RE: Tower Terror Engine Tuning
Nice vid. No luck so far. The one-way bearing keeps breaking, so that makes tuning that much harder (since I can't start the thing). Anyway, I'm going to scrap the engine if I can't find a solution soon. It has good compression, so that's a shame. I'm thinking that there's an air leak at the carb. Did you super glue it in place? I tried to take it out and once I finally ripped it out of there, I found out that I managed to separate the carb from some kind of metal sleeve that is still stuck inside the case. I tried resealing and applying more super glue and even epoxy, but I think that there's still a leak somewhere. The glow plug might be an issue too. What kind of glow plug did you run? I'm using an OS 8, a medium plug. Did you use a hot plug? Also, if you remember what your needle settings were, I would love it if you could share that with me. The truck ran great when I got it from you. Once I changed the glow plug and needle settings, that's when I started having problems. I'm used to tuning my evader's .18, and I've never really had issues with that. Yea, some days it's hard to pin down a good tune, but overall, it runs. The Terror can idle, but I can't say that it runs.
PS. if you know of a good drop-in alternate engine, let me know. I'm a little apprehensive about buying the same .25 from tower hobbies. Thanks