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Any nitro heli pilot still out there?

Old 01-12-2020, 05:15 PM
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I didnt fly my nitro heli in yrs. I have a r50 and a sceadu 50. I cant get neither engine to start. I soak the carburetors in marvel mystery oil, replaced high speed needle valve o-rings, tried new glo plugs, tried fresh fuel. I am all out of idea.
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Replace all plumbing. Remove spray bar from carburetor and and clean inside and out. Replace or clean clunk inside. Clean interior of fuel tank and pressure check for leaks.
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Were you able to get them running? I still fly nitro since I love the flight times. I have a Raptor 50 V2 with OS50 Hyper and Raptor 30 V1 with OS32. I used to have all kinds of issues with starting because of the remote start plug/wire. After installing a SwitchGlo PushGlo onboard starter I have never looked back. One season I hadn't started the 50 in almost a year and she fired right up and ran great. I like the pushbutton since each push of the button adds 12 seconds. So I can give it a couple clicks and have 24 seconds which gets me from start to hover until she clears her throat. I like to run on the rich side. It also tells me if if the glow is working and if I have a bad plug. Long live nitro!
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Were you able to get them running? I still fly nitro since I love the flight times. I have a Raptor 50 V2 with OS50 Hyper and Raptor 30 V1 with OS32. I used to have all kinds of issues with starting because of the remote start plug/wire. After installing a SwitchGlo PushGlo onboard starter I have never looked back. One season I hadn't started the 50 in almost a year and she fired right up and ran great. I like the pushbutton since each push of the button adds 12 seconds. So I can give it a couple clicks and have 24 seconds which gets me from start to hover until she clears her throat. I like to run on the rich side. It also tells me if if the glow is working and if I have a bad plug. Long live nitro!
I give up I couldn't deal with the frustration. I sold the sceadu.with a lot of spare parts very cheap. I plan to sell the raptor v2 too. I have a os37 engine sitting around for years. I Installed in the raptor and it started right up.
The blade were spinning fast but it wouldn't take off. I didnt feel like messing with throttle and pitch curve. I ended up selling the sceadu with the only pair of 600 blades I had.

I plan to sell the raptor for $150 plus shipping it will come with a os37 and whatever else I have that is raptor related
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As with any IC engine, the more often you use it the better it runs. The more Nitro the more trouble if left sitting for a long period of time, unless the proper after use lube procedure is practice.
I prefer to use minimal % of Nitro in any of my models, and 4/1 strait fuel using only synth. oil serves me pretty well to date with one of my oldest model now in its 'christ 33rd. year'.

33 YO X-Cell60 on strait fuel.

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Old 03-27-2021, 05:02 PM
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Regular "Tiger" outings after recent major service.
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