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Pilot boat with MAX-H OS 40 engine... advice?
« on: December 16, 2012, 04:41:20 PM »

Hi all my name is Rob and I am brand new to model boats....

I recently brought a model Pilot it seems in very good condition. First I have take all the old silicone pipe out and thrown that away, I have also taken out the really old servos and thrown them, then I took out the engine and fuel bottle. I have giving the engine a good clean, itís a MAX-H  OS 40 (thatís what it say on the side), I was wondering if anybody could tell me what fuel I should use and what sort of starter and glow plug? I have seen lots about this but they ask about what power is the engine and I have no idea. The engine turns over buy hand and feels quite nice.
 I will post some pictures when I work out how!! I will also need some advice on receivers at a later date. if anybody could help that would be great also any advice on what order I should be working in would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,
Rob


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Re: Pilot boat with MAX-H OS 40 engine... advice?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 05:26:00 PM »

Hi Rob,
Welcome aboard, The big problem you may encounter is finding somewhere to sail your boat as lots of lakes ban IC boats. You could convert it to Electric.
 
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Len.
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Re: Pilot boat with MAX-H OS 40 engine... advice?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 05:41:21 PM »

Hi Len and thank you, i am lucky to have access to a lake that allows ic engines so would like to get this one going before all lakes are electric, i would like a electric  boat, but that is my next project once i have completed this one.
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Rob
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Re: Pilot boat with MAX-H OS 40 engine... advice?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 06:12:38 PM »

welcome aboard  :-))
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Re: Pilot boat with MAX-H OS 40 engine... advice?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 06:17:40 PM »

thank you Stormbringer
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Re: Pilot boat with MAX-H OS 40 engine... advice?
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 03:04:02 PM »

Can anybody tell me the power of this engine please?
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Re: Pilot boat with MAX-H OS 40 engine... advice?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 10:53:41 PM »

the engine is approximatly 6.5cc , i would run on 10 % nitro fuel , the silicon tubing youve removed needs to be replaced , possibly your nearest "local " club using ic boats are BRISTOL PEGASUS MODEL BOAT CLUB  , they normally operate in bristol docks on sunday afternoons , jon
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Re: Pilot boat with MAX-H OS 40 engine... advice?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 10:59:43 PM »

Hi Jon thank you so much it's great to finally know a bit about the engine, I have brought a load of new silicone tube so I will fit that soon
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Re: Pilot boat with MAX-H OS 40 engine... advice?
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 08:52:15 PM »

Hi Pilot
"Hobby Hangar" at Yeovil should sell bits for your engine (or supply a replacement when necessary).  The OS 40 is a good reliable engine which, in a fast scale boat, should give years of good service.
The output is about 1 kw (approx 1.4 bhp).
You will need silicone tube from the water inlet (under the boat) to the engine and from the engine to the outlet.  If you use a tuned pipe (unnecessary with this type of boat) you would also need silicone tube to and from that.
You will also need (smaller bore) tube from the fuel tank via a filter to the carburettor.
Ideally, the engine should be mounted on rubber 'bobbins' and use a flexible coupling to minimise noise output (you want to keep using your lake!!)  and you will need a silencer (altough an aircraft type with silicone outlet would be sufficient).
If you are within range of Bristol, a chap called Bernard Holder (contact details on www.bmprs.co.uk 'sales and wants' section) would be happy to assist you, I'm sure.
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 09:06:13 PM »

Hi Danny
wow thank you that is loads of really useful information i think i will print that so i can keep it all close to hand, i have found everyone i have spoken to on here to be extremely helpful and kind.
i will post some pictures of my engine and new tubing and servos when i have installed them.
many thanks
Rob
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