Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Page 7 of 1085 FirstFirst ... 5678917571075071007 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 175 of 27115

  1. #151

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Breckenridge, TX
    Posts
    123
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    ORIGINAL: Genesis_twin

    I've got a 182TD, but it's not in a plane. Can I still be in the club?[]
    I would have to vote YES on that
    Mike
    KD5WBJ

  2. #152

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Mary Esther, Florida, FL
    Posts
    20,205
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    [b]Genesis:

    Why not? A Saito is a Saito, even in a boat or (shudder) an R/C car. You're number 50.

    Tell us more about it. I can see it's four wheel drive and an "Off road" car, but not much else except that it's one of the larger scales. For one thing, how do you start it? The flywheel's awfully high to use a starter box.

    Bill.
    Real Airplanes have Two Engines
    AMA 25139 - More than 40 years.

  3. #153

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Mary Esther, Florida, FL
    Posts
    20,205
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    [b]Dave:

    ORIGINAL: hobbsy
    WR, is pic #4 the big bazooka muffler like is on my 1.50?
    The lower left is the one that came with the early FA-120S I had, and yes, it's the same one that came with a lot of the 150 and 180 engines in that period. I put the scale in the picture to show its length. The bottom picture in the attachment is the outlet end of it. The top and middle pictures are the baffles in the cast type.

    Bill.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hf98232.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	230.1 KB 
ID:	322932  
    Real Airplanes have Two Engines
    AMA 25139 - More than 40 years.

  4. #154

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Mary Esther, Florida, FL
    Posts
    20,205
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    [b]Genesis:

    Wondered about cooling your engine. Then a closer look at your pictures showed a fan, maybe from a junk computer power supply, modified and sitting around the nose of the engine. Ingenious sir, that's what is called "An Elegant Solution."

    Bill.
    Real Airplanes have Two Engines
    AMA 25139 - More than 40 years.

  5. #155

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Cary , NC
    Posts
    24
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    I have seven Saitos at the time, more engines than airplanes. Had a bad summer. A 56 is in a Sig Rascal, two 72's looking for work, an 82 in a Senior ARF, and three 91's, one flying and 2 for planes in the house that I hope to get into the air soon. One of the 72's had bearing failure after one year of service. The bearings in a 91 failed after a couple of years but it is in an airplane that doesn't get flown much. Might be a good arguement for after run oil. The other 72 is three years old and sounds as good as new. The 82 is in the breaking in process. That thing seems to shake a lot more than the 72 that was in the Senior. Overall I have been happy with the performance of the Saito engines and you can't beat the looks.

  6. #156

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    newton, NC
    Posts
    5,437
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    William Robison--- Why did Saito move the crankcase breather nipple from the backplate of the engine to the area at the front bearing? Seems that if you run the engine inverted, the oil won't scavenge as well, or is there enough crankcase pressure that it pushes it out anyway? It's decidedly less convenient a location than the backplate when attaching a drain line to it on an inverted installation.
    Club Saito #2, WACO Brotherhood #20. What other trouble can I get into?

  7. #157
    PlaneKrazee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Gales Ferry, CT
    Posts
    4,876
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    khodges,

    Better front bearing/camshaft lubrication?
    a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way

  8. #158
    SigMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Boonville, IN
    Posts
    1,110
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    yes , you are surely in Da Club! very cool pictures ,you got a video of that bay in action,if so please post us a link!
    Club Saito Member #1
    AMA# 542304

  9. #159

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Mary Esther, Florida, FL
    Posts
    20,205
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    [b]Up:

    You will find the FA-82, even after being fully run in, will seem to shake more than the others. It's not a mechanical vibration when adjusted properly, but rather a reaction to the high torque peaks.

    You are number 51.

    Brian:

    Two reasons for the move of the breather. First, it does force more lube to the camshaft and tappets, but I think the main reason was going to the plastic back plate. If the breather nipple were in the plastic it would be relatively fragile.

    One of my experiments has the breather moved to the top of the cam box, from there to the exhaust rocker box and then across to the intake rocker box. Finally, the actual atmospheric vent is from the intake rocker box. Why? This forces the oil past the cam and tappets for better lubricatjon there, and ensures positive lubrication to the rockers and valve stems. This is mainly for upright engines, when they are inverted the rockers seem to get plenty of oil. Upright they are almost always dry.

    Bill.
    Real Airplanes have Two Engines
    AMA 25139 - More than 40 years.

  10. #160

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    , CA
    Posts
    117
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. I don't have a video yet, hope to have one soon. I just installed the 182 and am still breaking it in. I originally had an old OS ft-120 in it but a rod cap screw fell out and trashed the rod and cap. They don't sell parts for the original FT-120 anymore. To tell the truth I was hoping it would go out so I would have an excuse to get the 182.

    The truck is the CEN Genesis. Here is a quote from one of my posts in the CEN Racing forum:

    "Years ago I mounted an OS FT120 to a RC car I built using a 4WD chain drive kit with a custom rail and plate chassis. The thing went like a bat out of hell but kept braking the chain, diffs and dog-bones. I retired it after my 45 deg drive gears stripped out. At my current job I work next to a guy that is an RC nut and he keeps bringing in his toys. He has got me hooked on RC again. I started looking for a monster truck that would allow me to use my old engine. I wanted one with the transmission placed such that I would not need 45 deg drive gears. The Genesis looked good to me so I got one on e-bay w/o the engine. "

    I haven't taken anymore pics with the 182 but here are some more with the FT-120.

    Oh ya, I start it using an airplane style starter with a rubber wheel and bump the flywheel from above. I have to run it on 18V to get enough torque.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mk25171.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	95.3 KB 
ID:	323048   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hc94004.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	81.2 KB 
ID:	323049   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ns44443.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	92.4 KB 
ID:	323050   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Lf94202.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	109.0 KB 
ID:	323051   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Cn78615.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	104.2 KB 
ID:	323052  


  11. #161

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Mary Esther, Florida, FL
    Posts
    20,205
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    [b]Gen:

    I see you had the fan on the FT also. I like the plumbing to get the carb on top - I wondered if you had mounted it wrong side up.

    With both installations I see something that I would worry about with an on-road car, and I wouldn't consider running it off-road in all the dust stirred up until I had a decent air filter on it.

    Bill.
    Real Airplanes have Two Engines
    AMA 25139 - More than 40 years.

  12. #162

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Cary , NC
    Posts
    24
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    Thanks for the comforting words regarding the 82 Bill. I was a little worried about the shakes.

  13. #163

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Ringgold, GA
    Posts
    11,482
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    At the moment, I only have one Saito .82a, still NIB. In the past I have owned:

    1 - .50GK
    2 - .72
    3 - .91
    2 - 1.50
    3 - 1.80

    I like the current Saito engines a great deal. I liked them better before the compression ratio drop that occurred across the line a few years back.

    It would be nice if they were like the OS engines as far as break-in is concerned, but Saito's current break-in regime isn't that much of a burden.

    Ed Cregger
    \"Practice makes prefect\"

    Saito Club Member #52

  14. #164
    AHPowelson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Waxhaw, NC
    Posts
    249
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    I have an .82 in a Goldberg Matrix and absolutely love it. I'll be picking up another .82 shortly. [8D]




  15. #165

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Tienen, BELGIUM
    Posts
    11
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    Hello,

    I live in Belgium and I want to purchase a saito 150. It is my first saito !
    Since the nitro is very expensive in Belgium I would like to check the fuel consumption of this engine.
    What about the power of this engine ?

    Thanks,

  16. #166
    coveredup's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Addison, TX
    Posts
    515
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    anyone in Club Saito know when the 125 will debut?

  17. #167

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Fayetteville, NC
    Posts
    467
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    I have two 300 twins and one single cyl 91. The 91 is in a 60 size Ugly Stik and one twin in a 30% Lanier Edge 540T. The other twin is looking for an airplane.

    Larry
    Larry

  18. #168
    Moderator Hobbsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Colonial Beach, VA
    Posts
    15,268
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    Here is my ole reliable and his time honored, maybe time colored muffler.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sp45183.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	59.4 KB 
ID:	323218   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ge96113.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	50.0 KB 
ID:	323219  
    Farmall 240 the final issue of the Farmall C, Super C, 200, 230 series.
    122 Cu. In. 22 hp. A small tractor that would do big work due to its 10x36 inch rear tires.

    As competition improves products, the differences between them get smaller and smaller

    Club Saito member #5

  19. #169
    bigphil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Davenport, IA
    Posts
    407
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    This could probably turn out to be a pretty big club but I qualify too. I have a .65 which has been more that patient waiting for me to build something for it to fly yet remains in the box. A .91 in service on a Hangar 9 Corsair and a 1.50 acquired used that's also waiting for me to finish my Balsa USA Sopwith Pup.

    Great engines in my experience!
    Big Phil
    AMA 6762

  20. #170

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Leander, TX
    Posts
    6,144
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    Got a question. Is it worth while to convert a saito multi-cylinder to gas. Is glow fuel usage pretty high?
    Edwin

  21. #171
    GSNut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    704
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !



    Wow! lots of RCU friends here.. William R. (Super Duellist 260)
    Brian ........(GP Super Chipmunk)
    amoung many new faces yet to meet.

    My first Saito 1.80 D Big Block (an I love it) course it slapped my fingers once...heheh...I learn fast.

    Hope this qualifies me in..Please ?

    A shot of the 1.80 being bedded to the engine mount for the Chippie and one of the aircraft..

    Cheers

    Doug

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Wu60053.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	224.0 KB 
ID:	323285   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Gb90201.jpg 
Views:	5 
Size:	256.8 KB 
ID:	323286   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Uz69261.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	203.9 KB 
ID:	323287  
    Doug in Denver
    Club Saito #57
    IMAA 345 AMA 17566 EAA 213982

  22. #172

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Mary Esther, Florida, FL
    Posts
    20,205
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    [b]OK all, here are the latest additions.

    52 Ed Cregger
    53 AHPowelson
    54 salto1
    55 ljones5000
    56 bigphi
    57 GSNut

    Bill.
    Real Airplanes have Two Engines
    AMA 25139 - More than 40 years.

  23. #173

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Mary Esther, Florida, FL
    Posts
    20,205
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    [b]Edwin:

    Go here for some thoughts on gasoline in a Saito.

    Summary: Much less power, possibly very short engine life.

    GSNut:

    Welcome, Doug. A "Partner in crime" from years past. The Super Duellist was a lot of fun to plan and produce. Have yours flying yet? How about a pair of FA-80s on it?

    Bill.
    Real Airplanes have Two Engines
    AMA 25139 - More than 40 years.

  24. #174
    gjeffers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Round Mountain , NV
    Posts
    2,306
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    #23 here,hey GT, bring that puppy out here to Trona, i have the best test track in the country herelook at background[8D]
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fd91396.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	63.0 KB 
ID:	323389   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Uq49675.jpg 
Views:	5 
Size:	57.9 KB 
ID:	323390  
    Gary- club saito#23
    its your thang....do what ya wanna do

  25. #175
    GSNut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    704
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

    ORIGINAL: William Robison


    GSNut:

    Welcome, Doug. A "Partner in crime" from years past. The Super Duellist was a lot of fun to plan and produce. Have yours flying yet? How about a pair of FA-80s on it?

    Bill.
    Heheh...

    How You Been...Wild Bill !

    Was wondering about yours...mine is kinda in limbo and waiting for me to get those nacelles built...but it maybe divine intervention untill I convert fully from two stroke to the Fource of Four Or is that the Stroke of Four ! In the meantime am fully enthrawed with the Chipmunk and the new Saito 1.80 ! Now I really know what the term " May The Fource Be With You " Heck, I've been spelling it wrong for a long time now.

    Now to check the $$$'s on a matched pair of Saito GK .80's Oh Wow! What no .80's now GK .82's Ouch..

    That Super Duellist should outa really move out then.

    A couple of additional points...

    1. To Keep your Saito's lookin new, Spray em down with some good carb cleaner (not on any Plastic) and then a spray job with some silicone oil from your autoparts house.

    The silicone will fill the alum pores and will not let the castor burn in. Nice to do it while the engine is still new.

    2. Am onto a product that maybe an answer to exhaust extension attachment..it is a metal filled compound that stands temperatures to 2400 degrees f. Super Price at $6.99 per 3.5 oz and needs to be baked before it is permanent... I don't know anymore than that, but have located some and will give it a try. Let you know if it's anygood.
    Nope, It's not muffler bandage.


    So May the Four'ce Be With You !

    An glad to be ole 57 in da club, Thanks Guys!

    Doug in Denver
    Doug in Denver
    Club Saito #57
    IMAA 345 AMA 17566 EAA 213982


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:16 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.