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:46 AM
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Sorry to hear that w5kfg. Maybe you'll be surprized one of these days... and it'll be sitting on your front porch!
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:12 AM
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Hi
After the response to my question (not the one to ask the arf company) I did add the brass tube to the carb plate, have not tried the engine yet, will in spring,,,the engine ran good without the cowl if it runs good with the cowl great,,but if I have any issues with the engine I will toss it in the garbage.... I would not take the chance on sending it in for warrenty... I bought a dl50 and would buy another one if needed......just my thoughts..

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Old 01-20-2008, 06:23 PM
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If you have problems with it, send it to me I will fix it up and be very happy with it
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:56 PM
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hello all
what I meant is if I have any issues such as a broken crank or something along that line,,,,,as i stated my engine runs good without the cowl,,,so I did add the brass tube as shown earlier in this thread as this is suppost to cure the going rich in the air with cowl on etc.....if I still have that problem of going rich I will not throw the engine in the trash I will simply put it on planes that do not use a cowl,,,,profile or something like that....my engine has been good,,minimal vibration and turns the zinger pro 22/8 at 7050,,, I am going to try a 21/8 in the spring on this engine which is going to be mounted on a gp cap 232.....

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Old 01-21-2008, 12:16 AM
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bec123,
If your engine is going rich when cowled you most likely do not have enough exit area in your cowl for proper airflow. You can either reduce the inlet area or increase the exit area. The exit area should be at least twice (three times is better) as big as the inlet area. Do you have any pictures of your install?
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:06 PM
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if the mount pattern is the same as the DA 50?

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Old 02-04-2008, 04:11 PM
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It is not the same.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:13 PM
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Didn't think it was, but it looks close by holding my engines up together (the DA 50 is mounted on my WH Edge, my V45 is unmounted, in my hand...)

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Old 02-04-2008, 11:26 PM
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The Venom 45 bolt pattern is 64mm by 75mm. It is like a bolt width off in each direction.
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