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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:34 PM
3D, 1D at a time!
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Someone needs to say without pictures it didn't happen
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There is a GOD!! So I called goflyhighrc (Doug) and told him I was ready to throw my 71 Slick in a ditch because I had(Thought) tried everything you can think..Bowman Rings,Reeds, 3 Gas Tanks, New Carb, New Ignition, Different Kill Switch and it was still dieing at lower RPMS when I would flip it from inverted to normal. So he told me to not throw it in the ditch but to throw it in his YARD! LOL(SO I DID!!!) Less then 24 HRS later I get a text saying "ITS FIXED" He took the ignition and flipped it 180 Degrees and it solved the issue! We are not sure why, but it did! I am more then happy and sometimes it shows it is nice to have friends that can look at your plane with a fresh set of eyes!!! I would say I owe him Something Thanks again Doug!
Without pictures it didn't happen!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:06 PM
Just go with the flow
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There is a GOD!! So I called goflyhighrc (Doug) and told him I was ready to throw my 71 Slick in a ditch because I had(Thought) tried everything you can think..Bowman Rings,Reeds, 3 Gas Tanks, New Carb, New Ignition, Different Kill Switch and it was still dieing at lower RPMS when I would flip it from inverted to normal. So he told me to not throw it in the ditch but to throw it in his YARD! LOL(SO I DID!!!) Less then 24 HRS later I get a text saying "ITS FIXED" He took the ignition and flipped it 180 Degrees and it solved the issue! We are not sure why, but it did! I am more then happy and sometimes it shows it is nice to have friends that can look at your plane with a fresh set of eyes!!! I would say I owe him Something Thanks again Doug!
Here today gone tomorrow

Had it working perfectly, would flip it inverted hold for awhile back upright ran like a charm, did this a dozen times or better. Kieth came to pick it up, bammo, same cp, flip it inverted roll it back it would die. Had the rpm's up to around 2300 and it would die after holding it inverted for app.45 seconds then flipping it back.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Looks like there's a devil too... Hope you get it fixed.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Is there some component close enough to the ignition to interfere with it somehow? Maybe try moving stuff around a bit... that is so freaking weird. I felt like that fix was way too weird to last
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:47 PM
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My guess would still be something inside the carb. just a guess.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Is there some component close enough to the ignition to interfere with it somehow? Maybe try moving stuff around a bit... that is so freaking weird. I felt like that fix was way too weird to last
Like I said I tried it a dozen or so times, idled it way down and it would not shut off. Got up this morning secured all the wires including the ignition wire, back to it's old tricks. You'd think if there was something interfering it would not matter what orientation the plane was.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:28 PM
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My guess would still be something inside the carb. just a guess.
He cleaned is original carb, then got a new one, no help.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Convert it to electric
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Like I said I tried it a dozen or so times, idled it way down and it would not shut off. Got up this morning secured all the wires including the ignition wire, back to it's old tricks. You'd think if there was something interfering it would not matter what orientation the plane was.
So if you un-secure the wires does it start working again?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:25 PM
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So if you un-secure the wires does it start working again?
Possibly could be a connector issue
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Just a couple thoughts and sorry if these have been suggested in the past:

1. Be sure the hole in the reed valve absolutely lined up with the hole on the motor and carb. The plane won't run right and will do strange stuff in the mid and upper throttle range if the hole for pumping fuel is not going all the way through to the motor unobstructed.

2. Does the braided ground wire to the plug move around inside the cowl very much? When inverted, could the braided wire to the plug possibly be hitting another wire, like the ignition power wire, and grounding the power out when the plane is moving and the wire sags towards the top of the plane?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:29 PM
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Possibly could be a connector issue
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:51 PM
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So if you un-secure the wires does it start working again?


Tried that, no help. From inverted as you start to rotate it back to level at just about the knife edge positiion it starts to die, tilt it back towards inverted keeps running, go to level dies.
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