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Old 12-23-2019, 08:11 AM
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With my luck it would be a toilet.
Old 12-23-2019, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
With my luck it would be a toilet.
Or an outhouse! That reminds me of that story line in the movie Green Berets. The one soldier can't figure out what his name would like right on if he died in combat and his Colonel tells him to let him know when he figures it out.. He ended up whispering his choice to John Wayne's character when he dies in battle. He picked a Privy so his fellow Green Berets would always be thinking about him!

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Old 12-23-2019, 09:03 AM
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Or a brothel. Hmmm, now that would be interesting to see. With my luck though, it would be in Siberia.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I wish there was a website you could plug an address into and it would show you what the exact spot on the other side of the world would look like. With my luck its either desert or open ocean.
https://www.antipodesmap.com/

Merry Christmas, your wish has been granted
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Good thing I can swim. It's the middle of the Indian ocean!
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Most of the US is.
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That is so cool!!
Any way I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Be safe in your travels people are crazy
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Yes, Season's Greetings and best wishes to everyone here.


ps: Jim, I don't drink so have a beer for me, just remember to leave those keys on the counter!
you know it makes me feel good to be able to tell you I have not driven after drinking since 1984.. today it's 2, 3 beers and that's it. I bought a 6 pack today, I will drink 2 tonight, 2 tomorrow and 2 Xmas eve. but, and there is always a but>, I guess some would think that's a lot. my fathers friend was a farmer, he drank a case (24) of beer a day, he LOL was a fun guy LOL, but as a kid I didn't know that his joking was just buzzed LOL


best wishes back at you Lonnie

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Old 12-23-2019, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Being down under I figured he was just busy drinking his share of Christmas cheer!
you know, being up side down you don't have to drink so much to get a buzz, it goes straight to the brain, I hope Pete has a great week

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Originally Posted by the Wasp
you know, being up side down you don't have to drink so much to get a buzz, it goes straight to the brain, I hope Pete has a great week

Jim
oh brother and people give me that politically correct look.
but it’s still funny.
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
oh brother and people give me that politically correct look.
but it’s still funny.
Happy Christmas folks.
Christmas came early.
I can post again AND I got the first e mail notification since they " fixed" the site.
WooHoo
Let's all remember to sing happy birthday.
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Christmas started early for us on Saturday. We went to Sedgwick, KS to celebrate with my No. 2 son and his family. After opening presents we took the kids to Wichita to see the Fire Museum housed in a 1906 Fire station and the the Wichita Aviation Museum. At the aviation museum we saw a gorgeously restored Staggering and a rare Beech Starship amoung other aircraft. The wife and I drove home that evening, it was a great trip! Tonight is the Christmas Eve service and tomorrow we are hosting a Prime Rib dinner for our two youngest sons, their wives, and a grandson. My oldest is in NJ visiting his wife's sister for Christmas. His Christmas gift to me arrived last week a 97 mm (3.8 inches) diameter aluminum spinner from Sarik in the UK to fit a Brian Taylor Spitfire MK 1A. The spinner is an odd size and can't be found in the USA so its a great gift. Now I don't have an excuse not to get it build except the 5 other projects in front of it.
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I got two presents this Christmas, an absolutely lovely 60°f and near zero wind day to tear the gear out from under my P51 and an FG21 valve train that munched itself. Lol

Flying was really nice today with a couple of my Saito powered planes but the fa100 in the P51 dead sticked again. This time I didn't have the elevation to go around and bleed off speed nor did I think quick enough to deploy the flaps, I just had to land quick and hot on the roughest part of our grass runway. Bye bye gear mounts. Easy fix.

Now the fg51, this thing is really not being nice to me. My previous complaints about it coughing out and dying on rapid throttle up is now the least of my problems. While running on the bench today and experimenting with changes in timing and plug gap I noticed that peak rpm was dropping. Even when I returned the settings back to where they began it was losing peak rpm. Turns out that in the 30 minutes I had run the engine today the inlet valve lash had opened from .002" to .018'! Things looked pretty dry under the rocker covers. Something not right there for sure.

We usually have a house full of screaming kids and peeved parents at Christmas but this year it's just Julie and I. Good thing, I can keep what's left of my sanity.
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Increase your oil content to 16:1 and richen up the LSN. AN 1/8 turn should do it, you shouldn't be dry on the top end.

Today I played around with the software and made an instrument panel for the Liberty sport using the 3 view that comes with the kit. Then I plugged in the laser and started engraving and cutting.
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Here it is
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
We usually have a house full of screaming kids and peeved parents at Christmas but this year it's just Julie and I. Good thing, I can keep what's left of my sanity.
Take it from me sanity is greatly overrated!

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Here it is
That is a nice looking instrument panel! Are you going to add one to the rear position too?
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Take it from me sanity is greatly overrated!


That is a nice looking instrument panel! Are you going to add one to the rear position too?
Thanks, the rear doesn't have one in the LS. It is actually flown solo from the front seat.
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Rumor has it Santa replaced the reindeer this year with 8 FA-100s!
Old 12-25-2019, 01:35 AM
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Saito’s new blowen Engine
Santa gets all the cool stuff

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Take it from me sanity is greatly overrated!


That is a nice looking instrument panel! Are you going to add one to the rear position too?
Outstanding, very nice.
Old 12-25-2019, 04:12 PM
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Increase your oil content to 16:1 and richen up the LSN. AN 1/8 turn should do it, you shouldn't be dry on the top end.
Well, something needs to change but I don't think increasing the oil ratio is the answer, I think the vent needs to be moved to the cam gear box area.

Here's the lash adjuster end of the intake and exhaust pushrods. The exhaust is .025" shorter than the intake. Munched in less than 45 min of runtime! This pushrod never broke in properly, it just abraded against the lash adjuster socket due to lack of lube. The exhaust adjuster socket appears dull in appearance just like the pushrod whereas the intake side is shiny and broke in properly. The tappets took some abuse as well so I'll be ordering new. The camshaft and pin survived unscathed.



Just look at the difference in oiling between the front and rear halves of the case! The vent needs to be moved imo. I have never seen this amount of disparity in oiling on front vented Saitos.


There is virtually no oil pooling in the front half of the case and there are no seals or shields on the factory rear bearing.

Sad, very sad Saito.

BTW, notice the remains of the cylinder head to case gasket. The gasket must be a gasser thing, never seen one on a glow engine.

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Set up a scavenging system, I did that on mine and it works wonders. A short brass tube attached to the muffler with the end cut at a slant and sticking in the flow of exhaust with a piece of fuel line connecting it to the vent. The exhaust blowing past the tube end will suck the oil . There should be some oil at the valve stems though, so maybe they are too tight and not allowing oil past them.
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it make you wonder how much oil the rear bearing was getting, be careful you may need to replace the bearings

Jim
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Jim, this is a low time engine, barely broke in. In the pic the shiny dark colored stuff in the back half of the case is oil. It's completely swamped with oil back there and virtually dry up front.

acdii, your instrument panel looks great!
Hmmmm, I'm not so sure I want to scavenge oil from the case, at least not from the current vent location.

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I want to move the vent on this FG21 before replacing parts. It's a "B" case design and I'm looking for recomendations on a new vent location, specifically when mounting the engine inverted.

What do you guys think would be the best location?

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