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Old 03-25-2020, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by rowdog_14 View Post
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.
I wouldn't worry about the small difference either, I seriously don't think it'll make a difference at all. Your engine looks great in the cowl. I did have some overheating issues with my first one with a Saito 1.00. I had cut the bowls out for the lights thinking it would bring more air in. It had the opposite effect by pulling air away from the cylinder head. I plugged the holes with lights and the problem went away.
I think your 90t will be fine, maybe a little underpowered but not much. It should fly in a very scale fashion. My first one with the Saito 100 was slightly overpowered.

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Old 03-26-2020, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by KaP2011 View Post
My first one with the Saito 100 was slightly overpowered.
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Same motor and same opinion
I side mounted the engine and closed off the left side air side. No issues but I never flew in really hot WX before I sold it.
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Old 04-08-2020, 05:49 AM
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Airplane is finally complete. I am going to redo the flaps but they are not actually as bad as I thought, once I aligned and centered all the surfaces. The part near the center section of the wing is still pointed down a little.The plane balances perfect with the 90ts and the batteries located right in front of the landing gear, but without the interior floor and seats.
Old 04-09-2020, 06:20 PM
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Here it is!!! Man I can not wait to put it in the air.


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Old 04-09-2020, 06:36 PM
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That's awesome, it looks great. Good luck with the maiden flight and remember,....breathe. You're gonna love this plane when you get comfortable with it.
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:37 PM
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Unfortunately you're gonna hate the front strut, make sure to keep the nose up when landing.
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Old 04-10-2020, 04:36 AM
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I'm not sure how many pages back I posted fly it like the full size 182, don't land on the nose gear its there only to keep the prop off the ground.
Land on the main landing gear it will land nice and slow even with out the flaps. Get the nose up before touchdown.
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Old 04-10-2020, 05:04 AM
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Here's mine, but it remains grounded due to engine issues. It has a DLE 20 and the maiden was horrific with either idle or full speed, and nothing in between. I was able to bring it down into some high grass, which did soften the blow. However, the nose gear (sierra) snapped at the wooden block I added per this thread. The wheel, went right through the bottom requiring a repair to the fuse behind the fire wall. Sent the engine in to VVRC and they found a bad ignition pickup, which has now been repaired and back on the plane. While the engine was off, I completely re-plumbed the fuel tank and carb lines, redid the choke lever, and throttle. I did this to make absolutely sure that nothing was rubbing against any other moving part. (rear carbs are nice, but a pain to set up. Any way, engine testing failed yesterday, with the engine not wanting to run at idle, and dying immediately upon acceleration. Next step is to get totally new gas and remix it to specs. I want this in the air but it's first trip was pretty harrowing.

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Old 04-10-2020, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by hookedonrc View Post
Here's mine...
This engine issues did not appear on the ground during range check with the engine running?
Old 04-10-2020, 05:33 AM
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Yes heard these bad boys need to be landed like full scale to protect that nose. Will make sure I keep that in mind when landing.
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Old 04-10-2020, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rowdog_14 View Post
This engine issues did not appear on the ground during range check with the engine running?

I wish it had, I would never have left the ground. I was able to taxi it out and take off which went well. As I got airborne, the problems started. I was able to keep it in the air by idle, then quick acceleration, and back to idle. It wasn't a pretty flight, that I can guarantee, and gliding was difficult at best. I did get it down though and am now close to finding out the problem. Everything has been checked except the fuel so that will be next. Never gave it a second thought since I have an old Ultra Stick Lite that screams right along with a G26 using the same gas.
Old 04-10-2020, 09:11 AM
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Dang that sucks ...

I have had two planes fail the engine running range check. One was a gasser the other was nitro. The gasser would function fine within about 10-15 feet of the model but had crazy throttle issues about 30-40 yards out. Was able to fix the issue before taking up.

Hope your next flight goes as planed!
Old 04-29-2020, 08:13 AM
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Got the two saito 60t mounted! Looking good! I am excited to see these run. Just need to install the tanks and run a link to the servo for the throttle.



Old 04-29-2020, 12:06 PM
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I am working on the kit built version of this plane, but sadly I am missing the windshield.
Any chance someone has a spare front window they would sell?
I would pay $25 shipped to Washington state.

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