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Old 12-11-2019, 05:54 AM
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Man I didnít think I got in that late Iím not on that list.
what happened to all those guys?
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Weird I thought I was on the list but I don't see it!
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Yeah
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Oops there it is 547 wow what happened to all those members?
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
Oops there it is 547 wow what happened to all those members?
Must have figured it all out or died trying...
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Makes you wonder! looks like they quite handing out number in 07.
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W8ye was keeping track I believe. But his health has deteriorated I haven’t heard much of him in months maybe even year.
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Unfortunately health issues has been a major factor in ending a lot of R/C pilot and Building careers. It has made Swap Meets very depressing the last few years.
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Indeed
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Speaking of numbers and with acdii's permission I will take Saitoholic # 2!
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By all means! Welcome to the club!
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Recovering Saitoholic here!

Feels good but early summer is tough.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Recovering Saitoholic here!

Feels good but early summer is tough.
Saitoholic # 3 is available.
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Call me what you like, I need a saito 115.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Call me what you like, I need a saito 115.
As hopeless addicts who are we to judge!
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
Man I didnít think I got in that late Iím not on that list.
what happened to all those guys?

I hate to say this, but, some of those guys went,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, gasser


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I intend to experiment with a Saito gasser a bit. I have a recently acquired fg21, just waiting on a cdi to arrive. If it runs like I think it will I may put it in the 60 size TF P51. Zoom zoom! all day for nickels.

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They run great on CDI/Methanol fuel!


In this case, an FG-20
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When reverting back to the glow carb, yes. The first thing I'm going to do is to install the new cdi on the 100 in the P51. If the increase in power is sufficient then I'll play with the fg21 on the bench, then on another airframe later.
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Reverting back to the reliable glow carb , in the case of the FG-20 is just one of the benefits
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Makes me wonder how easily the fg21 could be converted to glow. Would a 125 glow carb mount right up?
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It should, but I have not tried. In the case of the FG-20, and likely the FG-21 as well, you should use the gaspoline carb mounting hardware. The gaspoline carb screws are smaller diameter and use flanged bushings for heat insulation. An alternative would be re-tapping the carb screws and using a shim.
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Thanks Gary, that's something to keep in mind if it turns out I don't like the behavior of the fg21 on gaspo. I do like how my larger 2 stroke gassers run, have not tried a 4 stroke gasser yet. I am aware of the reduced power to weight ratios regarding gaspo vs metho but I feel the fg21 would work well (well overpowered) on my 60 P51. The bottom line for me will be whether or not the fg21 will hold a tune, a non issue with zama or walbro cube carbs used on 2 stroke gassers but historically an issue with some Saito gassers eg the early carb version of the fg17.

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Due to the air/fuel ratio differences, gaspoline engines do require more accurate fuel metering systems than needed from methanol fueled versions.
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Yep, and finer threads and/or longer tapers on the needles help with that.

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