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08-01-2003, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

I have my LMH set up a bit closer to how I normally run now:

* 6/6 grips
* 30% nitro fuel
* 1 washer (as recommended by litemachines)
* needle just rich of optimum lean

I get just over 10...
07-27-2003, 12:59 AM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

After 13 tanks here is what I have found:

* The Vmax7 is still running strong and the wrist pin shows no sings of creeping.

* Running with bricks on the skids I get 11 minutes at 2000rpm using...
06-30-2003, 02:40 AM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

While talking with Paul at LiteMachines, I mentioned I was seeing 2200+ rpm at the head on 6/6 grips during break in and had to reduce throttle in order to not overspeed the head past the factory...
06-30-2003, 02:35 AM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

Just thought I would note how impressed I was with LiteMachine's service and shipping.

After a very friendly phone call on Monday they immediately offered to replace my engine, as well as getting...
06-23-2003, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

Fastlash,

I have posted the pictures in a separate thread as to not bog this one down. They can be found here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=890425&forumid=192

These...
06-23-2003, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Spiro

Pics

If anyone would like to take a close look, I took a few hires pics of my engine post rod failure. The .jpg files have been zipped into a single 5MB file found at:
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06-22-2003, 02:57 AM
Replies: 97
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Posted By Spiro

Plick!

I now know the exact sound a heart makes when it breaks. I would have never thought it would be so tiny and pathetic.

My con rod went on the 4th tank of fuel while breaking things in. The engine...
06-19-2003, 12:59 AM
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Views: 23,299
Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

I am in the break in process for my first and only Vmax7. So far I have two tanks through the engine and am simply amazed. After a thorough preparation, I started running the engine as recommended:...
06-11-2003, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

Darth,

So are you saying that both engines will bolt up to the same crutch and can be swapped back and forth on that same crutch? Or did you bolt a Vmax6 engine to your dedicated Vmax6 crutch and...
06-11-2003, 03:33 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

Darth,

I believe you have mentioned that you have gone back and forth a couple of times between the Vmax6 and the Vmax7 for various reasons (spare motor swap, testing performance of fuselages with...
06-03-2003, 01:42 AM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

What kind of run times are you Vmax7 guys getting on the stock tank? Anybody using a different tank?

Spiro
05-22-2003, 02:54 AM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

How is the power with 5 washers and 15%?

Spiro
05-14-2003, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

If it is any consolation it seems as though people go through rods in both engines.

I have not flown it myself, but from what I have read the Vmax7 sounds like a much better performing engine. I...
05-12-2003, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Spiro

LMH Vmax 7 engine

I am pretty sure Darth has been in on nearly all of the engine and rod discussions. Here are a few of the recent ones in case anyone is interested:
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