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Forum: Gas Engines
10-09-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6,841
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Posted By Truckracer

Solder one of those holes closed and let us know...

Solder one of those holes closed and let us know how it works out. Curious minds!
Forum: Gas Engines
10-09-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,841
Views: 713,637
Posted By Truckracer

Most throttle plates have a small notch on the...

Most throttle plates have a small notch on the outside of the throttle plate near the low speed jets. This helps to atomize the fuel at low speeds and smooths out the idle from what it would be if...
10-02-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Truckracer

The Spacewalker has a very robust wing...

The Spacewalker has a very robust wing construction with “D” tubes front and back. If it is warped, I doubt you could twist it out with covering. Might have to deconstruct it by removing some of the...
10-02-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Truckracer

That was my line of thinking also. Also, I like...

That was my line of thinking also. Also, I like the clean and simple operation that gas gives me. Almost no cleanup after a day of flying. Everyone has their own preferences though.
09-27-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Truckracer

For that application I think you would be...

For that application I think you would be disappointed in the power of the 160 twin. They’re a very nice novelty engine but not a great power plant for every day use. Just my opinion though. I have a...
Forum: Kit Building
09-25-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Truckracer

Sorry but Monokote color is in the adhesive but...

Sorry but Monokote color is in the adhesive but Ultracote adhesive is a clear layer separate from the color. A bit of heat from a heat gun will allow you to remove Ultracote with ease. Some of the...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-25-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Truckracer

I also recommend the Tech Aero IBEC to power and...

I also recommend the Tech Aero IBEC to power and control the ignition. Simple and they always work! Other products available but the TA is my favorite.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-24-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Truckracer

+1 to ahicks comments. I might add a bit more...

+1 to ahicks comments. I might add a bit more about all the DLE rear exhaust engines. They can all benefit from baffling of the cylinder in any cowling because the muffler tends to restrict airflow...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-19-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 24,679
Posted By Truckracer

Timing is as you stated! 26 to 32 is a good...

Timing is as you stated! 26 to 32 is a good range. You won’t notice much performance change in that range. That 44 degree figure came from the old Hobbico manual and they either didn’t know what they...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-16-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Truckracer

Every one of us had to learn how to tune an...

Every one of us had to learn how to tune an engine sometime, be it a go-cart, chain saw, RC engine or whatever. You’ll get it. Lots of good help here.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-10-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Truckracer

From your description I’d say you’re probably too...

From your description I’d say you’re probably too rich on the low end and maybe a bit lean at full throttle. Try leaning the L needle until the engine will no longer transition to full throttle. Then...
09-06-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,630
Posted By Truckracer

I flew transmitters for decades that all used...

I flew transmitters for decades that all used these cheap meters. I can't say that I ever once paid attention to any of these meters other than to see if they wiggled when I turned the transmitter...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-06-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Truckracer

Oh yes, that is Hall Effect sensor, not Halifax....

Oh yes, that is Hall Effect sensor, not Halifax. I think you spell checker got ya!
Forum: Gas Engines
09-06-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Truckracer

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Forum: Gas Engines
09-05-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Truckracer

As they say, different strokes for different...

As they say, different strokes for different folks.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-04-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Truckracer

You are describing a normal fuel system for a gas...

You are describing a normal fuel system for a gas engine with the tank at or near the CG. 1/8" fuel line is most common but 3/32" is also used. Make sure all fuel line connections are on barbed...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-28-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Truckracer

Unless you’re flying something really large, what...

Unless you’re flying something really large, what is wrong with a hand cranked pump? I’ve used the DuBro and Hanger 9 offerings labeled for use with gas and they last for years. Very reliable and...
Forum: Kit Building
08-28-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,124
Posted By Truckracer

Over the years I built a lot of Sterling kits....

Over the years I built a lot of Sterling kits. Many were actually quite good compared to some others available at the time. I just call them normal kits for the years they were popular.

For me,...
Forum: Kit Building
08-27-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,124
Posted By Truckracer

I agree about some of the DeBolt kits. Nicely...

I agree about some of the DeBolt kits. Nicely done kits but I’m not sure how his mind was wired when it came to design and construction. Some were OK though. Dang, thats a long time ago!
Forum: Gas Engines
08-20-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By Truckracer

“Bounty of knowledge”? Not sure where that came...

“Bounty of knowledge”? Not sure where that came from. I agree there is no need for a high speed servo on throttle but what does high torque have to do with the issue? Speed and torque are relative to...
08-19-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Truckracer

Hitec has improved the 7955 and it is now called...

Hitec has improved the 7955 and it is now called the D955TW. The new servo has the same excellent mechanics as the 7955 but offers much better overall performance with its new processor. Like the...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-18-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By Truckracer

Have you ever removed and inspected the carb,...

Have you ever removed and inspected the carb, throttle plate, shaft and linkage yet?
Forum: Gas Engines
08-17-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By Truckracer

If you buy a servo, please don’t buy the 5645....

If you buy a servo, please don’t buy the 5645. Hitec has updated that servo to the D645mw that offers much better performance compared to the 5645. Frankly the 5645 was never a very good servo as its...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By Truckracer

Some analog servos have been known to have a mind...

Some analog servos have been known to have a mind of their own when mounted near ignition boxes. You might consider moving up to something like a Hitec D645 / 625mg for your throttle. Just a few $...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-05-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,856
Posted By Truckracer

That looks kinda like congealed oil or the...

That looks kinda like congealed oil or the residue from an old fuel mix that has started to separate. Yes certain mixes of fuel and oil can cause this sort of thing. Best fix seems to be using fuel...
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