Model Boat Mayhem

The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Pleasure boats, Sports, Race, Power and Leisure Boats: => Topic started by: BJ on July 19, 2010, 12:44:56 pm

Title: Irvine 46
Post by: BJ on July 19, 2010, 12:44:56 pm
Anyone know of problems with Irvine 46 Conn Rods?
Two outings and two rods broken. >:-o Should not be lack of oil in the fuel since it was Model Technics SUPERGLO 10 and two totally different batches. The rod went on second start of the day and before I could get the hatch clipped down. Idle revs were NOT excessive.
OK, so it was was a second hand engine (Caveat Emptor) but with little use. <*<
Comments appreciated.
Title: Re: Irvine 46
Post by: triumphjon on July 19, 2010, 09:06:23 pm
ive had a similar problem with a supertigre 40 that i used to race many years ago , con rod kept breaking , after full strip down it was found that the big end pin was slightly bent ! may be you have the same problem ? jon
Title: Re: Irvine 46
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 19, 2010, 11:35:06 pm
I used an Irvine 46 for many years in aircraft without any trouble, but it was one of the early models.