I recently picked up a NIB Zeus .61 2-stroke engine. The engine is made in Russia and is of ABC construction. I am not able to get the engine started by hand or with an electric starter. The only way to get past TDC is by using a wrench on the prop nut. This is the response I got back from MECOA when I inquired if this was normal: "ABC engines are tight at the top of the stroke because of the taper in the sleeve. It is normal for the piston to stick at the top of the stroke."
Anyone have any suggestions on how to get this engine started? I went ahead and ordered a new TT .61 Pro so that I can finally fly my WM Super Chipmunk. Still I hate to see a perfectly good engine not be able to run. Dave