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 Post subject: Re: An engine for Dil-Bod?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:48 am 
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GGGGRReeeeeeaaaaat!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: An engine for Dil-Bod?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Don't be a pussycat on the NITRO.

If you can, get a Tachometer reading on the engine with the different props.

I expect over 20,000 RPM on the 4 1/2 x 4 prop.
Do not stand in line with the prop disk! :evil:
Ear protection may be justified. :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: An engine for Dil-Bod?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:32 am 
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Clancy----I've run the engine a couple times on a bench stand this morning.
All I have fuel wise is the Cox or Testor's fuel that you've seen in previous pix on this thread.

I'm on the second prop now. Used the largest of the three first and it was o.k. then I put one of the smaller props on and it screamed. Once I have the engine honking I'll tack it and let you know the RPM and which prop is on it.

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 Post subject: Re: An engine for Dil-Bod?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:13 am 
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I did recommend hearing protectors!
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 Post subject: Re: An engine for Dil-Bod?
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what?

the engine likes the Testor's Fuel better than the Cox fuel I think.
It's pleasant to run it. My neighbors were up late and noisy. Payback time....... :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: An engine for Dil-Bod?
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NO Payback until after Dil-Bod flies this weekend.
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 Post subject: Re: An engine for Dil-Bod?
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I thought a little wake-up call for the neighbors would be dandy.
I have the engine running good but I need to get a new battery for starting.
I'm pretty sure that Dil-Bod won't hand launch and we're flying on grass this weekend. Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: An engine for Dil-Bod?
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Grass requires big fat wheels.

Could you stake down a tarp or lay down a couple of sheets of plywood for a runway?

If they disallow our "team" entry, I hope they will at least let you get a timed flight to see how competitive it would be.
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 Post subject: Re: An engine for Dil-Bod?
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I'm going to take a pretty good size tarp to use for a take off pad.. I'm betting that the guys won't mind much that this was a team effort. A good one at that. :D
I'm going to make a strong effort to fly it and get video of it.
My battery punked out so I didn't have a chance to fiddle much with your engine Clancy. I know for sure it will run good though. It does seem to like running backward but with a good wind on the starter spring it often starts and runs in the right direction.
Tomorrow is going to be fun. I get to unveil a new plane at the Tour d' Michigan contest in Lansing. Hang out with my pals. And bust some balloons. Fly a little stunt. Race Dil-Bod. Eat, etc. etc. etc. :D :D

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I wish I could be up there with you tomorrow.
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Clancy---the next best thing to being there is getting a report and pix of the event. I'll post all that Sunday and I'll take care to capture the high lights.
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I still await a Tachometer reading. LOL
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I'll have to put a battery in my tack-O-meter then I'll get that reading for you. I'm guessing about 17,000 rpm.

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If the Cox .049 Reed Valve is not eough power for Dil-Bod then I just reassembled an engine that WILL get the job done!

My friend Jack Sheeks here in Indy bought an engine that needed a new part to make it run. He bought a new cam for the engine and then asked me to reassemble the engine. It is now ready for the test bench to see how much power it has.

Oh, Did I mention that it is a SAITO FA-150 Four Stroke rated at 2.5 HP.
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We'd have to add quite a bit of tail weight wouldn't we Clancy? :D

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