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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 06:42 AM
    Here is another option, a TurboHeader, very compact, gives a couple of hundred more rpm in most cases. With the 90 degree adapter Cougar mentioned it...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-21-2014, 06:26 AM
    That's simply too much to take in all at once. Get a plane and an engine and learn all about that engine. An LA .46 would be a great starting place,...
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    11-13-2014, 08:19 PM
    Welcome Stanger, it will work with the tank half empty too.:o
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    11-13-2014, 11:14 AM
    I have the .80 mounted on the Alpha, it balances perfectly with no batteries in it yet. I can get the ignition battery in beside the tank, I'll place...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-13-2014, 11:09 AM
    Should be fine, set the needles with the tank half full and you should be good to go.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-10-2014, 09:17 PM
    The new mounts for the Alpha 60 came today, decision time between the old High Compression .80 and the 1.00. The 1.00 fits precisely between the...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-09-2014, 03:50 PM
    Before you do any of that, heave that WD40 over the nearest fence that you can't climb over and as far as you can heave it. It's only good for...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-09-2014, 07:10 AM
    429, I only have two Saitos with the bushed rods, an early high compression .80 and even earlier .45 with the removable head. I have never had any...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-09-2014, 05:55 AM
    Glad to see you back MIke and glad you like your new digs. I just ordered a Slo Poke, Great Planes (kit) and it will wear my recently acquired Saito...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-08-2014, 01:50 PM
    The 1.20, 1.50 and 1.80 carbs and manifolds can be rotated almost 360 degrees, the exhaust might block it there. By loosening the black nut at the...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-08-2014, 01:35 PM
    It doesn't matter at all which way it points if it helps line up the spray bar and tank center line.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-07-2014, 07:19 PM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Saito 150B Gas carb in Gas Engines
    Jim, I have three Saitos converted to CDI, my old high compression 1.50, a silver 1.00 with I on the right lug and my old high compression .80. I...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-07-2014, 04:55 PM
    So would I, I did order four of those H9 mounts pictured. Too many holes from too many different engines on my H9 Alpha 60 and XT.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-07-2014, 06:54 AM
    Pete, I've never been impressed with APC props, when you fly them absolutely nothing changes from whatever you had on there in the first place. But...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-04-2014, 03:21 PM
    Don't resort to Torx screws, they are without a doubt the worst invention ever. They are single use and throw away.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-04-2014, 10:53 AM
    I came up with a little history on the .50, it was purchased on 11/30/1995, passed around to a couple of owners but never run. Lucky me. The original...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-04-2014, 06:34 AM
    You folks brought up one reason I like Fox Miracle plugs, they have rolled threads, no sharp edges, and they have more threads than an OS-f. The...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-03-2014, 03:16 PM
    I just finished running the new .50 for 55 minutes. NIB Saito .50 with G stamped on the right lug. Plug McCoy/Saito, came with the engine...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-02-2014, 08:44 PM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    .60's and .74's came with the same EZJust as the .46.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-02-2014, 04:30 PM
    It's like the choke on an Enya where you pull the carb barrel out to the right to choke it, in one single flip it chokes way too much. I'm going to...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-02-2014, 07:11 AM
    Pete, the reason I started removing those chokes is because the one on my .80 would suddenly choke itself in the middle of a flight. I've been...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-02-2014, 06:18 AM
    Here ya go, the Delrin ring lays in the relief in the carb body.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    11-01-2014, 10:08 AM
    Welcome Bub, I just lucked into a new and unrun .50 from the black and gold box days. I should have it Monday. It's a plain Jane but that's OK with...
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    10-31-2014, 04:37 PM
    Frank, that seems like a great price, could you shoot us a picture, Thanks, Dave
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    10-30-2014, 11:34 AM
    Barry, I wasn't correcting, I just sort of started at the beginning, the ,82 I had was nearly as strong as most .91's.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    10-30-2014, 06:55 AM
    Saitos run so well when set too rich it's hard to sort it out by the sound and visible things. The lack of fuel economy and the shaking are very tell...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 07:42 PM
    I would say that the valve with the big gap is stuck open and won't run at all like that. PB Blaster or similar will unstick it. FNQ, the 13.5x8...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 01:30 PM
    The Taipan glow plugs come with aluminum gaskets and they are re-usable and in this case worked where the copper one didn't.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 06:46 PM
    Dan, there may have been a reason the .80's response to leaning was soft. While changing the Davis exhaust for a TurboHeader I noticed that the...
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