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  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 PM
    Check with rcbearings.com often when you pull them the numbers can still be read on the outside, if rc isn't sure of the size for that engine they...
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  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    I agree about trainers, I don't have one in the shop at the moment but have to borrow one from a friend when I get a student pilot but I really like...
    23 replies | 304 view(s)
  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    If FGS doesn't show something on there web site I have phoned them and they have had what I needed, just didn't make it to the site. I have gotten...
    4 replies | 71 view(s)
  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    Tom beat me to it, rcken was going to do a build thread on this plane, it's something new that came out about a year ago. ken got too busy to do it...
    23 replies | 304 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:32 AM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I went out and weighed my piston against the new Mintor piston this morning, they were the same weight gram for gram. I knew they would have to be...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 09:19 PM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Frank already got into the bag of worms trying to fit his rings to a slopy fitting piston the factory made.
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 09:17 PM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I never weighed them, I did think about it, but really who cares as long as it works. As far as rings, your guess is as good as mine, for my own...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • karolh's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 07:19 PM
    karolh replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    What rings will you be fitting to the new pistons and are the weights of the stock pistons and the ones you machine the same ? Sure hope that you...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 05:49 PM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I hope I did these right, Anyway here is the next 22 Mintor piston I made, I need to make at least one more 22. I hope the shots are somewhat clearer...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 09:15 AM
    Being how we are still in the beginners forum this may help others understand a little about kit building. You can't compare an ARF to a kit in any...
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  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 08:17 AM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Yes the stock ring will work, I can configure the locking pin to any position that's needed to fit the ring. Mr Bowman sent me a list of dimensions...
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  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 04:29 PM
    Acetone is a good debonder for CA and I use my heat shrink gun to remove parts that were glued in with epoxy.
    4 replies | 131 view(s)
  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 04:14 PM
    Do a build thread in the kit building forum. There will be a lot of advice from other builders there.
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  • karolh's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 09:09 AM
    karolh replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Hopefully you both can work something out.
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 08:10 AM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I will soon be making another piston for a Mintor 33 engine maybe 2 Anyhow I contacted Frank Bowman for a new ring as per the customers request and...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 12:17 PM
    I use pumped engines, YS in glow and gas engines are pumpers so when I build I install the tanks centered over the CG so nothing ever really changes...
    3 replies | 75 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 08:46 AM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    *L* I sort of started a monster here. I have received several contacts about Mintor engine's. I figured that the 22 I did to start off was a factory...
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  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-25-2014, 04:29 PM
    Also, about cutting it to go around a compound curve, I have never had to, you can just turn the iron heat up a lot higher and keep the iron just...
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  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-25-2014, 12:26 PM
    First time I used Century 21 covering I wished I would have used something. The stuff went on well but pulled a lot, Big Lot, when it shrunk. Never...
    16 replies | 453 view(s)
  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 06:58 PM
    I never bothered with it either, the trick to getting any covering to stick is to clean off all the balsa dust then there is no problem. If you want...
    16 replies | 453 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 07:58 AM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Engine too long in Gas Engines
    I could make you some custom standoffs, but I will be honest you can make your own from a piece of hardwood 5/8-3/4 doweling for much less. A miter...
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  • karolh's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 01:16 PM
    karolh replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Send PM for price it is not allowed in public view, I have answered several but never started one so I don't know how *L* Sending a PM is easy,...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 08:46 AM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Cap't it takes some specialized equipment to induction harden material. This is what I would do set the crank up and dial indicate the pin dead on...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 06:12 PM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I would prefer to have the cylinder, old piston wrist pin bearing and wrist pin plus the new ring. the keepers you could keep. That way I can assure...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 03:33 PM
    Last one I built was for a friend and I sent the plans home with him so I'm going off the top of my head but as I recall I set the incidence on both...
    31 replies | 795 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 09:18 AM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    tiger 650 I do know there was a ring design change, the location of the ring pin was changed to the side which before was down from the top. If your...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Cyberwolf's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 11:37 PM
    Cyberwolf replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    If that is 9-1 is sure is easy to turn by hand. But starts very easy with one flip after initial fire up. I will tach it and check the timing, but...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 09:09 PM
    ??????????? Don't know, it was a perfect day for flying here though and he is only a couple hours from here so I'm sure it was nice there too.
    4 replies | 105 view(s)
  • karolh's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 07:26 PM
    karolh replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I seem to recall reading somewhere that the comp ratio on the Mintor 22cc engine as being a 9:1 ratio, which would seem quite respectable for a sport...
    38 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Gray Beard's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 03:54 PM
    I have never changed over a car type but if you ask John Buckner I'm sure he knows. I think John works on as many starters as he does plane, he has a...
    4 replies | 105 view(s)
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