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Old 11-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #26 (permalink)
Finless
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Well yes it could be! In fact I made that exact mistake! I got a new canopy for the 700 and had to FLIP the arm on the needle valve. Now this made the needle go the wrong way! as temp increased, it made it leaner! OUCH!
Well I caught it in time! I was flying and notice I was getting lean and started getting premature detonation. That is you could hear the motor detonate before it should. It started making a barking sound (hard to explain unless you hear it yourself). There was clearly something wrong so I hit hold and landed ASAP. I rechecked and realized my mistake! Re-setup and was good to go.

So yes if you get the servo direction wrong then you could burn up an engine REAL FAST if you don't know your leaning out too much!

Bob
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