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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:16 pm

72 degrees in West Virginia and I'm wondering why I'm in the house.

Took the engine off the silver flaps plane, dug out my test stands from the loft and hit it. Sorta.

Flipity, flippy, flip. Nothing, nada. Fuel ok, 35% Cox, oh oh. Amps ok, 3 1/2 turns out ok. Check head bolts. A little loose, 1/8th turn on all four. Flip and off we go. Got a little close to the prop with the palm of my hand, not trying hard enough, barely broke the skin.

Last years left-overs. Wondered where those engines went.

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Enya's. Ya gotta love 'em.

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Little ouch.
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JIS can't live without them.

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Flushed out with Remoil, compressed air blow-out. Ready for the Silver plane.

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Old hang in there with me Spike enjoying life in the slow lane.

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Post  NEW222 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:59 pm

Besides the little injury (glad it was minor and not bad), it looks like yourself and Spike had a good day overall. Nice to see. I can't wait till I can get out and run some engines already.
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Post  getback on Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:56 pm

Yeah another runner and for the silver flapper glad it was easy on ya !! Got gasscarman looking for me some old new parts then strip some gears on the GTP Nissan Very Happy Warming up things are going to get Hot Soon .
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Post  Jason_WI on Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:28 pm

If you are stripping gears on the GTP check to make sure the bushing in the clutch housing isn’t wore out.
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Post  getback on Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:46 am

Jason_WI wrote:If you are stripping gears on the GTP check to make sure the bushing in the clutch housing isn’t wore out.
Not yet that was a Pun intended St.Pats Beers I will get the tank and a bumper also i need the switch Boss now (((she is a little Brittle ))) sure hope to not hit nothing when running , the fuel cell had to many cracks for repair .
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