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Old 11-22-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default Optimum YS 50 Engine Temps?

Hi Guys:

Trying to get my YS50 dialed in. It feels sluggish to me, but I'm afraid of leaning it out too much. Using a temp gun, I've found references to 220 to 225 F and 90 to 95 c being good operating temps. Is there a rule of thumb for adjusting these temps for cooler ambient temps? We're in the mid 50s this week here in PA.

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:57 PM   #2
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This is one of those "opinion" things.
After chasing temps on mixture control on my Multigov Pro, I have come to the conclusion tuning by temp is a waste of time. I went through every temp from 200 to 245 and never got my YS50 running as consistent with the Multigov Disconnected.

Other conclusion I have made is temps vary very much based upon a bunch of factors,
Ambient, Altitude, Humidity, Fuel, Engine.
The other is exactly where are "temps" measured, at the head by glowplug in flight, after landing, this can make a 30 deg F difference.
So I do check temps to make sure they do NOT go over 240 F.
I tune for max power with no tail kicking, no loss of power over time of the flight, then I richen up a click to be safe.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:08 AM   #3
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Mine makes good power at about 108*C. 20% cool power, FBL setup. No bogging at all!
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:16 PM   #4
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Hi
Well I am using a Carbsmart for about 2 years now , and found out that the engine runs best at 110 Deg Celsius. It was set and forget for me, it just works. Will not fly a nitro without it ever again.It actually showed me that my baffel in my muffler broke and I think without having it I would have killed the engine , becasue the gouvenor does not care if something came loose it just sees the Rpm and keep pushing.

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice guys. I was fighting some bad fuel, and that made it difficult. It's running pretty good now. Have a little more tweaking to do, then I'll give the Multigov a shot.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:25 PM   #6
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YS is supposed to run hotter than OS. For me I always tune to the power band I wanted and keep it there. As long as it does not run lean, I would not care about engine temp. Imagine a ferrari engine running icy cold? LOL..
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:57 AM   #7
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About 200F temped after the blades top.

Temp is a good thing to check if you are lost during tuning, but not something to rely on.

YS do not like to be run lean.
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