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    Today, 05:27 PM
    if it runs decent on the test stand, but isn't running in the airplane, then you have a problem with the fuel tank and fuel lines or tubing. It is...
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    Today, 07:14 AM
    Nice video, thanks for sharing Fiery. The Red Fin engines look to have inherited the easy handling and running ability of the old Mills engines. But...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Adding a few more images of the engines, as to their weight and dimensions.
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    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    I thought I would start a separate thread for these Red Fin brand engines. I now own a couple of the Red Fin Millish Model Diesel engines in .030...
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    Yesterday, 12:50 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Moki 210 on a pipe? in Glow Engines
    Yeah that sounds about right. My 26cc gas engine with a tuned pipe was sucking the fuel out of the tank quite fast. Sort of like pouring out on the...
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    03-24-2015, 12:54 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Moki 210 on a pipe? in Glow Engines
    Yes what 1qwksport2.5r stated about combustion chamber shapes. But also the compression ratio changes. Low nitromethane glow fuel means you run a...
    8 replies | 135 view(s)
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    03-23-2015, 07:10 PM
    Well the gas engines tend to be pretty easy to start by hand flipping them. The CDI ignition units really do help with it a lot. I use a 1/2 pair of...
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    03-20-2015, 09:22 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread K&B Sportster Club in Glow Engines
    Humm, maybe the previous person was using RC car fuel. You know the stuff with 8% synthetic oil in it. It is OK for RC cars but not good for...
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    03-20-2015, 09:11 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Picco .12 OFNA in Tachometer Readings
    I bought the foam replacement parts to make a Stryker wing/delta plane. I am thinking about putting the .15 engine on the back of it as a pusher....
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    03-20-2015, 08:59 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread K&B Sportster Club in Glow Engines
    Well some people will take apart something just to see what it is like on the inside. Then they either can't or don't want to put it back together...
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    03-19-2015, 08:53 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Picco .12 OFNA in Tachometer Readings
    Your conversion came out looking pretty good. I expect you'll make a short exhaust stack for it, or are you going for the open exhaust instead. Your...
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    03-19-2015, 08:49 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread K&B SEARCH??? in Glow Engines
    Well Google tends to search the forum better than the forum search engine does. Bing probably is better at it too. If MECOA doesn't have what you...
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    03-19-2015, 10:00 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Picco .12 OFNA in Tachometer Readings
    ASpeed, did you turn down the car head on the Picco .12 engine? Or did you make a different one or found a different one that fit? Yeah I have...
    17 replies | 222 view(s)
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    03-18-2015, 12:29 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Picco .12 OFNA in Tachometer Readings
    Actually there are some people selling off surplus Toki and Fuji car engines. Some have been converted to airplane use. But some of the conversions...
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    03-18-2015, 12:13 PM
    That is good news. Sometimes those things can be very disconcerting when they happen.
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    03-18-2015, 12:11 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    I don't remember the tear drop muffler being hard to get apart. But maybe I had heated up the front half to get it to expand. I forget now. ...
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    03-18-2015, 09:20 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    LOL. That is one of those wonders of flash photography. It makes the propeller appear to be translucent or transparent. It only works at low idle...
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    03-18-2015, 09:13 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Parra 2.5 in Everything Diesel
    I would expect that the nitromethane in the glow fuel would allow the glow engine to outperform a diesel engine that doesn't use it. But those Cox...
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    03-18-2015, 09:07 AM
    I have been using a short piece of silicon fuel tubing on the muffler fitting for a number of years with other engines. It works fine for that. I run...
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    03-18-2015, 08:32 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    OK, the earliest .40 and .45 engines had the 0.9375" screw spacing. Later Fox changed it to be slightly more wide. I have some early engines like...
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    03-17-2015, 01:27 PM
    I would think that it did affect the compression some, and thus the performance may be off some. But it sould still be able to run though. There may...
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    03-17-2015, 01:23 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    I think that there is a alternate brand that fits. But I don't have a engine handy to measure and compare on the MAC's website though. If you have...
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    03-17-2015, 10:04 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Big P.A.W. in Everything Diesel
    Well it can be very messy. :p
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    03-17-2015, 06:22 AM
    The screws are standard metric, nothing odd. You can typically obtain the screws at your local ACE hardware store. Just take the engine into the...
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    03-15-2015, 03:13 PM
    Yes stale gas may not be the issue. But I know some guys mix up a fresh batch of fuel every time they go to fly a airplane or helicopter. I...
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    03-15-2015, 09:50 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Big P.A.W. in Everything Diesel
    Thanks, interesting. I would normally think that one couldn't do it either.
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    03-15-2015, 09:46 AM
    It may be that the glow plug coil element is contaminated with something. I would suggest trying a new plug. You did use fresh gasoline mix too,...
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    03-14-2015, 10:43 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    You are most welcome.
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    03-14-2015, 10:10 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Parra 2.5 in Everything Diesel
    I do not recall at this time. I think it was typically under 2500 RPMs maybe 2200, hard to say.
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    03-14-2015, 10:07 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Big P.A.W. in Everything Diesel
    I am curious, how do you get the valves out of the way so you can ream the valve guides without pulling the head. Do the valve guides come out?
    26 replies | 530 view(s)
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