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Forum: Gas Engines
02-13-2019, 11:16 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

JieM... That engine sounds real good! And...

JieM... That engine sounds real good! And thanks for the link leading to the Saito factory tour, but I'd hate to be one of those guys machining the same part all day long!
Forum: Gas Engines
02-13-2019, 09:52 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

My FG-60 is on a TopFlite P47 and has plenty of...

My FG-60 is on a TopFlite P47 and has plenty of room to route the plug leads under the ring so I'm just able to get them in the intended position. I see on Elmshoot's plane the ring is right up...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-12-2019, 06:55 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

Hey Jeff... I doubt you'll hear anything from...

Hey Jeff... I doubt you'll hear anything from Saito about anything they do. Just recently they (apparently) redesigned the piston used in the FG-60, but never a peep out of them as to why they did...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-12-2019, 06:45 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

And last point: you're right, this engine...

And last point: you're right, this engine obviously suffers from a design problem, but it's also a challenge for me to get it to work properly. And that's also part of the pleasure ...

I agree in...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-08-2019, 12:46 PM
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Posted By 757jonp

Pretty nice down here in Virginia today, and I...

Pretty nice down here in Virginia today, and I just got my MMM drive washer in my grubby little hands. I really wanted to see what kind of before and after effect this adjustment in timing would...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-25-2019, 09:18 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

Yikes is right! I paid about the same amount the...

Yikes is right! I paid about the same amount the other day. I used my SB lathe to turn a new drive washer for a Saito 270 twin recently with good results, but I was concerned about getting the...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-21-2019, 12:37 PM
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Posted By 757jonp

Man, I could make some serious mistakes quickly...

Man, I could make some serious mistakes quickly with those needles... LOL

The last sewing machine she got was around 8K. That's a lot of toy engines, so I'm good to go for awhile! (at least...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-21-2019, 09:59 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

I've never saved much money playing with toy...

I've never saved much money playing with toy engines! Shoulda taken knitting lessons when I had the chance....
Forum: Gas Engines
01-21-2019, 06:45 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

elmshoot-- Just ordered one. It's listed under...

elmshoot-- Just ordered one. It's listed under "gas conversion kits".

https://www.morrisminimotors.com/conversion-kits/saito-conversion-kits/saito-fg-60-r3-3-cylinder-4-stroke-
Forum: Gas Engines
01-19-2019, 05:49 PM
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Posted By 757jonp

Would you get a better deal on parts and shipping...

Would you get a better deal on parts and shipping through Morris Minimotors considering the part of the world you're in?

Speaking of Morris... I was looking at some of his videos today. I see...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-19-2019, 06:36 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

Cathurga-- Sorry to hear about the engine...

Cathurga-- Sorry to hear about the engine failure, you can only hope that the damage was started prior to the timing change. Still, it sucks. I've also noted carbon buildup in mine, particularly...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-17-2019, 05:29 PM
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Posted By 757jonp

Why not? You afraid it might run right...

Why not? You afraid it might run right finally....? LOL Actually mine's been running pretty good on 100LL and 15:1 Klotz. When I say "pretty good" I've always thought it was a little "off" and...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-16-2019, 07:29 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

cathurga... Your spot on. If this engine was...

cathurga... Your spot on. If this engine was running on glow it wouldn't matter where the crank was. It would act just like 3 FA-125's on a common crank! I've threatened my engine by waving a...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-15-2019, 06:57 PM
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Posted By 757jonp

Granted... the master rod rotating on the crank...

Granted... the master rod rotating on the crank changes the angle on the articulated rods. One would alter the attachment point to compensate for it when designing the master rod. (radial design...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-15-2019, 10:05 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

Oh I read that post, actually I've read every...

Oh I read that post, actually I've read every post several times! What's buggin me is I find it difficult to believe that Saito would goof up the machining on that master rod unless it was...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-15-2019, 06:34 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

I'd like to know if Mr Morris set the magnets on...

I'd like to know if Mr Morris set the magnets on that ring at 120 degrees apart. If he did does not that throw this talk of a crank phased at 126-126-108 out the window?
Forum: Gas Engines
10-27-2018, 07:29 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

Very interesting indeed!

Very interesting indeed!
Forum: Gas Engines
10-02-2018, 07:06 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

I had the same problem with the low speed needle...

I had the same problem with the low speed needle on mine, ie too loose and wouldn't hold position thus causing all kinds of tuning problems. Solved mine by doubling up the O ring that seals it. The...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-25-2018, 05:55 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

IMHO I think the reason there's no choke is...

IMHO I think the reason there's no choke is because Saito wanted to head off the possibility of hydrolocking the engine especially while using an electric starter??? I wasn't to crazy about this...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-23-2018, 05:57 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

Liemtran 75.... Thanks for letting us know...

Liemtran 75.... Thanks for letting us know that's all it was, sounds just great!
Forum: Gas Engines
09-11-2018, 06:18 PM
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Posted By 757jonp

Check to make sure you've got your ignition...

Check to make sure you've got your ignition wiring on the proper cylinder also.
Forum: Gas Engines
08-24-2018, 04:36 PM
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Posted By 757jonp

I like the LiFe or A123 batteries because they...

I like the LiFe or A123 batteries because they hold their charge, have high discharge capability, and no fear of charging the batteries while mounted in the plane. Best thing since sliced bread! ...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-24-2018, 05:33 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

I agree in that 300-350ma per flight sounds about...

I agree in that 300-350ma per flight sounds about right and is similar to what I get. I use a single high quality 2500 A123 to power everything in both the P47/FG60 and my 3D planes. The 3D planes...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-10-2018, 10:27 AM
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Posted By 757jonp

Check to make sure your ignition wires are on the...

Check to make sure your ignition wires are on the proper cylinder. I've read where a couple guys miss-identified the cylinders. The correct position is from the pilots point of view, IOW from...
Forum: Gas Engines
07-31-2018, 06:26 PM
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Posted By 757jonp

I'm using a 22x10 on mine and I get similar RPM...

I'm using a 22x10 on mine and I get similar RPM numbers. Yanks my 21 lb TF P47 around just fine. I've also got the Keleo ring and I agree the plug caps can be a pain, but you can get them on...
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