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Startting glow or gas ?

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Im getting confused with all the videos of people starting thier nitro or gas powered plane with thier hand . I've cut my finger couple months ago with my first nitro plane being careless . How do those guys do it with out cutting thier fingers in pieces ?
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Like most things, it takes practice!

personally I either use a chicken stick or an electric starter as I don't care to try my luck with fingers directly against the prop.

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Yeah that first kickback or finger in the prop, teaches you what NOT to do!

Don't learn the hard way... as many of us have... a chicken stick or electric starter is best.

I prefer a self contained starter.

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This works for me, I also use a self contained electric starter.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE1oa0zC3bE[/youtube]
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This works for me, I also use a self contained electric starter.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE1oa0zC3bE[/youtube]
A guy at our club uses that method all the time and his engines always start.

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Still, that method is good when you can see/feel the carb, sometimes w some cowls the carb is out of reach.
An electric starter or chicken stick will save your precoius fingers. Even better go electric, you will never have to touch the prop
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Aww now that's no way to encourage somebody to step up the level of modeling experience required to do more than plug in a battery and push the left stick up to the stop! [:'(]

The best thing to do is come up with the starting method that works best for you. Some of my engines readily start with a simple backflip of the prop on the compression stroke, while others just need the zing of a starter to get them going easier.

Good for you for enhancing your modeling experience with something that burns more than electrons!
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Even better go electric, you will never have to touch the prop
Sacrilege.....How could you be a "CLUBSAITO" member and say such a thing??? LOL
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Upgrade to electrics and you will not have the starting problems or the cleanup of the oil.
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Originally Posted by adaptabl
Upgrade to electrics and you will not have the starting problems or the cleanup of the oil.
funny my only prop scars were from an electric. Once any engine as been correctly adjusted and fed the proper fuel the starting process becomes much less of a hazard. If you have an engine that does not easily start STOP and fix the cause of the difficult starting.
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+1 rather be cleaning castor of one of my planes than all that 'clean' home made blood
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Originally Posted by opjose
Yeah that first kickback or finger in the prop, teaches you what NOT to do!

Don't learn the hard way... as many of us have... a chicken stick or electric starter is best.

I prefer a self contained starter.
That one kick back is indeed a good teacher! After my hit, I use a 3/4 inch piece of PVC pipe and it works very well on the gasser. Still use a small electric starter on the glow engines.
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Sorry guys i was'nt talking about kick backs on fourstrkes i was taking the mickey out of so called safe electrics,the whole banana re lips,unexpected bush fires and new years day fireworks.Plus those leccy motors are live all the time like an ex missus they can start up any ole time.
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If you use a plastic prop, it will be very sharp on the trailing edge. I sand those trailing edges so they won't cut. When you are at one with your engine as I am with mine I always use my fingers to start the engine. If it kicks back, your engine is usually flooded. I always pull the prop through to feel how the engine is, I don't just flip and get bit. Now stop bothering me.
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Originally Posted by adaptabl
Downgrade to electrics and you will not have the starting problems or the cleanup of the oil.
There, I fixed that for you.

I guess if you are mentally challenged, it's not so much of a downgrade.
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I agree with many posts here.

Fingers are best used to build or fly planes. To start IC engines use a chicken stick or electric starter.

I recently purchased a Sullivan Dynatron and I am not looking back.

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