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« on: May 18, 2018, 12:58:44 PM »

A bit of a rarity,this one.  But heres the question : this motor starts like a good'un with an electric
Starter.  But can I even get it to fire by handflicking? No.
Bigger props, smaller props, same settings, different settings.  Same result. Nix, null, niente.
Perhaps Im losing my touch, but no other engine Ive had was like this.
It has good comp, good fits, D2000 fuel, 8x 4 prop.  All very normal.
Help, please!
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 10:50:24 PM »

How old is the Mix (fuel)?
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Cut it twice and it's still too short!
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 05:34:22 AM »

Hi Konrad
Yes, good point .... its only been opened a month or so, stored as per recs.  but I must admit I thought a few other motors were reluctant starters when I first opened the can!  They all seem fine now however.
Cant vouch for its date of manufacture, though.  Should last years unopened, no?  Get a good hit of ether on opening the can. ("I just love the smell of ether in the morning")
So ..... trying sidewinder and inverted next ....you never know!
Thanks fro your interest.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 07:46:49 PM »

There's an easy way to check the ether content of your fuel.
Decant 100 ml into a measuring beaker and allow it to stand until the ether evaporates off. The remaining components will separate into individual portions allowing you to read off the portions.
eg if your 100 becomes 80ml your original mix had 20% ether.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 04:20:28 AM »

Brilliant .... will try that one,thanks.
"Horseplay and disease are killin' me by degrees"
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 04:24:35 AM »

PS Greggles
Do you know the price of diesel here in this pestered isle?  Perhaps decant 1 ml!
I have paid £8 for 250 ml ...... plus haveto sign Official Secrets Act and show passport!
Elf & safety, innit?
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