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Keat05/10/2008 20:44:00
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I bought my model 2 weeks ago, second hand, Irivine 40 Tutor with Irvine 53 2 stroke.

I had a really good day at the club today, It seems, everyone is happy for me to fly solo, with an instructor by my side.. no buddy leads.. And also did my first loop today..

Anyway, we had a few teething problems, with smooth running. My instructor had a dead stick whilst getting it ready for me. He brought it in safely, and all the guys stood around, trying to figure out what went wrong.

They found the glow plug a little loose, changed the prop, tweaked the mixture, and took her up again.

We had a number of successful sessions.

When I got it home, I noticed that one of the outer fins on the head is missing... not sure whether it was like this when I bought it.. I'm 95% sure it wasn't, and the metal looks cleaner than the rest of the head, so I can only deduce, that it happened today.

Any thoughts, how this could have happend, short of a knock with the socket set when they were messing with the plug.

Is it going to affect anything.. I guess in reality, its going to run a little hotter.

Is it worth me buying another head. ?

Thanks chaps.

Tim Mackey06/10/2008 09:56:00
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I wouldnt worry about one cooling fin  missing. Ensure you keep running it slightly rich rather than lean ( good paractice anyway ) and it should be fine.

How did it happen ? who knows ....just fly and enjoy.

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