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Nigel R24/05/2018 11:02:37
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My other "favourite" Youtube model engine was the one with the Acrowot...

In the bedroom...

On the bed (yes, duvet in place)...

At full chat.

If I could locate it I'd post it. It made frightening viewing.

Engine Doctor24/05/2018 12:13:00
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Never think all modelers are normal ! As an retired fireman , ok firefighter in modern pc speak I went into homes and saw some incredible sights . Some made me and hardened colleagues gag , this was usually accompanied by "sorry i haven't had time to clean up today "so praying oily exhaust over a duvet is a perhaps normal to some folk ! Some of the stunts on You-tube defy belief and the Darwin award should definitely be given and perpetrators removed from the gene pool !

Test stands used correctly are a useful tool to test repaired engines or running in older types that have had a re-bore etc , New ABC engines are happy being run rich for a few minutes then flown slightly rich but if repaired for any reason its still wise and much quicker to run on a test stand to check all is well before spending a lot of time fitting into a model..

J D 824/05/2018 12:41:50
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sam_1477.jpg I just like running engines so a test stand is handy for those not in aircraft.smileyMy first Laser

Nigel R24/05/2018 16:34:17
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"Some of the stunts on You-tube defy belief "

30 class IC powered heli - in the lounge - was another corker.

I should have bookmarked them!

trebor24/05/2018 16:41:47
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Posted by J D 8 on 24/05/2018 12:41:50:

I just like running engines so a test stand is handy for those not in aircraft.smileyMy first Laser

Do you have any problems fitting the Lasers on the stand ? The description on ebay mentions Lasers not fitting or not suitable  dont know

Edited By trebor on 24/05/2018 16:42:54

Engine Doctor24/05/2018 16:52:23
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Posted by Nigel R on 24/05/2018 16:34:17:

"Some of the stunts on You-tube defy belief "

30 class IC powered heli - in the lounge - was another corker.

I should have bookmarked them!

I have seen that it does defy belief. If some of the injuries caused by these machines were put on YouTube they would probably be taken down . 

Edited By Engine Doctor on 24/05/2018 16:54:30

J D 824/05/2018 17:44:40
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Hi trebor, That is a Laser 150 and the lugs do fit all the way in It would not take any thing larger Cheers. John.

will -024/05/2018 22:45:28
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Posted by Engine Doctor on 24/05/2018 09:09:57:

Will-O is a lucky man !!! He could so easily have become a statistic!

Well we're all statistics one way or another, but the fella in the video is not me I'm happy to say

kc25/05/2018 11:49:02
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The engine stand in that video did not seem to fail - it was the cramp that appeared to slip off or vibrate loose. Obviously it is necessary to retain the engine stands with bolts etc. And it would also seem to be important to make sure the bench etc does not have a chance to move either. A big engine might move a 'Workmate' etc along the ground unless well weighted down.

trebor02/06/2018 06:43:14
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Posted by Old Geezer on 22/05/2018 18:24:00:

Trebor - have a couple going spare. PM sent.

Thanks old chap, saved me a few quid that will go on fuel yes

Brian Spearing02/06/2018 11:08:50
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Posted by kc on 25/05/2018 11:49:02:

The engine stand in that video did not seem to fail - it was the cramp that appeared to slip off or vibrate loose. Obviously it is necessary to retain the engine stands with bolts etc. And it would also seem to be important to make sure the bench etc does not have a chance to move either. A big engine might move a 'Workmate' etc along the ground unless well weighted down.

A 30cc petrol motor can easily tip an unballasted Workmate over, as I have discovered.

trebor29/06/2018 16:11:58
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Posted by Old Geezer on 22/05/2018 18:24:00:

Trebor - have a couple going spare. PM sent.

`Cheers again Old chap, not sure what my mate has done with his yet but I treated mine to a nice lump of Mahogany and found a bit of alloy cut up made a nice adjustable tank support. yes I even made an adjustable friction throttle handle.laugh Its had 3 engines on it so far with no problems but for the Laser motors I,m on the look out for some thick alloy to make a different pair of clamps with a notch taken out to miss the bulge in Laser crankcases. I did make some adaptor plates for now but it will not work on bigger engines.

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