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Low Idle Competition?


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View Poll Results: Low Idle Competition
Yes I'm Interested! Set it up! 11 29.73%
No, not interested 11 29.73%
Interested in spectating or judging, but I won't be submitting an entry 15 40.54%
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:20:09 PM
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Question Low Idle Competition?

Anyone ever do a low idle competition? Anyone interested in competing in one?

I've seen some people's in the past and like watching them. Always been fascinated with how low some engines can go.

Here is an old competition's rules:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlCPFv0m9K8

I also see a TON of entries if you search YouTube for Low idle contest.

Anyone know who gasman7777 is? Most people submitted to his entry.

If someone is holding another contest I'd be interested in putting one of my engine's in, or, if nobody wants to hold the contest I will if anyone is interested.

Any interest for a 2011 contest?
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Default Re: Low Idle Competition?

Gasman7777 had the very first low idle contest, into which I entered:


Even though I did not win, my video got a lot of views and now I make money off of the ads displayed on the video.
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I've watched your video Jimmy, very impressive.

Glad you are interested, let's get the list of people interested building

In the meantime I'll collect some of the loose rules, similar to what others have done in the past so we have some type of standard in place and will post to this thread.

By the way, who is gasman7777, I found a profile online but didn't see any posting about the actual competition, just saw the entries.

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Default Re: Low Idle Competition?

Great, so here are the poll results so far:
5 - Yes I'm Interested! Set it up!
2 - No, not interested
8 - Interested in spectating or judging, but I won't be submitting an entry

I'll post up some standard rules that we can all go by and start submitting the low idle videos soon.
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tom winland's 4 hp famous
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I am assuming this would be more of a small engine contest rather than a hit and miss, or other flywheel engine.
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I am assuming this would be more of a small engine contest rather than a hit and miss, or other flywheel engine.
Yes, this is going to be a small air cooled engine competition, sorry flywheelers. Not that I don't love seeing the flywheelers go slow, but that is how they do it naturally with the heavy flywheels.

This competition is going to be for small air cooled engines.
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guess we need to do one for the big ones too
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Well Silo ill help you come up with some baseline rules or judge, because i enjoy making my small engines run slow, and im very excited to see this event get pulled off!
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Well Silo ill help you come up with some baseline rules or judge, because i enjoy making my small engines run slow, and im very excited to see this event get pulled off!
Awesome, later tonight I'll post the start of the rules as a base and we can all agree on the best rules. Then we can have the official rule list in place.
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Hi Guys,
Here are some rough rules I pulled from the last competitions and around the web. This is the first list and is not the official, so please share your input so we can agree on a final rules list.

Size of Engine
600CC or smaller
8HP or smaller
Open to discussion since CC's and HP are measured very differently based on the setup.


Separate 2 Stoke and 4 Stroke Competition
Since there are plenty of 2 and 4 stokers that like to get down low, figured it would be fair to allow both to compete, but we will separate them.

Cylinders
Single Cylinder Preferred

Low Idle Run Time Minimum
10 Second Hold minimum

Cold or Hot?

Cold or Hot Start OK

Time to submit videos after official competition start
2 weeks to submit videos

Where to post? YouTube
Maybe I can post a main rules video and then all the others can submit response videos to that video? Would be cool if we do it that way so all the entries are together for spectators to view. I will plan to script instructions on how to do this.


FEEDBACK AND ADJUSTMENTS WELCOME!!!!
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Any rules on the attachments/or equipment they were attached to? That will affect the idle ability
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Any rules on the attachments/or equipment they were attached to? That will affect the idle ability
Good Thought!
I was thinking about this since a lawn mower will benefit from having the weight of the blade. Seems like in most other competitions some were plain engines, others were attached. Depending on how many people are looking to participate we could have a category of solo engines unattached, and others that are attached. Or, just go at it as is, and hope for the best
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Default Re: Low Idle Competition?

I would just go with what you have, BUT I personally would like to see this be an antique engine low idle contest, say 1975 or older? If you went with that time frame you wouldnt really have to worry as much about CC's, but as for top of the range 8hp sounds good, the single cylinder should be a must, cold or hot shouldn't matter, and youtube sounds/is the perfect place to stage it.
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Im in. But remember not to run your engines slow for long as atlow RPMs they dont get lubricated well. Il enter my briggs K powered blower. I phototached it at a a sustaned speed of 500RPM(engine detached from blower) and 345RPM(engine atached to blower) Il have a vidieo in a little while
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Why couldn't you guys suggest this back when I still had my Briggs 6S? I swear, I could set that thing so slow you could count the fywheel fins as they went by!
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We didnt want you to have an edge!
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Iv got a vidieo of it running slower, il try to have it later

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Good info everyone, and good starting video Greg.

I'll post up some Official rules and a starting video to get everything jump started.
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Heres a better vidieo, one of it running at 345RPM

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