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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Sep 17, 2019 @ 11:32 AM | 1,443 Views
My haters on this forum can kiss my a....... You know who you are.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Aug 20, 2019 @ 03:47 AM | 926 Views
Why? Because it is too cool not to share. It is my pride and joy engine now fitted with a McDaniel 474 glow driver system.

OS FF-320 Pegasus Cool Power MV 15% 4 Stroke run (4 min 10 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:47 AM | 2,769 Views
Funny how I have wanted one of these for many years. They seemed hard to find and barely seen on ebay or this forum. Finally I got one of my own, made a few videos, and in the last month I have seen more 270's listed than ever before. Strange how that is. Here is a pretty decent run video of this awesome engine.

Saito FA-270T Another Run (7 min 36 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:40 AM | 2,777 Views
I don't post much to this blog anymore, but this video is something I felt like sharing here. This engine was sent to me by a new customer for a bearing replacement. It was in very bad shape on the inside even though externally it looked pretty good. I have an entire playlist of video showing the tear down and reassembly. This is the first run on video.

OS FF-320 Pegasus Customer Engine The Run (7 min 10 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 26, 2019 @ 03:39 PM | 8,126 Views
This man has some REAL talent, skills, and determination.

The Birth of a Four Stroke Engine (5 min 20 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Dec 26, 2018 @ 04:17 AM | 8,036 Views
Can be found at my YouTube channel. Do you love glow engines? Are you in the market for a glow engine? Are you curious about how they run, sound,and how much static thrust they produce? These things PLUS many more can be found by simply browsing my channel. I have logical playlists setup to focus your interests. Instructional videos, Box to the Bench reviews, Static Thrust videos, etc. and more! I have over 1260 original videos covering more than 100 engines new and old.

https://www.youtube.com/user/dmrcflyr2
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Dec 17, 2018 @ 07:18 AM | 6,660 Views
So my last two blog posts have been about the character of many of the folks on this forum and how they post. This one is not much different. In the last 2 weeks some 'upgrades' were made to something here on RCG. New server, reconfiguration of the forum, etc. I was not privy to that information, nor to I really care. However I have read numerous posts about sections of the forum not working while the supposed upgrades were being done. Pictures size limitations, pictures not being posted, local search function inop, The list of stuff goes on.

What I personally have noticed is that the site is SLOWER, connections are harder to make. I will often get Internal Server Error when I try to open the forum page or log in. This is not just on one platform but from multiple PC's and my phone.

Well RCG if your 'upgrades' were a way of screwing this place up even more than the narcissists do, then job well done! This forum has fallen into the same garbage category that RCU did years ago. So it is very easy for me to just stop even trying to read or shop here. Not only is the glow engine industry in shambles the forums representing the hobby are too.

So RCG you make it all to easy to just say, goodbye crap house......
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Nov 15, 2018 @ 03:47 PM | 7,833 Views
Talk about a waste of time. They can be humorous at times, maddening at others, and then down right pathetic. I have been a member of RCGroups since 2006. In the last few years this place has gone down the tubes big time. Now perhaps it isn't just this forum, others may and probably do suffer the same thing. You try to start a thread asking a question, just hoping for a valid answer or two. What you get is as follows:

1. Someone chiming in saying, "I don't know about this specific thing thing, but I heard blah, blah blah." So why in the hell are you even responding then?

2. A good solid answer, but then 5 other people have to try to answer the question again even though a good one was provided. Doesn't anyone read the posts and ascertain that a valid answer was provided? If so, then why do you feel it necessary to answer again? Feeling left out?

3. Immediate or eventual thread derailed by idiots changing the topic to something completely unrelated to the original question. Why do you feel the need to do this? Aren't there other forum sections where you can chit chat? Go there.....

4. Someone posts something personal about an ailing family member. Really? Looking for moral support? Just feeling needy and helpless? A shoulder to cry on? Someone to feel sorry for you? Take it somewhere else. this is supposed to be a HAPPY and FUN place.

This place is pretty much just a waste of time anymore.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Oct 19, 2018 @ 06:49 AM | 8,295 Views
nar·cis·sism - extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.

I do not frequent this forum as much as I did in years past. Wait, let me rephrase that. I do not POST in this forum as often as I did in years past. Why is that? Mainly because there are way TOO many self appointed, narcissistic genius' that know everything there is to know present here. Since I am not as self absorbed and insecure, I do not feel the need to contribute to threads as often as I used to.

Being a glow engine person about the only forums I look at are the Engine, Fuel Plane Talk, and Aircraft - Fuel - Engines and Accessories in the Classified section. I might look at Trader Talk for some comic relief now and then too.

But man, there are a few daily posters that just cannot help themselves when it comes to 'one-upmanship' and feeling that incessant need to post in EVERY thread possible whether what they are posting is relevant to the subject of the thread or not. These people often derail the original thread topic to their own agenda whenever possible. I can only wonder if they were not held or hugged enough as a child. What horrors have they experienced to need such constant attention and the feeling to be superior?

At first it was somewhat comical, but of late it is a real put off to even reading the posts in this forum. I suppose this forum is not special. These individuals most likely exist on other forums too.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Sep 21, 2018 @ 07:13 AM | 8,261 Views
The first video tells the story and the second shows it running for the first time. This engine has waited patiently for about 38 years for its first drink of fuel. I was happy to be the one to satisfy the thirst.

Saito FA-80T MkI A Quick Look (13 min 15 sec)


Saito FA-80T MkI First Run (9 min 37 sec)
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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Sep 03, 2018 @ 04:02 PM | 8,235 Views
I guess I can follow up last last entry with another awesome Saito in line twin engine. This one is on loan to me for videos and break-in. Enjoy.

Saito FA-100Ti FIrst Run Video #2 (9 min 13 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Aug 31, 2018 @ 07:26 AM | 9,182 Views
Anyone who knows anything about glow engines realizes that the multi-cylinder or twins are the coolest. Well a good friend trusted me enough to lend me his prized Saito FA-200Ti engine to make some run videos of. Here are two of several I have on my channel.

Saito FA-200Ti First Run (8 min 43 sec)


Saito FA 200Ti New Exhaust Run (6 min 16 sec)
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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jun 12, 2018 @ 05:55 AM | 8,864 Views
It has been a long time since my last post to my blog. I really do not frequent RCGroups much anymore. Those that are interested in seeing the engines I have been running can simply go to my YouTube channel. I also opened a dumbass Facebook account but I am unsure how long I will be there. A search of this will get you there, david.mcintire.372661

Now this beautiful engine is on loan to me by a very awesome gentleman and RCGroups member. He will be sending me several other engines to make videos of as well but none as grand as this one. Enough talk, le's watch the video.

Enya VT-240 First Run (8 min 44 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 01, 2018 @ 06:20 AM | 11,262 Views
So I have run glow engines for many years but only recently began to acquire and learn how to operate the compression ignition engines. So as my interest grew I began to understand why I never had these engines, FUEL. No just because the compression ignition engine is also referred to as a diesel, that does not mean that you can use fuel from a gas station.

Typically diesel airplane fuel consists of the following ingredients, ether, kerosene, and castor oil. Often times a cetane booster is also used. Those readers that live in the US know that obtaining ether is nearly impossible do to federal laws. There are very few other sources for pre-mised diesel airplane fuel, Davis Diesel sold exclusively through Tower Hobbies and Dr. Diesel, http://www.cafes.net/doctordiesel/

Well Tower is currently waiting on a resupply of Davis Diesel fuel. I have read and contacted several members on this forum that are much more expert than I am in these engines and specifically mixing diesel fuel. Well seeing as my interest in these engines is growing and possibly only a passing thing, I did not want to make a huge investment in materials to make fuel. So here is what I did.

I went to O'Reilly auto parts and picked up a small 7 or 8oz can of Johnsen's premium starter fluid. The can says that it is 50% ether and the SDS sheet seems to confirm this. Now John Deere makes an 80% ether starting fluid but ordering a single can of that costs 3 times as much just for the shipping. Seeing as the auto parts store is a short walk from my work, I just picked this up.

In a graduated container I sprayed the entire contents of the starter fluid into it with a partially open lid to allow the propellant to escape. I was left with 6oz of LIQUID with a large percentage of this being ether. I next mixed 6 oz and Klotz castor oil and 6 oz of 1-K kerosene from Lowes.

To my great surprise this mixture worked exceptionally well. Take a look.

Homebrew Diesel Fuel Experiment (14 min 10 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Dec 06, 2017 @ 06:56 AM | 11,644 Views
As the title says and I accept the risk. 99% of my deals have been very favorable and I feel lucky in that respect. However one of the last deals done here was not quite as expected. I will not name the RCG member but anyone with enough detective skills and interest should be able to determine who this is quite easily. I have purchased 3 things from this person over the last 3 or so years. Two of the 3 have been a dud. I am officially through dealing with this person. He either has no idea what he is selling, does not thoroughly inspect what is being sold, or plain just doesn't care.

Unresponsive to PM messages about this as well.

GMS 120 A Look Inside: I Got Screwed! (9 min 58 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Nov 13, 2017 @ 06:27 AM | 12,079 Views
Time for some more comparison videos! This time it will be a series on 60 size 2 stroke engines. It seems the 60/61 two stroke engine is becoming more and more like the DoDo. Very few companies are making glow engines in the 60/61 size range anymore. OS only makes the 55AX and 65AX. Who knows if Enya really makes them anymore; I do see a 61 CXR listed but I have never seen one advertised. ASP/Magnum still make the 61A, but really that is about it.

So in the last few weeks I have been selling some engines to make room for a few 60/61 size ones. Granted many of the engines I have on hand now are somewhat dated, but they are representative of a finer time in the hobby. Here is the list in no particular order:

OS 61 FSR Special Edition
Irvine 61 MkII ABC
Mutunuc 61 Millennium Pro
Magnum XL61A
HB 61
HP 61 Gold Cup
OS 60 FP
K&B 61 ringed
Enya 60XF-III

These engines will be run and tuned prior to the actual run comparison videos. In the comparison each engine will be run with a 12x6 APC prop and Omega FAI fuel. Glow plugs will not be a constant. Each comparison video will consist of three randomly selected engines and they will be evaluated on max RPM, idle, and transition. A poll will be on each video so viewers/subscribers can vote on the favorite engine of each series. At the conclusion of round 1 the three engines with the most favorite votes will then go head to head. Votes can be based on ANYTHING the viewers like, not just the max RPM, etc. Sort of just a popularity vote and not necessarily a performance one.

Here is the first video in the series.

60 Size 2 Stroke Series Video #1 (7 min 48 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Oct 30, 2017 @ 04:38 PM | 12,196 Views
Over the past 2-3 years I have dedicated my hobby time, and considerable amount of money, to creating a glow engine video database. I chose to do this one day while searching YouTube for videos on a specific engine that I wanted to purchased and hear run. Well I was unable to find a single channel that had the following:
- wide range of engines
- consistent format
- quality videos
- disassembly/reassembly instructions
- how to videos.

That is when I decided to make my own video database. Now granted many of my first videos were pretty rough as I was learning filming techniques, editing, etc. But I would like to think my videos have evolved to be quite nice. One tab on my channel is titled playlists and here I attempt to organize the plethora of videos in to more logical groupings. By using the search feature present on every YouTube channel you can easy search for a specific engine as opposed to hours of searching through my channel. Stop by and take a look.

Glow Engine Video Database (2 min 47 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Aug 02, 2017 @ 05:14 AM | 13,322 Views
I have had my share of glow engines complete with the instruction manuals. I have never seen one quite like this before! I purchased this engine here on RCG for less than it was listed at; good thing since the engine was not complete. Now I have made a few videos of this engine and my Look Inside, not made public just yet. The only paperwork that came with this was a tips leaflet titled "Vmax Please Read This First!" This is the most honest, to the point, no holds barred printing I have ever seen. I LOVE this! Now I may have different feelings about the engine, but the writers of the instructions are spot on! I have attached the document for others to read.

Pay special attention to page 2, paragraph d, but the entire thing is worth reading. I cannot tell you how many times I have encountered this EXACT scenario at fields that I have flown at.

Now this particular engine is distributed from a place called Richmond RC, http://www.richmondrc.com/ The website looks a bit ancient and I really cannot tell by visiting it if it is still operational. I did send them an email to test the validity of the site and store, but I have not received a response yet.

As I mentioned above. I did completely disassemble this engine to inspect and clean it. The folks have a much higher opinion of the engine than my inspection revealed. I have run the thing one time thus far and for a 52 sized 2 stroke, it is not that impressive really. The quality of the materials looks....well like typical Chinese made glow engines, marginal. The crankshaft is so odd that it looks to be designed to shear in a crash, or even a prop strike. I have never heard of nor seen one of these engines before so I am evaluating it based solely on this used example that I have .
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Aug 01, 2017 @ 06:03 AM | 13,410 Views
This hobby has changed a LOT over the time I have been in it. The thing that strikes me however is how many people are flying quads these day. I have never flown or even been remotely interested in these things. I have never been a helicopter person at all either. My love is in glow engines of all shapes and sizes, and of course conventional airplanes. You know that ones that have these two aspects called TAKEOFF and LANDING. Obviously anything that flies has these two elements but I am referring to the type that takes up runway space.

Perhaps my view point of these damn quads is limited. I realize there is a tremendous and REAL market niche for these things in aerial surveillance, security, inspection, etc. But 95% of the folks flying these idiotic things are NOT doing it for the good of customers, to earn money, or keep things secure. So what are they doing? It seems that 95% have a camera of some sort on them so are these people just taking videos and pictures illicitly?

Looking through these blog posts on a weekly basis 90% are quad related. New products, this that, whatever. It is nice to see those seldom posts of folks still building airplanes out of wood and flying them with glow engines. Although I am not that old, I guess I take an old school approach to this hobby. Personally I think all of the quad flyers are and have been the biggest detriment to this hobby. Luckily now the FAA registration issue has past us by, but that really threatened this hobby for a while. All due to the idiotic people doing stupid stuff with these damn quads.

Long live GLOW engines and BALSA airplanes!

If you too are interested in glow engines as I am I have a YouTube channel devoted to this section of the hobby. https://www.youtube.com/user/dmrcflyr2
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jul 23, 2017 @ 06:57 AM | 14,597 Views
Rotary valve engines are somewhat of an oddity in the glow engine world. For whatever reason they really did not take off and few manufacturers ever made them. I have acquired several over the last few years and they are engines I will never part with. The first is a Webra T4 60 engine. As fate would have it this is the second one in a very short span that I have had my hands on. The first was a subscribers engine for runs and video making only. The second one featured here is now my own. A really awesome RCG member offered it to me as a trade. I gladly traded my Saito FA-180 for his Webra T4 60. Funny think is we both had very little, comparatively speaking, invested in these engines.

The second rotary valve engine is a bit more common. It is the HP 49VT. Originally manufactured in Austria by HP, it was bought out by the MECOA company. I am not sure if the current production units from MECOA, or ones manufactured under there ownership, still say Made in Austria on them or not. I would like to believe the one I have is a genuine Austrian made engine. I bought this engine over a year ago and it has been that long since I ran it last too. I hope to work this engine into the run cycle very soon. Better yet I would love to find an airplane that will allow me to switch between these two engines so they can both get some airtime. Let me add, this is the ONLY engine in my current collection that I have never disassembled or removed a single screw on also.

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