O ring leaking.
|Robert Putley 1||21/09/2019 03:23:42|
|183 forum posts|
I purchsed an MDS 18 r/c some years ago. I recently built a Mini Super for this and it flies well.
The motor is powerfuland nicely balanced. Problem is it does not run consistently .Yesterday I noticed after starting up, fuel flowing around the N/V O ring.
Question...Is this a general problem, and is it possible to obtain a replacement?
|Tom Sharp 2||21/09/2019 03:59:33|
3514 forum posts
Ripmax, the importers, did provide a free replacement O ring set years ago. It was a common problem.
|Engine Doctor||21/09/2019 09:50:33|
2295 forum posts
Look up a local bearing factor as they also supply "o" rings and take the old ring to them for measuring . Failing that it's just luck trying the classifieds etc. I have been looking for a piston for the MDS 148 for months now but no luck but things like "O" rings and bearings are generic parts so you should be in luck.
|ken anderson.||21/09/2019 11:03:56|
8434 forum posts
hello Robert, will a small bit of fuel tube fit over to keep you going...
ken anderson...ne...1....fuel tube dept.
1265 forum posts
Got several of these.
point 1/ make sure the NV ratchet spring is not pushing too hard on the needle and displacing it sideways.
point 2/ try modelfixings for 'o' ring Modelfixings (and lots of other useful items)
point 3/ measure distance between needle knurled inner shoulder to outer face of NV body when needle is in running position. Cut, ends to be square, a slightly longer piece of fuel tubing and install in this gap to act as a secondary seal(needs to be slightly squashed).
|Phil Olson - Model Technics||23/09/2019 11:04:21|
|31 forum posts|
my fav' bodge is to put a bit of heatshrink tube under the 'o' ring
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