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Old 05-05-2005, 08:48 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by extra300
Thanks for the advice. I'll have to try the fingers on the spinner trick, till now i've just used a chicken stick. Thanks again for all the info.

Mark, whenever using your fingers to start an engine, ALWAYS use a glove please. I know that you already knew that but I just wanted to make sure folks know that you do not do this bare handed!

Before actually doing this for the first time, practice doing the "back against compression flip" until your familiar with the routine. Glow ignitor off of course... Its always the best safety wise to have someone hold the plane for you or at least make sure its tied down securly when using any starting method. MOST IMPORTANTLY...Always double check to make sure the throttle is DOWN to the normal start setting for your engine before hooking up the glow ignitor!

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Old 05-05-2005, 11:01 AM   #12
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You didn't mention if yoiur engine is inverted or not.. If it is your will have to be careful priming it....too much fuel and the glow plug won't light...way too much fuel, and you can bend a connecting rod

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Old 05-07-2005, 11:57 AM   #13
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Some good ideas... now that I have the crap hacked out of my cowling for my AT-6 Texan!!!!


Anyone buying the Great Planes Texan ARF, the firewall is recessed into the fuse.. makes for difficuly access to the carb etc on the 4-strokes. I founf out the hard way. Looks like my Texan has been throughthe war with all the holes drilling in the cowl and front 1.5 inches of the fuse!!!

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