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Old Oct 14, 2012, 10:31 PM
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The reed valve engines are easy starting, unless a bad starting battery, bad or dead plug, or they have been exposed to dirt. Then the solution is to disassemble, rinse in a mild solvent, reassemble. The spring starter the Cox's come with are more than adequate. If there is no spring, sometimes they will after a good flip with the finger or chicken stick, run backwards. I usuallly toss a rag into the prop to stop it. I know that some poo poo this idea, but I use the glass filled nylon props, never had a problem. If one has a choke tube like on a Sure Start, simply cover the tube with a finger and engine stops.
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