Engine problem

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  1. Justin_E

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    My RC10 is having a problem. When I go at a high RPM, the engine starts making a dying sound, and if I let go of the throttle, the engine will start up again, but if I keep on the throttle at a high RPM, then the engine will die. Whats going on??[xx(]
  2. redheat

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    When you say the motor sounds like its dying are you saying that it acts like its running out of gas ? If so it could be that the carb. is starving due to blockage, lean adjustment, is your plug in new condition? I would check carb. for leaks , h/s and l/s adjustments, can you remove the carb. and clean it?
  3. Justin_E

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    I leaned the carb. , that seemed to do the trick. Thanks
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    you might have some dirt clogging up the nipple inlet take off the carb and run some wd40 threw it..
  5. Justin_E

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    I think its fixed, but it died after I started it up and was driving it around for like 20 seconds, maybe because it wasn't warmed up? It did'nt happen again but the ebgine seems a bit sluggish. So I dont know. Its all very overwhelming. And my dog died, I had to drop out of school, my dad lost his job, and my arthritus is killing me, NAH IM JUST KIDDING......JUST HAVING SOME FUN, I think I should shut up and go away now...
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    Thanks. Now when I do full throttle, the engine hesistates, and it doesnt take off like it should. Could this be the batteries in the car?
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    I doubt it's the batts, the only thing I could think of is that your rx battery isn't fully charged, or its drained and your servos can't react fast enough. It might be a good idea to check them though. Does the engine eventually take off? like you pull the throttle and it takes a long time for it to get up to speed?
  10. Justin_E

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    Well, when I pucnh the throttle, it takes a few seconds for it to even do anything, then it slowly starts building up speed.
  11. redheat

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    If your voltage drops below 4.8 volts your more than likely going to end up with a stuck servo. Whats your slipper set at? And what condition is your clutch in? As for your carb. looks to me like you should lean it out . What are your settings ?
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    Well, sadly I dont know what a slipper is, I'm just a beginner. Im going to take it to my hobby shop tomorrow. They are pretty nice and they fix it for free. But thanks anyway.
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    You no what the spur gear is the big gear, in the center is a nut and spring if the nut is flush then tighten it one full turn the more you do that the more tracktion youll get.
  14. Justin_E

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    Ya I know what it is, I just replaced it. Ill try tightening it. thanks
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