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Old 03-07-2020, 08:12 PM
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Those gold rocker covers should keep the engine cool sitting out in the air stream.

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Old 03-07-2020, 09:22 PM
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listen to this 90T idle on gas/w spark plugs

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Old 03-08-2020, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Very nice Dave, very nice. It's in your man cave, do you still have it? Is that a 62b?

Yes, it's a 62-b, I think the plane is called the 54, the Man Cave was an empty shell 22' x 24'. I ripped out the existing poorly done wiring, rewired it, installed a 200 amp box, installed 4" insulation in the walls, 6" in the ceiling and dry walled it. I had a window AC unit for a long time and heated it with an oil filled radiator heater. About three years ago I installed the window Heat Pump unit you see, way better and more nomical.

That Dago Red should really scoot and looks good too.

I re-timed the 100 and tightened the prop driver down using a Biela which has a rock hard hub. Hopefully it won't slip again. It had slipped down from 30 degrees btdc to 12 It labored mightily at that setting.

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Old 03-08-2020, 03:26 AM
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Crunchy that Dago red is going to have some serious giddy up! Pretty popular plane in pylon out in California. Lots of good info online about mods. It can handle up to 115 mph in stock dress but if propped beyond that it needs some reinforcement. Very nice plane and designed around running the YS115WS. The YS115 and Saito 125 are close enough in weight that cg shouldn't be an issue. Good luck.

I need to get busy on my new Pheonix Strega 46-55. Got a Saito 115 for that one but I need to get some high torque digital servos and heavy duty hardware. Expecting 125+ mph so glassing the wing center, building up slab tail feathers, switching to Dubro hinge points and sealing hinge lines are all part of the deal. Oh and glue, lots of extra glue!

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Old 03-08-2020, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
I re-timed the 100 and tightened the prop driver down using a Biela which has a rock hard hub. Hopefully it won't slip again. It had slipped down from 30 degrees btdc to 12 It labored mightily at that setting.
Yeah? I was wondering if you had ever experienced a slipped tapered drive collet. I've read where others have had it slip a couple of degrees on initial runs and have had to readjust timing. Do you think it would help to clean the parts with brake cleaner before assembly?

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Old 03-08-2020, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Yeah? I was wondering if you had ever experienced a slipped tapered drive collet. I've read where others have had it slip a couple of degrees on initial runs and have had to readjust timing. Do you think it would help to clean the parts with brake cleaner before assembly?
I had that happen once before when Dan fixed me up with an older C & H Ignition that had the black plastic-like material and the sensor pointed forward toward the back of the trigger wheel. It seems like the prop driver only only slips once when removed and re-installed. I have been thinking exactly as you have.
Old 03-08-2020, 05:26 AM
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I tried an Auto Parts store high temp paint on an exhaust and it peeled right off when I ran the engine. Any recommendations on a good paint?
Old 03-08-2020, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
I tried an Auto Parts store high temp paint on an exhaust and it peeled right off when I ran the engine. Any recommendations on a good paint?

I pretty much quit trying to paint exhausts, either the heat will remove it or the lube oil will. I just try to keep them clean.


This is ceramic impregnated Dupli Color, it handles heat pretty good, I haven't tried it the exhaust.
Old 03-08-2020, 06:19 AM
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Ok, thanks. I may try that on the exhaust. I'm wanting to sell the fa45 mkII I got from a retired modeller last year. It's all cleaned up with new bearings and parts I bought from Crunchy. I would like it to stay looking nice for the buyer which probably isn't even necessary. It's a Lonnie thing.

Edit: The Duplicolor ceramic paint is only rated to 500f.

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Old 03-08-2020, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
listen to this 90T idle on gas/w spark plugs

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https://youtu.be/ZP95uvTH7Fs

I hope you guys aren't idling your new engines during break in. Not a good thing!
Old 03-08-2020, 09:35 AM
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Lonnie,

I sent link to the fellow in need of a 45 cover.
Old 03-08-2020, 11:05 AM
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Thanks, I sent him a pm this morning too.
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Good man, thank you.
Old 03-08-2020, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Ok, thanks. I may try that on the exhaust. I'm wanting to sell the fa45 mkII I got from a retired modeller last year. It's all cleaned up with new bearings and parts I bought from Crunchy. I would like it to stay looking nice for the buyer which probably isn't even necessary. It's a Lonnie thing.

Edit: The Duplicolor ceramic paint is only rated to 500f.

How about this:

2,000 degree paint
Old 03-08-2020, 03:21 PM
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That may work Dave. I checked to see what I used the first time, it was Duplicolor Ceramic.

Saito probably used some form of powder coating.

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I would have to agree RE powder coating . Paint is hard pressed to approach the toughness and bonding to base afforded by powder coats. Durability is one reason I prefer not to paint. I tend to be a bit rough on finishes and hate to see bare metal through chipped paint. Display engines maybe but painted would not survive my flying tests.
Old 03-08-2020, 07:59 PM
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I blame Canada! The land up there likes to jump up and snatch model airplanes out of the air! A friend from Vancouver told me that once.
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Those gravity surges up there sure do snatch planes right out of the air, Gary lives mighty close, he may have witnessed it.
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I am gravity's best helper.
Old 03-09-2020, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Those gravity surges up there sure do snatch planes right out of the air, Gary lives mighty close, he may have witnessed it.
Why do you think he doesn't paint his engines!
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Well they do say helicopters are so ugly the earth repels them what they don't tell you is airplans are so pretty the earth sucks them in! Gary doesn't paint his engines because his airplanes are so pretty he is already tempting the earth too much to suck them in!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Well they do say helicopters are so ugly the earth repels them what they don't tell you is airplans are so pretty the earth sucks them in! Gary doesn't paint his engines because his airplanes are so pretty he is already tempting the earth too much to suck them in!
Oh, I'm safe then. Most of my planes are anything but tempting to the ground gremlins.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Oh, I'm safe then. Most of my planes are anything but tempting to the ground gremlins.
The problem with that is trees like the ugly airplanes.
Old 03-09-2020, 03:16 PM
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Especially Cubs, they make a sickening sounds as the go through and get the wing ripped off and become a soybean field dart. Not mine mind you, my friend.
My plane was safely on the field getting ready to fly.
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And you gave the trees a wide berth too!

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