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..The sun is out!...Let's go FLYING....False alarm...
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Posted 06-03-2012 at 07:55 AM by rcnut
Updated 06-04-2012 at 08:17 AM by rcnut

Yesterday was a blast! The weather was great and a little breezy. I brought the Rave, Compass 6HV, and Protos 500. I finally had the time to workout the motor issues with the YS 3D motor. After several failed attempts, I just couldn't get this motor to run right. It would start and run, rich on spool up, then lean out once in idle 2. Had a couple flame outs! I wound up draining my starter trying to get this motor to run right. So I placed my starter on charge, and while it was charging, I put in two more flights on the 6HV & Protos.

Sitting quietly for 20 minutes, I remembered a similar problem I had with a YS 120 SR 4 stroke motor. It was the idle needle mixture control that was giving me fits! It was way lean!! This needle controls the amount of fuel going into the carb. It was almost one half turn lean. Once I adjusted it, the motor came to life and now performs flawless...well ok, it runs great! Now I need to look into why the rpm sensor on the Total-G isn't working.

All in all, it was a great day, put in 13 flights. Feeling totally comfortable flying right side up backward, turning both directions! I'm hoping to get out later today and put some serious stick time on my Rave!

Until then...have a great day!
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