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RC Glossary


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Detonation (Pinging) --

On nitro engines, detonation is usually caused by using a glow plug that is too hot or by too much engine compression. This causes the fuel to explode rather than burn properly, resulting in a distinctive hollow 'ping' sound. Detonation can cause serious damage to your mill, so try using a cooler glow plug or adding a head shim to decrease compression if you experience detonation.
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