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Old 03-12-2023, 09:28 PM
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You donít say if the Saito is brand new. If it is, it will give more rpm as it runs in.
Old 03-12-2023, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cymaz
You donít say if the Saito is brand new. If it is, it will give more rpm as it runs in.
Concur, can easily be 500 to 800 RPM
Old 03-13-2023, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by cymaz
You donít say if the Saito is brand new. If it is, it will give more rpm as it runs in.
Yes, forgot about that. It is not new but not a lot of time. If I remember about 2 gallons of runtime.
Old 03-20-2023, 12:49 PM
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Hey y’all. Figured this might be a good spot to ask about an engine I am inheriting. It’s an O.S. FR7 420 Sirius. The gentleman who owned it only ground ran it twice. It has never flown. I don’t believe the engine will turn freely right now. I will go pick it up in May and find out. Any advice on how to proceed with it? I would like to fly it but cannot find a suitable kit or plan from my modest collection. Any recommendations? I would like to perhaps find plans for an Air Tractor 401, or Stinson, or Howard, or whatever, of the right size. It is about 10” diameter. Help?
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Old 03-20-2023, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Chumpy77
Hey yíall. Figured this might be a good spot to ask about an engine I am inheriting. Itís an O.S. FR7 420 Sirius. The gentleman who owned it only ground ran it twice. It has never flown. I donít believe the engine will turn freely right now. I will go pick it up in May and find out. Any advice on how to proceed with it? I would like to fly it but cannot find a suitable kit or plan from my modest collection. Any recommendations? I would like to perhaps find plans for an Air Tractor 401, or Stinson, or Howard, or whatever, of the right size. It is about 10Ē diameter. Help?
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I have a buddy in Florida with this same engine on a giant Westland Lysander.. I believe it is a Phoenix Models ARF.
Flies it very scale and fits the cowl like a glove.

You should be VERY careful about buying a used glow radial. IF the previous owner did not run it totally out of fuel then squirt lots of After-run oil and thoroughly work that through the engine, there could be RUST inside the engine.
Old 03-20-2023, 01:15 PM
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Hello all saito fa-325r5 now have the main needle from Saito fa-100.
I helped a friend with the same problem and they got better.
now I don't know how old your engine is!!!
Old 03-21-2023, 09:50 AM
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Wow! Well Iím not purchasing it, literally inheriting it from my best friendís fatherís passing. I taught the man to fly R/C back in late 70ís. I am intending to open it up to inspect for corrosion. Thank you for the response.
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