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Old 04-22-2016, 11:12 AM   #101
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I have never seen gas engine in helicopter. What kind of the engine you have?
Zenoah G260 PUH. While not as popular, there are a few gassers out there. There are even gas conversions for popular electrics such as the Goblin.
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I've only seen two models causing fires. One was a converted chain saw motor years ago in a Mr. Mulligan 1/4 scale. Smoke started in midflight, it was landed asp and we pilots beat out the grass fire with our shirts. The plane (as a pun was toasted). The next fire was a jet, it became erratic in flight and crashed causing a fire in a field, there was a fire engine on site so only about a half acre was burned. The plane was salvaged and checked out and they think it had a small pin hole in a fuel line which may have let raw fuel in the body and it lit on impact. Kerosene was the fuel used.
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We used to get fires regularly warming up glow engines in the winter with a propane torch. There was often a but of fuel spilled somewhere and you had to watch carefully as the flame from methanol is almost invisible in the sun light. Sometimes your first indication was that the paint or covering close to the engine would start to darken!

The only other fire was a small electric plane that ingested a bit of snow and on the next start up the speed controller went up in flames. There was some mad scrambling to get the battery unplugged!
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