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Old 02-20-2020, 07:42 AM
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I wonder what will happen when Hazel passes. She will be 98 this year. The flyin is held on her property. I noticed that the past few years the owners haven't shown up either, and there is no longer a booth at Toledo. That is usually a sign that business is either not doing well, or the owners are reluctant to put any money into it. I think they missed the boat when Tower went belly up and should have tried to get some of that business with grabbing distributorship of Futaba and OS engines. I still hold out hope that Top Flight kits can be bought up and production started again. If anything SIG was always known for quality with their kits and they could do so much to make the TF kits even better with little work on their part.

Oh well. I am still looking around for GS P-51 plans that I can print out. With those I can check and verify the parts I have created for the laser. I have the Corsair ones, but have to resize them to the correct dimensions for them to be printed out.
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Originally Posted by acdii
I wonder what will happen when Hazel passes. She will be 98 this year. The flyin is held on her property. I noticed that the past few years the owners haven't shown up either, and there is no longer a booth at Toledo. That is usually a sign that business is either not doing well, or the owners are reluctant to put any money into it. I think they missed the boat when Tower went belly up and should have tried to get some of that business with grabbing distributorship of Futaba and OS engines. I still hold out hope that Top Flight kits can be bought up and production started again. If anything SIG was always known for quality with their kits and they could do so much to make the TF kits even better with little work on their part.

Oh well. I am still looking around for GS P-51 plans that I can print out. With those I can check and verify the parts I have created for the laser. I have the Corsair ones, but have to resize them to the correct dimensions for them to be printed out.
I sent you a Pm on the subject.

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Old 02-20-2020, 02:19 PM
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Since it has been a couple of years and I have forgotten most of what I did in the past, does anyone have an idea what r.p.m. a Saito FA120 will do at sea level with a Master Airscrew K series 16-6 propeller?
Old 02-20-2020, 03:12 PM
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Right at 9,000 on 10% fuel.
Old 02-20-2020, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Right at 9,000 on 10% fuel.
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I'm at 8,900 with 15%. So I guess I'm pretty close. Thanks for the quick response.
Old 02-21-2020, 08:27 PM
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Default Saito 72

Well, I finally finished with the rebuild of my fa-72. I think itís pretty low time, just improperly stored and had rust in certain places. I ended up removing the rear shield on the main bearing because I deformed it a bit during the bearing installation. Not perfect but cleaned up real nice IMO and has super compression. I decided to save the carburetor upgrade kit for later and see how the engine runs first. The muffler still looks a little nasty. Should I sand it or is there a better way the clean that up?

Next up will be a 90T.

Old 02-22-2020, 03:48 AM
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It looks pretty good, you could chuck either end of that muffler up in a drill or lathe chuck and hold some 10 gazillion fine sand paper gently against it while it spins. Oh yes, remove the pressure tap. Boiling on low in antifreeze for about 2 hours would remove the stains, but some of that looks like more than stains.
Old 02-22-2020, 04:06 AM
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Nice looking 72 Quikturn. I use 0000 steel wool and a drill to polish that type of muffler. About 5 wraps of masking tape on the outlet to protect it from the drill chuck works, then I do the outlet by hand. As Dave said, for baked on castor (black) an antifreeze bath in a crock pot works. I set the temp 170įf.

Will we be seeing some bench run numbers from you?
Old 02-22-2020, 04:30 AM
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Found some nice used parts to pretty up the pos fa91 so you all can quit rummaging around through your stuff.

I'm not sure why but I tried using a shielded front bearing again. Spewed fuel/oil all over the place, back to 2RS sealed bearings using both seals.

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Thanks for the comments. Great idea on using a drill chuck for cleaning the muffler. I will definitely try that. Itís more corrosion than baked on castor.

Iíll post some performance numbers when it gets a bit warmer here.

Old 02-22-2020, 03:45 PM
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Ok guys, now I need one good chromed rocker cover that looks like new and fits an fa56 thru fa125. Anyone have one?
Old 02-22-2020, 04:15 PM
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Finally getting this 90ts put in. Man can not wait until I can turn it over! Then on to the two 60t in the 310!


Old 02-22-2020, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rowdog_14
Finally getting this 90ts put in. Man can not wait until I can turn it over! Then on to the two 60t in the 310!


Nice!!!
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Ok guys, now I need one good chromed rocker cover that looks like new and fits an fa56 thru fa125. Anyone have one?
Nope,
I just clean and polish the nasty, old covers. No chrome needed. Then again, I clean up and reuse rusty cams and lifters too. Never a problem.


Before

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Old 02-22-2020, 06:41 PM
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Can't polish out dents Gary, that's why I asked. Those covers do look nice.
Old 02-22-2020, 07:36 PM
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hey guys, I have ordered the Ryan STA today. it was on sale, $20 off. I added a coupon code but it would not let me use it.

I'm torn on what engine to put in it, it should weigh in just under 10 pounds for flight, it has a 71" span, so I was thinking about putting the FA 115 in it, then put the FA 100 in the VQ P-40 (63" span). that sounds good because the Rayn and the P-40 should have 4st in them.
its a soap opera LOL, if I do that^ I will have to find another engine for the Midget Mustang because my K&B 100's muffler is to long to fit the M-Mustang, but I think the K&B will fit the Ryan LOL

Oh the drama the drama

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Originally Posted by rowdog_14
Finally getting this 90ts put in. Man can not wait until I can turn it over! Then on to the two 60t in the 310!


boy that 90Ts is one pretty engine, I think that would be the one to put in my 4 Star 60

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Old 02-22-2020, 08:02 PM
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Thanks for the tips on muffler cleaning. I think it turned out great. I must say the drill chuck method is uniquely suited to the old style saito muffler.

I started out with 300 grit and wasnít getting much done. It also made the nicer areas very shiny. So I went to 100 grit to remove more material and scuff it more. Followed up with steel wool and wholaa!




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Looks almost new!
Old 02-22-2020, 09:30 PM
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Thank you! Iím quite pleased with how it turned out.

Now onto the 90T (eBay) project.

I was going to return it but I worked out a generous partial refund with the seller. It was listed as turning over smoothly but upon inspection that was due to a crankshaft spinning on a seized bearing. The buggered up drive flange tells me someone tried but failed to replace the bearings before. Other than that it appears low time. I bought all the parts to get me going.



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yes, it looks great! but you are going to need a new prop

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Old 02-22-2020, 09:33 PM
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wow, so you have a 90T and the 90Ts, very cool, I have a 100T I got in trade with Hobbsy

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Originally Posted by the Wasp
yes, it looks great! but you are going to need a new prop

Jim
LOL!

Yes I will!
Old 02-22-2020, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
wow, so you have a 90T and the 90Ts, very cool, I have a 100T I got in trade with Hobbsy

Jim
I just have the 90T. I wish I had the 90TS.
Old 02-23-2020, 08:28 AM
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Today I am going to get my laser rockin. I spent about 13 hours yesterday putting together the cut files for a Top Flite GS Corsair. Fingers crossed they match the plans. While those are cutting going to go through my engines and rebuild the one 100 that has a cranky bearing, then fit it to my .60 Corsair. If I get the angle just right, the exhaust should exit at the scale location.

If everything goes right with the cuts, I will have my first short kit ready. I was hoping to have the Liberty Sport kit done by now, but the copy of the plans I have in PDF form is an image and not a line drawing so I can't import them into the burn program and have to hand draw each one in Coreldraw which is a royal pain.

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