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Old 05-03-2019, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I think they now have group therapy for that.

I certainly hope so.
Old 05-03-2019, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Sure,
Having experience with them leads to actually appreciating the brands that Saitoist believers fear
no I donít fear the YS I just donít care for all the hype.
Remmber I have had a few. I just donít like them.
Old 05-03-2019, 01:32 PM
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I have owned enough of them and enjoyed them all, starting 1979.
Enough good experience to consider most of the sour grape negatives as "hype".

Anyhow, I have had good enough results with Enya, OS and YS that Idont exactly worship at the holy altar of only Saito all the time

I appreciate the YS engines well. Extremely well made .


Also appreciate that others may not .





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Old 05-03-2019, 01:43 PM
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Lol😁
i am just giving a little.
I love the Saitoís and for me itís just easier to stay with one type. I get tired of going out and have to reinvent the wheel every time I fly. Kinda like the old carb days every car started deferent that had a carburetor.
Old 05-03-2019, 03:11 PM
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If anyone is interested in a NIB FA60 twin or NIB OS FS48 give me a holler.
Old 05-03-2019, 03:43 PM
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YS?? OS?? Has Saito quit shipping ehgines that you have to settle for an off brand?
LOL who said anything about buying? Mine were freebies!
Old 05-03-2019, 03:48 PM
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I would love another twin, but that would mean having to build another plane. Already backed up with builds as it is. # in various state of repair, two still in boxes, and one to assemble as well as doing a few repairs on a couple more. Then there are the three to remaiden!

I have a SIG Liberty Sport that will have an OS Gemini II 120 on the nose, That will be one sweet plane.
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Lonnie, I received the manifold today, thank you

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Old 05-03-2019, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii
I would love another twin, but that would mean having to build another plane. Already backed up with builds as it is. # in various state of repair, two still in boxes, and one to assemble as well as doing a few repairs on a couple more. Then there are the three to remaiden!

I have a SIG Liberty Sport that will have an OS Gemini II 120 on the nose, That will be one sweet plane.

I have a Liberty Sport kit still in the factory sealed box. Was thinking about using one of my FA100T twins in it. That Gemini II should be very nice. I had a Sig Clipped Wing Cub on floats with the 120 II that weighed 15 pounds near the end of its soaked 20 year life that flew quite well. At least until the last few seconds!
Old 05-03-2019, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii
LOL who said anything about buying? Mine were freebies!
LOL! Every engine looks good when it's free!
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you know, for something that doesn't have a prop it's pretty neat

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Old 05-04-2019, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
Lonnie, I received the Carb today, thank you......

Jim
Originally Posted by the Wasp
Lonnie, I received the manifold today, thank you

Jim
Oh good, nice to hear everything made it back home safely. Thanks again for the loaner carb Jim.

It'll be interesting to see what happens when the 82 gets another compression ratio increase; from 10.5:1 to 11.5:1. I should be receiving my precision machining jig parts this week.
Old 05-04-2019, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open



I have a Liberty Sport kit still in the factory sealed box. Was thinking about using one of my FA100T twins in it. That Gemini II should be very nice. I had a Sig Clipped Wing Cub on floats with the 120 II that weighed 15 pounds near the end of its soaked 20 year life that flew quite well. At least until the last few seconds!
I spread out the plans and placed the engine in place. Perfect fit.
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hey guys, where do you buy your batteries, I need 4 packs ??

I usually buy from NOBS Batteries, but I just thought I would ask you guys this time before I buy.

if this matters, I fly NiCads in the air..

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Originally Posted by the Wasp
hey guys, where do you buy your batteries, I need 4 packs ??

I usually buy from NOBS Batteries, but I just thought I would ask you guys this time before I buy.

if this matters, I fly NiCads in the air..

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Old 05-04-2019, 02:24 PM
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A few of my planes are running nicads, futaba packs with sanyo cells from who knows how many years ago as I got them with used planes I bought. Never had one go bad. The rest of my planes fly on nimh batts and I have had two packs go bad, again who knows how old they were. When I finally need an rx pack I'll be buying ones built with sanyo nicad cells.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
A few of my planes are running nicads, futaba packs with sanyo cells from who knows how many years ago as I got them with used planes I bought. Never had one go bad. The rest of my planes fly on nimh batts and I have had two packs go bad, again who knows how old they were. When I finally need an rx pack I'll be buying ones built with sanyo nicad cells.
Kindred spirits methinks. NiCd are my first choice for airborne as well. NiCd are more robust and predictable under the typical loads found in flight packs. That said Sanyo brand and Panasonic were among the best. The thing today is a lot of the bargain stuff is often old, stale stuff and of course there are knock offs too. Much of what I have bought lately does not cycle anywhere near the ratings. I go the pig in a poke route and risk buying bulk. I always cycle to verify capacity. BTW, those tab welders can be real helpful too. Picked one up a couple years ago and have used it for plenty other odd jobs as well.
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If I go non Lithium, then I will go with just the Enloop ones. Have them in my JR 12DX and they work great, hold their charge for months. The NiMh that failed on me was brand new. Had cycled it 6 times to get a goof float on them. Didn't work. When one cell is bad, one cell is bad.
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I use NiMh in transmitters where they can work well under the steady loads transmitters impose.


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^OK^, so where do you all buy batteries ?

NOBS (no BS batteries) Sanyo NiCads have always packed 200 to 300 more MAHs than their rated capacity, I buy SCR NiCads.

I have been told by more than a few that today's Sanyo NiCads are made by Panasonic

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I like these for flight packs
Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
Not sure if this will show up here or not but quick clip of my H-9 Corsair doing a fly-by with the 3cyl FG-84R3

https://www.facebook.com/JaxRCFlyboy...0098339695334/
I really like that,longer vid next time please.
Old 05-05-2019, 05:47 AM
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Subtle Croc', very subtle!


I've pretty much switched over to LiFe packs. I have one that has two outputs, and works great for my LT-40 with the FG-11. I can fly several hours and not worry about capacity.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
A few of my planes are running nicads, futaba packs with sanyo cells from who knows how many years ago as I got them with used planes I bought. Never had one go bad. The rest of my planes fly on nimh batts and I have had two packs go bad, again who knows how old they were. When I finally need an rx pack I'll be buying ones built with sanyo nicad cells.
Good choice. The NiCds are a lot less subject to damage during charging than NiMh and, the important difference with flight packs, NiCd also deliver better instantaneous current under peak servo loadings.

I have used 10 year old NiCd packs to power my portable flash when I did wedding photography.
The NiMh would never stand up to that use.
Old 05-05-2019, 06:12 AM
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These are what I use, https://www.buddyrc.com/glacier-2100...r-battery.html

I know not for everybody since you need the correct charger and to forget all you know about charging batteries, but after having my Rascal 168 crash due to a bad pack, I am puling all non-LiFe packs and replacing them with these. Have not had a single one give me trouble the past 4 years of using them. I did have another brand puff up, it still works, but because it is puffed, I will use it for target practice. Will e exciting to see when the .22 hits it.
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Nothing to forget so much, just a matter of learning what the battery strengths and shortcomings are.
Judging remaining capacity with LiFe is something that needs learning. I also use these but again, only in constant drain applications like the transmitters. Great batteries though.

6.6 volt batteries are not well liked by many of the older 4.8 volt airborne systems that I often like to use.
Even where they are tolerated, the current drain at 6.6 is proportionally higher than at 4.8 volt, with a few rarer exceptions.

Which takes us back to the original question of where to buy NiCds

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