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Old 11-11-2007, 02:21 PM
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Hi!
I got a Taifun Hurrican 1,5cc diesel and lack the fuel needle.
Anyone could help me with this???

Regards!
Jan K
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:41 PM
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Default RE: Taifun Hurrican

An OS Max 10 FSR standard needle valve assembly makes a very acceptable substitute-I use it on both my Hurrikans. You will need to pack the spraybar slightly to centralise the jet hole in the centrte of the NVA carrier-which can be done with multiple washers, or a packing piece if you have access to a lathe.
The chances of finding a genuine Hurrikan NVA are slim.

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....perhaps I didn't make it clear above-I meant replacing the entire original Taifun assembly by a standard OS Max 10 FSR one. The OS needle alone will not fit the Taifun spraybar.The original Taifin has a 2mm external thread on the needle. I suspect that a ST or Rossi one would be too long. You could try making your own from some 2mm thread pushrod end, and hand tapering on a grinder
Old 11-12-2007, 05:37 AM
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Default RE: Taifun Hurrican

Hi!
Thank's!
But would like to have the original Hurrican needle....Anyone?
Old 11-14-2007, 11:38 AM
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Dear Jaka,

Saw Your as, Send Me Your adress,Have seen TAIFUN needle valves, not needle valves assemblies complete, in short and long version,
regards
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:35 PM
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Dear jaka,

Yes I found a new needle valve new condition,for the HURRIKAN,this one is long.Send Me Your address please.

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Old 11-20-2007, 02:52 AM
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Hi!
Thank's !

My address is :
Jan Karlsson
Bygelvägen 11
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:28 AM
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Does anyone else have any Taifun needles? I have a Hurrikan and Rasant both with broken or missing needle.
Steve.
Old 06-25-2011, 03:41 AM
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If you still need one contact Ronald Valentine.
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I have an R/C Taifun Hurrikan and the fits are superb.

The needle is decidedly worse for wear.

Is it possible to restore these 'spring' needles? If not, does anyone know where can I scource a replacement? It looks a little like early FUJI and ENYA items.

I also have a 'standard venturi' F/F / C/L early Hurrikan (shown nestling in the box with its brother). It needs a 're-bore' as the P/L fit is slack.
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:20 AM
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Originally Posted by fiery
I have an R/C Taifun Hurrikan and the fits are superb.

The needle is decidedly worse for wear.

Is it possible to restore these 'spring' needles? If not, does anyone know where can I scource a replacement? It looks a little like early FUJI and ENYA items.

I also have a 'standard venturi' F/F / C/L early Hurrikan (shown nestling in the box with its brother). It needs a 're-bore' as the P/L fit is slack.
Fiery,

I'd guess that Jon Fletcher (in Sawtell NSW) could help with remanufactured parts. He did a Lightening Bolt Taipan 2.5 for me. This included a replacement NVA.
Lovely work!
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I've seen the spring needles reconstructed with the springs from old style rubber auto engine crankshaft seals. A classic engine reconditioning business may be able to supply disgarded ones.
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Ah yes ... the main seals on the shaft. I remember them, they had spiral springs inside the inner lip. Thanks for the tip Ray.

Edit.

Some times you just have to go for it. So, I straightened the pretzel as best I could. Now it only has about 10 degrees of bend. Thats OK. They all end up like that eventually anyway.

The engine feels great. No play or poor fits anywhere. I'll fire it up. Hopefully the 'flatterventil" reed valve is OK.
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Check out this Ebay member in Germany, he sells Taifun needles now & again, looks like they're new manufacture, replies in English.

http://feedback.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI...edbackAsSeller
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Taifun-Duesen...-/291221015292
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Taifun-Duesen...-/291176165764
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:28 PM
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Here is the engine shown earlier. It runs perfectly and is very willing on a 7 x 4 Robbe Dynamic prop. A replacement needle supplied by the *bay vendor referenced above is fitted.

R/C carb orientation is adjustable over 360 degrees. However, the Carb is an air-flow device only. It has no air bleed or fuel metering and in operation behaves like an "on-off' switch. Omission of such refinement is probably academic. The engine has massive SPI; silky throttling is not what it was built for. It loves to rev.

In all a very nicely made engine.
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:46 AM
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Derek, I think the green bits have been reanodised... They look much too dark compared with all the Hurrikans I've ever seen.
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Correct Brian. I have the original light green jacket and spinner that came with the engine. They are perfect. These dark fittings are Valentine supplied items. Picked up from the 'bay. They are destined for a wreck re-build. New old stock? I have my doubts ... "forest green" on a Hurrikan? I agree. Most likely they are re-anodised.

If anyone can confirm they have a Hurrikan with similar colour fittings from new, that would answer the question.

The original light green items will be reinstated.

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