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Old 08-18-2015, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
What in your opinion is the sweet spot as far as airplane size for a FA-91?
"60" size (glow) 7# <80" WS.
Old 08-18-2015, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
What in your opinion is the sweet spot as far as airplane size for a FA-91?
1/5th SIG Piper Cub. Have an FA-100 GK on mine and more than enough power.
Old 08-18-2015, 10:44 AM
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this saito 65 continues to amaze me.

Friday night I landed and noticed the pressure fuel line on my .65 was flopping around in the prop wash. Upon closer inspection, the muffler nipple was stuck in the fuel line because it had broken off the muffler. I put the fuel line over the allen wrench I use to adjust my high speed needle (just so the fuel line would not be flapping in the breeze) and made another 5 flights that night and 15 or so more over the weekend. It ran flawless and I did not have to make any needle adjustments. Awesome. I ordered a new muffler Sunday and hopefully i have it for this weekend.

Acdii. You liking that OS 52.? had one on this plane but swapped it out for the 65 after I tore the firewall out of it last month. I love my .52, just looking for something to put it on now.
Old 08-18-2015, 02:52 PM
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ok ive got my 3rd saito and i love em..

i have a question i just picked up a saito fa 120

can the carb be turn around so the throttle is on the otherside of the motor ?
Old 08-18-2015, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Lowen View Post

Acdii. You liking that OS 52.? had one on this plane but swapped it out for the 65 after I tore the firewall out of it last month. I love my .52, just looking for something to put it on now.
Its a good running engine and hasnt let me down. Doesn't start as easy as the Saito's or the Magnums, have to use a starter on it. Once started though, runs good, plenty of power for the LT-40.
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Originally Posted by rcworld2000 View Post
ok ive got my 3rd saito and i love em..

i have a question i just picked up a saito fa 120

can the carb be turn around so the throttle is on the otherside of the motor ?
Was able to on mine.
Old 08-18-2015, 05:23 PM
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Just tried it. And it worked perfect
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I was able to turn mine around too
Old 08-19-2015, 02:41 AM
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Double centigrade, reduce it by 10% and add 32 - got farenhite
Old 08-19-2015, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
What in your opinion is the sweet spot as far as airplane size for a FA-91?
A 46 size decathlon
Old 08-19-2015, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by rcworld2000 View Post
ok ive got my 3rd saito and i love em..

i have a question i just picked up a saito fa 120

can the carb be turn around so the throttle is on the otherside of the motor ?
Unbolt the carby and rotate it left or right depending on whether you are or not,if the holes line up your home and hosed.
Old 08-19-2015, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by slamn sammy View Post
Thanks there OldFart, l cant wait to fly it. It is light! Was going to put a gas motor in it, but when l seen how the wight was l knew the .91 wwould be plenty. not going to do 3D with it, just a (lawn chair flyer) and l don't know dave?? I think??
Hey sammy happy your 91 will pull that oh so light stinson around buddy and sorry to mention someone you don't know let me clear that up.Once upon a time there used to be a mod here called hobbsy or dave,he is remembered here for his fatal attraction to 5000hp tractors that you could drag off with a 50cc vespa and your girlfriend on the back.
Old 08-19-2015, 08:18 AM
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Ouch!
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Sammy,

I'm looking forward to hearing how that Stinson flies on the .91. Wouldn't be surprised if you had to move all the radio gear as far forward as you can to get it balanced.

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:21 AM
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The ex handbrake would have to hang her shopping basket on to the front of that
Old 08-20-2015, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by slamn sammy View Post
Morning guys. If l can fuger how to post pick, l will. My wife bought me a Stinson Reliant from Hobby King for my birthday. It has a 85.5ln, Ws it to be a 30cc gas plane. l'm installing a Saito .91. Whats net about this plane is that it has a two peace wing on a tub, removable stab, doors on both sides, windshild comes out to service gas tank or ? But the best part is that it was $263.00 to my door! (Bought from HK east) our Arkasas store. HK has two, a yellow ans blue one and a red white and red one. Only the white and red one has flaps, nav lights, hinged doors, (The yellow one, you screw the door in. I'm making hinges for mine) latches for doors and ladders and more. But! it also coust about $50.00 more and l can make my own. Ck, it out at HK, it's well built.
I just went onto HK's site & checked out the spec's for the Stinson.

At 8# & 85" WS the FA-91 should be adequate but marginal.

Why in the world they spec this as a 30cc gas airframe is beyond me. A 30cc gas single would soon shake such a light airframe to pieces IMO.

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Old 08-20-2015, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by KC Air View Post
The other thing us yanks dont understand is the Celsius scale of temps.. we have no perspective on what 25 to 28 degrees C is like. It sounds cold enough to need to scrape frost off your windshield, but in reality it is a warm summer day.

I was in Phoenix last Friday and it was a record breaking 32!
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot View Post
I was in Phoenix last Friday and it was a record breaking 32!
32 isn't bad its been 36 around here for several weeks but its only 23 right now!
Old 08-20-2015, 09:37 AM
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I live 13 miles from Canada eh? The local radio station is based in Ottawa yet also broadcasts from Massena, NY. We get the temperatures in both F and C, so one learns the relationship. 30C is getting warm, 40C is HOT! 0C is a warm winter day. -40 is the same whether F or C.
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40 degrees is Hot and 0 is warm? I think you have your conversion wrong. The first is deadly hot and the later is right at freezing!
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Opps, it was 45 in Pheonix, not 32. I subtracted from the wrong number.
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot View Post
40 degrees is Hot and 0 is warm? I think you have your conversion wrong. The first is deadly hot and the later is right at freezing!
In Winter, 0C or 32F is a warm day in these parts.

Too warm for good XC skiing.

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Old 08-21-2015, 05:08 PM
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My Saito 72 seems to have lost power since I replaced the bearings. Could I have gotten the cam gear mis-aligned by one gear tooth? Would it even run if I were off by one gear tooth??
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Originally Posted by JPMacG View Post
My Saito 72 seems to have lost power since I replaced the bearings. Would it even run if I were off by one gear tooth??
If it ran at all it would sputter & run very rough. 1 tooth would be 15 crankshaft degrees out of time. That is HUGE for cam timing. Any time I've gotten one 1 tooth out it would spit, kick back against the electric starter & fail to start.
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Originally Posted by SrTelemaster150 View Post
I live 13 miles from Canada eh? The local radio station is based in Ottawa yet also broadcasts from Massena, NY. We get the temperatures in both F and C, so one learns the relationship. 30C is getting warm, 40C is HOT! 0C is a warm winter day. -40 is the same whether F or C.
At minus 40 i'd be doing a lot of f and ceeing too just before i got the hell outta there.

Sammy come back! and tell us what's happening with the stinson reliant,still going to fit the 91? my h9 82" taylorcraft is around 15 pounds with a 182 twin and is built for aerobatics
Was going to post a pix of it but found this...apart from all the harleys we custom paint we'll sometimes do a car if it's special.This one is a tribute to the anzac forces of ww1.
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