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Old 06-11-2009, 01:12 PM
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I have an RCS 180 engine for about 3 + years and it has always started easily and ran smoothly. But to day I was running the engine and it was harder than usual to start and it would just stop after a few minutes. The battery tested 3.8 to 4.0 volts. It seemed to me that it was missing some top end power. Any ideas on what might be wrong?
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:39 PM
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Try a fully charged 4.8v ignition battery...should read above 5v when tested, you probably have weak spark at 3.8-4.0v.

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Old 06-11-2009, 04:12 PM
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Thanks, I am discharging the battery now and will recharge it, then do another test run. I was going to fly the mustang this weekend, but not if I continue to have a problem.
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