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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    Only a thousand to be made. They are probably waiting until they get 1000 orders taken before they start making them, that would be my guess.
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    Look at it this way. Buy one and keep it for Ten years. Put it on *bay and some idiot will pay $1000.00 for it.
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30


    ORIGINAL: controlliner

    Look at it this way. Buy one and keep it for Ten years. Put it on *bay and some idiot will pay $1000.00 for it.
    wouldnt that be nice. Thats what Im hoping for (not to sell it but for it to go up in value)
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    Put it on *bay and some idiot will pay $1000.00 for it.
    Put it up right away and some idiot might pay $1000 for it. Though not likely.
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30


    ORIGINAL: davidgeorge212

    I dont think anyone who orders this engine will put it in a plane. ...
    I'm planning on getting one and building a metallic covered Basic Bipe for it. I know the heat of operation isn't quite what this gold plating is designed for, but does anyone have any real experience with gold plating in an operational environment?

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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

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    ORIGINAL: davidgeorge212

    I dont think anyone who orders this engine will put it in a plane. *...
    I'm planning on getting one and building a metallic covered Basic Bipe for it. *I know the heat of operation isn't quite what this gold plating is designed for, but does anyone have any real experience with gold plating in an operational environment?
    If it is the same as the gold plating that Saito used on there GN's Valve covers, it will show wear by just wiping it clean after a while. I had the Saito GN valve covers on a Saito 100T and it looked really nice, but after a while was starting to come off. The engine was in a Clipped Wing Cub, so I wiped them down with the plane after every time at the field.

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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    Hey guys, anyone else get their golden saito 30 yet?

    I got mine this afternoon, here is a picture.
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30



    Pimptastic!! I love it!

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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    I KNOW!! I got mine today, too.

    BLINGARIFIC!!!

    Can't wait to get it in the air >

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    ORIGINAL: virgomoon

    I KNOW!! I got mine today, too.

    BLINGARIFIC!!!

    Can't wait to get it in the air >*
    Really? what plane are you going to put it in?
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30


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    ORIGINAL: virgomoon

    I KNOW!! I got mine today, too.

    BLINGARIFIC!!!

    Can't wait to get it in the air >
    Really? what plane are you going to put it in?
    I'm building a Basic Bipe from some RCM plans. I think I'm going to go with silver metallic top, the maroon metallic for the bottom, and perhaps gold metallic accents. The girls are insisting that I let them bedazzle it with rhinestones, so we'll see. I tried to tell them the prop wasn't a proper place for rhinestones but that's still under discussion.

    I'm in the middle of a North Star build, so it might be a bit before I actually get to building it.


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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    I got mine the other day too. Did you read the card that comes in the box? Jinglish at it's very best! I got #597. It appears that the exhaust is gold anodized, and if it gets dirty there would be no way to clean it without ruining it. I think mine will be left unrun....

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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    Is it really worth it? I mean for 299 you can get yourself a decent engine that would be usefull.. Who wants to bay that much on an engine for display. Think about it
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    ORIGINAL: gazzazh

    Is it really worth it? I mean for 299 you can get yourself a decent engine that would be usefull.. Who wants to bay that much on an engine for display. Think about it

    I have much more expensive new engines just waiting in the wings for that project that I will probably die with. I am not rich, but this is quite a expensive hobby and I have accepted that fact.

    IMO, glow engines will always have aplace in this hobby, never becoming totally obselete, Saito only made a limited number of these engines, and they will remain special far into the future.

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    ORIGINAL: gazzazh

    Is it really worth it? I mean for 299 you can get yourself a decent engine that would be usefull.. Who wants to bay that much on an engine for display. Think about it
    Oh, absolutely worth it every penny!

    I've spent a lot more money on a lot less fulfilling things .. most of them with long hair and lipstick.

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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    This engine was intended to be a shelf queen. It should never be run or even mounted on a plane
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    Had a custom display case made. Turned out great.. Wouldn't want to get any dust on this little jewel!
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    That's really nice and how it should be done
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    I was pleasantly surpised to received 2 Saito Gold that I had ordered. I ordered from Great Hobbies in Edmonton, Canada. They have 2 more in stock, so if you are looking for one get it from them. The engines looks awesome, was worth the wait!!!!!

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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    They come in a nice display boxes
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    W8ye,
    I disagree with your opinion on box. the box could have been better, so can that acrylic stand. It looks very ordinary. It would look better if it was in a wood box with serial number rivited on the box, Display stand should have been wooden...... all in all box could have been nicer. i love the engine.
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30


    ORIGINAL: Asif

    W8ye,
    I disagree with your opinion on box. the box could have been better, so can that acrylic stand. It looks very ordinary. It would look better if it was in a wood box with serial number rivited on the box, Display stand should have been wooden...... all in all box could have been nicer. i love the engine.
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    Agreed .. the box should be wooden .. balsa .. with wings .. with a nice metallic monokote sheen .. and the engine proudly and loudly displayed on the front >


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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    Yes, Walnut
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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    i agree... walnut!! its a 50th anniversary engine, should have been that(walnut) anyway its nice looking engine.

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    RE: Saito 50th anniversary Gold plated 30

    Around here, you can get excellent wooden cigar boxes for a few dollars. There's a tobacco shop that has a lot of different types out for about $3. The good ones have a small plaque piece screwed into the lid. If you removed that and replaced it with another label it would look just about better than anything else.
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