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Old 05-06-2003, 11:46 PM
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I am brand new to this hobby and I just bought a Hanger 9 Xtra Easy II Trainer. I just assembled it and I can't get the engine to start. I filled it with Wild Cat 15% and I attached to glow plug. I even primed the engine. I tried a torque starter and also a chicken stick but I have had no luck.. I thought these engines were suppose to start really easy. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:06 AM
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Check the obvious thing first. Remove your glow plug and make sure it is lighting up. If it is not (make sure your glow igniter is charged) then change the plug.

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Even a perfect engine can sometimes be difficult to start. The best thing would be for you to find someone locally at the field who has some experience. But until then, try these things:
1) Remove the glow plug and connect it to your glow driver. It should glow bright orange. If it does not glow at all, it may be burned out or the glow igniter may be dead or low. It t akes a pretty good orange glow to get these engines running.
2) Buy or borrow a 12 volt battery - like a lawn tractor or motorcycle battery. Buy or borrow a starter for glow engines. This will be the best investment you can make to enjoy this hobby. Even the best engines are much easier with a starter.

Provide some more details about what is happening:
a) Do you get some popping and even some short running?
B) Does it run at idle but not at full throttle?
c) what are you using for the glow igniter?
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Old 05-07-2003, 02:47 PM
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Starter on a new engine OMG my dad would kill me LOL....


i dont use starters unless the engine does not want to play from a flick start, 90% of my engines start on the first 2 flicks, from my experiance with other modelers that use starters all the time is that after the engine is used to being crancked with a starter u just carnt get em to fire on a flick start ....

not saying that is ya problem LOL but its just a rule i have (strange i know lol)

check your tank and fuel lines for bubles and so on, i had a engine like that that was leaking from the spray bar, 2 days i was playing with that damn thing intill i found there was more air in the fuel line than fuel

good luck hope ya get her going
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Thank you for all your advice. I was finally able to start my engine and now its running fine. I appreciate it very much.
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grate news m8 ENJOY!
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