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marksp 09-14-2014 02:09 PM

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.


Originally Posted by Zeeb (Post 11876707)
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

DLEVETT 09-20-2014 04:45 PM

Definitely interested in this bad boy!

Dave

marksp 09-22-2014 05:53 PM

Yeah, I'm still waiting to see it listed on horizonhobby.com :)

CRG 09-23-2014 10:46 AM

Shouldn't be long. Street price will be $1179.99.


Originally Posted by marksp (Post 11885927)
Yeah, I'm still waiting to see it listed on horizonhobby.com :)


marksp 09-23-2014 11:04 AM

right on!

ForcesR 09-24-2014 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by CRG (Post 11886394)
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!!

CRG 09-25-2014 08:19 AM

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

Craig


Originally Posted by ForcesR (Post 11887276)
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!!


ForcesR 09-25-2014 08:54 AM

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!!

Roger


Originally Posted by CRG (Post 11887722)
I may have mispoken, my apologies. $1199.99 is more accurate.

Craig


AM6 09-26-2014 08:37 AM

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...
AM6.

marksp 09-26-2014 09:31 AM

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

CRG 10-06-2014 07:57 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Here's a shot of the master rod bushing.

marksp 10-06-2014 08:59 AM

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

DLEVETT 10-06-2014 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by marksp (Post 11888487)
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

CRG 10-06-2014 02:32 PM

Post #11 confirms the addition of the master rod bushing. As of this writing only the FG-60R3 has the bushing in production.

Craig
Horizon Hobby


Originally Posted by DLEVETT (Post 11894639)
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


DLEVETT 10-06-2014 05:45 PM

Thanks for getting back to me.
I will go to the website to order one.

thx
Dave

CRG 10-10-2014 08:15 AM

Live on the Horizon Hobby website today, the image will be added soon. Expected to be available around December 10th.

marksp 10-19-2014 07:31 PM

Learned today that the Keleo exhaust ring is now available for the FG-60R3!

nicandre94 10-28-2014 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by marksp (Post 11902453)
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

marksp 10-28-2014 08:02 AM

Looks fantastic!

TomH 11-05-2014 01:11 PM

So who is on the list to get the 60R3 when they arrive in Dec. I'm on the list.
T

TomH 11-06-2014 05:21 AM

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.
Tom

CRG 11-06-2014 06:09 AM

Hi Tom,

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

Craig

marksp 11-06-2014 06:53 AM

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

Cheers

TomH 11-08-2014 05:43 AM

I would like to put it on a Sopwith pup kit that I have. Or an ARF, P-47

nicandre94 11-23-2014 12:10 PM

I received my Keleo Exhaust:
http://youtu.be/3kN9kJ4ZPdA


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