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Old 01-23-2004, 11:43 PM
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I have just received my Nitro Hammer...Going to run for the first time and do the break in on the .15 nitro motor. How much if any time is needed before the next run for cool down?
There are allot of retention ponds so I hope to be on the water quit often. I'm just looking for the best way to maintain performance and engine life.So any help or suggestions will be helpful.
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I will submit another post and give feedback after I complete the break in and run it a little while.
Old 01-24-2004, 06:53 PM
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Do as you would normally do for a nitro ... run her 1/2 throttle ( and a bit rich ) for at least two tanks , than goose the poop out of her ....
Old 01-24-2004, 07:41 PM
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You will get a longer engine life if you let it cool all the way down , with the piston at bottom dead center.
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What is the best way to find bottom dead center?
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Best way ??

remove the glow plug and physically look down the piston wall to see where the piston is at .


( easiest way ... just move the pull starter untill there is no compression )
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Thanks ,you help me out. Pretty simple answer. jmcrooky
Old 03-19-2006, 07:40 PM
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Sometimes the easiest things get over-looked and seem harder to do than they really are .

hey , no problem . Thats what we're all here for , right ? ( to lend a hand when we can )
Old 03-19-2006, 08:42 PM
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Default RE: Nitro Hammer Question

A nitro boat it doesn't need any cool down time at all between runs. You can just refill the tank, fire it right back up and run it again all day long or until your radio system batteries go dead. These aren't fast electric racing boats that need time for the battery packs and motor to cool down between runs.
As long as the engine isn't run lean or having any problems with water flow you shouldn't have any problems.
The Europeans have heat races that last much longer than what we do here in the US and don't have any trouble running for large amounts of time.
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Default RE: Nitro Hammer Question

I always use the heat cycling method for break in. I use this method with any ABC type engine, Boats/Cars/Planes. Read the first post by Fuelman on this thread. He goes in to detail about the break in.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2786285/tm.htm

I usually allow 5-10 minutes of cooling in between each break in cycle.
Also remember you can give it WOT during your first few runs.

Ryan

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