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Old 08-10-2018, 08:31 PM
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Hey Pete,
no way, no Sir,, I mounted the FA100 single to the Mustang's engine wall and no way will the engine fit inside, I would have to cut a hole in the side of the cowl the size of the head to fit it, even then I would have to elongation the hole ""forward"" by 3/4 inch or more to get the cowl around the rocker covers and head, geezz that's disappointing

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Old 08-10-2018, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Pete, it looks like the high speed slip stream wore some of the paint off of that plane, it must be the 115

I haven't heard from the NZ guy concerning the plans for the PA 36
No it's not the fa115 dave and the midget has,or,had a really well built and finished fuse even guys at the club asked if i'd painted it.Flew it a few times at the salt lakes here in summer and parts of the lake are dotted with salt bushes.Went slap thru a couple at full throttle and survived.The mas prop white tips don't hold up well in long grass either.You might have to visit that guy in nz?

Yeh gary the deccy is a seagull kit i use the blackhorse ones too.Both are incredibly strong and durable.Towards the end of the flight it has unlimited vertical on an apc 14x6 pattern prop.I like your ally tube breather pipe,not so sure about your muffler...did you say it was a modified saito?

Jim if your midget has a longer wingspan than mine (and it does) you would think the cowl would be at least as wide,the pic of the yellow world models mustang dave posted is very pretty,pity your never going to beat the emu's
Old 08-11-2018, 03:17 AM
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Here I was trying to give the 115 credit for being fast enough to wear the paint off like an airliner and you didn't bite, you're slippin my friend.

I am practicing on a couple of Eureka kits, the BushHawk and an RCM 60, the RCM's wings are sheeted and ready to join. I'm cyphering on how to cut a slot for the a dihedral brace that I'll have to make myself.

A Saito .30 for the BushHawk and a new Saito .62-b for the RCM, Sig has Kavan wheels so they're already on the RCM.
I've been using Kavan wheels since way back when Hobby-Lobby sold Merco engines, never had one be wobbly or out of round.

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Old 08-11-2018, 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart
No it's not the fa115 dave and the midget has,or,had a really well built and finished fuse even guys at the club asked if i'd painted it.Flew it a few times at the salt lakes here in summer and parts of the lake are dotted with salt bushes.Went slap thru a couple at full throttle and survived.The mas prop white tips don't hold up well in long grass either.You might have to visit that guy in nz?

Yeh gary the deccy is a seagull kit i use the blackhorse ones too.Both are incredibly strong and durable.Towards the end of the flight it has unlimited vertical on an apc 14x6 pattern prop.I like your ally tube breather pipe,not so sure about your muffler...did you say it was a modified saito?

Jim if your midget has a longer wingspan than mine (and it does) you would think the cowl would be at least as wide,the pic of the yellow world models mustang dave posted is very pretty,pity your never going to beat the emu's
Well , it is modified and it is on a Saito. Not the prettiest perhaps but it sounds rea good and I picked up 300RPM over the Saito trash can muffler and it fits better.
But that plane is getting the Saito .82 replaced with a much smoother YS 63 this week end
Old 08-11-2018, 11:08 AM
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Garry, I just received the Saito 100 some 10 minutes ago, thank you for the deal, but I felt it was a good deal so I wanted to pay the shipping, but you sent the $15 back, you didn't have to


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like I said, there are some really good people on RCU,, thanks Garry !!
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Pete) Jim if your midget has a longer wingspan than mine (and it does) you would think the cowl would be at least as wide,
Pete, I just measured my cowl , from the front, pretty accurately I must say, anyhoo,, from center to the side it's 3&1/6 inches, and the 100 is just about 4&1/8 (106mm) from crank center to the top of the rocker covers

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Old 08-11-2018, 04:56 PM
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I received a nice catalog from New Zealand Aero Products, there are many plans in it including the Pawnee, I'll share gladly.
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Nice one dave glad you got it.I could'nt take the bait on the fa115,it would seem impolite to make jokes about that old slug of an fa125 then would'nt it?

Gary nice shade of blue on that aeroplane do you have a bigger pic? i like it.A well tuned fa82 is hard to beat,a little bit of vibration as you pass between 2500 to 3500rpm then it's as smooth as a pair of silk knickers.

Jim i measured my cmpro midget mustang cowl across the front.Centre line to outside edge is 4 and a one eighth inches wide,just over 100mm.So your stuffed unless you cut a large hole or split the cowl with a piano hinge.There is a horrible alternative,as capt suggested you could fit it with a,cough,electric MOTOR...yew...i've heard that you can buy fourstroke sound systems for them so i'll donate a recording of the fa115 if you need one what format would you like?
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Jokes accepted Pete and welcome.

Jim, I checked out the RCV .91 cd and the specs from the crank center line to the top bearing cover is 82mm, it would fit like a glove.

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The YS FZ 80 is 5mm taller. It will however put out a lot more power
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Glad to be back! Bought a beautiful 2nd hand Topflite Spitfire with a old 61 Supertigre. The plane had not flown for 15 years. Immediately bought a new Fa-125 and did my first flights this weekend. Such a great engine! After initial run in the engine ran great immediately.
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There is nothing wrong with those old Super Tigre .61s. They are good workhorse engine.
Old 08-12-2018, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart
what format would you like?
well Pete I think it is Dart that builds a 1000cid block based off the Chevy block, 2500HP is easily reached with it, I wonder what that would sound like in the air

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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Just one comment since you asked we drop the YS and for some reason followed up with your negative opinion on YS tuning.
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Just pointing out this is a Saito thread, for the most part. We have YS threads for YS talk. Anyway, glad you like them.
I do have a pretty good FA-125 that I'm about to resurrect for the fall. One of the first ones to reach the U.S. for $325 back then.
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Originally Posted by wagen017

Glad to be back! Bought a beautiful 2nd hand Topflite Spitfire with a old 61 Supertigre. The plane had not flown for 15 years. Immediately bought a new Fa-125 and did my first flights this weekend. Such a great engine! After initial run in the engine ran great immediately.
Welcome mate and a nice spitty,they look great in the air.Phew!! lucky you got away with that flight buddy.That fa125 would struggle to wind the wheels up let alone fly it,you should have bought an fa115

Jim i have a saito fa200r3 that i've been meaning to put in an at6/harvard for years.I wish it sounded like those big radials the full size corsairs had.

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Originally Posted by blw
Just pointing out this is a Saito thread, for the most part. We have YS threads for YS talk. Anyway, glad you like them.
I do have a pretty good FA-125 that I'm about to resurrect for the fall. One of the first ones to reach the U.S. for $325 back then.
I do of course understand the Saito part.
The rest of it, not so.
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Wag, is that a 14x7 Graupner three blade on the 115, I have several of that series of Graupners, I sometimes run a Graupner 16x8 three blade with .5" cut off of the tjps on my Saito 1.50
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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart
Welcome mate and a nice spitty,they look great in the air.Phew!! lucky you got away with that flight buddy.That fa125 would struggle to wind the wheels up let alone fly it,you should have bought an fa115

Jim i have a saito fa200r3 that i've been meaning to put in an at6/harvard for years.I wish it sounded like those big radials the full size corsairs had.

Pete, important question, the price of the Pawnee plans is 146 NZ dollars, I think that means I need to send Mr. Russell $219.00, deserves a holy moly at least. Thanks, Dave
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Wag, is that a 14x7 Graupner three blade on the 115, I have several of that series of Graupners, I sometimes run a Graupner 16x8 three blade with .5" cut off of the tjps on my Saito 1.50
Yep, Graupner 14x7 three blade. Runs great with that prop.

@Rudolph: still needed some lead up front...better live weight then dead weight!

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Thanks, that is a very smooth turning prop.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Thanks, that is a very smooth turning prop.
any other suggestions btw as 3 blade props for a 125? Both size and make.
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This 15 x 7 3 blade may be the best for the 125, it will be in stock soon. The 14 x 9 is in stock. The hole is on the CG.
I would try a 14x9 three blade or 15x8 three blade, the 14x9 would be a Master Airscrew and a Graupner if you can get it for the 15x8.

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Thx!
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Volkert here's a pic of my tacho

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Yep, Graupner 14x7 three blade. Runs great with that prop.

@Rudolph: still needed some lead up front...better live weight then dead weight!

Volkert
Yeh you got me there.For a long time now arf's have been designed for fourstroke engine weights,bearing in mind that you need a larger fourstroke than the recommended two stroke.Do you have enough ground clearance to run a two blade?

Dave the current conversion rate is .66c NZ to a dollar US should leave you change out of a hundred USD.
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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart


Volkert here's a pic of my tacho



Yeh you got me there.For a long time now arf's have been designed for fourstroke engine weights,bearing in mind that you need a larger fourstroke than the recommended two stroke.Do you have enough ground clearance to run a two blade?
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No, two blade does not fit, I had to go to a 3 blade to get proper ground clearance. First was wondering if the 125 was too big for exactly that reason but happy I stayed with it.

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