how do you turn off a rc airplane engen

Discussion in 'RC General & Getting Started' started by david_plane, Sep 28, 2003.

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  1. david_plane

    david_plane New Member

    i need help i just run the gas out of it how else do i shut it off
  2. Hpi nrs43racr

    Hpi nrs43racr New Member

    some of my friends they trow a towel at the prop to stop the engine
  3. tele

    tele New Member

    Surely you jest.
  4. toby

    toby New Member

    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.
  5. driver40

    driver40 New Member

    pinch gas line.if it has cowl put finger over carb carefully
  6. aerick

    aerick New Member

    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.

    Rick
  7. Fastsky

    Fastsky Member

    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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