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Forum: Gas Engines 07-01-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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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Forum: Gas Engines 12-24-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By kenhiraihnl
RE: Walbro info and drawings here

I buy my diaphram kits, etc. from these guys. (http://www.lawnmowerpros.com/Walbro/Walbro-Parts.asp) There's a lot of Walbro diagrams, manuals, etc. at their site. FWIW.
-Ken
Forum: Gas Engines 10-01-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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
Forum: Gas Engines 09-01-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 174,768
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Gas Engines 08-31-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 174,768
Posted By kenhiraihnl
RE: GAS Saito

I watched this one fly today...quiet and powerful...
Forum: Glow Engines 08-18-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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.
Forum: Gas Engines 07-30-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,763
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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......
Forum: Gas Engines 07-29-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,763
Posted By kenhiraihnl
RE: Happy Birthday Ralph alias Antique

Happy Birthday, Ralph...Reminds me of the Bob Dylan song...
"I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"
Forum: Gas Engines 07-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,789
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Gas Engines 07-04-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,254
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Gas Engines 07-03-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,254
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Gas Engines 06-07-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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.
Forum: Gas Engines 05-21-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,886
Posted By kenhiraihnl
RE: Dessert Aircraft decals?

+1...They sized it, printed, and shipped it same day I ordered it.
Forum: Gas Engines 05-10-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,551
Posted By kenhiraihnl
RE: How to tune a DLE 55cc gas engine

+1! My experience, exactly! Should be included in the "sticky" for everyone's benefit.
-Ken
Forum: Gas Engines 05-04-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,063
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Gas Engines 04-27-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Gas Engines 04-17-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By kenhiraihnl
RE: Magnum .52

I wonder if the engine will also bring back the Champion V-2 1/4"-32 spark plug?
Forum: Gas Engines 04-10-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,067
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-17-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,330
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Glow Engines 02-16-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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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Forum: Gas Engines 02-14-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,974
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Gas Engines 02-13-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,974
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Gas Engines 01-31-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,426
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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...
Forum: Gas Engines 01-23-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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
Forum: Gas Engines 01-19-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By kenhiraihnl
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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