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Old 05-01-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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I just purchased an OFNE ultra LX ONE, I have approx. 20 tanks through it and seem to be having some trouble. When I start it, it seems to die out soon as I hit the throttle. I let it warm up for 10 minutes or so, but it still dies out. I'm new to the R/C thing so I'm just wondering if I need to tune it or something. The 1st day I got it, I put 10-15 tanks through it with no problems, but now it seems to be acting up. Any ideas would be good ones, I will be taking it out tomorrow so I would like some ideas to try. Can someone help me???
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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Its hard to tell what your problem is without actually seeing it first hand. But it sounds as if your engine is loading up which could be a cause of running too rich.
Your best bet would be to put all the needles back to factory settings and start from there.
You said you just got it so I guess it would be safe to say your fuel is not old, correct?
Try another glow plug.
Nitro engines need to be tuned every time you go out and a few times during the day(make needle adjustments in small increments ). They are not like gasoline engines where you set them up once and you don't have to touch them.
If you have any buddies that are into the hobby maybe they can give you a hand or maybe your local hobby shop can help you out.
Hope this helps.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice I will try it. I have a buddy who thinks he knows everything about everything, and he buggered around with everything one night when I wasn't around. Don't you worry, I let him know not to tinker with my *.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:42 AM   #4
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Any idea how I get back to factory settings??
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:09 AM   #5
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go to the ofna website or look in your instruction manual that came with the car....i will be at the barrie track today around 1..i drive the large white van with the orange cherry light on it.if u need help there will be alot of people there to help dont be afraid to ask...
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