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Dave Gierke


Pro Tips to Clean your 2-Stroke Engine

Pro Tips to Clean your 2-Stroke Engine

Weather too windy or rainy to fly this weekend? Use your downtime to make the upcoming flying season more successful! This classic how-to from the engine master Dave Gierke details all the steps to cleaning your nitro engine. During a recent flying session, your engine let you down big time: it flamed out during a hovering maneuver […]

Counter-rotating props

Hi, I have a question regarding 2-stoke model aircraft engines,  and multi engine aircarft. Can 2-stroke engine be made to run ccw and just reverse the mounting of the prop? Why do I ask?…aircraft like the P-38 had counter rotating engines, which I assume was to counter the two engine’s torque. Also, why wasn’t this application used in more […]
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CHANGING THE COMPOSITION OF FUEL

By Dave Gierke Occasionally, you may want to change the component percentage of an existing fuel, such as increasing its castor oil content. This would be advantageous for the break-in and normal operation of certain engine types (e.g., ringless iron/steel pistons/cylinders; plain-bearing crankshaft support). What are the requirements? You must know the existing oil percentage, […]
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