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Old 10-04-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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Learned something new during my trip down south.

Two weekends ago, I was in South Carolina at a private meet, flying my Patty Wagstaff with DA50 when it started to glitch very badly. I was able to land and start investigating. It was fine with engine off, but would glitch horribly with engine running at various rpm's and TX about 50 feet away. I tried everything I could think of to fix the problem. Removed the smoke system. Changed the receiver. Changed the battery. Tightned all the bolts and screws. Nothing fixed the glitching. After about three hours, I gave up and packed it away, to be looked at when I got home.

Last weekend, I was at the Spiderman jet rally in Indiana and was talking to one of the guys there. He suggested changing the spark plug, as that had worked for him once before. I did so, and bingo. All glitching gone. I'm a happy camper once again.

What I learned is that the resister in the spark plugs that we use can sometimes go bad. I wish I'd known that the weekend before, as I lost a day and a half of flying in great (hot) weather. Oh well.

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Old 10-09-2005, 07:29 PM   #2
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Glitch a ton

Thanks a bunch for sharing this info. The other day a friend took off and began to experience severe glitch. He barely landed but not without causing slight damage to the plane. Intensive investigation showed no apparent item that could have caused the glitch. Well, I'll have a new thing to suggest to him.

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Old 10-10-2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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The DA 50 has a non resistor plug. All it takes to get a glitch from your plug is the smallest bump on the plug or cap causing a crack in the ceramic part of the plug. (has happened to me also)

Awww crap my rudder fell off.
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