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    You definitely want a V2. Many if not most of us...

    You definitely want a V2. Many if not most of us had issues with the V1 Engines. Crankcase leaks from the gasket was one thing and piston, cylinder issues was another. The V2 Cylinder has much more...
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    How long ago did you buy it?

    How long ago did you buy it?
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    The V1 uses a gasket between the crankcase...

    The V1 uses a gasket between the crankcase halves. Other than that I don't know a way without removing the cylinder. Anyone else have any knowledge of this?
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    No activity here for a while. My V2 is running...

    No activity here for a while.

    My V2 is running great still. Not a single issue. A great performer. An animal in the air.

    The V1 I rebuilt with V2 parts has 2 hours on it on the bench and it too...
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    +1 on that. I would not want to find out the pack...

    +1 on that. I would not want to find out the pack is going south while flying. I would much rather find out on the bench!
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    You could also have a broken solder joints on one...

    You could also have a broken solder joints on one of the three motor wires either to the motor or speed control.
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    If you are going to discharge them use the nimh...

    If you are going to discharge them use the nimh setting and set the cutoff voltage no lower than 2.5. All my 4 button Accucell Chargers will give errors if you use the life setting. It tries to...
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    I have a Hobbico 180 starter that I stuck a 4...

    I have a Hobbico 180 starter that I stuck a 4 cell 3000 Lipo on. It's an animal. Cranks my 36cc engines at an insane speed. It has lasted a year so far. I'm sure I am operating it out of it's rating...
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    I too had an ignition failure on one of my V1...

    I too had an ignition failure on one of my V1 Engines. I have to commend PTE for putting in the investment to redesign the V1. A new cylinder and crankcase was a lot of work. I agree that it was a...
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    Great. Mine are running better and better all the...

    Great. Mine are running better and better all the time. Just received my new one yesterday. I will have three in the air soon!
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    I have used the felt clunks and standard clunks....

    I have used the felt clunks and standard clunks. I have tried the "premium" aluminum stopper kits for Dubro and Sullivan tanks and have always had trouble with either the stoppers or the line getting...
  12. Explain what this system does and how you see the...

    Explain what this system does and how you see the data.
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    I have used the black diaphram which is supposed...

    I have used the black diaphram which is supposed to pump more but have a shorter life. I have used the blue tinted clear one and also the one that looks like fiberglass. All seemed to work fine.
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    Idle problem solved! I found that when you put a...

    Idle problem solved! I found that when you put a reed block gasket on the barb instead of the carb gasket you get quite an air leak. Oops! Runs fine now.
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    Found the problem. Made that Homer Simpson noise...

    Found the problem. Made that Homer Simpson noise when I found it!

    Guess what happens when you put a reed block gasket between the carb and block? Big leak. Installed the proper carb to block...
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    Even when installed correctly some have...

    Even when installed correctly some have interference with the screws. It may have been early blocks. Not sure. Mine definitely would not lay flat. A new block does lay flat. I will see when I fire it...
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    I tried that but with the air currents around the...

    I tried that but with the air currents around the back of the engine it was not conclusive at best.
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    My other V2 runs well also. The ultra copper...

    My other V2 runs well also. The ultra copper fixed my muffler. It does not come loose at all.

    A little while ago I took the carb off after remembering someone mentioning that some of the reed...
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    Finally ran my V1 rebuilt with a v2 cylinder,...

    Finally ran my V1 rebuilt with a v2 cylinder, piston and crankcase. I started a post about my problem. Wont idle down. Needs the low end needle set to 2 1/2 turns out. I suspect an air leak but can't...
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    +1 on the Ultra Copper. Works like a charm. Have...

    +1 on the Ultra Copper. Works like a charm. Have used it on 3W, PTE and MLD gas engines with no issues. Make sure your flanges are clean (clean with acetone) put a very thin coating on both surfaces...
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    PTE36 With Walbro Carb Won't Idle Down

    I'm sure that somewhere in the thousands of posts here there is something on this but a quick search didn't find anything.

    I have a PTE36 that I rebuilt to version two standards with a new...
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    w8ye, I'm in Columbus. I'm sure the flying...

    w8ye,

    I'm in Columbus. I'm sure the flying weather in Shelby is the same as here, it sucks!

    I can only fly in my dreams!
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    Seems that some fuel line stiffens very fast....

    Seems that some fuel line stiffens very fast. Some does not. McMaster Carr has so many fuel lines it would make your head spin. I'm still experimenting but so far their Tygon line has held up very...
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    Amsoil Sabre or Dominator

    First off, this thread is for comments from users of Amsoil Sabre and Dominator. It is not a thread for Amsoil bashing. I have used both oils and in particular Sabre for many many years. Have never...
  25. Thread: Fr Sky Taranis

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    I have my 30cc 3dhs Slick programmed in. Whenever...

    I have my 30cc 3dhs Slick programmed in. Whenever the weather here in Ohio gets better I will fly it and post my results. From what I have found online the range seems to be outstanding. Looks like...
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