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Old 07-28-2017, 10:57 AM
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Greetings all, planning on building Sig Citabria and have been thinking of putting a sweet running Saito .65 in it, side mounted. My concern is getting the cowling over it with the amount the head may stick out. Has anyone dealt with this situation/ Thanks for any advice.
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Norm Nestie View Post
Greetings all, planning on building Sig Citabria and have been thinking of putting a sweet running Saito .65 in it, side mounted. My concern is getting the cowling over it with the amount the head may stick out. Has anyone dealt with this situation/ Thanks for any advice.
Hi I want to build one of these airplane kits myself but I am not crazy about 4 cycle engines to power it. I am thinking I want to power it with either an OS 46 or 55 2 cycle engine. The first RC airplane that i saw fly was a Citabria back in 1972 at a ball park. It was so cool that I got into RC a few years later when I saw one in the back of a car belonging to a man I worked for. He powered his with a K&B 61 that had a fuel pump built in. It was a very neat airplane.
Check out this website, https://wanderings-ds.jimdo.com/sig-rc-kits-21-40/ there is detail information about this airplane here.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:05 AM
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I think the Sig Citabria may be a bit over powered with a .65 up front. Unless you already have one, I'd look for a 4 stroke on the .50 size range.

About your cowl "issue", I'd mount the engine inverted, and add either a remote glow, or on board glow unit.
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flew mine with am OS 48 surpass, and it was great, nice and scale plus plenty of power for the type of plane.

Tried a Saito 65 and hated it. too much weight in the front.

Wore out the 48 and will be using an OS 52 Surpass next.

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