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Old 03-08-2009, 12:02 AM
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I was breaking in a new dynamite .12 engine on my rc10gt. On the 1st tank, the throttle linkage comes off (I wasn't using a throttle return spring), and the car hits WOT. Off it goes down the street, hits a curb which bends the chassis, stripped the spur gear and sent the muffler flying. The engine was then sitting there spinning WOT at max RPM. It was under no load (spur stripped), and lean (no muffler to push fuel). It was about 50 yards away and so loud that my ears were ringing for about 20 minutes after! The engine finally died and I went for recovery. I'm sure that wasn't the best for the break-in process [:@]