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Old 09-14-2014, 02:09 PM
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Default Saito FG-60R3

Starting a new thread for the Saito FG-60R3. Based on the comment below, it looks like this version of the Saito gas radial features the intake plenum and conrod bushing mods which have address the short comings with the FG-33R3 and the FG-84R3.

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I talked to Ray yesterday at the club field (he's working nearby and comes down to fly with us occasionally) and he said that the 60's were out with his mod as expected, he had one which he'd shipped to Kelvin (Keleo) for an exhaust ring build.
http://www.saito-mfg.com/radial-file...3/fg-60r3.html

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Old 09-20-2014, 04:45 PM
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Definitely interested in this bad boy!

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Old 09-22-2014, 05:53 PM
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Yeah, I'm still waiting to see it listed on horizonhobby.com
Old 09-23-2014, 10:46 AM
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Shouldn't be long. Street price will be $1179.99.

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Yeah, I'm still waiting to see it listed on horizonhobby.com
Old 09-23-2014, 11:04 AM
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right on!
Old 09-24-2014, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by CRG View Post
Shouldn't be long. Street price will be $1179.99.
I don't think so, the FG-33R3 is currently listed on HH site at $1229.99. I bet the FG-60R3 will be listed some where between $1400.00 to $1550.00usd!!
Old 09-25-2014, 08:19 AM
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I may have mispoken, my apologies. $1199.99 is more accurate.

Craig

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I don't think so, the FG-33R3 is currently listed on HH site at $1229.99. I bet the FG-60R3 will be listed some where between $1400.00 to $1550.00usd!!
Old 09-25-2014, 08:54 AM
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Craig, no need to apologize, you didn't mis-speak, you just mis-typed. I cannot believe that HH would bring a brand new FG-60R3 to market and sell it for $1199.99 when the FG30R3 is listed at $1229.99. It just sounds too good to be true!!

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I may have mispoken, my apologies. $1199.99 is more accurate.

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Old 09-26-2014, 08:37 AM
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Hi All.

Speaking as an 'ex' Saito fan (of a couple of decades) you may wish to hold fire with this engine
and see how it performs before spending a rather large sum of money.

It might also be worth reading the numerous threads on the FG series....to see what
you might expect performance wise.

happy landings...
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:31 AM
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Yeah - I have a FG-33R3 with the mods which are now included on the FG-60 and I love it! Looking forward to the bigger version!

Cheers
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Here's a shot of the master rod bushing.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:59 AM
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Right on!

looking forward to picking this up! But, admittedly, I'm struggling with airframe selection for this size radial engine. Anything new coming down the H9 pipeline suited for this bad boy?

Cheers

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Originally Posted by marksp View Post
Yeah - I have a FG-33R3 with the mods which are now included on the FG-60 and I love it! Looking forward to the bigger version!

Cheers

Hi Mark,

I noticed you mentioned the mods. Has it in fact been confirmed that the Ray English mods have been adopted by Saito.
I have a Bates Hawker Tempest that this power plant would be perfect in, but would like to wait until the mods have been confirmed first.

thx
Dave

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Old 10-06-2014, 02:32 PM
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Post #11 confirms the addition of the master rod bushing. As of this writing only the FG-60R3 has the bushing in production.

Craig
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Hi Mark,

I noticed you mentioned the mods. Has it in fact been confirmed that the Ray English mods have been adopted by Saito.

thx
Dave
Old 10-06-2014, 05:45 PM
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Thanks for getting back to me.
I will go to the website to order one.

thx
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Live on the Horizon Hobby website today, the image will be added soon. Expected to be available around December 10th.
Old 10-19-2014, 07:31 PM
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Learned today that the Keleo exhaust ring is now available for the FG-60R3!
Old 10-28-2014, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by marksp View Post
Learned today that the Keleo exhaust ring is now available for the FG-60R3!

In france, I received my Saito FG60 R3 last week. I ordered a Keleo exhaust.
You can follow my thread here, with pictures and a video soon:
http://www.modelisme.com/forum/aero-...ml#post2362273
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Looks fantastic!
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So who is on the list to get the 60R3 when they arrive in Dec. I'm on the list.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:21 AM
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CRG, is the scheduled arrival of this motor still on track? hope there are no delays like the people who have been waiting for the Evolution 60FI motor. I just ordered the Keleo ring for this motor. really looking forward to getting it. Merry Christmas to me.
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Hi Tom,

Yes FG-60R3s are on schedule. I don't have a precise date but it should be somewhere around December 8th.

Craig
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What airframe did you decide on? Looks like the FG-60R3 should turn a good size prop!

Cheers
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I would like to put it on a Sopwith pup kit that I have. Or an ARF, P-47
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I received my Keleo Exhaust:
http://youtu.be/3kN9kJ4ZPdA

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