RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 1272 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › Do you use an air filter on your glow engine?
07-17-2002 02:18 AM  16 years agoPost 1
ETL17

rrNovice

San Diego USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I'm wondering if I'm the only one who always uses an air filter in every heli....

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
07-17-2002 02:52 AM  16 years agoPost 2
Gary Jenkins

rrElite Veteran

Nowhere, US

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If your just learning to hover put one on, because you'll be spending more time on the ground.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
07-18-2002 03:22 AM  16 years agoPost 3
DMShanks

rrApprentice

Salt Lake City, UT

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I've wondered about that too. I can see the benefit when hovering extended periods just above the ground, but it seems it would be advisable anytime. One must begin and end every flight by being in contact with the ground. The rotor kicks up debris, even in green grass. Best, Dave

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
07-18-2002 03:49 AM  16 years agoPost 4
Splatt

rrNovice

Australia

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I use an air filter and I must admit that it is usually squeeky clean, but on a couple of occasions I have picked out debris that I am glad never got to go through the engine. It is just cheap insurance, so why not?

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
07-18-2002 04:20 AM  16 years agoPost 5
ETL17

rrNovice

San Diego USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Clutch liner particles...
Here is another benefit:

In case of a hot start or a crash it has been proved to prevent dust from the clutch liner to enter the engine.... (it should be fine enough though).

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
07-18-2002 06:02 AM  16 years agoPost 6
ncostes

rrVeteran

Va, US

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

So what air filters do you guys use and on what engine?

I have an os32sxh and a os50sxh - the century filter fits but you have to strap it down, and sometimes it comes off when I put the engine back and put the shroud on.

There's another brand I ordered but you have to really stretch it over the carb intake and I can't quite seem to get it on.

Thanks
Nick

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
07-18-2002 06:37 PM  16 years agoPost 7
Mosiris

rrNovice

Opelika, Alabama

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I tried a filter once and it made adjusting the engine a lot harder (since I really didn't know what I was doing in the first place ) It would run way rich, so I yanked it off and threw it in the parts box for some obscure future use.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
07-18-2002 09:51 PM  16 years agoPost 8
jetranger

rrVeteran

PERHAM M.E.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Filter
Use the Bru-Line filter it's the best I've seen fits any carb slips over and stays put out of the way use the fine filter Tower or any hobby shop has them about $4 and the filter is replaceable

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
07-18-2002 10:07 PM  16 years agoPost 9
mainblades

rrApprentice

Tucson, AZ USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I like the Century ones. Until those came along I have to admit, I never used one. They go on a YS nice and tight without a zip tie, but the lil' 32 in the Raptor is a different story. Use a zip tie or you'll find yourself buying another filter.

Greg Bartel
AMA 70898

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
07-18-2002 11:58 PM  16 years agoPost 10
Dragon2115

rrKey Veteran

New England

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I've used one ever since my engine sucked up some debis at a fun fly and it cost me a piston/ring/liner set to the tune of $120 bucks.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
07-19-2002 01:38 AM  16 years agoPost 11
ncostes

rrVeteran

Va, US

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Jetranger
How the heck do you get that bruline filter onto the carb? With a shoe horn?

That's the one I bought I and can't get it onto the carb, way too tight.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
07-19-2002 02:27 AM  16 years agoPost 12
jetranger

rrVeteran

PERHAM M.E.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

ncostes
Take the filter out wet the rubber slip it on the carb then stick the filter back in

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
07-19-2002 03:41 AM  16 years agoPost 13
Splatt

rrNovice

Australia

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Or try this, take the element out and sick your middle finger down through the filter, slide it up your finger over your finger nail, then stick your finger into the carby, then slide the filter off your finger and onto the carby. Re-install filter element... done!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
07-19-2002 03:49 AM  16 years agoPost 14
ncostes

rrVeteran

Va, US

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Ah thanks for the tips guys - I didn't realize the filter element was removable on the bruline - just took a quick look and figured I'd gotten the wrong kind for my size engine.
Thanks
Nick

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 1272 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › Do you use an air filter on your glow engine?
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 0  Topic Subscribe

Tuesday, July 17 - 10:41 pm - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online