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09-04-2003 10:26 PM  14 years agoPost 1
BladeRunner

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How many people disassemble a new engine to check for foreign material....like filings etc.??? Assuming you have the propper tools and skills will this affect the warranty?? Is it a good idea?? Or, is it not really necessary??? Of those who do this...have you found anything interesting??....Is there one engine manufacturer more prone than others??....Not looking for any bashing.....just the facts!!.....

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09-04-2003 10:27 PM  14 years agoPost 2
sincity

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I've done it on my last couple of engines but haven't found anything out of the ordinary.

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09-04-2003 10:59 PM  14 years agoPost 3
Gary Jenkins

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I've also done it on my last couple of engines but haven't found anything.

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09-04-2003 11:09 PM  14 years agoPost 4
Raffy

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No need to. It's new!

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09-04-2003 11:18 PM  14 years agoPost 5
Ben-T-Spindle

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That depends on the brand.

OS I trust and never do it.

Most other brands I take the backplate off, inspect it, and flush it out.

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09-04-2003 11:29 PM  14 years agoPost 6
mcap232

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I alway check just in case. It will save you the trouble of installing it only to have trouble before you ever get to fly it. I have found Filing in a new OS 50 of a friend. I have found a fingernail in a YS 140L plank motor once. You just never know. In the majorty of cases I have found nothing.

Matt Wheeler

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09-05-2003 04:03 AM  14 years agoPost 7
Airman98

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I have flown OS for twenty yrs and never checked them out before running them and they have always ran great!

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09-05-2003 04:22 AM  14 years agoPost 8
JimmyY2KWS6

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I usually disassemble them to make sure they are ok. I've never found a bad one yet.

Jimmy

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09-05-2003 06:10 AM  14 years agoPost 9
Sar

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Every engine I've had for planes in the past an my OS61 I've opened up when new, mostly because I can't resist opening one up.. Never found anything interesting though.

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09-05-2003 10:18 AM  14 years agoPost 10
Thumbpilot

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If it ain't broke I don't try to fix it.

Does taking an engine apart void the warranty?

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09-05-2003 02:46 PM  14 years agoPost 11
Brian Bennett

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Always

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09-05-2003 08:30 PM  14 years agoPost 12
BladeRunner

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Thanks for all the great answers... Would doing this affect your warranty though??? Could you reassemble as if you never did it and not mess up the warranty???.....

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09-05-2003 08:33 PM  14 years agoPost 13
Brian Bennett

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Yes, yes and yes.

Once you have done one, they're easy. It only takes 3mm hex driver, a wooden block, and a kitchen oven with hot pads. After completing my first dismanteling/assembly I was shocked as to how simple it actually is.

Brian

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09-05-2003 08:36 PM  14 years agoPost 14
mrNoodles

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I trust the manufacturers

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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09-05-2003 09:36 PM  14 years agoPost 15
byoung

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Grand Rapids, MI

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Nope, I have not disassembled new Heli motors before running them, kinda like I did not take the motor apart in my Tahoe when I bought that.

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09-06-2003 12:06 AM  14 years agoPost 16
Munchkin Man

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You're more likely to have trouble with the Tahoe motor.

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09-06-2003 12:26 AM  14 years agoPost 17
byoung

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Too funny

Ouch!

Could not resist starting a (insert your preference here) vs Chevy debate, huh?

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09-06-2003 02:21 AM  14 years agoPost 18
Rick_H

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Boulder City, Nevada

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The last engine I got I opened it first and found a staple in it. All I can figure is it got in through the glow plug hole. It looked like the same staple that was used to seal the plastic bag the engine was in. I am very glade I took off the back cover and looked.

Rick

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09-07-2003 08:56 AM  14 years agoPost 19
Marty

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I find that it is good to tweak the head and backplate bolts on a new-out-of-the-box engine. I have found that sometimes from the factory while the bolts are snug, they are not quite nipped up as much as they should be. Just saves leaks and fiddling when the engine is installed and in a hard to get at place.

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