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Old 01-26-2020, 07:01 PM
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:12 AM
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I wasted some metal learning and practicing, I managed to make a pair of adapters that suited me. The ID of the latest FA 30 mufflers is .5 mm larger than the earlier ones so the adapters match that.

Jim, I made a little diamond patch in the center for arts sake.


Old 01-28-2020, 08:08 AM
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Dave,

Nice job, like a duck to water! I am gathering up some more metal bits. Will load up a Flat Rate USPS box and head it your way.

Also need to send some solder out to acdii.

I will try to get you some tips on making elbows too. Maybe photographs.
Old 01-28-2020, 08:24 AM
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Beautiful job Dave! I'm envious of your metal working skill and your shop!
Old 01-28-2020, 08:59 AM
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Some day I am going to hit up the local Rockford metal places and get some scraps to play with. Not in any hurry though, have way too many other projects to work on, and still need to replace the power supply for the CNC since I somehow got an AC instead of DC power supply. Hope it didn't burn the controller, but only the power supply smoked.
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Whaaat?

Good chance that something bad happened there. What are the specs for the needed supply? (Volts/Amps, AC input voltage). I have quite a few DC supplies lurking about and would be glad to help.
Old 01-28-2020, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Whaaat?

Good chance that something bad happened there. What are the specs for the needed supply? (Volts/Amps, AC input voltage). I have quite a few DC supplies lurking about and would be glad to help.

Yeah, I don't know but the power supply case and plug are identical to what comes with the Sherline, but was an AC and not DC one. Its a 24 volt 4 Amp DC with what looks like the plug used on old AT keyboards, but with a different pin out. Thats what I have to determine, the pin out. there are 2 + and 2 - pins, but I wont know which is which without opening up the controller and and running some traces to find ground and +.

I haven't done it yet to compare, but it looks like this one,
Amazon Amazon
at least I think it does, have to check the plug.
Old 01-28-2020, 10:44 AM
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Looks like a 4-pin "Mini DIN" connector. It may have a +12 / 0 / -12volt layout too. Most likely they are using 2 pins each positive and negative to handle the amperage. Those Mini Din pins are only good for a couple of amps each at best..
Old 01-28-2020, 11:27 AM
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I'm not sure that it is a mini din yet, I just never think about looking at it when I am in the shop, but will get to it some day. Once I do, I can also figure out if I can easily just replace the jack with something else, like a barrel plug, which will make it easier to get a power supply.. I mean, it's not like there is a warranty to protect.
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Thanks for kind remarks, I misspoke above, I used a double wheeled knurling tool to do a bit of deco. Cleanliness is super important.


Mine is cleaner than this one.

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Old 01-28-2020, 03:12 PM
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Default FA 72 parts

Looking for a parts source, especially gasket set and a pair of rockers.
Suggestions please.
Old 01-28-2020, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by tashley
Looking for a parts source, especially gasket set and a pair of rockers.
Suggestions please.
https://www.horizonhobby.com/categor...r-engine-parts

click on saito and in stock for all the available parts.
Old 01-28-2020, 05:29 PM
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Tashley, here's the complete parts list for your 72.

https://www.macgregor.co.uk/saito/fa72bp.htm

Once you know the part # you can search on google to find who has it in stock.
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I took the controller apart and I can fit a barrel plug or some other plug to it. It does use the AT connector with the 5 smiley pins used by keyboards, but only the two outer pins are powered.
Old 01-28-2020, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by tashley
Looking for a parts source, especially gasket set and a pair of rockers.
Suggestions please.
Another source: ICBIMProducts.com - Saito 4 Stroke Gasket Sets
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
I wasted some metal learning and practicing, I managed to make a pair of adapters that suited me. The ID of the latest FA 30 mufflers is .5 mm larger than the earlier ones so the adapters match that.

Jim, I made a little diamond patch in the center for arts sake.

they look great !!I like them. but now you are going to have to make some for every one LOL

Jim
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hey Guys, I think I have my GeeBee Y sold, the guy in MO. said he will buy it if the guy in NH didn't, well the guy in NH PM'ed me and pulled out, so I PM'ed the guy in MO just a bit ago and told him to send the money.
we will see.

Jim

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Old 01-29-2020, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
they look great !!I like them. but now you are going to have to make some for every one LOL

Jim
Good morning Jim, I am waiting for everyone to get their own 60 twins, it's all I know to how to do so far.
Old 01-29-2020, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by hobbsy
good morning jim, i am waiting for everyone to get their own 60 twins, it's all i know to how to do so far.
lol!
Old 01-29-2020, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Just walked in the door 5 minutes ago. Left Detroit at 9:00 AM, drove to Columbus Ohio. Dropped off both planes and brought home a very nice, 1949 vintage EF Johnson Viking One ham radio transmitter.
Nice find. Sorry I missed the hog. Been having a blast flying mine off of pontoons on snow lately.
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I use skis. Tail draggers only!


Still have a nice 1/5 scale Pica Waco that I would sell reasonably. Could probably come up with a Saito FA-150 for it , also at a very reasonable price.

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Old 01-29-2020, 07:45 AM
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I got a chance to run the 60 twin a little while ago with the Graupner prop show above. In the picture it's turning 6,000.

Saito 60 twin boxer
Prop Graupner three blade 11 x 7
Fuel Wildcat 10% with 18% full synthetic
Exhaust adapted twin FA 30 mufflers
Plugs Glow Devil for Saito/ Enya
Max rpm after 30 minutes run time a solid 7,950
Idle, not set yet, 30 degree air too cold for hands
Beautiful purr and smooth as silk.
Left cylinder smokes more than the right one, an inquiring mind will investigate.


Running at 6,000 rpm.
Old 01-29-2020, 08:23 AM
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Dave, your fuel can is getting rusty




I like the pic but will really enjoy seeing it haul an airplane!
Old 01-29-2020, 09:03 AM
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Dave, the twin produce the big throaty sound you were after?
Old 01-29-2020, 09:56 AM
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I will bet it is something to hear!

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