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Old 12-26-2019, 06:05 AM
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Where's the vent now? On my FG-11 it is located under the cam area, and I ran it inverted in my T-clips with the scavenging system I described. Seeing oil in the line is a good indication that the cam box is getting lubed, but the top end doesn't get oil from the bottom, it gets it from the top.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
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?
I would tell you where they work well for me, but it isn't worth the BS that ensues
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Used scavenging to good advantage. Only works for oiling when used for drawing oil thru, not away from the area in need.


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Ok, so ALL of the oil I'm finding in rocker covers comes by way of the valve stem clearances? None of the oil from the tappet area propagates up the outer surfaces of the pushrods in a vertically mounted engine? I kinda figured with all that jiggling some oil would climb up to the rockers.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
I would tell you where they work well for me, but it isn't worth the BS that ensues

Uuuhm, ooooh K.
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My FG 11 has tiny copper gaskets on the rocker cover bolts.Visible here.


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Likewise with the FG21.
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My FG 11 turning a G-sonic 13 x 7 on 20% synthetic lube.

Graupner G-Sonics 13 x 7

20% synthetic lube.
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Nice, glad it's running good for you. Looks like it's producing about the same power as an FA56. Not bad considering you can fly it all day on 8 oz. of fuel.

How low will it idle with that prop?
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Ok, so ALL of the oil I'm finding in rocker covers comes by way of the valve stem clearances? None of the oil from the tappet area propagates up the outer surfaces of the pushrods in a vertically mounted engine? I kinda figured with all that jiggling some oil would climb up to the rockers.
I have been packing the rocker boxes on Saito uprights with Bel-Ray grease for years now. Not suggesting anyone else do it, I just do it because it is wrong.
Just like the 14% oil. It forces me to add 2% castor AKA 3 hour epoxy. Just plain wrong.

Best reason I can think of to do it.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Nice, glad it's running good for you. Looks like it's producing about the same power as an FA56. Not bad considering you can fly it all day on 8 oz. of fuel.

How low will it idle with that prop?

2,140 with G-Sonic 13 x 7, 90 octane E free
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.......Grease and castor, oh my. Don't you know you're going to fuse all the moving parts together?
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Need to move this along. Low time, stinks like gaspoline. Won't bring it inside. $100?
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Does it have the updated carb? Little pinhole next to the hsn?
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Well frak, wish I had a spare $100.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Need to move this along. Low time, stinks like gaspoline. Won't bring it inside. $100?
Ill take it for $100 pm your PayPal.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
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?
the Saito 100 Ti is setup to be mounted upside down and the breather is mounted on it's right side of the cam when upside down, that is where I put mine




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here is a video of the Saito 100Ti popping bubbles, it sounds great. I find it interesting that it only has one breather. I wonder if there has been any reports of it not receiving oil to the rear cam

edit>> the site is not excepting the You Tube link
Jim


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Not a lot of them out there to get a good consensus. Plenty of case turbulence anyhow.

The gasper carbs with the FG-20 are early.


The FG with methanol and glow carb. Runs great!
Sounds nice too.

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Thanks Jim, that's one of the vent locations I was considering. There or on the bottom of the case.


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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
The gasper carbs with the FG-20 are early.

Gary, many people sent their fg20's back to HH for free upgrades to the same carb that was later used on the fg21's. I was interested in getting it, thus the question. Doesn't matter now, erieqc jumped in there and claimed it. I hope it works out well for him.

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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
Yup
there has been a lot of questions asked here that the HH should have been able to answer. However this group knows ten times what those guys know.
Cap, I'm going to start having some fun, this should arrive Monday or Tuesday, along with 8 or 9 accessories.

MicroLux 6 x 10 lathe

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Looks like fun Dave!
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I'll take a good crack at it anyway.
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So the new FAA Proposal has hit the news. I really wish the AMA worked harder to distinguish the differences between our model aircraft, flown at an AMA sanctioned field at line of sight vs the true "drone" which are the multirotors and the like that can be flown beyond line of sight. An exemption for our LOS planes should be added, but only those flown at official AMA fields.

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