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Old 11-28-2013, 12:35 PM
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Just bought one of these of ebay. Arrived yesterday, opened today and turned it over by hand. Very notchy feeling and sticking now and again, that's with no plug in surely it should be smooth to turn over?
Me thinks that the front bearing is knackered.... any thoughts?
Old 11-28-2013, 04:46 PM
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Mine did the same thing. I put a few drops of oil in where the plug goes, turned it over a few times and it was fine. It seems they don't put any oil in the engine when they build them. I've got over a gal. of fuel through it now and it runs beautiflly. Hope this helps

Originally Posted by SimonTuk View Post
Just bought one of these of ebay. Arrived yesterday, opened today and turned it over by hand. Very notchy feeling and sticking now and again, that's with no plug in surely it should be smooth to turn over?
Me thinks that the front bearing is knackered.... any thoughts?
Old 11-29-2013, 11:21 AM
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Wow Cotman, to be honest i thought something must be wrong bearing wise it was That Notchy and lumpy feeling. Added some synthetic to the spark plug opening, turned it over for a few minutes, let it sit for half an hour. Turned it over again Voila all fixed and smooth as a babys you know what.

Cheers for that, I had forseen ebay disputes and the like.
Old 11-29-2013, 11:26 AM
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One other question while i'm here is the supplied plug ok? or should it be replaced immediately with an NGK?

Cheers
Simon
Old 11-29-2013, 11:39 AM
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I wouldnt use anything other than a NGK so I replaced mine straight away. A new NGK plug is cheap and last for ages so not worth taking the risk of Chinese plug that may start missing or cause interference
Old 11-29-2013, 04:02 PM
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I have been using the no name plug that came with it with no issues. However I have a couple of NGK CM6's for backup. Just a heads up, Oreilly auto parts sell the NGK CM-6 for $3.59. If the store doesn't stock them they can have it for you the next day. Who knows, maybe the no name is a NGK?
Old 11-29-2013, 08:45 PM
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Received my engine, no complaints here so far. Replaced the plug with an NGK and installed the metal throttle and choke arms. I wasn't going to mess with that auto choke off stuff. I plan on a servo operated choke, so I just ground off the stock choke arm and put the metal in place.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:23 AM
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Had mine fired up a dozen times or so and have used the auto choke off each time with-out a problem.
Old 12-17-2013, 08:54 AM
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What's the web address for agm? And where do you find information on the lease?


thanks. Rick

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Old 12-17-2013, 02:10 PM
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http://www.agm-engine.com/agm-engine-c-82.html
Old 12-21-2013, 10:43 PM
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Looks like the guy hawking this brand has been there and done that before. Have you read the thread on Giants?
http://www.***********s.com/forums/s...ht=agm&page=16
check out the comments by "aussiesteve". Looks like this Chinaman has a reputation.

This video is shocking ....http://www.3drcforums.com/showthread...m-30-cc-motora
what a piece of junk.

RJ

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Old 01-04-2014, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by rowdyjoe View Post
Looks like the guy hawking this brand has been there and done that before. Have you read the thread on Giants?
http://www.***********s.com/forums/s...ht=agm&page=16
check out the comments by "aussiesteve". Looks like this Chinaman has a reputation.

This video is shocking ....http://www.3drcforums.com/showthread...m-30-cc-motora
what a piece of junk.

RJ

Thanks RJ. I can't get your first link to work....???

Thanks
Jim
Old 01-04-2014, 11:30 AM
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Yeah well I've been slammed and abused on the internet as well.
Now lets here from guys that have ran it.
Old 01-04-2014, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by cloud_9 View Post
Thanks RJ. I can't get your first link to work....???

Thanks
Jim
Cloud 9, if you go to his post, #236, and hit the "reply with a quote" tab it will show you more of the hyperlink in the text box. Once you see it in blue, copy/paste and fill in the ******** with the word
f l y i n g g i a n t (keep the original "s")
to your address bar, then just cancel the new post, thats how I figured it out and it worked for me anyway.

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Thanks!


...oops didn't work.....
Old 01-04-2014, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by cloud_9 View Post
Thanks!


...oops didn't work.....
I noticed it kept ****** me out too, so try it again, I had to edit my post to get the "evil other site's" name !!!
Old 01-09-2014, 10:52 AM
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I purchased two engines on the end-of-the-year special. One at $179 and second one at 65% of plus shipping. What a deal. Steve seems to be an expert.
EX are has beens and a SPERT is a drip under pressure.
Old 01-11-2014, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RC Flier View Post
I purchased two engines on the end-of-the-year special. One at $179 and second one at 65% of plus shipping. What a deal. Steve seems to be an expert.
EX are has beens and a SPERT is a drip under pressure.
LOL you are a funny guy.
Old 01-12-2014, 02:13 PM
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I appreciate the come back......Level the wings, steer with rudder....
Old 02-01-2014, 09:54 PM
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Ran mine today for the first time. Took about 7 flips to pop, then choke off and fired right up. Ran two tanks through it. Seems to run just fine to me.
Old 02-02-2014, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mpizpilot View Post
Ran mine today for the first time. Took about 7 flips to pop, then choke off and fired right up. Ran two tanks through it. Seems to run just fine to me.
Ran this thing all day today just to really make sure it's gonna be ok. Got a gallon through it total and I gotta be honest, this runs as good if not smoother then my DLE 30's.
Old 02-02-2014, 05:11 PM
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How well does it hold it's carb settings? I'm putting one in a P-40, I got it mounted up today and the carb needles are going to be almost inaccessible without drilling holes in the side of the fuselage. I'll be able to get at them with needlenose but it won't be easy.
Old 02-02-2014, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by gregandhollie View Post
How well does it hold it's carb settings? I'm putting one in a P-40, I got it mounted up today and the carb needles are going to be almost inaccessible without drilling holes in the side of the fuselage. I'll be able to get at them with needlenose but it won't be easy.
started mine at 1.1 out on the low, 1.5 out on the high. Turned the high in to about 1.3 to get rid of a slight burble. Mine is mounted in a spitfire. Only acces is with the cowl off. I don't see much adjustment as is normal with gassers.
Old 02-25-2014, 11:39 PM
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Any new news on this motor
Old 02-26-2014, 12:28 AM
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Update the cylinder to V2 version , angle plug . close port .
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