Notices
Glow Engines Discuss RC glow engines

Welcome to Club SAITO !

Old 07-30-2019, 08:11 PM
  #41551  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: dysart, IA
Posts: 1,730
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default


Little better pic
Old 07-30-2019, 08:21 PM
  #41552  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Time for an eye exam or a random drug test!
LOL

in my own defense it was rather dark

Jim
Old 07-30-2019, 08:23 PM
  #41553  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Captcrunch44

Little better pic
that's going to be petty cool, what's the wing span ?

Jim
Old 07-31-2019, 12:14 AM
  #41554  
 
Rudolph Hart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Perth, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 4,383
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Hobbsy


Yes sir, and also this one.


And this one, the 18 x 6 Classic is a real fly wheel for idling. The one in this picture is a real heavy load but light in weight.
Very nice wood prop dave, and those twin carbs always look good.
Old 07-31-2019, 12:23 AM
  #41555  
 
Rudolph Hart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Perth, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 4,383
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by the Wasp
LOL

in my own defense it was rather dark

Jim




Jim i believe your story about the can flying away. I snuck out to the shed one night because i could hear noises and wanted to see if some crittur was stealing my brand new fa182t that i'd stayed up late to run in. The small side door was open and the lights were on, and what a shock, music blaring and beer cans scattered everywhere, found one of these in a box under the bench.

Last edited by Rudolph Hart; 07-31-2019 at 12:31 AM.
Old 07-31-2019, 01:46 AM
  #41556  
 
Jesse Open's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: 30 Miles North of Canada Border
Posts: 3,853
Received 94 Likes on 86 Posts
Default

Dave,

This is just about the heaviest 18-6 I have come across to date. Picked up a batch at tha Toledo show.
Not surewhat the wood is but it is heavy, hard and thick. Could double as a Cricket bat or maybe a double tree for a pair of Clydesdales.

They do indeed pull very well.
Old 07-31-2019, 06:38 AM
  #41557  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Capron, IL
Posts: 10,000
Received 97 Likes on 88 Posts
Default

I think I have a couple of those as well. Was going to use them on the NGH38CC on the B-25 until I found out the 19" would be scraping up dirt. They and the engines will wind up on the P-61 when I build it, instead have a pair of FG-30's with Falcon 18's.
Old 07-31-2019, 01:20 PM
  #41558  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3,648
Received 65 Likes on 65 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Captcrunch44

Great idea. You really pigged out on that build.

I've seen an Astro Hog fly with an FS90, don't remember it being under powered. Two FA91's should be fun.

Fastro Hog, good name.

Last edited by Glowgeek; 07-31-2019 at 02:22 PM.
Old 07-31-2019, 07:07 PM
  #41559  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

the Brothers Hogs
Old 07-31-2019, 07:26 PM
  #41560  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart

Jim i believe your story about the can flying away. I snuck out to the shed one night because i could hear noises and wanted to see if some crittur was stealing my brand new fa182t that i'd stayed up late to run in. The small side door was open and the lights were on, and what a shock, music blaring and beer cans scattered everywhere, found one of these in a box under the bench.
Pete, those short little guys are pretty easy to handle with a broom stick, I thought you were going to say you found a KungFu Roo in your shed

click on photo to enlarge

Click image for larger version

Name:	ed6c4499-6bdd-4441-a3fb-4fc809fa1b7f.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	236.1 KB
ID:	2264925

Jim

Last edited by the Wasp; 07-31-2019 at 07:29 PM.
Old 07-31-2019, 07:57 PM
  #41561  
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 7,266
Received 35 Likes on 30 Posts
Default

Update on Jester's cantankerous FA80: Carb rebuild done, needle adjustments seem to be more predictable. The engine still ran significantly more RPM at low throttle settings with glow heat than without. A new Saito glow plug fixed that.
Now I have 2400 rpm idle with good transition. It's running 8700 on the top end at full peak, so I tuned it to 8400 and called it good for the first flight on the Spitfire. I can live with that, and hopefully I can get the idle down a little more with some fine tuning.

Thanks to all of you for your help and suggestions. I am certain o rings were an issue, and the new spraybar might have been also. It definitely needed the different glow plug. Sometimes Captain Obvious really should be in command of the ship, so thank you, Glowgeek. If today's moderate success was a fluke, I'll be back.
Old 07-31-2019, 09:18 PM
  #41562  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jester_s1
Update on Jester's cantankerous FA80: Carb rebuild done, needle adjustments seem to be more predictable. The engine still ran significantly more RPM at low throttle settings with glow heat than without. A new Saito glow plug fixed that.
Now I have 2400 rpm idle with good transition. It's running 8700 on the top end at full peak, so I tuned it to 8400 and called it good for the first flight on the Spitfire. I can live with that, and hopefully I can get the idle down a little more with some fine tuning.

Thanks to all of you for your help and suggestions. I am certain o rings were an issue, and the new spraybar might have been also. It definitely needed the different glow plug. Sometimes Captain Obvious really should be in command of the ship, so thank you, Glowgeek. If today's moderate success was a fluke, I'll be back.

what prop was that turning ??

Jim
Old 07-31-2019, 10:45 PM
  #41563  
 
Rudolph Hart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Perth, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 4,383
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default


Jim that's funny, over here the red roos are called big reds or 'boomers' as they grow much bigger than the more common western grey kangaroo. 30 yrs ago my mate steve had one as a pet in his fenced back yard, i think his mum owned it but if you were there with steve the roo was always friendly, they can make good guard dogs. A while later a burglar hopped over the back fence at night and got a big surprise so they had to let the roo go to a friends place out in the bush east of here.

Jester that is real good news and you may be right about o rings, especially the o ring that wraps around the intake tube where it joins the head. I change them once a year if the engine gets a lot of use they tend to flatten badly and go a bit hard over time too. Time for a few beers and some bench racing after a successful flight i say

Dave those power points on your wall look weird to us downunder.

ps capt nice looking model, i like the kite on the back wall too.
Old 08-01-2019, 07:25 AM
  #41564  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3,648
Received 65 Likes on 65 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by the Wasp
the Brothers Hogs
Yeah

Pigs in a Blanket
Sky Swine

If it were mine I'd call it "Cloud Sounder".
Old 08-01-2019, 08:06 AM
  #41565  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: dysart, IA
Posts: 1,730
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

The swine winder
Old 08-01-2019, 09:10 AM
  #41566  
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 14,234
Received 281 Likes on 243 Posts
Default

Run a half round file in spots on top down to the tail and you could have a Razorback!
Old 08-01-2019, 01:32 PM
  #41567  
My Feedback: (102)
 
Hobbsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Colonial Beach, VA
Posts: 20,370
Likes: 0
Received 25 Likes on 25 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jester_s1
Update on Jester's cantankerous FA80: Carb rebuild done, needle adjustments seem to be more predictable. The engine still ran significantly more RPM at low throttle settings with glow heat than without. A new Saito glow plug fixed that.
Now I have 2400 rpm idle with good transition. It's running 8700 on the top end at full peak, so I tuned it to 8400 and called it good for the first flight on the Spitfire. I can live with that, and hopefully I can get the idle down a little more with some fine tuning.

Thanks to all of you for your help and suggestions. I am certain o rings were an issue, and the new spraybar might have been also. It definitely needed the different glow plug. Sometimes Captain Obvious really should be in command of the ship, so thank you, Glowgeek. If today's moderate success was a fluke, I'll be back.

Jester, as you fine tune the LS needle the flight times will go up dramatically, the LS needle controls the mixture for about 85% of the throttle range.
Old 08-01-2019, 01:48 PM
  #41568  
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 22
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I get involved in your discussion to find out what the rotor stopper is for on the Saito FA-82B. The manual does not mention it. Could you explain to me how to use it and why?
Thanks a lot
Old 08-01-2019, 01:50 PM
  #41569  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3,648
Received 65 Likes on 65 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart
Roger Roo!!

He was one scarey looking S*B. I'm not sure but I think his rescuer Chris Barns said his nuggets clanked when he walked.

I remember reading about him and the rescue from his roadkill momma's pouch. I guess he grew into those gigantic ears,

Old 08-01-2019, 01:56 PM
  #41570  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3,648
Received 65 Likes on 65 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
The swine winder
Piggy Banker?
Old 08-01-2019, 02:10 PM
  #41571  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3,648
Received 65 Likes on 65 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Fast Pilot
I get involved in your discussion to find out what the rotor stopper is for on the Saito FA-82B. The manual does not mention it. Could you explain to me how to use it and why?
Thanks a lot

Hello Fast Pilot, are you referring to the black hex head screw in the side of the carb? The medium size screw shown here?
https://www.macgregor.co.uk/saito/sai91s90.htm

If yes, it has a specially shaped point on the end that makes the rotor (barrel) move in and out when the throttle lever is moved. That is how many RC engines control fuel metering.

Throttle barrel shown here
https://www.macgregor.co.uk/saito/sai91s87a.htm

That screw must be tightened just enough to stay in place. There is a small split locking washer which must be used under the screw head.

Last edited by Glowgeek; 08-01-2019 at 02:16 PM.
Old 08-01-2019, 05:02 PM
  #41572  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: dysart, IA
Posts: 1,730
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

You guys crack me up razorback, pigs in a blanket
its all fun and games tell you get the Swine flue.
Old 08-01-2019, 07:09 PM
  #41573  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

Miss Piggy

Last edited by the Wasp; 08-01-2019 at 07:18 PM.
Old 08-01-2019, 07:10 PM
  #41574  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

how about>>>>>> Pork and Ham
Old 08-01-2019, 07:13 PM
  #41575  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

or,,, Flied Bacon

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.