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Old 01-18-2003, 10:58 PM
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What is your needle set at? I would try about 2 or 2 1/2 turns out and go from there. They can be a little tricky to tune, It all depends on the weather(hot or cold). I run mine on 15% in the winter and 25% in the summer. I found that they have to be tuned right on the money to get the power you need to fly it. Every day I go out I have to fine tune it to get it to work properly. Good luck your going to have a ball, they are alot of fun.
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Hey cselm, Moorsville over by Durham right?,, We've got a swap meet over here in Burlington 1-25-03 sat 08-3:00 at Fairchild park go to the 1/2A forum and see "hey Prole" for directions..I have only started mine once and it was real twitchy but it ran fine. throttle was really sensitive......15% should be fine....Rog
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you might try a search or ask 2fast4u in the 1/2A forum he is the Norvel guru, will it run as long as the glow starter is on it?, what brand of fuel, Byrons and Wildcat some have rust inhibitors in them that screw up the glow heads, they will glow fine but they will not ignite the fuel(very hard to distinguish) have you got an extra and did you try it yet? try taking the needle out another whole turn, is there air bubbles/leaks/cracks in the fuel line?
Rog, come on down to the swap meet.......
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You don't won't Omega fuel(IMHO). I did not have good luck with it, pluse it has caster oil in it(very messy). I think the manual says to use a fuel with caster oil, but I use cool power with very good success.
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My LHS owner who flies a LMH, told me he has tried a lot of fuels and to him it just seems to like the Novel fuels the best.
Did you get a manual? If not you can down load it from LMH SITE.
The manual has a trouble shooting section that is very good and help full.
The only thing that I would add to it is that if the carb is dirty or clogged with old fuel. I found that a can of spray Gum out (car carburetor cleaner) works great for back flushing the carb.
I use it to clean the whole motor inside and out. I have never had to use an abrasive to the inside of the motor like I have read others do. So far 1 3/4 GAL OF fuel through this .06 so far.
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I was just checking in the operators guide and it says NOT to use cool power (the green stuff) becasue of the lubricating issues but you can use Omega (the pink stuff), I have run one 1/2 a tank of wildcat 20%nitro through mine, I hope I can fly it today!! but it says with th wrong fuel it may run for 1 or 2 tanks before it coats the glow wire or it may not run at all....I'd go with Joe's idea and clean out the carb real good. and try again with the throttle at 1/3 open, maybe set up a fuel filter like he did

btw I have 1/2 gallon of omega 15% that I used to break in a Norvel 074 for a plane engine and it is like 8 years old,kept in the basement and it works fine......Rog
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I was just checking in the operators guide and it says NOT to use cool power (the green stuff) becasue of the lubricating issues
I have been useing cool power(the green stuff) for 2 1/2 years now and have never had a problem. A buddy of mine has been useing it with his and he has been flying longer then me and he has never had a problem. I don't know, maybe we are just lucky . In the summer when it is real hot out I use SIG champion fuel 25%
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well I'm guessing it is more of a breakin issue since its in the manual ,,and btw just what is a "hot" day in Canada, does it hit 100 up there,, now thats a hot day in NC,

it wasnt about the glow plug issue, my omega fuel is made by morgan fuels same as your cool power mine is mix of castor and syn and yours is all synthetic, and I've always had great results with it and I find them both to be equally messy but its a mess I love...........Rog
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does it hit 100 up there,, now thats a hot day in NC,
Oh my IT doesn't get that hot up here( that I ever remember). It will get into the high 80s sometimes low 90s.

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