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Old 03-29-2020, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
We're a praying family here Jim. Our prayers go with you and yours.

thank you Lonnie !! that is very nice of you !!

if (as they say in the news) people are sick for only a week or so she is half way threw it.
as for me I have respiratory problems, the Dr.s don't really know what my respiratory problems are. no lung doctors around here that I know of. but Advair twice a day keeps the emergency-inhalers away from me very well

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Old 03-29-2020, 12:46 PM
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And then there are Doctors saying that there is no medical evidence to support that Ibuprofen causes any more problems than Acetaminophen. Who can you believe these days? Even the Doctors can't get it together.
Old 03-29-2020, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Those are sure signs of the virus, from what I read. Do not take any Ibuprofen!!!! They found the Ibuprofen is actually causing Pneumonia with this virus. Stick with Acetaminophen, AKA Tylenol. Do you have access to the teledoc? now is the time to call them and get a test, just to make sure.

My wife and my mother are still commuting to work, while the kids and I are at home. Not something I am thrilled with, but at least for my wife they have implemented standards to keep people away from each other and have plenty of sanitizing things going on as well.
yes we do know not to take Ibuprofen, thank you !!
I told my wife just 5 minutes ago to call the nurse at work and complain about getting tested

thank you !!!!

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Old 03-29-2020, 12:51 PM
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never the less Ibuprofen is really more for pain isn't it ?

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Old 03-29-2020, 02:23 PM
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Default Question about max rpm on a saito 100

With my tach it is a dt 2234 my max is 19639 and lowest I can get is 7500 on my saito 100 my temp with a laser thermometer never gets above 215 max is that possible or is my tach giving wrong numbers
Old 03-29-2020, 02:33 PM
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Ron, welcome to RCU and to the best Saito thread around.

You need to divide by 2 when using that tach. Max rpm on most four strokes should be kept at or under 10k. Idle should be around 2k.

What prop are you using on that fa100?

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Old 03-29-2020, 05:55 PM
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so you are turning 9,819.
I agree with Glowgeek. for peak RPM everything I have read, and the numbers Horizon post's say up to 9,600/9,800. just keep in mind that Saito engines are Cam'ed to turn a larger prop than an OS engine of the same size. so if you prop your engine to turn around 9,200 you are probably even closer to your engine's peak torque point
check out the numbers in my links below,,

note that many old timer pilots would prop the FA100 to turn around 8,800/9,000 peaked.

Saito FA-100
http://sceptreflight.com/Model%20Eng...0FA-100GK.html
Saito 100 Tach Readings: Please Post
Saito 1.00 RPM

LOL if you guys are wondering, I copied these links back when I bought my 100
Jim

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Old 03-30-2020, 05:53 PM
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Well finely got the 180 on a plane.
now time to go have some fun.


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Old 03-30-2020, 06:07 PM
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Well now, that's a sweet setup. Happy hole punch'n Crunchy.
Old 03-31-2020, 03:07 AM
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Mighty sharp looking, with good quality names on it.
Old 03-31-2020, 03:37 AM
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Crunchy, the Sig 300 Extra XS cowl is available if you were so inclined.

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Old 03-31-2020, 04:20 AM
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I heard from Pete this morning and thought I would pass on his comments:

i see crunchy has the mighty fa180 in his extra 300s, it should go like a cut cat. I like the purple and white colour scheme it should help to keep track of that rocketship. Imagine if he had painted it the same godawful limey green colour that's on dave's harley....which reminds me. I live in hope that dave will one day see the light and upgrade to a ducati, they usually don't paint them green because italians have flair and style
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Smart tool design Gary
Market ready, name it Ham Fist Eliminator.
Nice work.
Thanks Hyjinx,
Years ago I worked at heavy machine repair and bearing fitting was a very important operation. The bearings went from 3/8 inch to high precision grinder spindles at 2 or 3 inch ID to some that were over 18 inch ID.. Many of the bearings cost in the thousand dollars rage. We always used purpose made drivers to be certain that the driving force was only applied to the intended race, be it the inner our outer.
The piloted driver also helps to keep the driver from slipping off center while the thru bolt holds pressure during cool down.
Plenty of bearings however are successfully installed with whatever is on hand, done the same thing here. Fact remains, getting the exact size socket can be a crap shoot at times add to that, many sockets have a rather large radius lip and may push on the inside edge of the race or make contact with, and distort the shield, if present.

Like I said, sockets can work, but my experience leads me to prefer tools made for the job
Even if people poke fun

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Old 03-31-2020, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I heard from Pete this morning and thought I would pass on his comments:

I live in hope that dave will one day see the light and upgrade to a ducati, they usually don't paint them green because italians have flair and style

Yep,
My 1975 ride, a custom bevel gear drive 750 Ducati Sport. Next Duc was a 1982 900 SS Desmo.


Back then nobody even knew what a Ducati was!

My Sportster riding buddy who thought he knew all about motorcycles...
Ducati ? Who makes them?"
He found out the hard way, first time we rode together.
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That should pacify Pete!
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I still have my class M Gary. What do I get to ride when I come visit?
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
I still have my class M Gary. What do I get to ride when I come visit?
Old 03-31-2020, 07:32 AM
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Sweeeeeeet.
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Nice bike!!!
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My first riding buddy rode a Ducati 200 single, so we did know what they were. Also knew what a Zundapp and a BMW R-27 and an Ariel square four were.



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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
My first riding buddy rode a Ducati 200 single, so we did know what they were. Also knew what a Zundapp and a BMW R-27 and an Ariel square four were.

Perhaps I should have said most people... never heard of them.
I not only knew what they were, but owned them too, so I knew what they were capable of.


I had a pair of Square Four Ariels many, many years back, also a real nice Ariel Red Hunter 500 single. Which was actually a more practical and reliable machine. My favorite oddball was the Sunbeam shaft drive, S7 in-line twin.
The Suares had two, counter rotating crankshaft assemblies.

Got my first Ducati in 1965, also a 250 single.
1968 my school buddy gave me his BMW R-27 when he got married. A thourghly BORING contraption. I traded it off for a set of 16 inch 1932 Ford spoked wheels to put on my Model A furd car.

When did you own that Ariel?

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I never owned an Ariel, two of them sat in the ShowRoom window of a Pontiac Dealer in Burgettstown, Pa. My owner ship was limited to a Whizzer, a real one, not the aftermarket kit. 7 or 8 Harley's and one MAICO 125. Oh yeah, one Yamaha 50 that my kids rode when they were 5 and 6. I had put the Hyper kit or whatever it was called on the Yamaha 50.

My first Saito was the hi compression 80, that I still have and the second was the hi compression 150 my daughter bought me for Christmas in, maybe 1992, according to a lady at Horizon it was the first 150 sold.
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There were many, many real Whizzers in this area. Very popular as they were made about 5 miles from where I live! Got to work on more Whizzers than Briggs and Strattons , at least it seems so!
Back in the day, Ariel was owned by BSA. The local BSA / Ariel dealer was Earl Buck in Hazel Park. I did a lot of work for him on the side and scored the two Squariels and the Red Hunter as basket cases from his back room.
There were very few around here who would rebuild the Lucas magnetos and magdynos so I was pretty busy with most of the local Britbike shops. Traded labor for basket cases often. Even did work on the DKW bikes that Harley copied the Hummer from.

My first Saito was the open rocker 30 that the Hobby People sold by mail around 1978 or 79. Still have it. I imagine it still runs.

Later years, working part time at the LHS I got the habit of buying the first of many new Saitos as they arrived in our shop. Did the same thing with many Enya 4C as well.

Truth be told, I preferred the Enyas in most cases.



Ariels finest, the Red Hunter 500.

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well guys, my wife is even better today, her voice is getting stronger. I called the doctor's office today and I had to leave a voice mail, I told them I wanted her tested, but I have had no call back. so we don't really know if it's corona or not, but I tell you it is like no other cold she has ever had. and I am still not sick.

hey Pete, so what's up with Bernadette Peters in her garter and stockings on the bottom of the page ?
hummm maybe I will copy her and make a sticker for my P-40's cowl

Jim

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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
Well finely got the 180 on a plane.
now time to go have some fun.
Capt, is that a Sigs plane, if so my son had one, I crashed it


Edit, I see now that it is the Sigs plane my son had. BTW, don't fly it too slow and low with a tail wind

Jim

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