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Old 03-07-2013, 04:43 AM
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Hey OF, here is a poorer picture better perspective.
Wow i sometimes think to myself 'run forest run' when i say something real stupidmuch better picture mate.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:47 AM
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My guestimation is that the end of the LS needle is about 1/16" from the end of the spraybar. I don't know how many of those little millermeters that is.
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My guestimation is that the end of the LS needle is about 1/16'' from the end of the spraybar. I don't know how many of those little millermeters that is.

I didn't see any crawling around in the pic, but I always step on them.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:50 AM
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Same here. Those little millimeters aren't native to North America. I believe the little buggers migrated from Europe inside their cars.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:42 PM
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Rowdyjoe, go to you local airfield, find a friendly A&P man and ask to have a look at his discarded hoses, if you don't find what you are oking for I would be very surprised.  The hose that comes to mind is the small vaccuum hose of a AEIO320 as fitted to a Pitts S2, and I tink a C150 and similar type Piper a/c
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Every time I see millimetres I digitally convert them to inches very confusing when you live in Oz that still runs (underground) both metric and imperial systems.  My kit cutter still asks me if I want the kit cut as metric or imperial.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:00 PM
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To make things worse, they taught us metric in school with the assumption that the US will be metric by the time we got out in the workforce. Wrong!!!

That was 40 years ago![X(]
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:24 PM
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We flew using nautical and statute miles, and kilometers. And, there are the three kinds of north.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:39 PM
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Don't forget feet and knots (terminology).  Work on a mixed fleet of a/c and see what eventuates. The British had 3 + standards and if you have French, and UK and USA manufactured a/c the confusion is incredible and in my case I was licenced on the Fokker F27 series a/c not a problem until Freeport bought teir FH227 Fairchild along, the Us version of the Fokker F27.  Life in aviation is always interesting, especially before computers 
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How about units of pressure, like used in automotive: inches of mercury, inches of water, psi, MPa, bar, etc... We used all of those.
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To make things worse, they taught us metric in school with the assumption that the US will be metric by the time we got out in the workforce. Wrong!!!

That was 40 years ago![X(]
I learned the metric system in my senior year & it was a huge blunder to not go with the rest of the world.

The metric system is so much easier to calculate & convert from area to liquid & when dealing W/water, to weight.

No calculator needed, just move a decimal point.

Metric: 1000cc = 1 liter = 1 Kg of water.

Imperial: 231 cu in = 1 gallon = 8.45#
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I hate those # bits
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I have been looking for some information and a new plane i just received. its a general hobby 300S 63". i got a reply back that stated #93 in club saito Carl Goldberg Ultimate Brotherhood # 12 . I could not locate or maybe i am just mot searching correctly on the site. The instruction manual is very poor and have never built a plane before. I was asking if anyone had more or better assembly instructions details on this plane. Any help would be most helpful.
I also asked what a good price would be on a 96" Patty Wagstaff BF Goodrich plane that needs a little work. It has a good motor but needs a servo or 2 and batteries. Thanks in advance for any input on these issues.
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Are there different versions of the saito 100 and if so which one is the best?
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You risk your life if you get airport info from a British controller as they set their altimeters to 0 feet on the runway. There are altitude problems to the tune of many hundreds of feet using pressure altitude and you forget this British quirk. I don't know how this would ever relate to a Saito unless it's a DHL coming in from Japan with a crate of them, and Frankfurt just gave them some high millibar setting in the clouds.

FNQFlyer, a lot of recips were ruined when jet fuel arrived.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:51 AM
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Well, even with our hobby engines, metric vs. English gets you. Like some engines are foreign made and have metric dimensions except the prop shaft. Others are all metric, including the prop shaft, like the Siatos. And then the Fox engines are all English units. You gotta keep both sets of tools.

BTW, I might get around to testing my new (bought used) Saito 82 with a MAS 14x6. I ran it previously with a 14x4W APC and got around 9500 - 10000 rpm on it using 20/20 fuel (all synth).
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I stuck with the 14x6 apc for my 82's.The mas props are heavier and more flex which you will notice on throttle up at the tips.The engine is noticably slower to accelerate.MAS props require more balancing also.On the up side they are cheaper than apc props and look better to most people.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:03 PM
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Hobbsy,

We just put the little ridge on the muffler to keep an extension from slipping off. It doesn't have any effect to grind it off. I like the modification with the brass pipe. I have had many customer do all kinds of mod's to our muffler and adapters to fit their installation.

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Works like a champ and does not alter the TH's performance. I tried to paint the pipe black but heat made quick work of that.
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The Fokker F27 was as it says a Fokker the Fairchild FH227 was a US ;icenced built version.  It had MS fittings for all of the hoses and pipes, nuts bolts and rivets etc, however all  the components like l/g selectors, brakes and maxarets etc were all either British (Dowty Rotol supplied) or metric, when I stopped working on them  and until the F50 came along my tool box was a lot lighter.
BTB people for those who care I am testing a re built 65 with appropriate Superior props for fittment to a Miss Americia.   Fingers crossed it all works
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You could try sanding and cleaning the copper or steel and brushing a THIN coat of 'potbelly stove black' on the header.
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What the fokker are you talking about??good luck with the 65 mate,i think the humidity at the moment is sending us all crazy over here too
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Hobbsy,
I've successfully used high temp spray paint I bought at the auto parts store. It works great on aluminum and steel but, have never tried it on copper.

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Is the Saito 45 4-stroke a bored out Saito 40 4-stroke? Are the dimensions the same? I have a few Saito engines and they are my favorites. I am building an older kit that suggests a 40 4-stroke engine, but have seen some Saito 45's for sale. Perhaps some of you experts would know about the 45 vs 40?
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Old Fart, what humidity?  it is a very pleasent 30 degrees centigrade and about 80% humidity here at the moment.  Cyclones are worrying us but otherwise just the usual same ole same ole.
The weather is giving a problem gettingaccurate readings and settings for the 65.  My usual approach is to get it running here, (sea level plus 3 metres and the usual pressure and temps for this time of the year) Then if I get a chance take it to Mareeba (500ft AGL) and run it again for the settings for Canowindra (about 750+ft AGL) so there is minimal adjustment for the engine.  This time of year though plays havoc with the Texaco settings, (min fuel burn, and best power) but we liove with it.  The compensation is that if I set the Duration engine to slghtly rich of ideal it is uaually smack on for Canowindra. (Flat out with a little wisp of smoke from the exhaust in the climb).
If I can ever figure out how to p[ost photos etc here I will put some photos of Canowindra up after I get back (BTB Canowida = SAM 1788 Champs = NSW State Champs for those not in the know) 
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