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Post by badboy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:17 pm

I have been breaking in a Novarossi P5XLT and have about one gallon through it. It's not broken in yet so obviously it's not ready for a performance tune.
What I have done in the past is tune from purenitros tuning guide. This has served me well even though I still struggle from time to time.
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:04 am

Idle gap is extremely important. Without it set perfect your tune won't be perfect. Rtr motors are more forgiving and you can tune the lsn to adjust this but higher end motors are more precise. It takes time to learn this stuff.
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Post by badboy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:47 pm

No doubt. My recent clutch problem has forced me to reexamine how I have been doing things.
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Post by SV250 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:35 pm

Thats because most eng inst manuals tell us to use a 1mm gap. As new tuners we go with that and forget about it. Once we get good at tuning the first rc gets neglected and its years before we finally discover the idle gap is too big.
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Post by badboy » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:55 pm

I wish I would have learned this long ago as it makes all the difference in the world.
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Post by I_Like_Nitro » Sun May 03, 2015 3:03 am

The idle gap should be what it should be. There is no set rule,

Do you have any videos of your engines? I've seen you posted a lot about your P5 have you spoken with Neal? I have a clocked P5 as well and like to compare performance (other clocked P5 owners and I send vids to each other rocking the engine with various pipes, clutches, plugs, fuels, etv. etc. Below is an example. Of me tuning it and rolling some OFNA 086 footage for someone.

Videos are the best way to get help (and help). If Neal is unable to help you I'm not sure who can...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeTfpQbs3Y0

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Post by badboy » Sun May 03, 2015 4:32 pm

Thanks I like nitro I do not think anything is wrong with the tune and it's running great. It's just that the temperature was low and that was confusing me the weekend prior a similar tune was reading around 210 while the ambient temperature was a little hotter that day. I know not to tune for temps but I do like to use it as a gauge sometimes.
The fact of the matter is I'm just not the best tuner in the world although I get better every time and learn something every time. Especially after getting the buggy.
I will watch your video and try to make one of my own when I have time thank you for your offer.
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Post by badboy » Sun May 03, 2015 8:26 pm

I apologize savage central. I thought I was responding to my other topic about my novarossi P5XLT.
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