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08-27-2022, 09:59 AM
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Posted By franchi

Webra .2.5 Mach II nib what to do with it?

Hi All:

I have the above engine in my junk drawer and am wondering what to do with it. I could use it or sell it here. What are your thoughts. I have a collection of other Diesel engines...
08-19-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,740
Posted By franchi

Hi: Where in Western Pa. Did you...

Hi:

Where in Western Pa. Did you live?

Franchi
08-15-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,921
Posted By franchi

Well stated Gregg!

Well stated Gregg!
08-13-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By franchi

Hi Quick Sport: I read the page...

Hi Quick Sport:

I read the page that you suggested prior to and since running my engine. What am I doing wrong? What form of damage may happen to my engine?

I run the...
08-13-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By franchi

Hi: Thanks for the replies. ...

Hi:

Thanks for the replies.

One to two hours appears to be a long time to bench run an engine. Can I break in this engine in the air if run quite rich?

The method...
08-12-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By franchi

When is a Diesel engine considered to be broken

I am breaking in a MVVS 2.0 cc Diesel and would like to know when it is broken in enough to fly cl with it.

I have been running it at 11,000 rpm. On an 8-3 prop. This is a very wet four...
07-27-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By franchi

Hi Atesus: Thanks for the reply. ...

Hi Atesus:

Thanks for the reply.

I do not know if I have solved my fuel problens yet but when the weather cools, I will continue my quest.

The instructions that accompanied...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-23-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,220
Posted By franchi

So true!

So true!
07-07-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By franchi

Hi: Thanks for the reply! I...

Hi:

Thanks for the reply!

I have been using a mix of 35% ether, 25% castor oil ,2% Amsoil centane booster in my Diesels. However, I just found that MVVS suggests a mix of 45%...
06-27-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By franchi

Hi, Thanks for the prompt reply. I...

Hi, Thanks for the prompt reply.

I have read quite a bit re. Diesel fuel. The instructions that accompanied my MVVS 2cc diesel stated that the ether content should be 45%. I have been...
06-26-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By franchi

Hi Brutus: Thanks for the reply. ...

Hi Brutus:

Thanks for the reply.

I am having a difficult time starting my Diesels. I suspect that 25% ether maybe to blame. Due to the high heat, I am hesitant to test my...
06-25-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By franchi

Testing for ether content?

Hi:

Today, I was testing for ether content by the following method.

I expose a given amount of fuel to the Summer Sun, 91 degrees for an hour and measure again to determine the...
06-25-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By franchi

It is not an ABC engine. Looks like iron on iron.

It is not an ABC engine. Looks like iron on iron.
06-25-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By franchi

MVVS 2.0 cc break i

Hi All:

Thank for the prompt replies.

I am planning to run the engine just as you suggested. I have a 10-3 plastic prop that I am planning to use for initial break in. It should...
06-25-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By franchi

New engine very tight at tdc

I recently purchased a MVVS 2 cc Diesel engine. Upon checking it prior to starting the engine, I noticed that I is very tight at tdc when being turned over by hand. Quickly flipping it over, the...
06-06-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By franchi

Final notes re. MVVS Diesel.

Hello All:

Final notes re. MVVS Diesel.

I sanded the cylinder until the the contra piston would move enough to make adjustments. Of course, the the contra prevents the adjusting...
06-04-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By franchi

Sticking contra piston?

The engine is repaired but one lingering problem remains, sticking contra piston. The contra piston will not move the final small amount to contact the compression adjusting screw. This permits the...
06-04-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By franchi

A rotated cylinder mystery! How can it happen?

Hello All:

While running a MVVS 2 cc Diesel I noticed that the crankshaft could not be turned more than about 80 degrees after bdc. I also noticed that the cylinder had rotated to the left...
05-26-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By franchi

Cleaning carbon from top of piston. Should I do it?

Hello:

I recently purchased a used MVVS 2cc Diesel engine that has a large carbon deposit of carbon on the the top of the piston. Should I bother to remove it?

I do not want to...
05-24-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By franchi

Stunt plane recommendations for the MVVS 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 Diesel engines.

What planes would work well with these engines for stunt/sport flying.?
05-19-2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By franchi

Diesel break ln.

Hi:

Thanks for the prompt reply! I will comply as suggested.

I have three new engines that need to be broken in.

Stay well,

Franchi
05-17-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By franchi

How to break in an iron and steel Diesel engine?

Break in for iron and steel Diesel engines?

Does on break in a Diesel engine the same way as one breaks in an iron and steel glow engine? That is by running the engine in short rich...
Forum: Control Lines
05-11-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,831
Posted By franchi

Hi: Would you be kind enough to post a...

Hi:

Would you be kind enough to post a sketch or a picture of this balancing method. It sounds great!

Thanks,

Zeke
04-01-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By franchi

Hello Fiery: Thanks for the...

Hello Fiery:

Thanks for the reply!

I have no idea as to why I am addicted to Diesel engines, but I am! My flying Mate is a shrink but he refuses to see addiction cases as...
03-10-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By franchi

Diesel head;

Hi:

Thanks for the reply.

I am looking for a Diesel head that was made by ASP to convert their engines. I read about them in Spectre engine reviews.

I too...
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