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Old 10-11-2019, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Is that the Sig Liberty Sport that they call the "Exact Scale" with the 57" wingspan?
Yes it is. That reminds me I need to update the thread on it with the latest pics. Almost done with the top wing.
Old 10-11-2019, 09:03 AM
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Just an F.Y.I. Fiberglass Specialties still has the Liberty Sport cowl ($29) and pants ($31) in their catalog.
Old 10-11-2019, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Just an F.Y.I. Fiberglass Specialties still has the Liberty Sport cowl ($29) and pants ($31) in their catalog.

Before they sold out and moved south, Fiberglass Specialties was two miles from my front door. Very convenient to walk in ad get whatever you needed.
Old 10-11-2019, 09:24 AM
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Now just a 2 hour drive from me.
Old 10-11-2019, 09:29 AM
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Get them while you can, from what I get from their web site is that once the molds have reached the end of their usefulness, they won't make new ones. Seems like a sure fire way to put an end to a business.
Old 10-11-2019, 09:40 AM
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I think the guy running is doing more lucrative items in his fiberglass business. The RC stuff is just a sideline. That said I have bought from him recently and the quality was quite good.
Old 10-11-2019, 09:51 AM
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If anyone is interested, I used a heat gun on the 1.80 carb that was between two pieces of plywood in a vise. It took about 15 seconds to get some movement. I removed the barrel and cleaned it up. Everything is back together and sitting in my Balsa USA Cub where it belongs.

Thanks for the input.
Old 10-11-2019, 10:00 AM
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[QUOTE=acdii;12555991]Supposed to be cold here tomorrow. Right now it is 42*, was 49* when I arrived at work. I have a couple things I need to get done outside tomorrow, then the rest of the weekend will be in my shop finishing up my Liberty Sport.

Hey Mike the Crunch, are you interested in building a Liberty Sport from a short kit? I am almost done creating the burn files and want someone to sample build one besides me. Would make a great little plane to mount a Saito on.[/


sure
Old 10-11-2019, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open


Too bad you don't live nearby. I have one that I would give you.

Dave, some triangular stock blocks, epoxied in place around the top of the firewall can be helpful. A few high- time Rascal 110 are showing up with loose firewall tops. The landing gear blocks, like with many Seagull built ARF can be a weak point too.
Thanks for the tips Gary, beefing up the main gear won't be easy, I have a couple of dentist mirrors to check it out. If I make a trike out of it, I'll have complete control over it.
Old 10-11-2019, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by retransit
If anyone is interested, I used a heat gun on the 1.80 carb that was between two pieces of plywood in a vise. It took about 15 seconds to get some movement. I removed the barrel and cleaned it up. Everything is back together and sitting in my Balsa USA Cub where it belongs.

Thanks for the input.
Good work, glad you got it freed up, let us know how it runs.
Old 10-11-2019, 12:16 PM
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[QUOTE=Captcrunch44;12556021]
Originally Posted by acdii
Supposed to be cold here tomorrow. Right now it is 42*, was 49* when I arrived at work. I have a couple things I need to get done outside tomorrow, then the rest of the weekend will be in my shop finishing up my Liberty Sport.

Hey Mike the Crunch, are you interested in building a Liberty Sport from a short kit? I am almost done creating the burn files and want someone to sample build one besides me. Would make a great little plane to mount a Saito on.[/


sure
Great lookin plane.
Old 10-11-2019, 12:42 PM
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[left][QUOTE=Hobbsy;12556050]
Originally Posted by Captcrunch44

Great lookin plane.



A reali fine performing plane too. I have a fresh kit in box. Looking forward to building it.
Old 10-11-2019, 12:45 PM
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The only thing I didn't do was take an inventory before starting, so some of my counts may be off. I hope mine looks as good as that one when it's done. Hardest part will be finding two different shades of gray.
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You've not seen fifty shades of grey?
Old 10-12-2019, 03:48 AM
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I just read Clarence Lee's review of the Saito 1.82, in it he says to run the engine to peak power then enrich the right cylinder until the rpm is reduced by 300 rpm. Next, do the same for the left cylinder, to my thinking that would be 600 rpm down from peak and that's a whole lot of down. Toss me some thoughts please.
Old 10-12-2019, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
I just read Clarence Lee's review of the Saito 1.82, in it he says to run the engine to peak power then enrich the right cylinder until the rpm is reduced by 300 rpm. Next, do the same for the left cylinder, to my thinking that would be 600 rpm down from peak and that's a whole lot of down. Toss me some thoughts please.
A few thoughts come to mind:

1. Most people tune 300-500 rich per cylinder with a full tank of fuel. That would probably equate to 150-250 rich at around 1/2 tank (per cylinder).

2. How many people had a tach in 1996? I doubt I could hear any less than a 300 rpm drop.

3. Better safe than sorry?

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Old 10-12-2019, 04:41 AM
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Mine I turned something like that but found myself leaning back out.
Still have a lot of smoke so I don’t think I will worry to much.
Old 10-12-2019, 05:49 AM
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I switched fuel manufacturers and/or blends at least 8 times in last last 5 years. About the time I figured out how much smoke I needed to see with each engine I switched again. I now use a tach for richening the hsn. I still use smoke to get me in the ballpark for idle and transition though, then fine tune from there.

I have been using only Morgan's this year so things are calming down fuel wise.

For 4 strokes: Morgan's 15% Omega and 15% Cool Power mixed 50/50. The resulting mix is approx 15% synthetic/ 2.5% castor.

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Old 10-12-2019, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
I switched fuel manufacturers and/or blends at least 8 times in last last 5 years. About the time I figured out how much smoke I needed to see with each engine I switched again. I now use a tach for richening the hsn. I still use smoke to get me in the ballpark for idle and transition though, then fine tune from there.
yup
i run whatever fuel and tune by ear.
The only time I use a tach is when someone wants numbers
Old 10-12-2019, 06:05 AM
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Crunchy, that 50 you sent me, did you run that since new? If so, what fuel were you running? It looked pretty good inside.
Old 10-12-2019, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Crunchy, that 50 you sent me, did you run that since new? If so, what fuel were you running? It looked pretty good inside.
nope that would be an EBay find. This GK 50 is the same way. It looks like they ran it a few times and put it away wet
like I say I think there tons of engine’s out there were they tried the hobby and gave up after there first trainer.
Old 10-12-2019, 07:56 AM
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The GK 100 I got was brand new. The guy could not get it to run, sent it to HH and they couldn't get it to run. All it needed was to reset the LSN and it runs great. Lowest idling engine I ever had too. It would sit and pop at about 1200 RPM forever. I ran out of servo adjustment trying to kill it.
Old 10-12-2019, 08:05 AM
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Don't get me wrong, that 50 you sent is not a low run timer. Heavy carbon deposits on the exh valve stem and only two tiny spots on the piston ring edge had the original grinding marks. Cam has wide wear marks etc. Whoever ran it took pretty good care of it until they/someone ran it with gummed up tappet bores. It should overhaul nicely.

I really don't have any long term engine wear data with regards to fuel/oil blends so I'm always asking.

Thanks

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Old 10-12-2019, 08:12 AM
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Acdii yeah my 100 on the hog is like that I lost the competition at Sig because I couldn’t get the damn thing to die

Wasp
I would say I am bad at the engine care I have three planes in the truck been bouncing around in there for weeks. I think today I should get them out and oil and prep for winter
Old 10-12-2019, 08:52 AM
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Always wanted to go to Sig, When I had the time, no money and visa versa. What class did you compete in Crunchy?

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