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Old 12-25-2017, 11:20 AM
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Yeah, I was contemplating the Sierra gear, but at $270 or so (according to their website), that's kinda steep for just a nose gear. Seems like someone would have come up with something (as you said) thicker material-wise that would work as well or better. Perhaps I just need to break out my tools and machine up something from 316 stainless... (please don't get me started fabricating...again...)

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Old 04-18-2018, 03:24 PM
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I just got a new one of these last night and have spent most of the day reading this whole thread. I will incorporate the mods posted in this forum. Thanks to all who have contributed to this forum. except for a few wrinkles in the monokote mine seems perfect. The funny thing is I don't even like Civil aircraft but I could not pass up a good deal for one over on RCGroups site. Putting a magnum .91 in it for power.
Old 08-09-2018, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MFIGHT43 View Post
Getting there..... Saito FG-21 looks like it will fit using the stock motor mounts... Flaps are sloooooow using Futaba Sbus to program the servo speeds individually. Adding more lights too, like strobes and more incandescent landing lights in the wing and cowl.
MFIGHT43 - so did you have any problems with the FG-21 overheating using that adjustable mount included with the ARF?

The Saito manual encourages the use of their included metal mount as a kind of heatsink (haven't measured it yet, but I think the Saito mount is a tad shorter than the included mount).
Old 08-11-2018, 08:37 PM
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I'm currently building one also, just received my Saito FG-21 and ordering a turbo header for it. I'll be using the stock mount not the saito one. I may glue a deflector on top of the cowl to push the air down on the carb or something like that seeing that there are heating issues.
Old 08-17-2018, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by AustinLonghorn View Post
MFIGHT43 - so did you have any problems with the FG-21 overheating using that adjustable mount included with the ARF?

The Saito manual encourages the use of their included metal mount as a kind of heatsink (haven't measured it yet, but I think the Saito mount is a tad shorter than the included mount).
Unfortunately I never did finish the model. Sold the engine off and then the airframe. Not much help to you, sorry.
Old 08-17-2018, 10:27 AM
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I have the FG90R3, FG60R3, FG36, FA100, FG20 and two FG21's, if you do not use the Saito engine mounts you will have constant overheating issues with the FG21 or any other Saito engine if the included engine mount is not used.
Old 08-22-2018, 11:07 AM
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OK, thanks for the replies on the FG-21, folks. I'm leaning toward using the metal Saito mount - just cringing at adding a bunch of extra wood/epoxy on the firewall to get to the correct distance

Has anyone else had trouble with the holes for the wing bolts lining up properly? It seems like the left side on mine is quite a bit off, despite having the wing lined up flush with the fuselage lip at the trailing edge of the wing. I'd post a photo of it, but I don't have enough posts yet to add any attachments.
Old 12-27-2018, 06:28 AM
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Looking for to reading all the pages and getting all the tricks and tips for this plane. Should be picking up a new one in a few hours. I have a saito 90ts I might put in it.
Old 12-27-2018, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ForcesR View Post
I have the FG90R3, FG60R3, FG36, FA100, FG20 and two FG21's, if you do not use the Saito engine mounts you will have constant overheating issues with the FG21 or any other Saito engine if the included engine mount is not used.
I have several of the FA100 and haven't used the Saito Motor mounts and never had an issue even coweled. Looking at the list that one appears to be the only normal 4 stroke the remainder are conversions from another glow motor. Gas does make them run hotter and getting the heat off the engine is enhanced by using a metal engine mount.

The Saito .90 will be a very nice combination on this airplane it will fly on the wing. As i have posted in the past. This airplane has a weak Nose gear. If you are low level experience this will be a problem. A intermediate pilot you must lean to land it on the Main landing gear or you will learn to make repairs. There are several tips on how to make it stronger n the pages above.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:54 AM
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Hi all, I am just finishing up my 182 and need some help. From different pictures, I have found the location of all decals except for the "No Step" ones. Any help is appreciated. I can add pics as well if anyone is interested. Thanks to all of those that participated in this thread. I was able to incorporate many of the suggestions.
Old 07-21-2019, 03:56 PM
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I would put them on the main gear wheel pants.
Old 07-21-2019, 04:24 PM
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They are usually found on the wing struts as there is a temptation to use it to climb up on them to check the fuel caps on the top of the wing.
they eventually places steps on the fuse side and on the strut since every one was doing it regardless on the later models produced.
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:31 AM
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Thanks for the info. Now that I know where to put them, not sure I will. Either place seems like it will just look like an after thought.
Old 01-13-2020, 09:34 AM
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Well started on my 182. Did not see anyone here put the 90ts in but I did find a video for the kit build. The 90ts fits perfect in the cowl but will have to get some engine mount extensions and modify the battery holder on the firewall so it does not hit the intake pipes coming off the carb. Right now I have the robart nose gear on with the factory wheel pant modified to fit and I have the wings almost done. Excited to get this 90ts on and post up a video.
Old 01-13-2020, 10:45 PM
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NO idea what a 90ts is.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:03 AM
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Saito 90ts
Old 01-14-2020, 06:33 AM
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I have one NIB (it might be the T). It should power the plane in a scale like manner since they are not know for their abundance of power.
As I recall in my memory of guys figuring out how to run the engine is to run separate fuel lines all the way to the tank/or individual fuel tanks.
Apparently there are some pressure impulses in the fuel lines that affect the running of the engine.
Also run glow heat on OS F plugs. I fear if you loose a cly your plane wouldn't sustain level flight.
It should sound awesome!!!!
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:40 PM
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I have the TS version which is different running engine than the T. TS is the single carb boxer 90. Yes losing a cylinder I would have to nose down and bring it on in. I will agree it will probably fly scale but with a little in reserve if everything stay running good.
Old 02-22-2020, 03:09 PM
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Got the engine roughly mounted. Need to get a thicker wood to match the firewall. Lines up good.


Old 03-24-2020, 06:47 PM
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Did anyone run into issue with the Dihedral not matching. I thought I followed the manual to the T and seems my left wing is about 2 inches higher than my right wing . Also my flaps have a slight down deflection . Probably going to cut them out and redo.

As far as the wing I really do not want to fly the plane with the wing the way it is. It is glued and the only way I think I will get it to work is by buying a new wing, unless someone has suggestion on how to remove the center section from the outers without too much damage.

Thanks
Old 03-24-2020, 07:22 PM
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I ended up building 3 of these planes and none had any dihedral issues. I did figure out after the first one that the best way to do the flap was to start with the wingtips. Put them on first and get them perfect on both sides, then do the ailerons and line them up with the wingtips. Lastly do the flaps, lining them up with the ailerons.
As for the dihedral problem the only solution is to cut the wing apart and redo it. (Remember, you also have functional struts to help carry the load)You'll have to figure a way to dig the dihedral brace out but it can be done. Of course the other option is as you already mentioned, buy a new one. I would try cutting it apart first.

Good luck with it
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:29 PM
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Oh, one other thing. I screwed up the flaps on my first on ans had to redo them. I cut the hinge points flush with the surface then took a small drill bit and drilled down through the center of the piece that was left. The heat from drilling softened the epoxy and then stub of the hinge pulled right out. Then it was just a matter of cleaning out the holes and putting new Robart hinge points in. Make sure the knuckle of the hinges all line up with each other perfectly and are all the same distance from the surface.

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Old 03-25-2020, 03:57 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. I took the wing off the plane, laid the center section on something a few inches off the ground. It seems like it is not as bad as I thought. It is about 3/8 difference between both tips, from the ground. I am guessing one of the landing gear is sitting a little different than the other. Not enough for me to go through all the trouble to try and fix it.

I will cut the flaps off as you mentioned and reinstall.
Old 03-25-2020, 04:40 AM
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Monokote Gun will soften epoxy. I have a thin piece of steel about .015" thick that I heat and can jamb into the dihedral brace that has allowed me to remove the brace. You will have to make a new brace.
Not sure why you aren't glue the firewall to the two side pieces present and then put triangle stock as reinforcement. The stand offs aren't really needed.
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:50 AM
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Thanks for the feedback for the wing but with 3/8 difference I am not going to worry. With the firewall I did not think that was needed either, but an option I considered. I wanted a solution that was easy to revert back if I did not like the power output of the 90ts.

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