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    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread .020 throttles in Glow Engines
    Yes the Tee dee's used SPI and if you tried to throttle them down past a certain point it would stop the engine. The SPI allows for some extra air to...
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    Yesterday, 09:16 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread .020 throttles in Glow Engines
    There used to be a tiny carb for the .020 Tee Dee engines many years ago. But it wasn't all that good though. The classic rotating sleeve throttle...
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    01-23-2015, 10:05 PM
    I would agree with Aspeed, in that you don't need a throttle. Just partially fill the fuel tank to have a go at it. You add some fuel and time how...
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    01-23-2015, 11:31 AM
    Actually there are quite a few two stroke engines that use unpinned rings. One has to be careful as you can run across engines with a pinned...
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    01-23-2015, 11:27 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Glow head brotherhood. in Glow Engines
    Special taps or dies are expensive, as there is a very limited market for them. So they don't make them much. 1/4x32, 11/32x32 are a couple...
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    01-22-2015, 09:59 PM
    Well they used Circlips on the wrist pin so it won't be a problem. Now if the piston isn't pinned to lock the ring into one position, then the ring...
    39 replies | 1713 view(s)
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    01-22-2015, 12:39 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Thunder Tiger Engines in Glow Engines
    Yes they only seem to be selling a few engines. Primarily the boat engines. If I remember OPS was drifting away from model airplane engines. I think...
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    01-22-2015, 12:31 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Here you go: The low speed is about 1 and 1/5 turns out. My hearing is getting bad so I can't normally use the air blowing method much anymore.
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    01-22-2015, 10:19 AM
    I think you can rotate the cylinder/head as needed for left or right exhaust or rear exhaust. Maybe even front exhaust too. I will likely buy one...
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    01-22-2015, 10:12 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Glow head brotherhood. in Glow Engines
    Ok the corrosion is caused by the oxygen and moisture in the air. That oxygen and moisture mixes with residual acids inside the engine leading to...
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    01-22-2015, 09:56 AM
    The early types of plastic motor mounts used a more soft plastic. They also didn't have any fiber reinforcing either. These mounts tended to be...
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    01-21-2015, 09:15 AM
    I don't see a problem with it either. I would bet that quite a few others are doing that same thing too.
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    01-19-2015, 10:52 AM
    I just use synthetic oil right from the start. No big deal. The high spots in a engine get worn down and polished until a oil film can form in...
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    01-16-2015, 07:38 PM
    My Evolution GX 26 runs really well. I have a tuned pipe on it. I had it on 1.20 size Kaos like plane. Unfortunately some visitors to the club flying...
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    01-15-2015, 10:39 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Thunder Tiger Engines in Glow Engines
    Well I stand corrected. Mantua Models now produces some of the OPS engine lineup. They are a italian model manufacturer for hobby stuff. But they...
    21 replies | 669 view(s)
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    01-15-2015, 11:36 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread NGH 17 cc gas engine in Gas Engines
    I don't see any reason you couldn't use it in a Four Star .60. It pulls by Seagull Superstunts .60 plane around really well and it has a 80 inch...
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    01-15-2015, 11:12 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Thunder Tiger Engines in Glow Engines
    OPS is gone, the three fellows who ran it under their initials all split up from each other. Novarossi and Picco may be only making RC car engines...
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    01-15-2015, 11:06 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Thunder Tiger Engines in Glow Engines
    Well MECOA has some engines in stock. A few they may make on order. Not sure if they plan to make any new ones though. I think they are using up...
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    01-14-2015, 01:50 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread NGH GT9 or Evo 10GX? in Gas Engines
    Well with the really small gas engines, even with needle bearings on the rod, it is a huge unknown for reducing the amount of oil needed in the...
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    01-14-2015, 01:43 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread NGH 17 cc gas engine in Gas Engines
    I never tried starting one inverted. You might put it on a engine test stand inverted and have a go at it to see how it does inverted. The larger...
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    01-14-2015, 01:37 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Thunder Tiger Engines in Glow Engines
    Well it sure does look like they may have stopped having engines made. But maybe it is just a false alarm. But if it is true, then one will have to...
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    01-13-2015, 06:14 AM
    Well, that is certainly a real bummer. If I run across something I will let you know. Maybe someone will have a engine that they wore out or...
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    01-12-2015, 05:04 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread NGH GT9 or Evo 10GX? in Gas Engines
    I can't say what it would do with a 12x6. I run a 12x4 on my GX 40 engine on my Hot Knife 3D plane. I do not remember trying a 12x6 prop with the...
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    01-12-2015, 04:53 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread NGH 17 cc gas engine in Gas Engines
    I have run some gas engines with other brands of oil and the bushed rods would fail on them, if I didn't use a really good oil. The cheap oil didn't...
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    01-12-2015, 01:38 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread NGH 17 cc gas engine in Gas Engines
    I use Stihl HP Ultra synthetic oil in my fuel for the engine. If the oil is not a really good syntheitc oil for air cooled two stroke engines, I...
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    01-12-2015, 01:29 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread NGH GT9 or Evo 10GX? in Gas Engines
    You might want to peruse some of the threads about the NGH 9cc gas engine and the Evolution 10cc gas engine. There are issues with the NGH engine,...
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    01-12-2015, 01:23 PM
    I just have to ask. What happened to the head on the Align 55H engine that you have?
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    01-09-2015, 02:08 PM
    Yes I am interested in a good muffler. One does have to beware of the cheap canister mufflers though. The cheap ones usually are too thin in metal,...
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    01-08-2015, 04:22 PM
    I still have several Super Tigre engines. A .15, .35, .51 and a .56. Then there is a .61 and a .91 too. For the big ones I have a G3000, G3250, and...
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    01-08-2015, 02:17 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Well, my DIY gaskets tend to not look pretty either. But they were functional and they worked.
    3816 replies | 234172 view(s)
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