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    Today, 01:42 PM
    hpergm replied to a thread Saito FG-60R3 in Gas Engines
    Nicandre, merci pour le rapport dιtaillι! Trθs intιressant. (Thanks for the detailed report - very interesting.).
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    Today, 09:01 AM
    hpergm replied to a thread Gas radial engines in Gas Engines
    Blair - I hear you. You obviously have a lot more experience on these motors than many people, including myself. :) But I also had the misfiring...
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    hpergm replied to a thread Gas radial engines in Gas Engines
    John, hello there. No worries on the cold No.3 - mine refused to light for the first ~ 1lt of runs (2 tanks). My theory is that: - Since the top...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Asp 1.08 in Glow Engines
    Thanks Speed
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  • hpergm's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 02:22 PM
    hpergm replied to a thread Gas radial engines in Gas Engines
    +1. The FG60 R3 comes with a barrel carb which seals well when pulled all the way towards idle. After 8-12 flips on the prop, it draws fuel. Engine...
    302 replies | 13201 view(s)
  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 01:15 PM
    Thanks Richard, the same to you and hope to see you after the New year
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 10:22 AM
    Just keep firing those questions, different guys here know different stuff. Pictures are great too.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 07:54 AM
    Bill, if you're worried about getting in over your head, ship the engine to me and I'll wring it out and pay for shipping it back. Several here can...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 06:59 AM
    Or, you could run down to your local NAPA or other Auto Parts place and grab a 12oz aerosol can of Fogging Oil, it will last about a year if you...
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    12-18-2014, 12:05 PM
    Hobbsy started a thread Asp 1.08 in Glow Engines
    I was talking with some guys a day or two ago and the ASP 1.08 came up. I have had one for about 10 years that was a gift from w8ye. It's been in a...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 06:30 PM
    There is also an O-ring where the intake pipe enters the carb. The inlet hole in the spraybar can go anywhere, the spraybar has a groove around it...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 09:49 AM
    Here is a picture of the LS screw, not a very good one though, I took 7 pictures and only got one that is nearly acceptable.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 09:03 AM
    Actually the screw you refer to is the idle stop/speed screw, the midrange is the taper on the LS screw, I'll see if I can a picture of that.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 08:42 AM
    Bill, I did an autopsy on my .80 carb, there is a tiny O-ring that goes in the end of the spray bar, I'll picture the 2.20 one since its easy to see....
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    12-17-2014, 07:18 AM
    Also Bill. here are two tests of .65's by Clarence Lee and Peter Chinn. I didn't read them thoroughly to find the difference if any. ...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 02:37 PM
    Surprisingly they have the FA .40a in stock.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 02:36 PM
    Thanks James, I see it more clearliarly now, how do like my new word?
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    12-16-2014, 07:51 AM
    It's a shame that Clarence didn't get hold of one of those. I found his test of the 2.00 TI but no 1.00 TI. It's interesting that the crank throws...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 09:06 PM
    Horizon has the following Saitos in stock, some are back ordered 40a in stock 60 twin is no longer available 82 back ordered 91s in stock 1.00...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 08:40 PM
    Nah, you don't live under a rock, you just exercise a little common sense. They are just too hard to tune on the plane, things shake too much, it's...
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    12-15-2014, 07:03 AM
    EATURES: Full-Featured 4-Stroke Engine One-Piece Crankcase Rear-Mounted Updraft Carb w/Choke Valve Right Side Exhaust Dual Ball...
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    12-15-2014, 06:26 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread os fs-95v in Glow Engines
    My guess is that the needles or at least the LS needle is too lean.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 06:25 PM
    Very easy, back the two screws out that hold the carb in place, just until they're free of the back plate, swing the carb out to either side, rotate...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 01:24 PM
    Having dealt with these pages going on 23 years I can say that Saitos are not notorious for the mufflers coming loose. I have never had it happen...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 09:01 AM
    If it turns over smoothly now you should be OK. That happens now and then. I bought a new 1.00 about 5 years ago that had the pushrod out of the...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-09-2014, 04:28 PM
    Servo arms make a great transition point when the carb is too close to the firewall. It has the benefit of no slop and friction free operation.
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    12-09-2014, 07:21 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Paw .40 in Everything Diesel
    I still plan to send the PAW .19 to Dr. Diesel to be converted to RC. Can't have a jewel like that just sitting in the box.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-09-2014, 07:17 AM
    The metal arm will be hard to come by since it's the early style. If you can get hold of an MDS remote needle it would be ideal, they don't leak and...
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    12-08-2014, 06:54 PM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Early Saito 1.20 Help in Glow Engines
    http://sceptreflight.net/Model%20Engine%20Tests/Saito%20FA-120.html Cliff, this appears to be Clarence Lee's test of that engine, see if you...
    17 replies | 302 view(s)
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