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Post  RknRusty Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:52 pm

Good, Lieven. If there's still a wide gap at the hinge line, you might benefit from sealing it underneath with some hinge tape or even clear packing tape. That might help it handle a little better. That's a good looking engine. I think this plane is a real jewel.

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Post  OVERLORD Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:01 pm

I like it too. I wasn't looking for it but it was proposed to me during another sale. When I found out what it was, I couldn't resist. It was sent by post and I tried to figure out in how many bits I would find it after unpacking. Luckily, it arrived in one piece.

Planes look nice with the cockpit far back. Racers and speed record planes in the late 20's and 30's were made like that. If you like these kind of airplanes with that distinctive look, I can recommend this book:

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The Speed Seekers by Thomas G. Foxworth. This book deals with Schneider trophy races, Pullitzer air races and others from the 20's. It has a lot of pictures of American, British, French and Italian racers. Some of them are real freaks!!

There's indeed a wide gap at the hinges of about 3mm. I hope the engine will be OK. Maybe I'll try to run it with the present needle valve. wait and see.

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Post  OVERLORD Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:46 pm

I emptied the tank after having it soaked with methanol for about 14 days. I drained the methanol out and 1 hour ago, I got the Workmate out to give the engine a spin.

After some cickbacks, I've got it running with the needle turned open 3 turns. I closed it then for 1/2 turn and the speed went slightly up as it leaned out. In the upright up position, the engine ran for a little more than a minute. Then it died. Shouldn't it run a bit longer? I know the suction pipe is at half height but still... While it was running, I saw plenty of air in the silicon tube.

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Post  OVERLORD Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:10 pm

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