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Old 07-13-2020, 05:35 AM
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Hmm, Now I have to go look at my 45, I don't recall the carb looking like that, just the intake pipe.
Old 07-13-2020, 05:41 AM
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Hmm, Now I have to go look at my 45, I don't recall the carb looking like that, just the intake pipe.
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Old 07-13-2020, 02:32 PM
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Thanks. I'll give it a try tomorrow
It lives! That at gave me the starting point and it definitely is not flush. About 4 full turns in. I still have to fine tune , but at least it is running. Ultra sensitive to as little as 1/4 turn as to start/no start. Such a tiny little lsn though....
Old 07-13-2020, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by GraniteGuru View Post
It lives! That at gave me the starting point and it definitely is not flush. About 4 full turns in. I still have to fine tune , but at least it is running. Ultra sensitive to as little as 1/4 turn as to start/no start. Such a tiny little lsn though....
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Old 07-13-2020, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by GraniteGuru View Post
It lives! That at gave me the starting point and it definitely is not flush. About 4 full turns in. I still have to fine tune , but at least it is running. Ultra sensitive to as little as 1/4 turn as to start/no start. Such a tiny little lsn though....
Dingdingdingding!

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Old 07-13-2020, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek View Post
Sounds like the hole was drilled off center. Might be ok but if it's a really old wood prop they can be awfully brittle. Check thoroughly for cracks.

thanks for the info !
the prop is old but new right out of the bag. no cracks that I can see. I never thought that the hole may have been drilled off to one side but it didn't look to be, I know length wize it was drilled correctly. I measured it with my new calipers before shorting it

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Old 07-14-2020, 02:47 AM
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Maidened my H9 P47 60 ARF yesterday. The fa180 is a hoss! The apc 16x8 pulled it off the ground at less than 1/2 throttle on a nice long scale roll out. Flight time was less than 1 minute and it dead sticked. I heard it lean out before it quit so probably some old fuel swarf in the tank that I missed. Greased the dead stick landing. I think I'm going to like this plane, great presence in the air.

Noticing the way the 180 pulled the 13.75 lb. P47 I may revert back to the damaged 150 that came with the plane. Found a used rear cover, piston, rod and tappets for less than $50 shipped.
Old 07-14-2020, 04:39 AM
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Sounds like a parts bargain!
Old 07-14-2020, 04:43 AM
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A little risky though, he's not a club saito member. Pics of the other parts look good but it's impossible to tell if the rod is good.
Old 07-14-2020, 04:53 AM
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Hmm.. I can understand your trepidation. Membership with this group weighs heavy when I buy a used engine. A member tells me something about an engine I know I can take it as pretty much gospel.

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Old 07-14-2020, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek View Post
Maidened my H9 P47 60 ARF yesterday. The fa180 is a hoss! The apc 16x8 pulled it off the ground at less than 1/2 throttle on a nice long scale roll out. Flight time was less than 1 minute and it dead sticked. I heard it lean out before it quit so probably some old fuel swarf in the tank that I missed. Greased the dead stick landing. I think I'm going to like this plane, great presence in the air.

Noticing the way the 180 pulled the 13.75 lb. P47 I may revert back to the damaged 150 that came with the plane. Found a used rear cover, piston, rod and tappets for less than $50 shipped.

sO that P-47 has a span of, what? 63-64 inches? and has a 180 in it . boy, your are talking about some really big air there

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Old 07-14-2020, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp View Post
sO that P-47 has a span of, what? 63-64 inches? and has a 180 in it . boy, your are talking about some really big air there

Jim
67" and weighs a little less than 14 lbs. Woohoooo! Lol

Taking the fa180 out and putting in an fa150 instead is not like me at all but I have another project in mind for the 180. Shhhh, don't tell my wife.....
Old 07-14-2020, 05:40 PM
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aa shucks, it's only going to have a 150 in it, so it will only do about 110

actually I hear that is a very nice plane, both to build and fly, my friend put one together.

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Old 07-14-2020, 06:16 PM
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aa shucks, it's only going to have a 150 in it, so it will only do about 110

actually I hear that is a very nice plane, both to build and fly, my friend put one together.

Jim
It is a very nice plane, even if it is an arf. I bought it RTF with all JR servos and RX, Robart Retracts, Robostruts and scale wheels for 450.00. The fa150 was in terrible shape, as you saw, so he insisted I keep the 150.00 I still owed.

He called today and asked me to come over to look at something, he wouldn't say what, and when I got there he put a box in my hand, inside was the damaged fa150. He wouldn't take any money for it either, just flat out refused. He just said, "Fix this and put it in the P-47, the 180 is just too much engine for that plane". My response? "Thank you and yes sir".

Sadly, the reason why he's dumping his warbirds on me is that his vision has gotten so bad that he is now restricted to flying only brightly colored slower aircraft. Very sad, he is such a great pilot. Have you ever seen a 1/5 scale P-51 perform a dead straight 16 point roll 6 ft. off the deck?

Anyway, I think he's just glad to see someone appreciate the planes as much as he does.
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Heard from Pete today he says there is a second wave of the COVID going on in several Aussie states thanks to government mismanagement and local dip*****.misbehaving. Pete reports: "Friends and i have been busy taking anti covid medication via distilled emu export beer through a straw, tastes great and your not up peeing all night." He is also having computer problems so he has a new laptop on order, he hopes to be back following the thread soon. He reiterated his and his dog's opinion of FA-125s in case I might be considering buying one.
Old 07-15-2020, 10:08 AM
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dog's are not like cats, dogs change there minds some times, specially if they are a Saito dog.

good to hear from you Pete. just keep safe, we don't want you to get sick !!!

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wait, did I just^ fall for a joke^

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Old 07-15-2020, 10:20 AM
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as I read that, my cats decided to do their daily exercise. Scratch scratch scratch as they launch themselves, then thump thump thump from their paws running across the floor and thud as they leap over the bed and land on the other side. Stealthy my butt, they sure can make a lot of noise for such small bodies.
Old 07-15-2020, 11:06 AM
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yee-up, I think I fell for a joke there, Pete's not going to buy no FA125, the power increase is not enough over the 115 for him. that Saito dog will buy the 150

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Truth be told I don't think I would turn down a FA-125 if the opportunity presented itself and I could afford it. Just don't tell Pete!

Or his dog!
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^lol^
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yee-up, I think I fell for a joke there, Pete's not going to buy no FA125, the power increase is not enough over the 115 for him. that Saito dog will buy the 150

Jim
Maybe not enough power increase for a particular model but the 125 does make the appropriate power based on increased displacement over a 115. Same power to weight ratio as a 115 as well. Just saying.
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Mine runs fine once I got the LSN adjusted properly. Same with the 100 I have, original owner and Horizon couldn't get it to run. It was the LSN all along, just cranked it in to below the bevel and it fired on the first flip and idled so slow I ran out of trim adjustment to stop it.
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Truth be told I don't think I would turn down a FA-125 if the opportunity presented itself and I could afford it. Just don't tell Pete!

Or his dog!
Pete's dog isn't allowed in my hanger, it would probably bury my 82's right along with my 125. Probably wouldn't even have the courtesy to remove them from my planes first.
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Mine runs fine once I got the LSN adjusted properly. Same with the 100 I have, original owner and Horizon couldn't get it to run. It was the LSN all along, just cranked it in to below the bevel and it fired on the first flip and idled so slow I ran out of trim adjustment to stop it.
Now that is pathetic!

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