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Thread: Auto transmission fluid
17/03/2009 08:04:09
Hi Frank,
               I think you may be getting mixed up with brake fliud.
I'm pretty sure DOT 4 is brake fliud and that is hygroscopic .
Auto trans fluid is normally quiet thin, and usually red in colour.
I'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong.
Thread: Converting Line Trimmer / Brushcutter Engines for Flying
18/01/2009 19:17:00
                 Here is a couple of links that might help, iIstarted to convert a homelite 6 months ago and got side tracked  there are others, i'll post later when I find them.
Thread: PH 120 4stroke engine
09/11/2008 13:47:00

Hi John,

              I don't know for sure ,but it looks like a rebadged ASP or Magnum. Specs are the same in which case if it is, should be ok.

 This is about the best picture I could find 

  Hope that helps


Thread: DL 50 engine
31/10/2008 17:48:00

Hopefully weather permitting we will be doing some sound tests tomorrow on Area 51's .

using Biella 22x8

          Mejzlik 23x8

           Vess 22 A

           Vess 23A

          graupner sonic 22x8 22x10

     One with slimeline muffler, and one custom built by Weston UK  i'll post results if we get the weather on our side.


30/10/2008 22:15:00

Hi Martin,

               Any exhaust that fits a DA will fit the DL .

To get them quieter, you will probably have to use a pipe or can which costs.

I use slimeline muffler on my Area 51, did improve a bit but it needs more work. I've just got hold of a pipe and can from China ,hopefully it will do the trick .

what prop are you using..??What size and make..??


Thread: Ignition interference ???
22/10/2008 19:14:00

Fuji electronic ignitions are famous for causing interference, because they are not shielded as well as they should be. Sometimes you get a good one sometimes you don't...!! There is a multitude of things to try to cure the problem, but you need to do it one step at a time. The spark plug needs to be a resistor type ( which you have already checked) make sure the spark plug cap is a good tight fit and move the ignition unit well away from your receiver.

 Try these things first then take it from there. Let us know how you get on.


21/10/2008 18:55:00

Hi Fathead

                 Are you getting the interference with the engine running ..?? or is it befire you fire up.



Thread: Smoke System Help!
19/10/2008 10:02:00

Hi Yellowred

                          Try here


Thread: RCGF petrol engines
08/09/2008 19:22:00

Hi Vinny,

             Try here ,US dealer


Thread: Engine Backfiring Problem
28/07/2008 19:30:00

Sounds like hydraullic lock to me

make sure you havn't got excessive fuel in the engine 21/2 turns out seems a bit on the rich side.

Is the engine inverted.? if so, try starting it with the engine is in the upright position.

Thread: Smoke oil
02/07/2008 17:42:00

Try here

Thread: British Freestyle Championships
23/05/2008 21:38:00

As you may be aware ,the British Freestyle championships were due to take place this weekend at Old grammarian's Wellingborough

Unfortunately due to awful weather forcast the event has been cancelled.

A new date will be posted  as soon as possible.

Many Thanks


Thread: What fuel?
22/05/2008 22:24:00


        I think air quality has a lot to do with. I'd go with what the UK distributor suggests


Thread: Strimmer engine conversion
22/05/2008 17:59:00


    What airframe is it going into..?


Thread: SC 52 2-Stroke keeps cutting out.
22/05/2008 17:54:00

Nice one..!!

Glad you got it sorted

I was about to post and ask how you were getting on.!!

Thread: What fuel?
19/05/2008 23:13:00

Sounds like the engine could have been overheating

better off with 5 or 10% mix and its cheaper.....!!!


Thread: Strimmer engine conversion
18/05/2008 15:52:00

I think the engine needs to spin somewhere near 500 rpm to get a decent spark to fire it up using the magneto, doing that by hand is quiet a tall order, as you tune the motor it might get better.

Thats one of the advantages of electronic ignition easier starting .

When it comes to tuning take a look here  under tech site everything you need to know is here.


Thread: Smoke oil
17/05/2008 20:56:00

This is what you want the pucker stuff..!! all thr freestyle boys use it ,

and it made in the UK.


Thread: Strimmer engine conversion
13/05/2008 18:48:00

Hi Doug

             If you use the rcexl unit it only has one magnet .

Timing up is straight forward ,as an engineer by trade I shouldn't have to many problems with the setting up( famous last words..!!)

The biggest problem will be where to position the hall sensor,( and that isn't to difficult) then as Joe say's measure twice ,cut or drill once.

Having said that I havn't done it yet ..!! I am going to stay with the magneto on this one see how it works out ,and progress from there.

Although fitting a electronic ignition works out more expensive, there is big weight saving's to be made, plus they start easier.

The procedure is well documented on rcu along with loads of other mods .


13/05/2008 17:08:00

Found it the other night Joe, not that easy to find though ,but worth it when you do.

Wealth of infomation on the subject ,just got to find a home for my conversion ,four star 120 is looking favorite at the moment.

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