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Old 06-05-2019, 04:02 AM
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That is much better. Thanks
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What all was damaged besides the crank?
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Only the rod was damaged, the crank is fine, a new rod slides on and off easily and turns smoothly. I have two rods for it,a good used one with a solid round lower end and a new one with the notched lower end. The notched one is the current offering at Horizon.
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Oh, I thought that was a picture of the old rod after you buffed it out. My bad! I'm glad it was just the rod. You will have it up and purring like a kitten in no time.
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Thanks, I'm just waiting on the bearings which I messed up when ordering.
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It surprises me that the 100 GK is still there.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
It surprises me that the 100 GK is still there.
I guess a lot of guys don't value glow engines like the guys in this thread. Or they have already blown their hobby budgets like I just did.
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Or the price is too high.
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Bingo!
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Originally Posted by acdii
Or the price is too high.
Could be. A NIB non GK 100 FA-AAC from Horizon has a $339.99 price tag, by comparison $290 doesn't look so bad but it doesn't mean a prospective buyer will pay it. It has been a long time since I could afford to buy an R/C engine 2 or 4 cycle in a store.

Quick question if I can fit it under the cowl do you guess think a Saito .80 would be too much engine for a 9 to 10 lb. civilian scale job? I fly in more of a scale like fashion, I don't fly 3D or fly patterns. I haven't got the coordination or reaction times for that.

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Quick question if I can fit it under the cowl do you guess think a Saito .80 would be too much engine for a 9 to 10 lb. civilian scale job? I fly in more of a scale like fashion, I don't fly 3D or fly patterns. I haven't got the coordination or reaction times for that.
Sounds just about right to me. A 13x6 to 13x8 prop size should get you in the 9-10k rpm range. Thrust will be somewhere between 6 to 7.5 lbs or .5:1 to .6:1 thrust to weight ratio. More thrust if you go with 14x4. You didn't say what plane so I'm just throwing some numbers at you.

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I have a 100GK in my 1/5th Cub. It sticks out the cowl in a way that looks like a real Cub engine, and turns a prop large enough to be scale like. It takes off in 10', climbs like an F-15 on Afterburner, but at under half throttle, has scale like speed and sound. Go for it.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Could be. A NIB non GK 100 FA-AAC from Horizon has a $339.99 price tag, by comparison $290 doesn't look so bad but it doesn't mean a prospective buyer will pay it. It has been a long time since I could afford to buy an R/C engine 2 or 4 cycle in a store.

Quick question if I can fit it under the cowl do you guess think a Saito .80 would be too much engine for a 9 to 10 lb. civilian scale job? I fly in more of a scale like fashion, I don't fly 3D or fly patterns. I haven't got the coordination or reaction times for that.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrFV5r8cs0

So how much does a real nice Saito 80 cost lately?
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Thanks I thought it might work.
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When you compare prices of the newer models to some of the older standbys, those old gems have a lot to offer
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
When you compare prices of the newer models to some of the older standbys, those old gems have a lot to offer
I love my .80s wish I had more and a couple of 1.00s.
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Wish I had some radials, but then I would need to fly more to enjoy them.....

Have not flown a plane in nearly a year!
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I love the look of radials but I wouldn't have anything big enough needing one. If I did I couldn't haul it or store it.
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I have a Horse trailer I can convert into a nice hanger if I wanted to. Horses aren't using it. Right now I have a 6 x 12 trailer I haul the planes around in, and with reconfiguration can make room for more. I have my Rascal 168 in it now, granted it is busted up from its trip into a corn field with no power. I did have my 33% CARF Extra 330L in there at one time too. I think I can get the B-25 and P-61 in there once they are built, by then the Rascal will be gone. I'll give Crunch some time to decide if he wants to buy the wreck off me and for how much, or decide to repair it and modify it to make it lighter and more agile. It was the slowest turning plane I have ever flown, you have to start the turn well before you want it to turn, and was not used to that, which is how it wound up in the corn field.
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I have a Ford Escape to haul with and for the projects I have waiting for me attention I can fit each of them in it just not at the same time. I have seen some very tempting giant scale airplanes but when I run the numbers I find I can complete several of my current stash for the cost of just the short kit. It does a great job of tempering my desires.
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Your Escape can tow a trailer the size of mine. My WIfe's Focus could if I were able to put a hitch on it.


Yeah yeah I know, don't give you any more ideas. LOL


Just thinking, if I got a CriCut, I could make Powered by Saito stickers for her Focus.
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I have my wife's Tahoe for hauling planes to the field, does that count?

Picked up a preowned GP 81" span Yak 54 yesterday. I had 2" to spare in the Tahoe . Don't have a Saito big enough for it but for now the DLE 55RA should drag it around with authority.
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EWW A ChainSaw!!!!

LOL, shouldn't say that, I have a few myself.
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Originally Posted by acdii
Your Escape can tow a trailer the size of mine. My WIfe's Focus could if I were able to put a hitch on it.


Yeah yeah I know, don't give you any more ideas. LOL


Just thinking, if I got a CriCut, I could make Powered by Saito stickers for her Focus.
Really! Then again the Escape doesn't have a hitch and I have no place to park a trailer. Both ideas would require a messy divorce and then I wouldn't have a place to build. So I think I'll stick to what I already have.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
I have my wife's Tahoe for hauling planes to the field, does that count?

Picked up a preowned GP 81" span Yak 54 yesterday. I had 2" to spare in the Tahoe . Don't have a Saito big enough for it but for now the DLE 55RA should drag it around with authority.
Just wait until you spill fuel in the Tahoe and then we'll see how long its plane hauling days last.

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