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H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

Old 02-16-2004, 02:59 PM
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Default H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

I've just finished putting a saito 91 on my H9 Funtana. The stock tank is only 11 ounces which I think may give a pretty short flight. I know its not at full throttle very often. What tanks have people been using? Where are you putting it? It seems that the only place for a tank is in the nose. There is not enough space over the CG for a tank. If using a stock tank, how long are your flights with the Saito 91 (or 100)?

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Old 02-16-2004, 03:34 PM
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

with a saito 1.00 i usually get a minimum of 10-11 minites of mixed flying with a another couple of minites of reserve

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Old 02-16-2004, 05:11 PM
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

Hi Chris,

I am hoping it will get better once it breaks in, In have a new Saito .91 on a H9 funtana
and right now running it rich enough so it does not detonate when you hold it straight up
I am only getting about 7 min and most of that at less that half throttle.
Last time I flew I leaned it out some so it is starting to do better.
first 4 flights were all dead sticks from running out of fuel.
I have been told it will get better once it breaks in.
Just my experience so far.

Mike,
Old 02-16-2004, 08:48 PM
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

Saito 91, with 11 ounce tank, on a 6lb 3oz AUW Funtana. Have done more than 50 flights, I always bring it in at ten minute timer, have never yet dead-sticked (knock on wood). About 3/8 throttle on hover (ok, attempts at hover), the rest of the flight between 1/4 and 3/8, 15% fuel. Running a 15-4W APC. Saturday, I landed at ten minutes and then let it run at high idle, ran 23 minutes total.

I bench ran about a gallon through this engine when new, and saw fuel consumption go down considerably during that first gallon. Put her on the stand, and time it at half throttle, it'll only get better with age
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

I run an OS .91 surpass.get at least 12+ minutes of goofing around.Never run out yet,and after 12 min.I usually need a break anyways
Old 02-19-2004, 12:22 AM
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

I have a FA-91 in mine also... Always get a good 10-12 mins out of her with the stock tank. 14x4 apc, 20/20 fuel and never a dead stick. After that much time I'm pretty spent and ready to land.
Old 02-20-2004, 11:52 PM
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

Hello. I just bought my funtana 40. will a saito 100 be to big and will the prop hit the ground I wana run a 16x4W
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

I think people are running a 15x4W prop with a 100.taller gear is available.On takeoff I dont let the tail come up,I make it fly up from 3 points,I also land at a full stall 3 pointer to avoid prop/ground contact
Old 02-21-2004, 06:12 AM
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

The stock tank will be fine when the engine is broken in and leaned.
Carbon (taller landing gear) can be gotten here:
http://www.fiber-lite.com/

You don't need the extra tall one.
Old 02-21-2004, 10:54 AM
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

I was running a 16x5 zinger on my saito 100. Maiden flight i took straight up and immediately did about 3/4 of a torque roll. I flew around for a few minutes doin various manuvers. Then i decided to try a waterfall. Let me tell you, the best waterfalls of any plane ive ever flown. I got about 11 min on that flight. Anyways i came in to land and the prop hit the ground. No big deal, Ill just replace it. I put a new one in and took off. I noticed a little buzzing sound coming from it. I flew it around for a minute (about 10) and landed. I notice that the side of the cowl was beat up. I looked and apperantly the stock motor mount had broke when the prop struck after the first flight. After thinkin about it, instead of moving the mount holes on the firewall, i just ground on the mount until the motor fit. Bad Idea. but anyway, i have been getting about 10-12 min flights and hovering about 1/4 throttle. The stock tank it plenty.
Old 02-21-2004, 08:51 PM
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Default RE: H9 Funtana Fuel Tank Size with Saito 91

I have a Funtania too. I haven’t run the motor in it yet but I had the Saito .91 on a cap 232 with a 10 oz. tank and we got 10-15 min. depending on throttle settings.

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