Originally Posted by davebloomer
that's what i'm talking about I wanna smoke it up for 15 minutes!!!
My only fear is dead sticks. My only experience with fuel motors is the older guys at my local club and the seem to dead stick quite frequently... a lot of them are on glow though... do the gassers run better?
I mean I know a 4 stroke 4-wheeler is easier to keep running than a 2 stroke 4-wheeler... is it basically the same difference? I guess i need to do some reading.
Gassers seem to be a lot more reliable than glow. There are a ton of IMAC guys at my field, and usually the only times I see deadsticks are when something is physically wrong with the engine, not just from tuning. Usually the ignition module went bad or the ignition battery got too low. The gas engines generally don't just die in flight due to being tuned wrong, they just run poorly. I don't want to stir the pot, but it's pretty rare to see someone with a DA have a deadstick due to engine tuning, whereas a couple guys with DLEs have had several deadsticks until they got them tuned just right.
My DA-60 was the first gasser I've had, and it ran great on the factory recommended needle settings. I was really worried about it at first, but after the first weekend of flying it I'm not worried anymore. Other than it likes shaking the muffler off of it.