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Old 10-02-2019, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bunky F. Knuckle View Post
If your rocking it off and back onto compression, the magnet does not pass the pick up.

You do how you wish, the rest will do it how they wish.
There is no reason to ever put your hand on a hot prop, do you look down the barrel of a loaded gun, but keep your finger off the trigger? Why take a chance, but if you do and you can find all the fingers post a picture of it.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by 3d dummy View Post
The first start of the day is 1) turn on plane power 2) turn on ignition 3) put throttle stick at 3 clicks 4) choke on 5) hand rotate prop back and forth 8 times to prime carb 6) flip until engine fires 7) choke off 8) flip until engine cranks Same procedure to start each flight rest of day
Ok one easy thing I do in that circumstance to clear the flooded condition is 1st turn the ignition off and verify that, once verified I open the throttle completely and flip the prop over at least ten times with authority. This usually spits out the extra fuel, once this has been accomplished lower the throttle to idle.....if your engine only runs with three clicks of throttle there are adjustments to help that's something you might look into......anyway drop the throttle to idle and turn the ignition on then flip a couple times to see if you get a response hopefully it fires up.

I'm assuming you're having this issue after your first flight....correct me if I'm wrong but I agree with "jamesrxx951" on startups for the rest of the day...which for me is airplane on, ignition on and flip two or three times....no response ....choke on and one flip then choke off and flip a couple more times and it usually fires up... every engine is different usually you can get a feel for what each engine requires for starting without flooding it.
As mentioned by "truckracer" info like background on the engine and carb would be helpful

How long since a new carb kit?
How old is the engine?
Is the flooding something new that just popped up?
Old gas?
Once the engine is running does it idle reliably?
There are other things to look at but starting with the basics always helped with me
All good info
hope you get it resolved its no fun when this stuff happens
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