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Old 01-11-2003, 09:26 PM
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Hi!

I've placed my tank inside my Four Star.. I've made it that it can be taken out.. some of you may have seen the way I made it... But the fact of the matter is.. I packed the fuel tank real nice with foam.. and i really don't want to take it out.. only in extreme situations...

So my question is.. now that I don't have an extra fuel tank.. can I break in my engine mounted in the plane??..

Is there anything different about this technique, that I should know about?
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Old 01-11-2003, 09:29 PM
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nope!! a good place to do it.break it in on the aircraft that way you can test the throttle servo and all control surfaces with engine running.
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Old 01-11-2003, 09:37 PM
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I have broken in all my engines mounted in the plane. The throttle linkage and servo is already there, so it is very easy to control the engine accurately during break-in. I COULD build a test stand, but I'm too lazy...

There are two very important things to remember:

1) The obvious: Make sure the plane can't run away when you're not looking. A rope around the tail and a tree is my favorite

2) Make sure that NO DUST can be sucked into the engine. The wind from the prop kicks up a lot of dust, with particles that are too small to see but large enough to damage your engine if it eats enough of it. A large table is a safe place.

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-11-2003, 09:50 PM
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For 25 years I've always run the first tank through the engine on the ground...fill it up...and fly on tank two. Sometimes I can't take it...and...it accidently taxis out and flies on tank one...nice smoke trail...goopy plane...
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thanks gus..
great advice...

off to the store for fuel )

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Old 01-12-2003, 01:48 PM
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WOW, I need to move to Toronto, your hobby shop is open at 1am on a sunday morning! Now that is a GREAT LHS!!!!
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lol

no.. it's just that we have a Drug Mart with an RC isle ))))))

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Old 01-12-2003, 10:20 PM
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HEY EUGN,
TOO BAD MEDICAL INSURANCE CAN'T PAY FOR THE PARTS HUGH!

THATS PRETTY NEAT THAT YOU HAVE AN RC SUPPLY ISLE IN A DRUG STORE. YOU WOULD THINK AS BIG AS WAL-MART IS THEY WOULD SALE TONS OF RC SUPPLIES. EVEN PLANES.

HAPPY FLYN

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Another advantage of running the engine on the plane to break in is that it give the plane a good vibration before flying. After running a tank or two through the motor go over you plane and retighten EVERYTHING. This always gives me just a little bit more mental security when it comes time for the trim test knowing that everying has already been shaken once or twice and then retightened.

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If RC gets that popular, I think I will quit flying large aircraft. All I need is some kid with a foamy to take over my plane and crash it into a crowd!

Originally posted by smthlndr
THATS PRETTY NEAT THAT YOU HAVE AN RC SUPPLY ISLE IN A DRUG STORE. YOU WOULD THINK AS BIG AS WAL-MART IS THEY WOULD SALE TONS OF RC SUPPLIES. EVEN PLANES.
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was is that hard to pick up from my words that i was joking about the drug store??? ))
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