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Old 06-06-2013, 03:49 AM
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So is anyone running a gas Saito in one of these?

Fg-14 or 17?
Old 06-06-2013, 04:37 AM
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It looks good.
Are you going to leave the radio mount the way it is, or cut it out and drop it to the bottom... Essentially reversing the tray so it isn't up side down?
Like you said, Ipopped the tray out, and lowered it so it is upside down from normal. That center 'radio tray' is only holding the battery, I added a small tray behind it on an angle to hold the Rx.

I will be updating the build thread pretty soon, as I am just begining the covering now. I will toss a couple shots up here when Ido.

Thanks
Old 06-13-2013, 12:14 PM
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ORIGINAL: JeffinTD

So is anyone running a gas Saito in one of these?

Fg-14 or 17?
I am sure someone is.
I have a .81 saito but think it is too small for this plane. The os.91 4 stroke looked good, but what we expect out of aerobatic planes these days, is considered minimal.
Old 06-13-2013, 01:57 PM
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Thanks. I'm kinda surprised someone running one of these engines hasn't chimed in.

Anyway, I was looking at the fg-14 as I don't want this plane to be porky, but it puts out power similar to a 72 four stroke glow, which I figured likely wouldn't be enough.

I don't need it to be a rocket, but would like good pull out from hover.
Old 06-13-2013, 11:57 PM
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Default RE: GP .60 Reactor Bibe

If yours is built stock, try the OS 110 A instead. Its light and has extraordinary power for a OS 4C. It also sips fuel. Its not uncommon to have 4 sorties on a litre of fuel

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Old 06-14-2013, 01:22 AM
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Mine is still in the box, but the thing is I don't fly much glow, and would like to go gasoline.

I had one in electric that I picked up used (unfortunately I lost orientation of it on like my 3rd flight). I could go electric again, but I would like longer flight times and to be able to reduce time between flights w/o running a generator.

Plus somehow this plane seems like it needs four stroke sound.

I may order the 17cc Saito gasser, and see how it goes.
Old 06-21-2013, 12:01 PM
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is the .17 a 1.00 glow size?

with a 50$ more get a 21cc??? 4stroke gas

Old 06-21-2013, 12:12 PM
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I have rebuilt my firewall, and landing gear mounts....
Used Aircraft plywood on 1 of the 2 layers... instead of the 2-layers of Ultralight plywood that comes on the plane.
I honestly believe the way it was made from factory was sufficient....but...
IF YOU have a dead stick landing, and you have to land hard, the firewall and landing gear mount
will break if you have a couple of them....

MY firewall split in two, and so did my landing gear mount....
It doesn’t help that the landing gear are separate.. If the gear was one solid link, the landing gear would have pulled out, but not break in half...

I found the saito 1.25 and DLE 20 almost the same weight all fixings included ( ignition, muffler, bolts ect.)
I was very surprised at this....and almost went with the DLE 20 instead..

I though about placing the DLE 20 with the pipe header to exit out over the bottom middle of the fuselage.
This would save the cutouts on the side of the cowl and look very tidy...

I still want to be able to fly this in a large park, so out goes that idea.....
The pipe was on a OS 1.20 AX and it was already too loud, the Gasoline version would be louder, due to the loss of all that slime that actually helps quiet things down in
a pipe/muffler...
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after all Ihave been through with the bipe, ys 110, dle 20, os 110 4stroke.. Ithink it would be best electric for vibe's and lifespan.

Mine is finished, but the os 91 Iput in it is dead, needing at least a bearing change, probly ring too. Iam thinking of motor choice's once again.

Otherwise, rebuild 3 is ready to maiden finally



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Old 06-21-2013, 01:01 PM
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is the .17 a 1.00 glow size?

with a 50$ more get a 21cc??? 4stroke gas

Yeah the 17 would be a 1.00, and is supposed to have equivalent power, but I suspect in reality the gas version would have a bit less.

$ wouldn't stop me from getting the fg21, but I'm worried I wouldn't be happy with the weight?
Old 06-22-2013, 05:09 PM
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That wouldn't be overweight by any means.
It would balance spot on.

The 20 cc gas 2 stokes are in the 35oz range and balance and fly
W/o any issues.
Make sure you use strong metal gear servos
And ditch the elevator and rudder control hardware.
You would be good to go

Old 06-29-2013, 06:24 PM
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after all I have been through with the bipe, ys 110, dle 20, os 110 4stroke.. I think it would be best electric for vibe's and lifespan.

Mine is finished, but the os 91 I put in it is dead, needing at least a bearing change, probly ring too. I am thinking of motor choice's once again.

Otherwise, rebuild 3 is ready to maiden finally [img][/img]
Ys110 please!
I have yet to own one but have witnessed the power and sound of them.
I will add a ys115 wb version that YS has recently released.
It is there WarBird edition. It made to go fast.
Most 4 strokes usable rpm's end @ 9000, this one tops out at 18,000 RPM's!
It will go in the scale wb pylon racer.

Not wanting to go off topic, but with O.S moving there
Machining to China, YS is the only one over there that makes competition nitro
4 strokes anymore. I realize Saito is there, but there engines are on the sport side of power.

I would have loves to have placed a OS 150 pumped but at 500 bones, it is out of my range for now.
I had picked up my saito's prior to the price hike.
I would think that OS would have ran 150$ less than it is now if the dollar wasn't so low right now.

Too many planes and engines right now. If I had only 2 or 3 large scale planes I would go get one, but having like 15 large planes and other large rc cars boats ect... It is too much.

Old 06-30-2013, 09:29 AM
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Has anyone figured out what would work out to get the airframe to be more neutral when in Kife edge??
I think my plane will be quite different now that I have some good digital servos in the ailerons (I also had a servo come loose off the cover(my fault))
that in itself should make some dif. as mine flew different from inside or outside K.E. as this would explain this.

I added some screws through the cover into the servo mounts, so it will NOT COME LOOSE again no matter what!...
I used superglue for the fix, so I know it isn't the same as epoxy....

I will let you all know how it flys now.... += it has more throw on the ailerons...
I still have to pull off that rudder hardware...as that rudder controll horn blows.... it just bends when under force.....
OR I may just place some wood on the side of it, to stiffen it up.... I am in the EASY mode, and just want to go flying
w/o any fuss.....so.....YEP that is what I am going to do!....



This video has been seen quite a few times already...but I just wanted to show that a .91 4 stroke is very good match as well...
It seems to have quite a bit of power IMHO..

I am not sure if he used micro servos ( I believe it states what was in it at begining of video) but even with standard servos, it would fly the same...
Nice thing about using a larger engine than needed, is that you can use very low nitro, and still have plenty of power..
This works out well for those thinking about glow fuel costs..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf7Fb...712C012D11A992

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