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Engine for a 40 Cloud Dancer?

Old 02-11-2007, 03:35 AM
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Default Engine for a 40 Cloud Dancer?

I smoked the .46 FX in my Cloud Dancer today.

If I can't fix it what would you recommend?

I have an OS FS-61 (non surpass)

or I could but a new motor.
Old 02-11-2007, 05:23 AM
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G'day Mate,
Describe what you mean by 'smoked'!
What happened?
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Default RE: Engine for a 40 Cloud Dancer?

It got real tight and would hardly turn over..

after it cooled off it's loose again but it feels a little rough.

I'm going to tear it down and see if all it needs is new bearings
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G"day Mate,
Sounds like bearings, & lean run.
Pretty easy fix really.
Just one point, if you can, use stainless bearings, you won't regret it.
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Default RE: Engine for a 40 Cloud Dancer?

My first choice for the Cloud Dancer would be Thunder Tiger Pro46.
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Default RE: Engine for a 40 Cloud Dancer?

Well it looks like the FX 40 will live to fly another day..

I got the engine used with the plane..
I should have torn it down before trying to go flying since I found the thing was fairly crusty inside from long storage.
The card had some crud in it too.. It's not suprising it didn't run right...

The FX had a trip through the crock pot now and oiled up with ATF..

It's much smoother now and has good compression. On the down side it has a little liner peal around the intake ports.. That sucks.

I was going to put a .45 FSR in it's place but I found out the FSR is 2oz lighter than the FX... something I didn't expect.

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