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  • earlwb's Avatar
    07-30-2014, 07:00 PM
    Fox Engines and Enya engines last the longest. Maybe MVVS if you want something a bit more exotic. Anyway Fox and Enya engines tend to last...
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    07-29-2014, 12:51 PM
    Did you make sure that the fuel jets are not clogged in the carburetor? That can stop it from running. It sounds like the engine wasn't getting any...
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    07-29-2014, 12:14 PM
    A few years ago someone had reported that their Saito engine blew off its cylinder head in a similar manner. But I don't remember the details now. It...
    28 replies | 712 view(s)
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    07-29-2014, 05:51 AM
    I think that the simple explanation would be a casting flaw in the base of the cylinder head. A crack formed and it turned into the weak spot for...
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    07-24-2014, 08:51 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Yes Fox Blast and Fox Missile Mist fuels were the fuels to get back in the day. Here are some Fuel can pictures to salivate over. Well I do';t...
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    07-23-2014, 03:17 PM
    Those do look pretty interesting. Do let us know how it works out.
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    07-23-2014, 03:14 PM
    I would check the reed valve unit. as it is probably stuck or jammed open or closed somehow. It is located in between the carburetor and the...
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    07-22-2014, 08:02 PM
    Yes I see that you liked my pictures of the engine. Yes one had to be a bit careful with the needle valve. But really the needle valve sucked as it...
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    07-22-2014, 04:03 PM
    That sort of looks like a lot of vibration. But I remember a few of my engines could vibrate my engine test stand apart. But your engine mount looks...
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    07-21-2014, 07:20 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    Not likely in NY or back east for that matter, too crowded back there. Out west or in the Southwest areas would be your best bet where it is less...
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    07-20-2014, 05:10 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Here is a copy of the magazine review that was done for the Fox .35 Combat Special engine. One point to remember is that the engines were designed...
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    07-18-2014, 08:01 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Sounds like you have a Fox .36X combat engine. They made numerous versions of the engine over the years for control line combat competition. Fox...
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    07-18-2014, 12:46 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread NGH 38CC 4 stroke in Gas Engines
    I see no reason to change anything in the engines, unless you just really want to. I would not use ceramic bearings as they are way too fragile for a...
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    07-18-2014, 12:38 PM
    Well one can plug the vent and then plug the carb and exhaust. Then wash the heck out of it. But it isn't a big deal to flush out the engine when...
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    07-18-2014, 10:22 AM
    acdii, I do use the faucett and a toothbrush, etc to clean off engines that have gotten dirty, especially after a crash into dirt for example. I use...
    27170 replies | 1646345 view(s)
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    07-18-2014, 10:19 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    I usually ran 7x5, 7x6 props on my .15's. Of course 8x3 for RC combat and 8x4 tops for some planes.
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    07-18-2014, 05:30 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread NGH 38CC 4 stroke in Gas Engines
    That is pretty neat that Pardal machined a new connecting rod for the engine. Nice job then. it does look pretty good too. I can see that as being a...
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    07-18-2014, 05:25 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread What Engine is This? in Glow Engines
    Yes that is a interesting thought as to why they didn't have a muffler pressure tap on the engine for pressurizing the fuel tank. Probably the...
    8 replies | 265 view(s)
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    07-17-2014, 02:53 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread What Engine is This? in Glow Engines
    There isn't anything really wrong with the Queen Bee engines. Cox needed to have a engine with RC throttle capability and a muffler on it for the...
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    07-17-2014, 09:25 AM
    You know, the OP didn't mention what muffler he was using. Some of the in cowl or Pitts type of mufflers have little muffler pressure and the...
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    07-17-2014, 09:13 AM
    You are welcome, It looks like MECOA picked up all the CB Associates stuff and are selling the spinners again too....
    27170 replies | 1646345 view(s)
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    07-17-2014, 05:20 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread What Engine is This? in Glow Engines
    I concur in that it is a Cox Queen Bee .074 RC engine.
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    07-16-2014, 08:39 PM
    The plastic spinners are OK. Granted I like the metal ones more though. But the plastic spinners tend to help protect the crankshaft from getting...
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    07-16-2014, 06:38 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    I should mention that the "new" unused Tatone mufflers need to be filed out or dremeled to fit the engines. They deliberately leave the exhaust inlet...
    2230 replies | 157380 view(s)
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    07-16-2014, 02:42 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    We used to use the tongue mufflers on the Enya engines a lot in the past as they were cheap compared to how much the Enya muffler cost and the...
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    07-16-2014, 02:32 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    Those Bisson sport mufflers are great. I used a big one on a 1.20 size two stroke engine and the muffler worked really well. So the little .20 size...
    2230 replies | 157380 view(s)
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    07-16-2014, 05:57 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    They didn't start drilling out holes for a bolt on muffler until the Enya .15-5 and SS-15 engines came out. They changed the crankcase mold at the...
    2230 replies | 157380 view(s)
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    07-16-2014, 05:24 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    I remember that years ago, they used to not sell the Enya engines with mufflers. This was back when Altech or World Engines were selling the engines...
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    07-15-2014, 08:25 PM
    If it isn't running lean at half a tank without muffler pressure, then that may not be the problem. Usually we all use muffler pressure as the...
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    07-15-2014, 05:27 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    You stated that you thought Shtterman was too expensive but direct from Enya cost more. So I do not see how you say you saved money ordering direct.
    2230 replies | 157380 view(s)
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