contents - OS Engines
It is of vital importance, before attempting to operate
your engine, to read the general 'SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS' section on
pages 2-6 of this booklet and to strictly adhere to the
advice contained therein.
Also, please study the entire contents of this
instruction manual, so as to familiarize yourself
with the controls and other features of the engine.
Keep these instructions in a safe place so that you
may readily refer to them whenever necessary.
It is suggested that any instructions supplied with
the aircraft, radio control equipment, etc., are
accessible for checking at the same time.
CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS
ABOUT YOUR O.S. ENGINE
STARTING THE ENGINE
2-6
RUNNING-IN (Breaking-in)
INTRODUCTION
7
INSTALLATION OF THE ENGINE
8
TROUBLE SHOOTING WHEN THE
ENGINE FAILS TO START
INSTALLATION OF SILENCER
9
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
NEEDLE-VALVE LOCATION
BEFORE STARTING
PLUMBING AND
FUEL TANK POSITION
9-10
10-12
ADVICE ON SELECTION OF FUEL, GLOW
PLUG & PROPELLER
14-22
1
20
21-22
23
ENGINE EXPLODED VIEW &
PARTS LIST
24-27
THREE VIEW DRAWING
28-29
OPTIONAL PARTS & ACCESSORIES
12
14-20
30
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS ABOUT YOUR O.S. ENGINE
Remember that your engine is not a "toy", but a highly efficient internalcombustion machine whose power is capable of harming you, or others, if it is
misused.
As owner, you, alone, are responsible for the safe operation of your engine, so act
with discretion and care at all times.
If at some future date, your O.S. engine is acquired by another person, we would
respectfully request that these instructions are also passed on to its new owner.
The advice which follows is grouped under two headings according to the
degree of damage or danger which might arise through misuse or neglect.
NOTES
WARNINGS
These cover the many other
possibilities, generally less obvious
sources of danger, but which, under
certain circumstances, may also
cause damage or injury.
These cover events which
might involve serious (in
extreme circumstances, even
fatal) injury.
2
WARNINGS
Never touch, or allow any object to come
into contact with, the rotating
propeller and do not crouch
over the engine when it is
running.
Model engine fuel is also highly
flammable. Keep it away from open flame,
excessive heat, sources of sparks, or
anything else which might
ignite it. Do not smoke or allow
anyone else to smoke, near to it.
A weakened or loose propeller may
disintegrate or be thrown off and, since
propeller tip speeds with powerful
engines may exceed 600 feet(180 metres)
per second, it will be understood that
such a failure could result in serious
injury, (see 'NOTES' section relating to
propeller safety).
Never operate your engine in an enclosed space. Model engines, like automobile engines, exhaust deadly carbonmonoxide. Run your engine only in an
open area.
Model engines generate considerable
heat. Do not touch any part of your
engine until it has cooled. Contact with
the
muffler
(silencer),
cylinder head or exhaust
header pipe, in particular,
may result in a serious burn.
Model engine fuel is poisonous. Do not
allow it to come into contact with the eyes
or mouth. Always store it in a
clearly marked container and
out of the reach of children.
3
NOTES
This engine was designed for model
aircraft. Do not attempt to use it for any
other purpose.
If you remove the glowplug from the engine
and check its condition by connecting the
battery leads to it, do not hold the plug with
bare fingers.Use an appropriate tool or a
folded piece of cloth.
Mount the engine in your model securely,
following the manufacturers' recommendations, using appropriate screws and locknuts.
Fit a top-quality propeller of the diameter
and pitch specified for the engine and
aircraft. Locate the propeller on the shaft so
that the curved face of the blades faces
forward-i.e. in the direction of flight. Firmly
tighten the propeller nut, using the correct
size wrench.
Be sure to use the silencer (muffler)
supplied with the engine. Frequent
exposure to an open exhaust may
eventually impair your hearing.
Such noise is also likely to cause
annoyance to others over a wide area.
4
!
NOTES
Always check the tightness of the propeller
nut and retighten it, if necessary, before
restarting the engine, particularly in the
case of four-stroke-cycle engines. If a
safety locknut assembly is provided with
your engine, always use it. This will prevent
the propeller from flying off in the event of a
"backfire", even if it loosens.
Discard any propeller which has become
split, cracked, nicked or otherwise rendered
unsafe. Never attempt to repair such a
propeller: destroy it. Do not modify a propeller
in any way, unless you are highly experienced
in tuning propellers for specialized
competition work such as pylon-racing.
Take care that the glow plug clip or battery
leads do not come into contact with the
propeller. Also check the linkage to the
throttle arm. A disconnected linkage could
also foul the propeller.
If you fit a spinner, make sure that it is a
precision made product and that the slots
for the propeller blades do not cut into the
blade roots and weaken them.
After starting the engine, carry out any
needle-valve readjustments from a safe
position behind the rotating propeller. Stop
the engine before attempting to make other
adjustments to the carburettor.
Preferably, use an electric starter. The
wearing of safety glasses is also strongly
recommended.
5
NOTES
Adjust the throttle linkage so that the engine
stops when the throttle stick and trim lever
on the transmitter are fully retarded.
Alternatively, the engine may be stopped by
cutting off the fuel supply. Never try to stop
the engine physically.
For their safety, keep all onlookers
(especially small children) well back (at
least 20 feet or 6 meters) when preparing
your model for flight. If you have to carry
the model to the take-off point with the
engine running, be especially cautious.
Keep the propeller pointed away from you
and walk well clear of spectators.
Take care that loose clothing (ties, shirt
sleeves, scarves, etc.)do not come into
contact with the propeller.Do not carry loose
objects (such as pencils, screwdrivers, etc.)
in a shirt pocket from where they could fall
through the propeller arc.
Warning! Immediately after a glowplugignition engine has been run and is still
warm, conditions sometimes exist whereby
it is just possible for the engine to abruptly
restart if the propeller is casually flipped
over compression WITHOUT the glowplug
battery being reconnected. Remember this
if you wish to avoid the risk of a painfully
rapped knuckle!
Do not start your engine in an area
containing loose gravel or sand.
The propeller may throw such material in
your face and eyes and cause injury.
6
INTRODUCTION
Cylinder head
The "LA-S Series" engines are designed for control line
models. They have broad power characteristics which
are suitable for both trainer models and stunt models.
A separate needle-valve is mounted at the rear, where
manual adjustment is safely away from the rotating
propeller.
Fuel outlet
The 'midnight blue' external finish may be
decolorized by very high surface temperature or
by certain solvents. Such decolorization does not
affect engine perfor-mance, however.
Venturi
Needle valve
Connect the short length of fuel tubing supplied
securely between the fuel outlet and the fuel inlet. In
the event of the tube becoming damaged, it should be
replaced with a suitable length of best quality 5mm
ODX2mm ID silicone tubing. Use similar material to
connect the fuel inlet nipple to the fuel tank.
Propeller nut
Cover Plate
Silicone Tube
Fuel inlet
Drive Hub
Propeller washer
Length
15LA-S
25LA-S
40/46LA-S
Glowplug
51-52mm
55-56mm
65-66mm
Crankshaft
7
Crankcase
How to fasten the mounting screws.
INSTALLATION
Installation in the model
A typical method of beam
mounting is shown below,left.
Tighten second nut firmly
down onto first nut.
O.S. radial motor mount
(Available as an optional extra part.
See parts list)
3mm steel nuts
Spring washer or
lock washer
Tighten this nut first.
Hardwood such as
cherry or maple.
At least
12mm(1/2")
Steel washer
Rigid hardwood
(e.g. maple)
3mm steel screw
At least
12mm(1/2")
Hardwood mounting beams
Make sure that the mounting beams are parallel
and that their top surfaces are in the same plane.
CORRECT
Front view
Side view
Top surfaces are in the
same plane.
3mm steel Allen screw
INCORRECT
Top surfaces are not
in the same plane.
Re-align the surfaces
as necessary
Spring washer
Opposite beam
O.S. radial motor mount
(cast aluminum)
Top surfaces
are not in the
same plane.
Engine does
not seat firmly.
8
NEEDLE-VALVE EXTENSION
Assembly screw
The needle-valve supplied with these engines is
designed to incorporate an extension so that, when
the engine is enclosed within the fuselage, the
needle-valve may be adjusted from the outside.
Cut a commercially available rod to the required
length, bend one end to an L shape, insert it into
needle's center hole and secure it by tightening the
set-screw in the needle-valve knob with 1.5mm. Allen
key.
Cone baffle
Turn to requlred position
Exhaust outlet
Exhaust pressure nipple
Locknut
Reminder!
Model engines generate considerable heat. Do
not touch any part of your engine until it has
cooled. Contact with the muffler (silencer),
cylinder head or exhaust header pipe, in
particular, may result in a serious burn.
INSTALLATION OF SILENCER
The angled exhaust of the silencer can be rotated to
any desired position in the following manner:
1) Loosen the locknut and assembly screw.
NEEDLE-VALVE LOCATION
2) Set the exhaust outlet at the required position by
rotating the rear part of the silencer.
As delivered from the factory, the MAX-40LA & 46LA
have the needle-valve assembly installed vertically.
However, if more convenient for a particular
installation, the needle-valve may be reinstalled
horizontally.
The procedure for relocating the needle-valve is as
follows:
3) Re-tighten the assembly screw, followed by the
locknut. The standard silencer is quite effective but
reduces power to some degree.
9
1. Remove the two cover-plate screws which secure
the needle-valve assembly bracket, then carefully
remove the two screws by which the needle-valve
unit is attached to the bracket.
BEFORE STARTING
Tools, accessories, etc.
The following items are necessary for operating the
engine.
2. Rotate the needle-valve unit through 90˚ and reattach it to the bracket in the required position.
1 Fuel
Model glowplug engine fuel of good quality, preferably
containing a small percentage of nitromethane. (See
"Advice on selection of fuel, glowplug and propeller")
Note:
As self-tapping screws are used for unit
attachment, screw them in carefully so that screw
threads match those of the unit body precisely.
2 Propeller
Suggested size is 8X4 (15LA-S), 9X6 (25LA-S),11X5
(40LA-S), or 11X6 (46LA-S).
3. Finally, secure the complete assembly to rear cover
plate as before.
3 Glowplug battery
The power source for heating the glowplug may be
either a large heavy-duty 1.5volt dry cell, or preferably,
a 2-volt rechargeable lead-acid cell (accumulator).
Needle Valve unit
Cover plate fitting holes
Needle-Valve
Assembly Bracket
If a 2-volt cell is employed, use
a resistance wire, as shown,
to reduce applied voltage,
otherwise the element will
overheat and burn out.
1.5 volt heavy-duty or 2 volt rechargeable
dry battery
lead-acid cell (at least 5Ah)
Vertical position
Horizontal position
Needle Valve unit attachment screws
10
Warning (Very hot) Resistance coil
(nichrome wire)
Never touch the
nichrome wire
while the battery
is connected.
7 Fuel bottle or pump
For filling the fuel tank, a simple,
polyethylene "squeeze" bottle,
with a suitable spout,is all that is
required. Alternatively, one of the
purpose-made manual or
electric fuel pumps may be used
to transfer fuel directly from your
fuel container to the fuel tank.
8 Fuel can filter
Fit a filter to the outlet tube of
your refuelling container to
prevent entry of foreign
matter into the fuel tank.
(R/C clunk tank installation)
to
ge ss.
e
olta
er v ightn
Low uce br
red
e
Raisage to
volt ease .
incr htness
brig
Battery leads
Adjust applied voltage by
changing the position of clip
on resistance coil until
glowplug element is glowing
bright red.
4 Plug wrench
Used for tightening glowplug. The O.S. long plug
wrench is available as an optional accessory.
5 Battery leads
These are used to conduct current from the battery to
the glowplug. Basically, two leads, with clips, are
required, but, for greater convenience, twin leads with
special glowplug connectors, as shown on the right,
are commercially available.
6 Fuel tank
For installation in the model, a 40cc(1oz.) for 15LA-S,
a 60cc(2oz.) for 25LA-S, a 120cc(4oz.)-140cc(5oz.) for
40.46LA-S, is suggested.
9 Silicone tubing
This is required for the
connection between the fuel
tank and engine.
10 Electric starter and
starter battery
An electric starter is
recommended for starting.
For tightening
glowplug
Fuel bulb
Battery leads
Fuel pumps
Electric
Fuel Can Filter
12V Battery
11
Manual
Starter
Silencer (muffler) pressurized fuel system
To reduce variation in fuel "head" and ensure steady
fuel delivery at the carburettor, it is advisable to employ
a silencer (muffler) pressurized fuel system, i.e. to use
the silencer outlet nipple to pressurize the fuel tank as
shown at left.
PLUMBING AND FUEL TANK POSITION
Make sure that there are no kinks or folds in the
plumbing.
Measurement A (height from the
bottom surface of the mounting lug
to the center of the spray bar)
11.5mm
15LA-S
12mm
25LA-S
40/46LA-S 13mm
A
ADVICE ON SELECTION OF FUEL, GLOWPLUG & PROPELLER
Fuel
Use a good quality commercial fuel or one of the blends
shown in the table. Fuel "A" is suitable for running-in and
ordinary use. Fuel "B" is for use when more power is required
and for improved flexibility. Note that even a small quantity
of nitromethane (3-5%) will improve flexibility, making the
needle-valve adjustment less critical and improving throttle
response. Use only materials of the highest purity. Synthetic
oils are permissible but are less tolerant of a "lean run" than
castor-oil. If, therefore, a synthetic lubricant is used in the
fuel, readjust the needle-valve to a slightly richer setting, as
a safety measure, in case the fuel/air mixture becomes too
lean through maneuvers in flight. If a more powerful fuel is
used, the engine should be checked out to make sure that
it is sufficiently run-in to operate on that particular fuel
without overheating. Do not use fuels containing less than
18% lubricant.
Metal control line fuel tank installation
Make sure that the center of the spray
bar and tank are on the same line.
A
5-8mm
R/C clunk tank installation
Note:
Control line models tend to receive more abrupt changes of
attitude than R/C models,which results in air bubbles being
drawn from the fuel tank. Pay careful attention to the plumbing
and fuel tank position.
Note: When cutting silicone tubing......
Silicone tubing
Do not use wire
Use knife or
cutters or pliers
razor blade.
*If you should need to clean out silicone tubes, use methanol or
glow-fuel, not gasoline.
12
A
B
Methanol
75%
65%
Castor Oil
20%
20%
5%
10%
Nitromethane
15LA-S
25LA-S
40LA-S
46LA-S
Reminder!
Model engine fuel is poisonous. Do not allow
it to come into contact with the eyes or
mouth. Always store it in a clearly marked
container and out of the reach of children.
Model engine fuel is also highly flammable.
Keep it away from open flame, excessive
heat, sources of sparks, or anything else
which might ignite it. Do not smoke, or allow
anyone else to smoke, near to it.
Running-in
8x4
9x6
11x5
11x6
Aerobatic & Sport
8x4-6
9x6, 10x5
11x5-6
11x6-7, 12x5-6
GLOWPLUG
Since the glowplug and fuel combination used may
have a marked effect on performance and reliability, it
would be worthwhile to experiment with different plug
types.Recommended O.S. plugs are No.6 (Former A3)
,No.7 and No.8. Carefully install plug finger-tight, before final tightening with the correct size plug wrench.
The role of the glowplug
PROPELLER
Suggested propeller sizes are given in the table.
As the ideal propeller diameter, pitch and blade area
vary according to the size, weight and type of model,
final propeller selection will require in flight
experimentation.
With a glowplug engine, ignition is initiated by the
application of a 1.5-volt power source. When the battery
is disconnected, the heat retained within the combustion
chamber remains sufficient to keep the plug filament
glowing, thereby continuing to keep the engine running.
Ignition timing is 'automatic' : under reduced load,
allowing higher rpm, the plug becomes hotter and,
appropriately, fires the fuel/air charge earlier;
conversely, at reduced rpm, the plug become cooler and
ignition is retarded.
Reminder!
Never touch, or allow any object to come
into contact with, the rotating propeller and
do not crouch over the engine when it is
running.
13
Glowplug life
STARTING THE ENGINE
Particularly in the case of very high performance
engines, glowplugs must be regarded as expendable
items.
However, plug life can be extended and engine
performance maintained by careful use, i.e.:
Install a plug suitable for the engine.
Use fuel containing a moderate percentage of
nitromethane unless more is essential for racing
events.
Do not run the engine too lean and do not leave the
battery connected while adjusting the needle.
Preparations
1 Installing the glowplug
Install the washer on the glowplug and
screw carefully into cylinder-head,
making sure that it is not crossthreaded before tightening firmly.
Glow plug
Washer
2 Installing the propeller
First, mount the propeller on the engine by tightening
the prop nut or spinner-nut lightly, and make sure of
the position where compression is felt, turning the
propeller counter-clockwise slowly. Then tighten firmly
as explained below.
For accurately centering the
starter's rubber drive insert,
use an O.S. solid alloy
spinner-nut. (Available as an
optional extra part).
When to replace the glowplug
Apart from when actually burned out, a plug may
need to be replaced because it no longer delivers its
best performance, such as when:
Filament surface has roughened and turned white.
Filament coil has become distorted.
Foreign matter has adhered to filament or plug
body has corroded.
Engine tends to cut out when idling.
Starting qualities deteriorate.
Wrench
Alternatively, a spinner
assembly, enclosing the
propeller boss, may be
used, but make sure
that it is of sturdy construction and that the spinner
shell does not loosen when the starter is used.
14
Warning: When using a spinner assembly, make
sure that the notches in the spinner shell are
large enough to clear the propeller blades and so
do not cut into and weaken the blade roots.
4 Opening and closing of the needle-valve
Close
Tighten the spinner nut firmly so that compression is
first felt as indicated (i.e. with blades horizontal) when
turning the propeller in the direction of arrow.
Open
Turn needle-valve clockwise to close (for leaner mixture).
Turn needle-valve counter-clockwise to open (for richer mixture).
3 Filling the fuel tank
Do not allow fuel to overflow into
silencer when refuelling, otherwise
engine may become flooded and
difficult to start.
Re-connect
delivery tube
to engine after
tank is filled.
5 Setting the needle-valve
1
Open the needle-valve 3 turns (for 15LA-S), 1 2 turns (for
25,40,46LA-S) in the direction of arrow from the closed
position.
Disconnect delivery tube
from the fuel inlet, and
connect it to the tubing
from the fuel pump.
Do not let dirt or
dust enter fuel can.
Fuel (model
glow-plug
engine fuel)
Close
Open
The position where the needle-valve stops is the fully closed
position. It may be convenient to remember the position of the mark
or set-screw at this time.
Fuel pump
Use a fuel can filter
(e.g. O.S. Super Filter).
15
7 Hold model securely when starting
6 Priming
Fuel Tube
Place your finger
over the venturi
to choke intake.
Turn the propeller
two revolutions
while watching
the fuel line.
Glowplug battery.
Place as far to the
rear as possible.
Fuel inlet
Fuel will flow
from tank to
venturi as
propeller is
turned.
Assistant should hold
the model so that it
cannot move forward
when the engine starts.
Assistant
Starter
Be careful not
to be hit by propeller!
8 Heat glowplug
Turn the engine for 3
to 4 seconds by an
electric starter without
connecting glowplug
battery.
Starting battery
Connect battery leads as shown
(polarity is immaterial.)
16
9 Apply electric starter
Bring the starter into contact with the spinner nut or
spinner and depress the starter switch for one or two
seconds. Repeat if necessary. When the engine fires,
withdraw the starter immediately.
Attention: Never place your finger over the
carburettor intake when applying the starter. Such an
action will cause an excess quantity of fuel to be
drawn into the cylinder and result in hydraulic lock
that may damage the engine.
10 Engine starts
Warning!
Since a control line engine is started with the
throttle fully opened and reaches full rpm right
after starting, be sure to hold the model securely.
If the engine does not start, refer to the TROUBLE
SHOOTING CHART .
BEWARE of
the rotating
propeller.
In the interests of safety, keep your face and other parts of the
body away from the vicinity of the propeller.
17
13 Needle-valve adjustment(2)
11 Needle-valve adjustment(1)
Then gradually close the needle-valve until the exhaust sound
changes from an irregular pitch (four-cycle) to a steady pitch
(two-cycle).
As the needle-valve is closed beyond the initial readjustment,
the r.p.m. of the engine will be increased and a continuous
high-pitched exhaust note, only, will be heard.
Close the needlevalve
gradually until the engine
sound is changing from a
four-cycle into a twocycle in pitch.
Key to the needle-valve
adjustment.
(Turn 20-30˚ at a time.)
Turn the needle-valve 20-30˚ in the direction of arrow, and wait
momentarily for the change of r.p.m.
After the r.p.m. of the engine increases, turn the needle-valve
another 20-30˚ and wait for the next change of r.p.m.
Listen to the sound
carefully.
12 Disconnect battery leads
As the speed of the engine does not instantly change with
needle-valve readjustment, small movements, with pauses
between, are necessary to arrive at the optimum setting.
Disconnect the battery leads
from the engine with care so
that the plug clip does not
touch the rotating pro-peller.
IMPORTANT NOTE
When fine-tuning the needle-valve to reach peak performance, take care not to run the engine too lean
and cause it to overheat.
Be sure to observe the simple running-in procedures
described on Page 20.
If the engine stops when battery leads are disconnected, close
the needle-valve a little (approx. 45˚) further, and restart the
engine.
18
14 Needle-valve adjustment(Summary)
7
6
Practical best(optimum) needle-valve setting
Maximum rpm setting("Lean").
Clear, high-pitched two-stroke
exhaust note
20~30˚
Intermittent, high-pitched
two-stroke note superimposed
on low "four-stroke" sound.
4
Disconnect battery leads from
glowplug at about this point.
3
Exhaust note starts to change.
"Rich" needle-valve
setting when starting
the engine.
E n gin e
s t o ps
On starting from cold, with the needle-valve
set at the rich starting position:
a good deal of white smoke is emitted, accompanied by
a relatively low-pitched "four-stroke" exhaust note.
As the needle-valve is closed and the r.p.m. increases:
d vo l
ec ut
re io n s
as
s
e. totar t t
de
5
1
an intermittent high-pitched two-stroke note will be superimposed
on the low-pitched "four-stroke" note.
Exhaust smoke will be less dense and grey in colour.
e
Ro
t
Further needle-valve closure:
2
The engine may stop if the battery leads
are disconnected from the glowplug while
the engine is running rich.
exhaust note is now a steady high-pitched sound,rising
higher in pitch as needle-valve is closed and increase.
The grey smoke will be lighter.
(However, make sure that engine is fully run in.)
Finally:
Note: Although this is a two-stroke engine it fires like
a four-stroke at these rich needle-valve settings-i.e.
ignition of the fuel charge takes place at every fourth
stroke of the piston instead of at every second
stroke.
NOTE: The above sketch is for reference purposes only.
Actual needle positions may differ from those shown.
maximum rpm is reached and will fall off (or engine will
stop) if needle -valve is closed any further.
Exhaust gas will be very light.
Now, re-open needle-valve 20-30˚
This will produce the practical best (i.e. optimum)
rpm setting (lower than maximum rpm).
A light grey exhaust emission may be observed.
Take note of this position of the needle-valve.
19
Subsequent starting procedure
RUNNING-IN ("Breaking-in")
Once the optimum needle-valve setting has been
established (see 14 "Needle-valve adjustmentSummary") the procedure for starting is simplified as
follows:
1) Open the needle-valve one half-turn (180˚) from
the optimum setting.
2) Energize the glowplug and apply the starter.
When the engine starts, re-adjust the needle-valve
to the optimum setting.
All internal-combustion engines benefit, to some
degree, from extra care when they are run for the first
few times - known as running-in or breaking-in. This is
because the working parts of a new engine take a little
time to settle down after being subjected to high
temperatures and stresses. However, because O.S.
engines are made with the aid of the finest modern
precision machinery and from the best and most suitable
materials, only a very short and simple running-in
procedure is required and can be carried out with the
engine installed in the model.The process is as follows:
1) Start the engine and, with the throttle fully open,
open the needle-valve an extra half turn (180˚)
from the optimum setting. This will produce a rich
mixture that will result in cooler running. Allow the
engine to run out a full tank on the ground. (Avoid
dusty surroundings.)
2) Now fly the model with the needle-valve re-set 2030 degrees open from the optimum setting ( i.e.
40- 60˚ from the highest rpm setting ).
3) Close the needle-valve very slightly on successive
flights so that the engine is running on its optimum
needle setting at the fifth or sixth flight.
Note: When re-starting the engine on the same
day, provided that atmospheric conditions have
not changed significantly, it may be practicable to
re-start the engine on its optimum (running)
setting. Also, if the engine is being re-started
immediately after a run (i.e.hot), priming should
not be necessary.
15 How to stop the engine
To cut off the fuel supply, pinch the fuel delivery tube to the
venturi.
20
21
Symptom
Engine fires
intermittently but
does not run.
Factor
Corrective action
Cause
3
Incorrect heating of
glowplug.
Over priming. . .
1
Sluggish rotation.
2
. . . . . Voltage too high or too low. Re-check and readjust referring to "BEFORE
STARTING" paragraph 4.
. . . . . . Continue flipping propeller. If engine does not start after more than 10 flips,
disconnect battery from glowplug and leave for a few minutes, then reenergize plug and flip prop again. If engine still does not start, remove
glowplug and pump out excess fuel by flipping prop quickly.
. . . . . . Then re-start. (Priming is not necessary.)
Recharge the electric starter battery.
Engine fires once
or twice, then
fails to fire.
Engine starts but
revolutions decrease
and engine eventually
stops.
Engine starts,
then revolutions
increase and
engine cuts out.
Engine stops when
battery leads are
disconnected after
starting.
. . . . . . Recharge lead-acid cell or replace dry battery.
2
Glowplug battery
discharged.
3
Insufficient priming.
3
Mixture too rich.
(Note: An unused, or almost unused, dry battery may sometimes be of
insufficient capacity if it is "old stock".)
. . . . . Repeat priming procedure referring to
6 Priming.
. . . . . . . Close needle-valve half turn (180°) and wait for several minutes then restart.(Priming is not necessary.)
. . . . . Make
3
Fuel not reaching the
engine.
3
Mixture too rich.
2
Mismatch of glow plug and.
fuel.
sure that tank is filled with fuel. Check that there is not something
wrong with fuel tubing (kinked or split).
. . . . . . . Close the needle-valve a little.
. . . Change fuel or glowplug.
22
3. Do not leave raw fuel in the engine at the
conclusion of a flying session: it may cause
corrosion. The best practice is to disconnect the
delivery tube from the venturi while the engine is
running. Remaining fuel in the tank should also be
drained off.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
To ensure that you obtain long life and peak performance
from your engine, observe the following.
1. Avoid running the engine under dusty conditions.
If necessary, lay a sheet of plywood or hard-board
in front and under the nose of the model when
starting the engine.
4. Clean the exterior of the engine with a clean cotton
cloth.If this is not done, oil and dirt will burn onto
the outside of the engine each time it is run and
the engine will soon become blackened.
2. Foreign matter in the fuel can cause the venturi jet
to be partially clogged.
Therefore:
rinse out the fuel tank with methanol or fuel before
installing it.
5. If the engine is not in use for a while (more than
two months) remove the glowplug and rinse out
the interior with kerosene (not gasoline), by
rotating the crankshaft. Shake out residue, then
inject light machine-oil through the plug hole and
carburettor intake, again rotating the shaft to
distribute the protective oil to all working parts.
Gasoline, thinner, kerosene and light machine oil
cause swelling and deterioration of plastic parts,
"O" rings and fuel tubing. Use methanol for
cleaning these parts.
fit a fuel filter to the fuel delivery tube between tank
and venturi.
fit a fuel filter to the outlet of your squeeze bottle,
or to the pump inlet if you use a manual or electric
pump.
do not leave your fuel container open needlessly.
check filters periodically and clean them when
necessary.
6. Avoid unnecessary dismantling of your engine.
23
25
Cylinder Head (Silver)
Cylinder & Piston Assembly
Piston Pin
Connecting Rod
Venturi
Nozzle For Remote Needle
Propeller Nut
Propeller Washer
Drive Hub
Thrust Washer
Crankcase (Silver)
Crankshaft
Cover Plate Assembly
Cover Plate
Ratchet Spring
Needle
"O" Ring
Set Screw
Head Gasket
Screw Set
Glow Plug No.6 (Former A3)
871 Silencer
Pressure Fitting
Assembly Screw
Fixing Screw(N.+M2.6X25 2pcs.)
E-2030 Silencer
Pressure Fitting
Assembly Screw
Fixing Screw(N.+M3X27 2pcs.)
Description
21125409
22325300
22681957
21225000
22625404
22325310
22681957
22325020
71605300 71605300
21713000 22563000
21714100 22564000
26381501 26381501
24981837 24981837
21781970 24081970
26711305 26711305
21757100 22557100
21757000 22557000
21752000 22302000
21751010 22551010
21620006 22020001
21758000 22558000
21109005 24009000
20810007 23210007
21381970 21381980
21712010 22312000
21205040 22405013
21706000 22606009
21753000 22553000
21754010 22554010
25LA-S
Code No.
15LA-S
Specifications are subject to alteration for improvement without notice.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13-1
13-2
13-3
13-4
13-5
14
15
No.
24
8
9
10
3
12
11
4
13-1
M3.5
2
14
15
13-2
Type of screw
13
C...Cap Screw M...Oval Fillister-Head Screw
F...Flat Head Screw N...Round Head Screw S...Set Screw
7
6
5
1
M.M2.6x10(15LA-S)
N.+M3x12(25LA-S)
13-4
13-3
13-5
S.3x3
B.M2.6x8
EXPLODED VIEW & PARTS LIST (15/25LA-S)
27
Cylinder Head (Midnight Blue)
Cylinder Head (Silver)
Cylinder & Piston Assembly
Piston Pin
Connecting Rod
Venturi
Nozzle For Remote Needle
Propeller Nut
Propeller Washer
Drive Hub
Thrust Washer
Crankcase (Midnight Blue)
Crankcase (Silver)
Crankshaft
Gasket Set
Cover Plate
Needle Valve Assembly B racket
Needle Valve Assembly
Needle
"O" Ring
Set Screw
Ratchet Spring
Needle Valve Body
Needle Valve Body Retaining Screw
Screw Set
Glow Plug No.6 (Former A3)
E-3030 Silencer
Pressure Fitting
Assembly Screw
Retaining Screw(2pcs.)
Description
40LA-S
46LA-S
24004110
24003010 24003100
23356000 45806000
24005000
23312000
21381980
23210007
24009000
24008000
22020001
24001001
24001110
23302000
23364000 24014100
24007110
24007120
26582900
24081970
24981837
26381501
26711305
26582910
26582920
24013000
71605300
23325020
22681957
23325320
22625404
24004000
Specifications are subject to alteration for improvement without notice.
12
13
14
15
16
16-1
16-2
16-3
16-4
16-5
16-6
17
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1
No.
Code No.
26
8
9
6
10
3
11
4
2
14
M3.5
⑯-6
15
12
13
16
16-5 16-4 16-2
N.+M3x8
Type of screw
C...Cap Screw M...Oval Fillister-Head Screw
F...Flat Head Screw N...Round Head Screw S...Set Screw
7
5
1
N.+M3x12
16-1
16-3
S.3x3
17
EXPLODED VIEW & PARTS LIST (40/46LA-S)
MAX-15/25LA-S THREE VIEW DRAWING
4- 3.3
15LA-S SPECIFICATIONS
36(33)
2.49 cc (0.1517 cu.in.)
15.2mm (0.598 in.)
13.7mm (0.539 in.)
2,500-18,000 r.p.m.
0.41 ps / 0.42 hp / 17,000 r.p.m.
129.5g (4.56 oz.)
UNF1/4-28(M5)
14(14.4)
39(30.8)
25LA-S SPECIFICATIONS
4.07 cc (0.249 cu.in.)
18.0mm (0.709 in.)
16.0mm (0.630 in.)
2,000-16,000 r.p.m.
0.6 ps / 0.61 hp / 15,000 r.p.m.
185.5g (6.54 oz.)
32(27.5)
30.5(25.8)
Displacement
Bore
Stroke
Practical R.P.M.
Power output
Weight
46.5(39.5)
60(48.5)
74.5(61)
Displacement
Bore
Stroke
Practical R.P.M.
Power output
Weight
29(24.8)
( )15LA
Dimensions(mm)
22(20)
44(40)
67.5(56.5)
28
MAX-40/46LA-S THREE VIEW DRAWING
42.5
17.5
40LA-S SPECIFICATIONS
6.49 cc (0.396cu.in.)
21.2 mm (0.835in.)
18.4 mm (0.724in.)
2,000-16,000 r.p.m.
1.0 ps / 1.01 hp / 15,000 r.p.m.
267.5g (9.43oz.)
40.5
Displacement
Bore
Stroke
Practical R.P.M.
Power output
Weight
UNF1/4-28
51.2
46LA-S SPECIFICATIONS
35.5
69
7.64 cc (0.467cu.in.)
23.0 mm (0.906in.)
18.4 mm (0.724in.)
2,000-16,000 r.p.m.
1.2 ps / 1.22 hp / 15,000 r.p.m.
263.5g (9.29oz.)
34.5
84.7
Displacement
Bore
Stroke
Practical R.P.M.
Power output
Weight
Dimensions(mm)
32
48
29
25.5
74.5
O.S. GENUINE PARTS & ACCESSORIES
RADIAL MOTOR MOUNT
(71909310) for 15LA-S
(71908100) for 25LA-S
(71906200) for 40,46LA-S
GLOW PLUG
SILENCER EXTENSION
ADAPTORS
(21125108) for 15LA-S
(22325100) for 25LA-S
(23325100) for 40,46LA-S
No.6 (Fomer A3)
SUPER FILTER (L)
(72403050)
(71605300)
No.7
No.8
(71607100)
(71608001)
SPINNER NUT
M5 (20824005) for 15LA-S
1 4 "-28 (23024008) for 25LA-S
1 4 "-28(L) (23024009) for 40,46LA-S
LONG PROPELLER NUT SET
SUPER SILENCER
E-2030S
E-3030S
(73101000) for 25-46LA
(22325030) for 25LA-S
(23325030) for 40,46LA-S
LONG SOCKET WRENCH
WITH PLUG GRIP
NON-BUBBLE WEIGHT
(Bubble Eliminating Tank Weight)
(71531000)
(71521000)
NON-BUBBLE WEIGHT
S
(71531010)
The specifications are subject to alteration for improvement without notice.
30
URL : http://www.os-engines.co.jp
6-15 3-Chome Imagawa Higashisumiyoshi-ku
Osaka 546-0003, Japan TEL. (06) 6702-0225
FAX. (06) 6704-2722
C Copyright 2000 by O.S.Engines Mfg. Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Printed in Japan.
60091110
061103
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising