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    Today, 06:13 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread chinese engines in Gas Engines
    Here is one source for GP and other engines here in the USA. http://www.milehighrc.com/gas_motor.html I see you are in Australia so you might...
    26 replies | 1095 view(s)
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    Today, 12:45 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah G45 plane? in Gas Engines
    The G-45 is one of my favorite engines as it runs so well and smooth for it's size. Yes they will last forever but that just leaves you with a...
    5 replies | 139 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread chinese engines in Gas Engines
    There may still be some TMM106 out there but they have not been produced for several years now. The family that produced them now make the GP line of...
    26 replies | 1095 view(s)
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    08-23-2016, 03:56 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread chinese engines in Gas Engines
    I have no idea whether that engine is a good one or not. Have never heard of that brand name and don't know if it is the same as any of the other...
    26 replies | 1095 view(s)
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    08-22-2016, 10:05 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE props? in Gas Engines
    For the 30 (not the 35) I like Xoar 19-6 on heavy or draggy planes like a CUB. For aerobatic planes the 19-8 seems the best. Have tried a 20-6 but...
    4 replies | 175 view(s)
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    08-22-2016, 01:37 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread surging engine in Gas Engines
    Even the new DLE 20 comes with an ignition module labeled #4 but it is different than the old #4. New ones are rated for higher voltages than the old...
    10 replies | 370 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-19-2016, 01:16 PM
    It should fly very well. I'd be tempted to move the CG back a bit though. 25% might be considered a bit nose heavy, especially for that type of...
    2 replies | 168 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-19-2016, 10:57 AM
    "The nose knows"! Not that you should go around sniffing gasoline but stale gas will have a distinct odor different than fresh gas. Many times just...
    20 replies | 556 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-16-2016, 08:30 PM
    Joystick, if I remember correctly, you one of the original supporters of the Syssa engine. The DLE 30 that I bought to replace the Syssa after...
    6336 replies | 602507 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-15-2016, 04:34 PM
    I've preferred smooth friction only over a clicker / ratchet on throttles for years. It probably comes from flying helis and it stuck with me....
    15 replies | 422 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-15-2016, 01:45 PM
    I've been flying a DLE 20 powered Velox quite a bit this season. Being a smaller gasser than I'm use to, the throttle requirements are completely...
    15 replies | 422 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-15-2016, 01:28 PM
    The Jodi diagram is extreme! I usually use a bit of differential in my throttle linkages (old school as that's the only way we could do it in the...
    15 replies | 422 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-15-2016, 12:24 PM
    Just a side note regarding throttle settings. Many people believe that half stick should be half the available engine RPM or half power / thrust...
    15 replies | 422 view(s)
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    08-12-2016, 06:13 PM
    The original Lanier ARFs had a wing covering that resembled sticky back shelf paper but was a material that MEK would soften for gluing plastic parts...
    8 replies | 369 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-12-2016, 04:36 PM
    w8ye, that's my thoughts exactly. How can the information published by RCexl and others be discounted when they design and manufacture the equipment....
    26 replies | 850 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-12-2016, 02:39 PM
    My thoughts exactly! I wouldn't know how to start to reply to the BAX comments above so I won't.
    26 replies | 850 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 04:41 PM
    Is that one of the early soft skin Laniers or one of the later hard skinned ones? I can't tell from the photo. Regardless, it will pretty much fly...
    8 replies | 369 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-11-2016, 12:43 PM
    The shaft will be round if you remove the stock arm.
    9 replies | 383 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 12:39 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Nimh in Batteries & Chargers
    Hydrimax batteries have a fairly high impedance. I would probably try to keep the charge rate well below a C1 rate or they may overheat during...
    2 replies | 153 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 12:35 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    Thread locker just interferes with proper re-torquing/ tightening and it could make the bolts nearly impossible to remove if they should ever break,...
    35 replies | 825 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 12:30 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Muffler design in Gas Engines
    No muffler expert here but I have made a few custom ones over the years. All steel by the way as they were used on airplanes that needed nose weight....
    7 replies | 321 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-11-2016, 12:24 PM
    You win the star for the day! Others will catch on soon and while I usually respect BAX's posts on the forums, when it comes to engine timing I...
    26 replies | 850 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-11-2016, 12:09 PM
    BCCHI has chimed in on this many times in various forums and always with the same answer. The standard 28 degrees answer plus or minus a bit.
    26 replies | 850 view(s)
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    08-09-2016, 07:13 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    I don't use a torque wrench and don't know anyone that does. I believe the main thing is to tighten in a criss cross fashion and if you feel a wood...
    35 replies | 825 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-09-2016, 01:58 PM
    I prefer the sensors from RC Extreme Power. They always work and are adjustable on two axis. Reasonable price too!
    26 replies | 850 view(s)
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    08-09-2016, 09:44 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    Yes, the lower pitch and increased prop disc drag help a bunch on landings.
    35 replies | 825 view(s)
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    08-09-2016, 09:08 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    Changing from something like a 22-10 to a 23-8 is kinda like shifting a car or truck to a lower gear. You gain pull or in this case your climb...
    35 replies | 825 view(s)
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    08-08-2016, 07:45 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    RPM in the manual us usually the operating range, not ground RPM. Engines pick up considerable speed in the air. I think you are fine to maybe a bit...
    35 replies | 825 view(s)
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    08-08-2016, 03:57 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    +1, can't go wrong with those two prop sizes!
    35 replies | 825 view(s)
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    08-08-2016, 11:24 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    Yes, same info. What plane is the engine in? Might be able to add some specific prop suggestions.
    35 replies | 825 view(s)
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