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Old Dec 09, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Hi RknRusty!

Boy, THAT brings back some fun memories! Thanks for taking the time to video, process, and upload.

I have some of my 1/2 A TD combat planes on VHS... even some 1/2 A combat matches... but don't know how how to get them into a digital format that I can upload.

As for your TD stumbling:

It really sounds to me like it was going lean on you in manuevers. To my ears, it sounds like I can hear the engine sag from heat caused by lack of fuel. Your video indicates you've tried richer and leaner, but still can't get a good solid run. One possibility could be your needle is vibrating and changing your setting? In the past, I've had TD's do that. One thing I did was take a slice of silicone tubing and stretch it over the needle and and also over the needle clicker. This will help keep the clicker pressed firmly against the ridges on the needle valve. (I assume you're using a stock NVA?)

Good luck!
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