Monthly Archives: August 2009

YS 160 damage

The YS 160 engine failed to run properly so we opened it up. The valve lifter was stuck, _really_ stuck and we found metal shavings had jammed the pump piston. We tried to fix it but never got so far as to test it, when we saw the busted conrod we thought all was lost.

OS 61 FX nostalgia

I sold the F3A Calypso and I had to run the engine just one last time. Freshly overhauled and with new bearings, it runs like nothing else matters. Beautiful. Love O.S.! PS – I know I’m an idiot for holding the camera crooked AND holding the camera in the propwash at full throttle…

YS for OS: Laser engine change

The blue Laser has got a new engine, a YS 160. The Hatori 828 pipe has a much larger opening so the YS header does not fit. I fixed that with a silicone tube over the header which gave a very tight fit. The engine mount is new (Hyde mount from Central Hobbies) and I […]

2009 nationals video

A great video by Audun Thinn from this years Norwegian F3A nationals. Vingtor R/C Club hosted the event and the contest boasted three days of perfect flying weather at Hvam, northeast of Oslo. A larger size video can be seen on Youtube.