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Old 03-28-2015, 02:12 PM
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If you are ever in need of servicing for it check with Cyberwolf on that other forum
Thanks for the info. I must have an early one cause it runs great & looks pretty. Hopefully it will run for a long time yet. Was thinking of grabbing another for back up/parts, but even @ $250. once I add shipping & the exchange on our crappy $ it's cheaper for me to go with a new EME35 that's supported by my dealer when this one gives me trouble. Too bad.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:47 AM
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So my prop came loose in flight the other day... Got the plane down fine but wreaked my CF prop Figured it was my own dumb fault for not checking my bolts but my flying buddy thinks this play may have sheared a couple of the bolts.

Anyhow I managed to get the broken bolts out & re-tapped for slightly larger ones.

My question is how bad is this play? The engine runs really good, is it a bad idea to continue to run it?

Play in my Mintor 38 - YouTube
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:53 AM
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I say run it till it flys apart, that is about all that you can do with a Mintor nowadays.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:57 AM
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That's what I was thinking also, thank's for the input!
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:11 PM
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yip run it till it no longer runs. Then use it as a paper weight.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:21 AM
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Looks like the wrist pin to piston fit has expired. It is posable to re-bore the wrist pin holes and use a stronger alloy to bush it with. The fit for the new bushing should be a shrink fit to insure it never moves and the new wrist pin hole must be precision as well. I would lean to 7075-T6 alloy for the bushing.

This happens to DA's as well.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:04 AM
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My question is how bad is this play? The engine runs really good, is it a bad idea to continue to run it?
In my limited experience with gassers a little bit of play like that is normal. My EME35 had that from new, have probably 4 or 5 gallons through it now and never an issue, nor has the play become any worse.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:49 AM
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It is normal for the Mintor. The real problem starts when it's starts getting worse and the fan stops turning mid flight
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for the input guys, I'll just fly it, but I'll make sure I fly in a way that a dead stick will always be easy, then I'll order a EME 35
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