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Aug 20, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Sounds like a good end to the day!

that motor doesnt have that much compression so it was probably pretty wet. did you flip it with the choke on till it popped then, flip the choke off and try to start it?
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Aug 20, 2011, 07:44 PM
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Pop ? She never really popped. She just passed gas. No kidding.

Compression seemed really low., I squirted some WD-40 down the plug holes. The compression came up. Fuel was in the carb, and the gas line was full.

She had air. She had gas. She had spark.

I may try again tomorrow.
Aug 20, 2011, 07:56 PM
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New Engine Blues I can hear Stevie Ray now
Aug 21, 2011, 07:59 AM
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No Stevie Ray, Don. The steaks killed my blues.
Aug 21, 2011, 11:07 AM
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You've inspired me Tom.

I went and bought steaks..
Aug 21, 2011, 04:34 PM
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[quote=mcarlton;19103953]you've inspired me tom.

I went and bought steaks..[/quote


LOL
Aug 21, 2011, 06:03 PM
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A good day spray painting. Have all the ailerons,flaps,elevators,rudder & landing gear & hatches in PPG. Sould be spraying the fuselage tomorrow after work. Here is picture of the radial cowl... G.
Aug 22, 2011, 08:28 PM
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I did paint the fuse today...
Aug 22, 2011, 08:31 PM
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The paint is flowing now !!! Looks good, Glenn.
Aug 24, 2011, 01:03 AM
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Wow, both your planes are coming together very nicely.
Aug 24, 2011, 07:49 AM
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Thanks, Phil !
Aug 24, 2011, 11:15 AM
SENTA A PUAAA!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TomCrump
Pop ? She never really popped. She just passed gas. No kidding.

Compression seemed really low., I squirted some WD-40 down the plug holes. The compression came up. Fuel was in the carb, and the gas line was full.

She had air. She had gas. She had spark.

I may try again tomorrow.
Did you opened it after the try, Tom? Did the piston and sleeve looks ok? It really looks ackward...

Here what I would do:

1) open the damn engine and check for scratched piston and sleeve or any other compression leak

2) if the inside looks OK, I would start to check the CDI sensor point. Maybe the spark is there but it have wrong timming and it can ruin your day.

3) if all the above don't work, call a priest and exorcize this suer!

Good luck, buddy! You deserve the best
Aug 24, 2011, 12:04 PM
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Thanks, Wil.

The compression came up, after I squirted a little oil in the cylinders. Timing seems correct.

My guess is that I didn't get enough gas to the cylinders. I'll choke her well, the next time I try to start her.
Aug 24, 2011, 02:34 PM
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I'll choke her well, the next time I try to start her
Thats pretty good advice across a number of areas

Loving these two builds by the way, you're both doing a beautiful job, its nice to see something other than Aerobats and Warbirds in the scale arena.

Wish I could do a model like this, but it'll have to wait until I pay my loan off and can run a truck to carry it in!

Good work chaps.

Matt
Aug 24, 2011, 03:33 PM
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Thanks, Matt !

I try to buy my stuff, before I start a build. A little bit here. A little bit there. It disperses the costs, making it more attainable. I usually have most everything I need for a build, before I begin. That way, I'm assured that I can afford to finish it.


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