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Forum: Gas Engines
01-24-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Indiomike

It sure looks that way. Almost anything...

It sure looks that way. Almost anything electrical is simply replaced rather than repaired. Not long ago I had a radiator leak in an old truck. When I took it to a repair shop they said it was...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-17-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Indiomike

I just went out into the garage to get my can of...

I just went out into the garage to get my can of carb and choke cleaner. I read all the fine print on the side of the can. It does not say anything about avoiding any rubber contact. It was bought at...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-17-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Indiomike

Up until now I have been using regular spray carb...

Up until now I have been using regular spray carb cleaner and blasting the spray into every orifice when I suspect there may be debris or clogging of some kind. Reading your responses gives me the...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-16-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Indiomike

I deleted the paragraph I had mixed up so that...

I deleted the paragraph I had mixed up so that nobody would get confused, especially me:confused:

The side with one big screw is the pump side. The correct order is cover, then gasket, and then...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-16-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Indiomike

Man, I'm not thinking well today. The main thing...

Man, I'm not thinking well today. The main thing I'm interested in is whether anyone routinely removes/cleans/replaces the metering chamber parts when doing a normal overhaul. I don't think so...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-16-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Indiomike

OOPS, brain f…t I got that backwards....

OOPS, brain f…t

I got that backwards. Sorry.

The metering side has the diaphragm on top of the gasket whereas the pumping side has the flappers underneath the gasket.
Forum: Gas Engines
01-16-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Indiomike

Carb rebuild…..the extra steps

I've done several carb rebuilds and it's no big deal. Usually a rebuild consists of replacing the diaphragms and gaskets on both sides and cleaning or replacing the fuel screen. You may also want to...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-06-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Indiomike

Why not call Jtec Radiowave and ask them. They...

Why not call Jtec Radiowave and ask them. They would know better than anybody.
Forum: Gas Engines
11-07-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,820
Posted By Indiomike

I use a 20x8. You can also go with a 19x8 or...

I use a 20x8. You can also go with a 19x8 or 20x10
Forum: Gas Engines
11-05-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 52,409
Posted By Indiomike

It does seem a bit strange but if you look at the...

It does seem a bit strange but if you look at the specifications for the VVRC 20cc engine at the VV web site, it shows a 15x 8 as one of the props suitable for the engine. It also shows an rpm range...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-17-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,263
Posted By Indiomike

Wow, that is terrible alignment and spacing of...

Wow, that is terrible alignment and spacing of the name on top of the wing. I would certainly complain about that.
Forum: Gas Engines
10-05-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,382
Posted By Indiomike

And they have been informed of this, yet they...

And they have been informed of this, yet they refuse to correct it. Go figure.
Forum: Gas Engines
10-03-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By Indiomike

It appears that Bowman rings are no longer in...

It appears that Bowman rings are no longer in business. According to a thread on FG, he has retired.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-27-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,382
Posted By Indiomike

Sometimes when we try to explain things, it just...

Sometimes when we try to explain things, it just doesn't sink in. For example, I have and still have a hard time understanding just how you can determined TDC using a piston stop. I must have a...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-20-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,382
Posted By Indiomike

I think some of the confusion to the proper...

I think some of the confusion to the proper timing point comes from what you mentioned in your first post. If you check timing by turning the prop in the normal operating direction ( counter...
Forum: ARF or RTF
09-19-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,994
Posted By Indiomike

The correct name of the plane is Escapade, not...

The correct name of the plane is Escapade, not Escape.
Forum: ARF or RTF
09-01-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,315
Posted By Indiomike

Any of those engines will work. My preference...

Any of those engines will work. My preference would be the four stroke as I like the sound better than a two stroke. Any .40 two stroke will fly it and as you increase in size you really don't gain...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-27-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Indiomike

As they say, if a hammer can't fix it, it must be...

As they say, if a hammer can't fix it, it must be an electrical problem.
Forum: Gas Engines
08-17-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,373
Posted By Indiomike

Agreed. I think Bill really does care. He has...

Agreed. I think Bill really does care. He has over 875 posts. Would that come from someone who doesn't really care. I think he just likes to act grumpy for whatever reason. I appreciate his...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-16-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By Indiomike

No. A 120 glow engine is closer to a 20cc gas...

No. A 120 glow engine is closer to a 20cc gas engine. The OS 120 will fly the plane but I'm sure you will be disappointed in the performance. I have this plane with a DLE35 for power although it...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-13-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 658,012
Posted By Indiomike

The Mintor fiasco taught me a lesson I'll never...

The Mintor fiasco taught me a lesson I'll never forget.

It will take a lot of positive comments before I would ever trust buying an engine from SYSSA. Not so much on the engine but on customer...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-08-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,141
Posted By Indiomike

Lawn mower shops, E-Bay, Amazon, etc.

Lawn mower shops, E-Bay, Amazon, etc.
Forum: Gas Engines
08-06-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By Indiomike

Viton is the most preferred gas line over Tygon...

Viton is the most preferred gas line over Tygon as it stays much more flexible over time. There are a number of places to order it. McMaster Carr is one.
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-18-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Indiomike

I put mine about 1 1/2 inches aft of the cowl on...

I put mine about 1 1/2 inches aft of the cowl on left side fuselage. I had to glue in a piece of ply to attach the fuel dot. Pretty much like you described in your post. I've had no issues with gas...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-30-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Indiomike

I dunno. "Even a man who is pure in heart…. ...

I dunno.
"Even a man who is pure in heart….
And says his prayers by night…..
May have a cranky engine when the wolf bane blooms….
And...
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