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Old 07-01-2013, 04:35 AM
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You have tom learn to swing your fingers out of the arc.

Of course CDI eliminates the problem for me.
Yeah, I have been bare hand propping for over 40 years, and have a few scars, but this bad boy backfired and caught my hand before I even got it turned over once. The kick back loosened the properly tightened prop nut and sent the prop and nut and washer flying.[]

I plan to fit CDI to my 180.[8D]

Uh, make that 60 years vice 40 years, I am 73 and started U Control at age 13, with a K&B 29 and then FoX 35. Started RC in '83 with K&B 40. I had (have) a Super Champion 60 (fitted for glow) that I never flew but bench ran a few times, scary!!!
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You have tom learn to swing your fingers out of the arc.

Of course CDI eliminates the problem for me.
Obviously you wer'nt swinging a full size tiger moth prop in the wrong direction while you were writing/thinking of that.American props swing right and english ones usually go left.This page gives you a big smile while reading it
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You have tom learn to swing your fingers out of the arc.

Of course CDI eliminates the problem for me.
Obviously you wer'nt swinging a full size tiger moth prop in the wrong direction while you were writing/thinking of that.American props swing right and english ones usually go left.This page gives you a big smile while reading it
Not just the toilets but the propellers too?
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Not just the toilets but the propellers too?
You beat me to it!
Old 07-02-2013, 03:29 AM
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FNQ dis mast be americana joke no?
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FNQ dis mast be americana joke no?
Far North Queensland.

Queensland being the North East state of Oz (Australia).

But you knew that already....just like Paris is in Texas....
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Not just the toilets but the propellers too?

Actually that is a popular myth. Fluid flowing down a drain has no real preference for whether it circles clockwise or counterclockwise, whether it be down under or not so.[8D]
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Not just the toilets but the propellers too?

Actually that is a popular myth. Fluid flowing down a drain has no real preference for whether it circles clockwise or counterclockwise, whether it be down under or not so.[8D]
Then why does every toilet I flush in North America swirl counter clockwise?
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Wow! This thread sure got off topic in a hurry! [X(]
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Typical LS needle setting. Back on topic, at least for this post.
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Actually that is a popular myth. Fluid flowing down a drain has no real preference for whether it circles clockwise or counterclockwise, whether it be down under or not so.[8D]
I want to say something about there being a direct correlation to the side of the road they drive on but I won't.
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Not just the toilets but the propellers too?

Actually that is a popular myth. Fluid flowing down a drain has no real preference for whether it circles clockwise or counterclockwise, whether it be down under or not so.[8D]
Thenj why does every toilet I flush in North America swirl counter clockwise?
Thats the blood rushing to your head which makes you dizzy,when you look down to see if it's all gone boy
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Typical LS needle setting. Back on topic, at least for this post.
Thanks. As near as I can tell, that's where I am. As soon as we get out of this 100+ weather, [:'(] I'll put the plane on my run-up stand and give it another go.
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Hi guys would like your thoughts re keeping inverted saitos alight or the bottom cylinders on their GLO a radials at low rpm.Also what you did to tune any hesitation on throttle up.I found with a mates seidal 770 that it was'nt just the lower cylinders not firing but random order at low rpm.We added 10% petrol to the mix and it fired really well on all pots no matter how low you set the idle.Have also read that adding 2% acetone does nearly the same thing.Did i ask how much oil you are running with the proviso that no brands are mentioned please??
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I probably should add that 10% synthetic and 3 castor is and looks well over lubed if you pull a backplate off or look at what comes out the tailpipe plus im 500 rich of peak always.
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Pete, I can't address the inverted part of the question, I just don't run engines inverted. I run them mostly on their sides.. As to the triple etc, when I had a Saito .90 triple there was never an isue with dropping cylinders once the low speed needle was set optimally. The fuel in all cases was 15% fuel with 18% syn/castor blend two different brands, non that started with a C.
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Hi guys would like your thoughts re keeping inverted saitos alight or the bottom cylinders on their GLO a radials at low rpm.Also what you did to tune any hesitation on throttle up.I found with a mates seidal 770 that it was'nt just the lower cylinders not firing but random order at low rpm.We added 10% petrol to the mix and it fired really well on all pots no matter how low you set the idle.Have also read that adding 2% acetone does nearly the same thing.Did i ask how much oil you are running with the proviso that no brands are mentioned please??
Hesitation on transition is a sign that the LSN is too rich..

Too lean & it will die.

The LSN being too rich will also cause cylinders to drop out.

I have run an FA150 & an FA91S inverted. As long as your start up routine is such that you avoid flooding the engine you shoulodn't have any issues.
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I have a Saito .72 inverted in a Venus 40. Eleven years and hundreds of flights. +1 on the care not to flood it! 15% nitro, 17% all synthetic with 2 oz./gal. castor added. Response is instant - no stumble at all. Valves get checked about once a year it has the original bearings!
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Jim- excellent testimony on a great Saito. I love mine even though it doesn't have a plane right now. A metal backplate from Hobby Plastics in England is supposed to be in the mail for it.

FNQFlyer- are you back up to flying after the little move?
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Hi all i reckon fnq has had a 'disposable ashtray moment' either that,or his missus has just bought the ultimate home/house defence weapon and finally plugged the old bugger.
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May I join your secret society?  it's taken a while for me to find you, but one of your members recently posted on a thread I've been watching and when I saw the signiture including his club number I wondered why I hadn't come across y'all.

I have dozzens of 4Cs, but my favorites are unquestionably my Saitos.  I have a FS-56, a 72, a 100, 2 120 and 2 120S.

Thanks, David
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Welcome to the SSS, Secret Saito Society, where fourstrokes are the only game in town.[8D]

PS, I'm another Dave
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No,we've got to many dave's on here already
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G'day SSS members. I put my 12 year old Saito 56 in the test stand today for a little light exercise. She has been "resting" for some time now and her bearings were feeling slightly gummed so I decided to see if a run would help.

Filled up with my usual 10% nitro, 5% castor, 15% synthetic and 70% methanol and she leapt into life with the second hand flick. Tuned the HSN (as it had been removed in storage) and she was humming. Pulled her back to idle and she just puttered away. Wonderful. It really did reinforce why I like Saitos.

I have since screwed her into my 40 size Space Walker. Now all I need is for the northerly winds to go away for a while. At our field, we have a long, high wall of trees on our northern side and this can make landing no fun at all.

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