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Old 07-23-2005, 06:29 PM
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what,s the best fuel for saito 100 4/stroke
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:38 PM
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Default RE: saito 100 best fuel

Depends on what you want to do with it. 3D 30% heli by Morgan

I'm a sport flyer and I like 15% Omega.

You'll find that people use a lot of different fuels in them.

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Old 07-23-2005, 06:39 PM
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This will open up a can of worms. I use 15% Omega for every plane I have regardless of size with no problems but thats me. I am not saying that is the best but is just what I do.
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I use Cool Power the green slime stuff and 15%.
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:53 PM
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Okay guys, we can't have everybody on the same sheet of music here! THis poor guy is going to start telling everyone on the great advice he received.
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From everything I have seen the Saito's love high nitro and I sometimes use 30% but more often 20%. They seem to thrive on high nitro. Costs more, of course.

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Old 07-23-2005, 09:41 PM
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Great minds think alike: I too use Omega 15%, but my neighbor Sean likes to use his YS 20-20 in his Saitos too, says he gets more power.

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Old 07-23-2005, 10:52 PM
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Default RE: saito 100 best fuel

i dont think there is a "Best" but i do think there are a lot of fuels that run great in saitos(what a copout)
i think it depends on yur setup,budget and availibility!
in my case i mostly run pm15% because its all the lhs carries (besides $28 -30%) and i dont need the extra power because my plane only weighs in at 6lbs4oz, so just pick a good quality fuel,tune her up and go fly

just dont ask if you should run castor[X(]
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Old 07-24-2005, 01:12 AM
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Sorry - another 15% Omega guy here. Spotting a trend?
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Old 07-24-2005, 01:46 AM
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The Saito .91's and 1.00's definitely will run better on 20/20 YS-Saito fuel than
they do on regular 15% sport fuel. Invest in a can and try it....

....you will be surprised, as I was.

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Old 07-25-2005, 10:34 PM
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I dunno what's best, but I'm running the Power Master 20/20 YS/Saito fuel. Be careful with that fuel, it seems to irritate skin pretty quickly, mine in particular. Bring a rag or two. Dunno what's normal, I might have sensitive hands. Just breaking it in now.
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Old 07-29-2005, 08:18 AM
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Default RE: saito 100 best fuel

saito run good w 15 % nitro castor/synthec blend w and it have a bit more power with ys 20/20 power master fuel

i have a little OS 70 and since I put castor syntec blend I solve my overheating problem
the best way IMO try different fuel and see the react of your engine
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Coolpower 20/20 is a great fuel to consider.
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:44 PM
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I have a Saito .72 and a 1.00 and I use Cool Power 30% heli in both , they are truly awesome!
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:03 AM
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I know high nitro fuel can give more power but (IMO) the end of the engine life will come soon than if you use the factory recommanded fuel

the best way (I THINK)if you want more power try a bigger engine or a high output engine like YS
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I broke my Saito 100 in on 15% omega then after about a gallon or so switched to YS 20/20, (Wildcat) and I quite an improvement in performance. It really likes the YS 20/20.
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with that blend 20/20 I think is good with 20 % of oil in your fuel your engine will run for long time
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Default RE: saito 100 best fuel

I too run Powermaster YS/Satio 20/20 most of the time in my satios. I have used 30% heli also and it gives a nice power boost. The 30% has even more oil than the YS 20/20. Its like 23%. My Satios ran strong and cool on the 30% Heli. Horizon Hobby actual recommends the 30% heli in the satios so I doubt it will hurt them.
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Omega 15 for Saito .56 and .72. They run great.
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Ihave A fa 100 I USE YS 20/20 WITH A F PLUG SEEMS OK HAVE RUN TWO GALLONS BUT IM LOOKING AT SOMETHING DIF. RUFF IDEL,POUR TRANSFER TO FULL THROTTLE. I ALSO WAS TOLD THAT 30% COOLPOWER HELI FUEL WORKS PERFECT TRYING SOON WILL POST INFO LATER!!!
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I've been running Byron 20/20 in both my .82 and 1.00 Saitos; they seem to like it! I posted in the Saito thread but didn't hear anything: what are most people getting on a 15x6 APC? I only get about 500 more rpm on it than on the .82...
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I have a 72 and 100. I use 15% nitro 18% synthetic 2% castor (S&W). The engines throttle well, start easily and never dead stick. I have had the 72 for close to 10 years and it is still going strong and the bearings are clean. I just fly sport, so I don't care about getting maximum power. I'm more interested in saving money on fuel.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:26 PM
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ORIGINAL: dragman1100

Ihave A fa 100 I USE YS 20/20 WITH A F PLUG SEEMS OK HAVE RUN TWO GALLONS BUT IM LOOKING AT SOMETHING DIF. RUFF IDEL,POUR TRANSFER TO FULL THROTTLE. I ALSO WAS TOLD THAT 30% COOLPOWER HELI FUEL WORKS PERFECT TRYING SOON WILL POST INFO LATER!!!
If you have not done so already, start leaning the low end needle. This should help the idle and transition. Lean the low end needle until it dies when you transition from idle to full throttle. Then back out the needle until you get a reliable transition. Make 1/8 turn changes.

Also, at two gallons it is is still a new engine. It will get better with time.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:41 AM
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The 1.00 is one of the cleanest accelerating engines there is when set correctly. What JP said.

Woops, sorry JP, I didn't read your second post.
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Omega or similar blend 15% Nitro fuel does just great.  Sometimes I use 10% Nitro blended fuels.  I never, ever use Cool Power without adding
Castor oil to it.  The engines thrive on 20% lubricant.  Yes, they can burn 20 to 30% Nitro fuels but that is a waste of money to me.  You will get maybe 200 more RPM, a lower idle but it would be cheaper to get a glow driver if you are after a low idle.

Its your engine, go for it!

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