Discussion in 'RC General & Getting Started' started by david_plane, Sep 28, 2003.
i need help i just run the gas out of it how else do i shut it off
some of my friends they trow a towel at the prop to stop the engine
Surely you jest.
I'm not 100% sure about this as I'm more into road but I think most flyers set their engines up to not idle. Then they set their tx up with a idle setup (when engaged, it moves the throttle to idleing position). When they want to kill the engine they turn off the idle settings and it lets the engine idle down to the point it stalls.
pinch gas line.if it has cowl put finger over carb carefully
If the engine has a throttle, just take the throttle all the way down. That will close the carb and choke off the air supply.
As far as using a towel, that's a perfectly acceptable thing to do for small engines. I used to do that with a cox .049 engine of mine.
Its all in the control linkage to the throttle servo. You adjust the linkage so that the throttle barrel is completly closed with the throttle and the trim setting lever all the way down. This will stop the engine from getting air and stop the engine. The linkage should also have the proper throw so that the engine has a nice idle speed when the trim lever is about in the centre position and the throttle stick is all the way down. If this is adjusted properly then the throttle should go to full open when the stick is moved all the way forward.
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