Well it stopped raining today so I rushed home so that I could start breaking in my NS12S3 in my 710. I rushed and grabbed all my things and headed outside. Pre heat engine to 240 degrees turn on M8 and crank engine over on start box. Fires right up. But stupid me in my panic to start breaking it in forgot to turn on the power on my 710!!!
Engine fires right up and within a split second screams to the moon!! The throttle was wide open!
So I grabbed the car and put the exaust on my shoe to kill the engine. It probably was screaming for about 5 seconds. What a way to begin the life of your new engine!
I let it cool down, turned on the reciever and fired it up again.
Ran a couple of tanks through the engine letting the engine cool down between tanks. I don't think I caused any serious damage as the piston still gets jammed up at the top of stroke if the engine is any cooler than 180.
A good idea would probably be to change the rod after I'm down completely breaking in the engine and have run about a gallon of fuel through it.
Are the .12 Novarossi connecting rods(Ibelieve they only sell one?) at RC-Mushroom the same rod used in the NS12S3?
Running the car the around my driveway fairly slowly it seemed to respond quite well even with the stock tires and dirty driveway(got one pebble stuck between the rear belt and pulley)
One thing I noticed was that if I slammed on the breaks the car would do a complete 180. I'm pretty sure the car isn't tweaked?? I followed the steps in the faq page. Then setup the car on my Hudy Station.
Do me favour and just go over the tweak thing with me on more time.
What I'm looking for is if I lift the car from the center of the chassis I'm looking to see if one wheel lifts off the ground before the other, correct? If so, both front and back lift equally on my car??
Could it be anything else?
I think I better go through my car and check the clutch and such after reving the engine that hard having to keep the car from moving by holding it down onto the ground and closing the exaust off with my foot. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks. Just when I thought I wouldn't make a stupid rookie mistake like that
I have never done that with all the other RC vehicles I've had and I had to go and do it my pride and joy!
Well, all I have to say is if this engine craps out prematurely I'm going to go and by myself a Novamaxx or something rank like that.