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Thread: The WORST plane you ever had?
19/02/2018 17:14:48

High veiw Extra 230 in Sunday Express scheme,

It was a ARTF in late eighties--- early nineties ,,,, crashed on first test flight, rebuilt band retested it and crashed it rebuilt it and was asked to send my repaired plane back to check it had been done correctly, they found no fault with my repair and sent out a new plane,

I fitted it out and it crashed, so didn't bother anymore with it.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
11/02/2018 17:28:02

What make of carb will be on the petrol Lasers

Thread: Please help newbie
05/02/2018 20:01:31

Cor the naughty step has been buisy this year.

Thread: Lidl Sander
05/02/2018 18:01:14

Can it be mounted vertically

Thread: OS FS-V 95 engine
04/02/2018 18:06:40

Take the liner out

Thread: does balsa harden with age?
02/02/2018 22:36:30

I have been given a free flight plane a Avro 405, building commenced in 1947,, but never covered,

The wood has gone black, and hard it also won't accept glue any more.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
01/02/2018 10:15:54

What petrol mix is it looking likely to be for the 180 petrol

Thread: Petrol engines
28/01/2018 20:16:15

It's a old engine already been reworked in its lifetime,it doesn't matter to me if I destroy it,

If it fails it's down to me, no blame can be placed anywhere else,

28/01/2018 19:44:02

I have carpeted the naughty step, and had a coffee maker relocated,

Only doing for fun, wouldn't recommend it.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
28/01/2018 19:40:46

Wow old school glow drive battery,one of my first purchases for a Enya 09 back in 1982

Thread: Petrol engines
28/01/2018 19:03:16

img_2026.jpgAlmost ready to do some running

28/01/2018 19:00:47

Yup but have had two Runtronic units in shed for many years,they aren't cheap.

28/01/2018 18:20:23

last year my mate purchased a NGH 20 or it may have been a 25 cc petrol engine,

Long story short,

It had suspect ignition failure, so I lent him a Runtronic unit,

So hears the thing, having fitted it it worked well and engine was great and when a new original unit was fitted it was still good,

So I have now come to use the Runtronic unit on a conversion I am doing,,,,,the Runtronic unit needs sensor pickup set to TDC, yet the NGH it was on is set to 28-30 degrees,I didn't realise that yet no problems were encountered 


Edited By bert baker on 28/01/2018 18:22:40

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
28/01/2018 17:20:37

The problem with on board glow is it's often taken for granted it's working ok.

Another is getting lost how much time has lapsed since starting to cure problems,then overlooking the fuel is nearly out,

Then your into assorted accumulation of errors ending up in a disappointing day.

Never make multiple adjustments or alterations, because it will be a lottery as to what one worked only to be ruined buy another self induced fault.

28/01/2018 14:21:04

Well done

27/01/2018 15:59:07


I had a twin in a Gee Bee, and I stored that upside down,

I bet most are inverted.




Edited By bert baker on 27/01/2018 16:00:17

27/01/2018 15:31:47

Have you tried it with two glow sticks, I have had a Laser twin and have a Siedel radial,and from my experience multiple cylinder glow drivers that I personally have experienced all don't glow instantly like a we'll charged stick,

I wonder if during priming you are flooding the glow plugs.

Have you tried priming it then removing plugs and burn off any fuel on plug refit them and have another go.

Hence turn plane upside down and not have to do above

I have the Acrowot XL with a 28cc petrol and a tuned pipe 

Edited By bert baker on 27/01/2018 15:33:01

27/01/2018 14:11:20

Have you tried turning the plane upside down and starting

26/01/2018 22:10:48

Yes I can get Diesel either locally some can't

26/01/2018 22:09:27

Stop this Diesel chatter, you'll be Moaning you can't get the fuel for them next.


Really looking to see the performance of the 180 petrol,,,,,, any plans to make bigger petrol ones after the 180 has been put into the marketplace

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