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    RE: Clunk line too flexible?

    Nothing really wrong with Tygon (if you use the high-quality stuff that doesn't harden). OTOH, you can use Viton on the pickup line and be done with it...

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    RE: Walbro info and drawings here

    I buy my diaphram kits, etc. from these guys. There's a lot of Walbro diagrams, manuals, etc. at their site. FWIW.
    -Ken
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    RE: 50cc -Whose is the smoothest?

    I use one of these on my DA-50...
    http://www.vesspropellers.com/servlet/the-69/50cc-Vess-Balance-Ring/Detail
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MMVk9Tc2Ic
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    RE: GAS Saito

    My friend was testing the engine for publicity video. It's based on 1.50 cylinders, single carb, CM-6 plugs, 25:1 oil mix for break-in, and a real gas mizer...
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    RE: GAS Saito

    I watched this one fly today...quiet and powerful...
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    RE: Cant get sleeve back over the ring..

    I don't own a .55, but isn't there an arrow on the top of the piston that points to the exhaust port? Some of my other OS engines have the arrow.
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    RE: Happy Birthday Ralph alias Antique

    I know this is OT, but I suspect Ralph doesn't monitor RCU much any more...Maybe we should start a thread on Ralph like Chuck Norris?

    Ralph will fix, and has fixed, any gas engine sent to him......
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    RE: Happy Birthday Ralph alias Antique

    Happy Birthday, Ralph...Reminds me of the Bob Dylan song...
    "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"
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    RE: Kudos to Agape Racing and Hobby

    My XYZ50 is running like a Rolex. Lost the Walbro and carb isolation block after a crash in a swamp. Engine was submerged over night. Got the parts I needed (carb, block, bolts, gaskets) from Jim...
  10. RE: SV17cc powered Aero Works 60-90 size Extra 300

    Hi Wayne...again, it's uncanny how your experience with the SV17 is identical with my buddy's...One thing I noticed, however when the engine is running in a rich-sounding mid-range, there is a lot...
  11. RE: SV17cc powered Aero Works 60-90 size Extra 300

    Interesting...I was helping one of my friends with his SV17...Same symptoms...Next attempt to tune the engine will be with the engine off the firewall, and on a test stand...
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    RE: TBM or Slimline for my 50cc?

    just wondering why you haven't considered jtec? their tf p-51 style fits in the narrow cowl reactor, etc.
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    RE: Dessert Aircraft decals?

    +1...They sized it, printed, and shipped it same day I ordered it.
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    RE: How to tune a DLE 55cc gas engine

    +1! My experience, exactly! Should be included in the "sticky" for everyone's benefit.
    -Ken
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    RE: Electrocution

    LOL...I used to work for OSHA...During a routine jobsite inspection, the employer told me that one of his workers recently drilled through a wall, hit an energized line and was electrocuted! WOW. I...
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    RE: Question for the engine experts

    FWIW, here's the features of my DA50 engine:

    Features Desert Aircraft, auto advance, electronic ignition. Walbro Carburetor, Exclusive Desert Aircraft designed cylinders, pistons, and...
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    RE: Magnum .52

    I wonder if the engine will also bring back the Champion V-2 1/4"-32 spark plug?
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    RE: 2 cycle oil

    Ralph (RC Ignitions) has posted many times that he used Super Tech oil from Walmart...Right now, I'm using $45/gal oil that works for me...IMHO instead of hunting for the "best oil", adjusting the...
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    RE: A123 vs. Hyperion LiFePO4

    LiFePO4 and A123, what's the difference? I was wondering too, and found the answer by surfing the net...

    Some people tend to use the terms LiFePO4 and A123 interchangeably but there is a...
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    RE: AAC Piston & Sleve for OS-140

    Dave Shadel used to sell ABC/AAC piston/sleeve sets for various engines. I have some OS46 and an OS1.08 set. He no longer carries them, but maybe he'll chat with you about the OS1.40...Ken
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    RE: Gas Engine Fuel Clunk

    +1! Hayes #249 is so flexible, it's ideal for the clunk in the 2oz header tanks of our helis. BTW, I had a "hard landing" in a swamp that sheared the wing off the saddle, leaving the nose of the...
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    RE: Gas Engine Fuel Clunk

    I use viton with dual clunks on my fill and pickup lines, and Hayes #249 neoprene with a 90-degree fitting for the vent line. With postage, the viton cost me about $5 per foot, but no more fuel...
  23. Poll: RE: Best 50cc Class Motor??? (Excluding Price!!)

    My favorite is slightly smaller (42cc), but it starts easily (even after prolonged storage), idles nice and low forever, transitions to full-throttle smoothly, pulls like a horse, and doesn't care if...
  24. Thread: DLE 55

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    RE: DLE 55

    i'd stick it on the dashboard in the cockpit...the rpm range is 0-30,000...maybe we'll see a video of somebody's mini-tach displaying some unbelievable numbers (with a secret oil mixture)...lol...ken
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    RE: Engine mount question

    here's one thing i do...using the main gear, i hang the fuse on a gate between my garage and patio...i secure the fuse with string to keep it from falling off the gate, and use a step stool for a...
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