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Old 04-14-2018, 10:39 PM
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OF, I like the photo, I know they kick, but do they bite ??

Jim
Those are only small eastern grey roo's the big western red's like wrestling pig shooting dogs if they get to close.

Dave have you done a trial fit of the saito 40 in the bush hawk yet?
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My 14 would dust that charger going up I-70 to the IKE tunnel. I don't know about the current one, haven't towed much with it. Twin Turbos work magic at high altitudes. 365 HP 420 Lbs torque. Thats stock, I add a tune for about 20 more HP.
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My brother John has an almost new F 350 6.7 litre Diesel, 925 ft. lbs of torque, it makes 22 mpg, it never quite got to 23, and it's quick. When you need to line up with a hole in traffic when entering I 70 it will get in front of anything.

The little 213 cubic in Eco-boost V-6 has 420 ft. lbs of torque.The new 302 has 375 ft. lbs of torque, my 1995 302 has 290.

Yes Pete, I trial mounted the FA .40a, it sure sits high up on the firewall, the thrust line is clearly visible. I just ordered the Hitec HS 55 servos, the servo trays in the wing and fuse are pre-drilled for them.

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Originally Posted by acdii
My 14 would dust that charger going up I-70 to the IKE tunnel. I don't know about the current one, haven't towed much with it. Twin Turbos work magic at high altitudes. 365 HP 420 Lbs torque. Thats stock, I add a tune for about 20 more HP.
How about 426 RWHP and 460 ft # RWTQ?

I had a tuner that would simulate 1/4 mile times. When the engine was basically stock, with that trailer on the ball the car ran a 15 second 1/4 mile @ 85 MPH.

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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
Well geez
i should get rid of my F250 Diesel Its sounds like a wimpy truck compard to your guys gassers.
Iím only getting 400 horse and 700 pounds of torque what a pile.
Were can i get a Dodge powered Ford ?
Diesels are definitely better pullers and more economical but their biggest drawback is piss poor handling in emergency maneuvers.
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Here you go Pete, and a Fox .50 I just rebuilt. The wingtips have 3 degrees of washout set up by removable tabs, pretty cool.

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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Welcome Icarius, one Saito would do it and a few more posts are optional, what planes have got in mind. Thanks, Dave
Thanks Dave,
I had to put all my RC project on the back-burner while I'm dealing with a partial rebuild of our house (long story). Anyway, the 100 is destined to a H9 Sopwith camel (now discontinued, as anything else from Horizon Hobbies that doesn't sell by the truckload I suppose...).
The 115 is still waiting for some funds to get another airframe. It won't run for a while. That's another item on the long list of HH discontinued hardware... I've had it for quite some time when I ran it a good deal on it and couldn't turn it down... It's been thoroughly lubed and bagged and is just waiting for its days of glory...
Thank you Dave.

ps: I apologize for the mishaps, I'm still trying to figure out this site...

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Originally Posted by SrTelemaster150
Now there's an opportunity for a real, controlled comparison of power output that could yield some real, qualified data. Provided the OP is an experienced Saito tuner.
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Yes it would. I won't be able to do just that for now though. Besides, the 100 is my first Saito... (after several 2strokes from "you know who"... LoL; and they all ran beautifully. I would like to believe the OP knew how to tune them...)
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
I did with only 1 Saito, and it didn't even run, I just sque--ezed myself in. I have 2 Saitos now, and I am well known now as the town's beloved residential character, I have the FA 100 and a 100T,

Welcome aboard the boat !!

Jim
Thanks Jim,
Mine is running but hasn't flown yet... I think I barely just slipped in... LoL

Thanks for the Welcome.
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Originally Posted by SrTelemaster150
How about 426 RWHP and 460 ft # RWTQ?

I had a tuner that would simulate 1/4 mile times. When the engine was basically stock, with that trailer on the ball the car ran a 15 second 1/4 mile @ 85 MPH.
Towing a trailer at 10,000 feet? Maybe at sea level, but the EB has the same HP at 10K as it does at sea level.
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Originally Posted by Old Fart
Yes but st-exupery was a rich french aristocat who could afford to be philosophical,a friend of hemmingway also,welcome.I have the first edition of 'wind,sand and stars' written in 1939.He went missing over the med in 1944 flying a p38 i think.If you hav'nt read some previous posts there is a bit of a friendly disagreement these last few pages on the relative merits of the saito 100/115/125.Since you already have an fa115 you score ten out of ten already
OldFart,
Thank you.
Yes, St-Exupery was an aristocrat but as opposed to many other ones, he had deep compassion for his fellow humans, wrote some really profound reflections, and contributed to make our world a better place. He also loved airplanes, that's a big plus...

Back on topic, yes, I read some mixed reviews on all three (100 shakes likes a jack-hammer, 115 is unreliable, blabla), but also good stuff: very good power and very tough (except maybe for bearings, but that's another story...). So I don't know, yet... but I'm betting on the good stuff more than the bad... as with anything mechanical, some people have "the knack," some people don't... :-))

ps: I love your picture of the kangaroos on the street, tha's awesome! Very cool!
Cheers mate!

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you know, if you sell me your 115 you can be happy watching me fly it LOL

Jim
LoL,
Let me think about it...
Now that it's discontinued, maybe I'll wait for a museum to call... LoL

Seriously, I have all intentions to run it, eventually. Time (and $) is at a premium right now...
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QuoteBack on topic, yes, I read some mixed reviews on all three (100 shakes likes a jack-hammer, 115 is unreliable, blabla), Qute

Neither thing is true when the LS needle is set correctly. Everybody here will tell you the same thing. It's all in the wrist
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QuoteBack on topic, yes, I read some mixed reviews on all three (100 shakes likes a jack-hammer, 115 is unreliable, blabla), Qute

Neither thing is true when the LS needle is set correctly. Everybody here will tell you the same thing. It's all in the wrist
Glad to hear it Jim.
I believe it... I've seen some engines with the best reputation run really poorly just because the owner had no idea how to properly tune them. Must have had "a bad wrist" LoL

Thanks Jim,
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Glad to hear it Jim.
Hobbsy is Dave

I'm one of the Jims

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Originally Posted by icarius
Glad to hear it Jim.
I believe it... I've seen some engines with the best reputation run really poorly just because the owner had no idea how to properly tune them. Must have had "a bad wrist" LoL

Thanks Jim,
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boy you anít kidding there i have bought some Very modestly priced Saito engines because either Valves were stuck or they just couldnít get them to run right because they donít know how to tune.
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Seriously, I have all intentions to run it,
cool, I really don't need another engine, I just ordered another one, as OF would call it, it's a "smelly 2 Stoke" LOL,, I ordered a Rear Induction HP 61 ABC, it comes with a slide Carb with an Accelerator Pump, LOL and I don't have a plane for it LOL

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You are not kidding there. Picked up a new 100 GK because the guy could not get it to run, not even HH could. I put it in a P-51, and it ran with the ignitor, but quit as soon as it was disconnected. AHA, tweaked the LSN a bit, and it fired right up and ran with the ignitor disconnected. Then discovered I could not stop it. It idled at 1200 RPM, just sitting there putting along. Still starts with a back flip if one is brave enough to try on a Cub, no spinner to grab.
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Originally Posted by acdii
Towing a trailer at 10,000 feet? Maybe at sea level, but the EB has the same HP at 10K as it does at sea level.

Seems the "trucks" can't maneuver as well as the cars.


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Don't go there. We have this argument on the F150 forum all the time about cars doing what they are not designed to do. Ex Semi driver with a Class A for the past 30+ years, and believe me when I say, cars are not meant to tow anything more than a Uhaul. It's dangerous, and negligent.

Now if you are talking about a 1978 or older Ford Country Squire, that is a different story since they were heavy with a full frame.
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Here you go Pete, and a Fox .50 I just rebuilt. The wingtips have 3 degrees of washout set up by removable tabs, pretty cool.
That's a cool workshop set up dave i hope that's a large lay down beer fridge on the right of piccy,what sort of music you listen to while tinkering and building? don't say country and western you know the old joke about what happens when you play the music backwards and if anybody has'nt heard the joke it's clean enough to repeat here.ps why don't you lay the saito 40 down sideways,it's easier to adjust thrustline height and they run as good or better.

Good to see you back gilles,as you know anyone who has read saint ex,as i like to call him,comes away understanding that this man had a very sensitive soul.

ps dave no more 'it's all in the wrist' expressions you just open the front door to some comedian here,next thing you know there's posts and people getting deleted left right and centre.

pps bruce the way i read your post about the saito in your mustang not idling..your way of fixing that as you describe sounds wrong
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Pete, that started out as an Eldon J. Lind Magnetic Building Board up in Alexandria, Va. I had glued the EJL steel plate to my work bench with Contact Cement, when we moved down here I tried to pry it up and it bent all to h e two sticks. So, I went to Frederciksburg Fabricating and bought a 4' x 8' x 1/8" sheet of steel. They cut it in two for me, it makes a great work surface, it stays perfectly flat and level. I painted it with Flat Gray Rustoleum, the paint is pretty tough so far. That freezer is a big nuisance people always want me move stuff off of it so they can get in it. It is a convenient flat surface most of the time. I build most of what I need myself, shelves, work benches, saw tables, etc.

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Originally Posted by acdii
Don't go there. We have this argument on the F150 forum all the time about cars doing what they are not designed to do. Ex Semi driver with a Class A for the past 30+ years, and believe me when I say, cars are not meant to tow anything more than a Uhaul. It's dangerous, and negligent.

Now if you are talking about a 1978 or older Ford Country Squire, that is a different story since they were heavy with a full frame.
With a bumper hitch, a vehicle with an independent rear suspension will be more stable as the weight distributing hitch as tied into the center section of the differential thus taking the majority of the load off the car body and shifting that weight directly onto the rear suspension.

I doubt that a 1978 Ford wagon weighed much over the 4,400# that my Charger weighed in street trim.

But go ahead believe all the marketing hype that the U S car makers spew to sell trucks that are built with 60 year old chassis technology at a much higher profit margin.

I towed the same trailer with my Dodge 2500 Ram and the Charger was more stable, pulled just as well and got better fuel economy.

How many miles do you have hauling cattle and swinging meat on 5 axles? I put in about 500,000,000 miles doing just that in the late 1970s early '80s, mostly in the hills of Southern Indiana and Kentucky.

And if tow vehicle weight is so important, how can a 22,000# semi tractor (safely) pull a 68,000# loaded trailer?

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OK, Sorry Jim and sorry Dave, got it now.
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
cool, I really don't need another engine, I just ordered another one, as OF would call it, it's a "smelly 2 Stoke" LOL,, I ordered a Rear Induction HP 61 ABC, it comes with a slide Carb with an Accelerator Pump, LOL and I don't have a plane for it LOL

Jim
Wow Jim, that sounds like hours and hours of fun on the horizon... that's quite an unusual engine. I'm sure it will purr once you're done with it... (is one ever done with an engine like this?...LoL)

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