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HelicopterHIROBOOther › New Sceadu 50, after-run care???????
09-06-2003 11:38 PM  14 years agoPost 1
HeliNY

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Hi, just finished a sceadu 50 evo and had the the hobby shop trim it out. My question is, the guy left half a tank of fuel in it and I wanted to know what to do after I finish burning the rest of the tank?? What should I do to the engine as far as after-run care?? Thanks for any input.

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09-07-2003 12:59 AM  14 years agoPost 2
ttgecko

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after run

first and foremost if you didnt crash and burn , thank your maker...clean your bird( citrus windex is your best bet) , i always remove the plug and place a couple of drops of after run oil...keeps her smooth and not gummy till the next time i take her out...ps always remove the fuel from the tank...

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09-07-2003 01:40 AM  14 years agoPost 3
vetrider

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If your not going to run it for more than 2 weeks, months, or whatever put some afterrun (marvels mystery oil at walmart) but I don't even do that.

I just make sure I pinch off my fuel line, hookup the glow igniter and spin-start the heck out of it to burn off the excess fuel in the engine and engine cases.

Nolan

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09-07-2003 03:31 AM  14 years agoPost 4
HeliNY

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Hi,

No, no crash and burn, the un-used fuel is just a day old so far, and I will run it tomorrow. In the past, I used after run oil in my nitro trucks, and it always seems to muck up the engine, leaving a brown film. So after tomorrows flying, what should I do???????? let the fuel run out and do nothing, I use cool power 15% synthetic, or let it run out and use marvel mystery oil? A friend I have actually uses WD40 after the last flight! He got that tip from the T-maxx truck instructions. What to do what to do??????

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09-07-2003 04:34 AM  14 years agoPost 5
MrDHEJ

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Taylorsville, Kentucky, USA

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You'll get allot of differant answers on using after run oil or not.

My advice to you is after the last flight of the day drain the tank, pinch off the fuel line and start your engine till it doesn't run anymore. This gets all of the fuel "nitromethene attracts moisture" out of the cylinder and crankcase, clean your bird and head home.

If your using fuel with castor in it you'll get easier starts the next time you fly by using after run oil. Even after completly running the engine till it won't start anymore the castor will still be there. castor will gum up the engine more and more the longer it sits in there.

If your bird is going to sit more then a month do yourself a big favor and use the after run oil. i even go as far as removing the backplate and coat the bearings.

Never go full retard!

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09-07-2003 04:35 AM  14 years agoPost 6
vetrider

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I guess I should have stated why it's most important to get the unused fuel out of the engine. The Nitro in the fuel attracts moisture. That will rust the bearings quicker than you can believe. Rust on the bearings becomes contaminants to your cylinder and piston when the engine is run again.

Afterun oil will prevent rusting if enough is used. But it's not neccessary unless your going to store the engine for prolonged periods.

I have engines that have sat for MONTHS, without afterrun oil, and not givin me any problems. Your climatic conditions and luck may vary your results.

Remember,..... this is not rocket science so practice good maintance habits not to the Extreme and enjoy the hobby.

EDITED: Good timing MrDHEJ.

Nolan

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09-07-2003 03:33 PM  14 years agoPost 7
Scooterpilot

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Southern, California

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Last Flight

Before I shut the motor off on the last flight of the day I pinch the fuel line and let the engine die. I drain all the fuel out of the tank and then I turn the starter shaft so the piston is blocking the exhaust port.

Living in a dry climate I don't have much problem with rust.
Best of luck with your model

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