Good Evening. I have a newly finished Tower Hobbies Voyager with an O.S. .40 FX. This is my first time flying a plane with an inverted engine. The engine has run fine in my previous planes (with the engine upright), but I can't seem to keep the engine running on this plane. A friend at my field suggested I try starting the engine with the plane inverted. This seems to work, but when I then put the plane upright, the engine stops, and fuel drips out of the carburetor. Eventually, when I try to start the engine, the engine will run for a second or two, then suddenly stop and freeze. This seems to suggest flooding in the engine. I wonder if the engine/tank setup is the culprit here. I have given some thought to re-orienting the engine to an upright position, but I would have to completely modify the plane to make that work. Any suggestions? I'd really like to maiden this plane soon.
Thanks, Harry Sanchez email@example.com