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Old 11-23-2018, 05:54 PM
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that's really nice, and a Saito too,

my Y model was larger, with the MVVS 35 Gasser w/ 3W 20X8 was a very good match, it was fast and would climb out well, so yours should be some 2 or maybe 3 pounds lighter, so it should go very well with the Saito 40 Gasser.

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Old 11-23-2018, 09:29 PM
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here you go, but this one has the Saito 33 in it

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Assembling the 1/5th Scale R-986D from Atwood Aviation which was 3D printed for me at 9.6 inch diameter. I put it together with extra thick CA versus the epoxy recommended by Damon. The 4-Stroke 40cc gasoline engine runs very smooth so I don't think it will get shaken apart. We will see. Lower 2 cylinders omitted for cooling. Sprayed it with KRYLON Aluminum. I need to get some dark grey gloss for the crankcase tomorrow. I am studying the installation and contemplating a baffle, I have to figure out how to mount it all inside the cowling. Leo



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Looks awesome!
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I decided to go with a baffle. It is a circular light ply ring that is set at the mid-point of the Saito cylinder. It will guide the cooling air through the fins plus it will provide support to the dummy engine. I will glass it into the cowling when it is done and it will come off complete with the cowl when dis-assembled. Also installed the stock tail wheel assembly yesterday, it went on really easy. It's going to need some black paint. Installed a slightly over-sized tire for better grass field control. Leo


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Old 01-11-2019, 04:43 AM
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Installation of a servo activated choke on the Saito FG-40. They need a lot of fuel to prime and pop-off. This is a convenient way to do it. Also works as a secondary engine kill in addition to the electronic ignition kill. Hinged block of foam to seal the carb. Leo

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This is a really fun stage on the dummy engine. Added some Rustoleum gloss grey for the crankcase. Nice color, sets off the aluminum. Added spark plugs which are just brass tubes and shrink tubing. Went with my own version of the distributor ring location which is supposed to be behind the rocker shafts. Mounting the cowl with screws from the back is always an easier option. This required making 2 new plywood rings that are slighly, 1/16" larger than the kit ring. From the pictures you should see how the cowl mount screws and t-nuts go. Leo



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Old 01-16-2019, 10:52 AM
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Very nice job! Makes me wish I would have spent a little more time dolling mine up.
Working on a Hostetler 33% Gee Bee Z now, Can't wait to get it done!
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