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Forum: RC Fuels
Today, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

Because synthetic oil has such a tendency to...

Because synthetic oil has such a tendency to promote rust and corrosion, I’d go as heavy on castor as your comfortable with. But that’s just me. Get your oil up to 20% or better and go fly. Just make...
Forum: Glow Engines
Yesterday, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

If your mixture changes in flight, I’d be...

If your mixture changes in flight, I’d be ensuring the spring behind the barrel is not stuck or squashed. Many carbs have a spring that pushes the carb barrel out slightly holding it against the...
Forum: RC Fuels
Yesterday, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

The Cool Power is 17% oil content I believe, so...

The Cool Power is 17% oil content I believe, so adding at least 3% Benol would be good, however I would go up to about 22% total oil just because I don’t trust those heavy synthetic fuels (I have had...
09-14-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

You don’t want to run stupid rich and you don’t...

You don’t want to run stupid rich and you don’t need the head protector to run the engine. Don’t believe everything Traxxas tells you - their break-in instructions are incredibly wrong and frankly,...
09-14-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

That’s why I use ATF. It’s a few dollars a quart...

That’s why I use ATF. It’s a few dollars a quart and lasts forever. Air tool oil is usually a little more per quart, but either works perfectly. High detergent oil works good for keeping carbon...
09-12-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

If your fuel has a good dose of castor in it, you...

If your fuel has a good dose of castor in it, you just need to run the engine dry at the end of the day do it will not fire any more. Leave the piston at BDC and it should be fine for a few weeks...
09-12-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

I forgot to mention - you need to be getting the...

I forgot to mention - you need to be getting the engine temp to at least 200°F, and then run the snot out of it. Don’t do the babying it forever and drag out running it stupid rich. Lean it down...
09-11-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

I held one of those RCAA speed records for my .20...

I held one of those RCAA speed records for my .20 series SI3 3-point Hydro airboat with a Jett .35 BSE engine. My official record was 49.6mph I think which I bested a couple weeks later with...
09-11-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

You must adjust the carburetor once the engine is...

You must adjust the carburetor once the engine is started to get the engine to build heat. Those out of the box carburetor settings are ONLY to get the engine started. You do NOT break it in at...
09-10-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

Too much oil and a highly polished starter shaft...

Too much oil and a highly polished starter shaft makes for a one way clutch that slips. Thoroughly rinse the one way clutch bearing with acetone. Now remove the backplate and starter shaft , and...
09-04-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

I like to use sewing machine oil or a mix of...

I like to use sewing machine oil or a mix of Dexron transmission oil and SeaFoam (10:1 respectively works well as the combination loosens carbon real nicely. 3-in-1 oil or air tool oil works well...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-04-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

I’m going to guess something in the exhaust is...

I’m going to guess something in the exhaust is loose. A lot of times there is a battle in the muffler that is swagged or riveted in place a s vibration causes the aluminum to wear and shed the...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-04-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

If your rpm hangs when you come off a high rpm...

If your rpm hangs when you come off a high rpm run, your high speed is too lean most likely. Most people would richen the low speed, but this wouldn’t be correct if the idle speed is stable and the...
09-03-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

Yes, the gear ratios absolutely need to match in...

Yes, the gear ratios absolutely need to match in the both diffs.
09-03-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

Clean it out really well to remove the old lube...

Clean it out really well to remove the old lube and replace the lube with something thicker. Usually there are two types of diffs - sealed and unsealed. Sealed diffs can use silicone Diff oils and...
09-03-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

I would definitely look at the center Diff. While...

I would definitely look at the center Diff. While you’re in there, you can adjust the viscosity of the lube to alter the center diff’s action if so desired. I think a lot of times the center diff...
09-02-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,596
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

Super Tigre and Dub Jett are fantastic...

Super Tigre and Dub Jett are fantastic alternatives. I would take either of them over an OS carb any day. The bonus to Jett carbs is the super fine threads on the needle. Gives you a much finer...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-01-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

When doing the pinch test, you want to see a...

When doing the pinch test, you want to see a change in RPM pretty quickly. If you don’t, you’re too rich. Too lean and you’ll hear an RPM drop pretty quickly. Slight rise in RPM is just right. ...
08-31-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,405
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

Most car engines run well on a medium heat plug. ...

Most car engines run well on a medium heat plug. If using 15% nitro or more, it’s highly advised to use a medium heat plug. Airplanes benefit from scorching hot glow plugs; trucks do not.
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08-31-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,405
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

If you’re talking about the nip at just below Top...

If you’re talking about the nip at just below Top Dead Center, that is indeed normal and very desirable. Preheat the engine to 200°F before trying to start it and that problem won’t be a problem...
Forum: RC Fuels
08-28-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,982
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

I won’t introduce more water to a system than is...

I won’t introduce more water to a system than is whats critically necessary. BEST thing to do is replace brass parts with new, replace the tubing and if needed, replace the tank plug. Clean...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-28-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,395
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

Yeah, I hear ya. I am fortunate to still have...

Yeah, I hear ya. I am fortunate to still have good eyes. I normally use my phone, but I will use my computer if I need to deal with more complicated files. I am more proficient on the computer...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-28-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,395
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

RCU has always been more laid back. Moderation...

RCU has always been more laid back. Moderation is much more reasonable and there are far less trolls here. But there’s a lot less traffic too.
Forum: Glow Engines
08-27-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,395
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

I didn’t know you inhabited this realm too. Good...

I didn’t know you inhabited this realm too. Good to know! I’m rarely on RCU anymore though. It used to be way better than RCG is. The glitches from software changes drove a lot of people away it...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-19-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By 1QwkSport2.5r

Mousse can mufflers are really best suited to .45...

Mousse can mufflers are really best suited to .45 and smaller engines. Bigger than that and the volume required to actually break even or boost power gets pretty ridiculous. A 12 ounce liquid bread...
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