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11-12-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Insurance for airplanes

If your agent doubts your coverage then so should you. Or - it won't matter if you don't have a fire - take your choice - get a rider or take your chances - the few dollars it would cost to add a...
11-12-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Saito website?

Try Horizon Hobbies who are their North American distributor. They have all the parts listings and their service department is excellant for parts, repair and advice - all with an 800 number...
11-12-2005, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Variable pitch prop

I just came across this website that may be able to help you - it is a Canadian company that makes what appears to be some very interesting products.( I'm biased - from Alberta Canada.)Try them at ...
11-12-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,136
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Wife is on my butt

Another suggestion - always carry your tX when looking for a plane in the jungle - work the stiks and you can often hear the servos moving if you are close enough.
11-12-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Ultra Stick Lite 120 - Engine Thrust Angles???

I had an Ultra Stik (older style) - had no right thrust built in - flew fine with a saito 180.
11-12-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: how to make a propeller

Before you try to make a prop for a powered plane I would run it past the AMA's legal counsel - I don't think homemade props would show due diligence in injury prevention in trying to defend a...
11-12-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,035
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Why join the AMA?

If you can't afford $50.00 a year for the insurance alone, then you can't afford to fly - get a boat!
11-12-2005, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Hooking up a 4-stroke!

I suggest you use a length of fuel tubing attached to your crankcase vent nipple to route escess oil away from your cowl area - then at end of day put a clip of some sort so it doesn't drip in your...
11-12-2005, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,935
Posted By donmcgowan


Suggest you go to and see their fuel dots. Their "small" dot fits ordinary medium size model fuel line - part # 29010 - Great Hobbies of Edm. price $7.99 - and they are...
11-12-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By donmcgowan

looking to find a suitable muffler Saito 180

I have a Dave Patrick Ult. Bipe - had a YS 140 , but changing to Saito 180. The stock muffler isn't suitable for the shape/restrictions of the fuselage design and the design also prohibits the use...
11-12-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Taking Care of an Older Saito????

I've had Saitos from 30 to 180 and all ran well and were user friendly. My 80 is one of my most dependable engines although it is not a "powerhouse"I ALWAYS USE AFTER RUN OIL - good quality air tool...
11-12-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Trainer cord setup

short answer - student box must have a battery(an ordinary 9 volt dry cell works fine), the on/off switch must be left off!!!!. The master transmits at all times with the trainer switch only making...
11-12-2005, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Saito FA-100T Fuel Setup

On my 100T there was no such valve - simply set up as for any other saito with pressure line off one of the flex mufflers to the tank - the other flex muffler has no vent. I eventually went to a...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-15-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Saito Muffler screw size.....

All Saitos are metric - take your muffler to the local hobby store - or look at one of theirs in stock and find the appropriate nut in their stock. Another possibility is a nut/bolt supply house -...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-15-2005, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By donmcgowan

RE: Saito Multi

I have a Saito 100 Twin - had a terrible time keeping both cylinders lit - tried everything I could think of - finally decided to install onboard glo driver - phoned Horizon - they confirmed that...
07-05-2004, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By donmcgowan

Building Wing/Fus square to bldg board

in order to build over plans and keep project both square to board and secure from movement, use discarded "wrist pins" from diesel rebuilding shop. They are heavy enough to keep parts from moving...
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