RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 457 views Post Reply
Home✈️Aircraft🚁HelicopterThunder TigerOther › should blades turn when engine idles?
09-08-2006 04:29 AM  14 years ago
Topic Vote0Post 1
jstevens

rrNovice

Ontario, Ohio - USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
should blades turn when engine idles?
Hey guys, I'm just starting out with my raptor30 and wanted to know if my blades should turn when the engine is at idle? I purchased the heli used and this is my first venture into glow from electric. I don't know it if should be engaging or not, it just seems wierd to have to start it and move out of the way before a blade tries to hit me.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-08-2006 04:40 AM  14 years ago
Raffy

rrElite Veteran

Chicago, Illinois

MyPosts All Forum Topic
When starting a glow heli, hold tight on the head.
When the engine start at idle, the blades should not spin - clutch disengaged.
Try lowering the idle speed with throttle trim until clutch disengage.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-08-2006 04:40 AM  14 years ago
EERIE

rrApprentice

Seletar, SG, Singapore

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Just as bit...sometimes close to none...could it be ur idle point is too high? If its very mild, just hold the blade holder bro..thats what i do..its normal to turn slowlyRAPTOR 50T
T-REX 250/450SE/500ESP
9XII(2.4)
Its all fun & games till the bill comes
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-08-2006 04:56 AM  14 years ago
Invrted1

rrVeteran

Cincinnati, Ohio

MyPosts All Forum Topic
The only time I have seen this is when the idle is too high or the clutch bell is out of alignment with the engine. If the clutch shoes are not cented properly in the clutch bell the shoes will engage early, this is not good as it will wear out the clutch very fast. There should be a small gap between the clutch shoes and the bell that is equal all the way around the clutch bell. With the engine off try turning the crankshaft, if the bell moves it is probably out of alignment. ALWAYS hold the head when starting a nitro heli!
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-08-2006 05:05 AM  14 years ago
702nitro

rrKey Veteran

Las Vegas, NV

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I'm just starting out as well, when i start the engine the clutch barely engages, and the main blades take about 5 seconds to complete a full rotation at idle. Is this usually normal? Or should I be concerned and start tweaking my T-Curves
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-08-2006 05:54 AM  14 years ago
BJames111

rrElite Veteran

San Diego, California

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I wouldn't worry about it. It's normal. if you ever have a "hot start", or warm start, your clutch may start to grab sooner than it did when it was new. Doesn't neccessarily mean you need to change it right away. It may be a good idea though to have one on hand.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 457 views Post Reply
Home✈️Aircraft🚁HelicopterThunder TigerOther › should blades turn when engine idles?
Print TOPIC

 1  Topic Subscribe

Tuesday, November 24 - 6:57 am - Copyright © 2000-2020 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online