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Old 06-13-2019, 05:03 PM
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Just like running the 90, only twice as big,


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Old 06-13-2019, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek View Post
Well heck happy birthday in advance Gary! I hope you're buying yourself something nice.

"Still looking for things to do"? Some putz on this thread needs a 15 exhaust adaptor and would be thrilled to send some funds your direction.
Sorry, I don't charge, I've had a few hints from thread contributors regarding the value

Now, if I had a "pretty face" and a video camera, I could make videos of engines and expect real pay
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:51 PM
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek View Post
Nice looking 182T Dave!

What method do you twin needle twin guys use for tuning? Infrared thermometer? The ol' trusty ear? Maybe by feeling the head temps?
Pick any cylinder and peak it,leave it there and do the other one, sometimes you need to repeat then just come back a click and fly.

Nice looking prop on the fa182 dave.

ps gary down here we'd let janis dig down to the access cover
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart View Post

ps gary down here we'd let janis dig down to the access cover
We are replacing the concrete front drive and sidewalk with brick pavers. Also doing a back porch and patio. She spent the whole day busting concrete with her favorite 12 pound sledge. The guy dropped off the trailer to haul away the broken concrete so she spent till 9pm loading. That way it can be gone first thing in the morning when the septic truck arrives, and she can unload brick in the afternoon.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:33 AM
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Thanks Pete, it has some heft to it too, I suspect it will sound like a full sized Piper prop.

Nice collection Gary, is the one with the pump a 100? Thanks
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:31 AM
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That it is Dave. Really want to put it to use soon too.
Seeing that 90 of yours lit a bit of a flame. Almost retired last week but figure I will hang on until the contract is settled this fall. An extra 60 hours a week would get a lot of RC stuff going!
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boy Garry, that 90 Twin looks real nice

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Still having same issue in the plane; had to turn in the LSN so the fuel would stop pouring out prior to start; just spinning it. That is the tank being so high. So when I adjust the LSN in the plane then the transition is out. So looking for a fuel regulator to stop the fuel from flowing prior to start.
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I can read the frustration in your post, there won't be many people here who have not been through what you are doing right now.A high tank position is always a bit of a tuning learning curve even for experienced saito tuners when it comes to a good flying tune at the field, bench running is easy by comparison.The best and quickest shortcut is to fit a cline regulator, as dave used to say...you can put the fuel tank back on the tail then

ps this is a most important after flying tip, don't forget to have a beer and do some bench racing with your fellow pilots afterwards mate
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Jim have you solved your carby problems yet? and please excuse my black sense of humour have you knocked down the bad juju shed yet? if not yell out and i'll fly over with my twelve pound sledgehammer, got any redhead matches and a gallon of nitro to spare?
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open View Post
That it is Dave. Really want to put it to use soon too.
Seeing that 90 of yours lit a bit of a flame. Almost retired last week but figure I will hang on until the contract is settled this fall. An extra 60 hours a week would get a lot of RC stuff going!

The first thing that you'll say after retiring is, "how in the world did I have time to have a job."
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Jim have you solved your carby problems yet? and please excuse my black sense of humour have you knocked down the bad juju shed yet? if not yell out and i'll fly over with my twelve pound sledgehammer, got any redhead matches and a gallon of nitro to spare?
Pete, you are fine with me my upside down friend LOL, I'm sorry I didn't reply to you joking, Gary is sending me a new Carb Body, I told him not to but he says that is what friends do, so I thanked him, (all you guys here are all good people !!) I will be sending Gary my Carb Body..
the thing is I mounted my 82 carb to the 100 and the 82 carb turned smoother and easier than the 100 carb does in the hand.. Gary wants to try cleaning the bore one more time, to me the bore looks to have a low in it from the machining, if Gary cleans it up more I just hope the barrel will still seal in the bore so it wont such air around the barrel

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The first thing that you'll say after retiring is, "how in the world did I have time to have a job."

Dave, my wife last day in this coming Friday. hmmm, I wonder if she would want to learn to fly, hmmm

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90 R-3 on BTE Flying King
I ran 16 oz of fuel through the 182 today, it could only turn the big 18 x 6 maple lumber at 7,200 and idled at 1,950. It's getting new OS-f plugs, all four and maybe I can get to it tomorrow pm.
The compression came way up, it has the Saito kind that when you flip it slowly it's coming after you when it goes over tdc. When it hits the right cylinders compression it bounces back hard.

If anyone needs a Keleo ring for a Saito 120 R-3, I have one, I can't get it on the engine no matter how many tricks I try. I had one on a 90 R-3 and it was a piece of cake to install.

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Dave, my wife last day in this coming Friday. hmmm, I wonder if she would want to learn to fly, hmmm

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She'll be a happy camper.
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The new body is on the way. Should be there around Tuesday.

Yep, you saw the high spot I was looking at. I am thinking that happened after machining, as described earlier. No big deal, it will work and work well when finished .

Trick is to mechanically straighten out the bore without removing metal. Make another mandrel and perhaps a little heat to normalize. I may just mount it to the engine and run it to heat cycle.
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Saito FA100GK (RARE) - RCU Forums

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Bought a brand new one yesterday. $120
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Dave, my wife last day in this coming Friday. hmmm, I wonder if she would want to learn to fly, hmmm

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Keleo ring for Saito 120 R-3
I cannot get this ring onto the Saito 120 R-3, the three adapter's, 10mm to 9mm change the geometry enough that only two of the pipes will line up at the same time.
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Takes a knack, but they DO fit. Did you screw the adapters in fully? That doesn't work for me.
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None of the three is screwed in at all. I'm not about to start them cross threaded.
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I wouldn't suggest "cross threading"!
The fact is, 99% are at first convinced the ring will not fit. They do. I have two adapters down and one a few turns loose. Start one leg on the loose one.Now start to pull the loose adapter closer while working the remaining two.

I have installed several for people who swore they were defective and would never fit.

"Cross threading"?????

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I meant that if I started them the way you see them they would be cross threaded, I'm smarter than that.
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But do you realize there is more angular play available on the flare nuts than the machine screw threads? (Hint)


When you manage to get in on , you will be even smarter
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