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  • captinjohn's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    My dad worked in a large engine building shop & he was in the heat treating department for several years. Anyway he would case harden knife blades we...
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  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE 35 surging in Gas Engines
    Sorry, I rarely use a tach on sport engines so I'm not a good one to ask. Maybe someone else will chime in with an answer.
    24 replies | 493 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Engine too long in Gas Engines
    There are quite a few different standoffs available including DA, SMB, Horizon / Evolution, etc. just to mention a few. You can even make them...
    2 replies | 81 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    Today, 06:52 AM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I read somewhere the 9-1 compression ratio (in theory) is more like 6-1 actual, on a 2cycle engine. Not positive.
    11 replies | 206 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE 35 surging in Gas Engines
    Most would consider the 18-8 a bit on the small side for that engine with a 19-8, 20-6, 18-10 being more common.
    24 replies | 493 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:26 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE 35 surging in Gas Engines
    Yes, most of the DLE carbs already have the metal fuel and where necessary, pressure pulse nipples. Regardless of plastic or metal construction, they...
    24 replies | 493 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    Post a few photos...we could then help you more. Capt,n
    2 replies | 41 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    Would it be possible to press a thin bushing over the crankpin to provide hard surface for needle bearing to ride on? just a thought. Capt,n
    584 replies | 57524 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Cyberwolf, sounds like that new piston for the Mintor 22cc engine you made is going to work out just fine. Good Work. About raising the compression...
    11 replies | 206 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE 35 surging in Gas Engines
    No, can't unscrew as it it a press fit in the carb body. When replacement is needed, I usually replace with the all metal Walbro fuel fitting...
    24 replies | 493 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 120 in Gas Engines
    Well we know the DLE has performance comparable to other 120 class engines, within a few hundred RPM one way or the other. They all turn pretty much...
    21 replies | 721 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 120 in Gas Engines
    The only thrust measurement I would trust would be the one I did myself. And I wouldn't care much about that as how it pulls the plane is the only...
    21 replies | 721 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 120 in Gas Engines
    My choice would be the 120 over the old Brison 6.4. Main reason ... torque! The 120 will be happier turning a larger diameter prop than the Brison...
    21 replies | 721 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 07:55 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Fuel filters? in Gas Engines
    STUKA BARRY, did you fly a Giles 202 a few years ago? I have one yet. They fly nice. Capt,n
    26 replies | 632 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 07:50 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Fuel filters? in Gas Engines
    I use that best one in my fuel can & a walbro felt clunk in airplane tank.
    26 replies | 632 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 07:37 PM
    Bob, you got some real good advice there. Good going !
    8 replies | 127 view(s)
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    10-18-2014, 04:07 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I agree with Karolh, that is some of the best work I have seen done. Looks like that Mintor is going to run even better. It is great to see the...
    11 replies | 206 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 09:47 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Fuel filters? in Gas Engines
    I certainly agree about doing things in different ways all with success. That is the nature of our hobby. Regarding the vent line, yes it is in dirty...
    26 replies | 632 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 09:37 PM
    Not sure, maybe heat engine in oven after removing head. About 200 degrees may do it, The theory is the aluminum will expand the cylinder more than...
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  • Truckracer's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 09:17 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Fuel filters? in Gas Engines
    I don't use any filters in the airplane except the screen in the carb. I filter the fuel before it goes in the tank and that is all. I inspect the...
    26 replies | 632 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 07:30 PM
    Small engine conversions check this. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/engine-conversions-92/693218-smallest-conversion.html
    3 replies | 141 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 08:53 PM
    Telemaster 150, In the post about your surprises, was the fuel you ran in your testing, Glow fuel or Gas? If Glow fuel did you mix your own without...
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  • Truckracer's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 06:39 PM
    Well that replacement muffler would probably be quieter than the original one! That is a plus in my book. My stock mufflers just take up space,...
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  • Truckracer's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 08:59 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread BME 58 Extreme in Gas Engines
    While you can control the temperature of a gas engine with mixture to some degree, cooling airflow through the cylinder fins is the main source of...
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    10-15-2014, 04:37 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Ignition battery in Gas Engines
    I had seen that modification before somewhere. Made sense though as all that needed to be done was to get power from the receiver lead to the power...
    36 replies | 1072 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 11:21 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Ignition battery in Gas Engines
    Last I knew, Syssa was selling the Tech Aero IBEC.
    36 replies | 1072 view(s)
  • av8tor1977's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 02:01 PM
    av8tor1977 replied to a thread Ignition battery in Gas Engines
    Tech Aero IBEC. AV8TOR
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  • av8tor1977's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 02:00 PM
    I was going to make a rude comment about "everyone has one", but I bit my tongue..... Tee hee. :) AV8TOR
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  • Truckracer's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 08:43 AM
    Kinda like an oil thread! ;)
    34 replies | 1095 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    10-13-2014, 03:30 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Ignition battery in Gas Engines
    I like the Tech Aero IBEC as suggested by Speedracer. Going on three seasons using several of them with zero problems. Was a die hard separate...
    36 replies | 1072 view(s)
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