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Old 09-13-2020, 06:50 AM
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Mike, are you laid up in the Hospital right now?
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Mike, are you laid up in the Hospital right now?
I sure am. I just took a short nap as usual you can't get longer than 4 hours sleep at night without someone waking you up. You can tell I'm feeling better I'm looking at RCU and complaining. I'm lucky my daughter in-law is working 2 floors up in the Dialysis unit and she checks in on me and brings me stuff from the cafeteria I can't order from my room. Food wise I its not too bad here and I threaten to hitchhike home if the doctor put me on a restricted diet. It worked and I get full menu. I still watch what I eat but I'm not giving up little things like sugar and milk in my coffee over non-dairy creamer and Sweet & Low. The nursing staff around here is pure gold too.
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I see. Maybe a vid of the fastest RC plane in the world will help with the boredom.

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Man, even on full screen I still only got the odd flash of that bird flying, was he flying in a tornado? I think he needed an engine on it just to slow it down so you could see it. Thanks for the video!
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Mike, this will keep you entertained for an hour, or put you back to sleep.

Everything you want to know, or don't, about Dynamic Soaring. From the man who stumbled upon it accidentally and then took it to the umteenth level.


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Say there OKC,
Take good care and come out solid.



Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Probably like this one more. (At least at this site)
We had a nindty one old visitor at the field to observe.
From the sound of things here lately, her copd is not such a thing....
The hospice nurse wasn't amused with the road trip.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/sZwMBnkEd3oe7ZWu7
Which WACO is that. Looks a bit bigger than a 1/5 Pica. They are lovely in the air.
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It is a Pica fifth scale Gary. Six pound motor on a 12.5 pound plane. Makes even my boat anchor radials look good. ( with a pound of ballast in the rear)
Your Waco is lined up for a Seidel 770. Or a Technopower 90 cc nine cylinder. I dont think the Tech No Power will even lift that!
But it sure is pretty....
Hang in there Mike. Nurse chasing is a hobby too right? Just in case the net goes out.
Hurry up and get outta there, weathers getting cooler, motors running sweeter!
Time to fly!
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Yeah and there is no way I could catch one so I'm safe!
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hi Mike. I just logged on to read your news. keep up with the good thoughts, and we will too, you Saito freak.

Jim Bob
the Smithsonian has report last week that John Wayne stated "don't sell that Saito engine cheap, it can get you a long way if your horse runs off"
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
hi Mike. I just logged on to read your news. keep up with the good thoughts, and we will too, you Saito freak.

Jim Bob
the Smithsonian has report last week that John Wayne stated "don't sell that Saito engine cheap, it can get you a long way if your horse runs off"
Thank you sir!

And don't forget what Shakespeare said: A fool and his Saitos will soon be parted!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Yeah and there is no way I could catch one so I'm safe!
Mike in the spirit of the jocular, you need to start thinking outside the box, or bed in your case. I never compromise with food, it must be the tastiest. Every time i choose a product with LITE or REDUCED FAT or SALT FREE on the label they seem to cost twice as much and taste half as good, no way to live a gastronomically happy life

ps re the nurse, as a result of being flung over the handle bars of many motorcycles in my life, and having to eat hospital food for extended periods, i'll clue you in to a hospital entertainment game that burns lots of calories. You get at least one other person in a wheelchair and race down the corridors flat out, it's so good to hear the nurses scream for real and puts a face breaking smile on your dial buddy.

pps hyjinx that radial sounds nice.
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Saito 120 FatHead, all up weight==33.5 oz

Saito 120-s with muffler, weight===34.639 oz

Saito 125 Fat Free, all up wright==24.69 oz

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Amazing Saito was able to shave 10 oz off.
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Originally Posted by Monty Python
Mike in the spirit of the jocular, you need to start thinking outside the box, or bed in your case. I never compromise with food, it must be the tastiest. Every time i choose a product with LITE or REDUCED FAT or SALT FREE on the label they seem to cost twice as much and taste half as good, no way to live a gastronomically happy life

ps re the nurse, as a result of being flung over the handle bars of many motorcycles in my life, and having to eat hospital food for extended periods, i'll clue you in to a hospital entertainment game that burns lots of calories. You get at least one other person in a wheelchair and race down the corridors flat out, it's so good to hear the nurses scream for real and puts a face breaking smile on your dial buddy.

pps hyjinx that radial sounds nice.
With all this COVID stuff they only allow you to designate one visitor so no chance of wheelchair races. The wife insists she gets to visit. I also have a daughter in-law who is a nurse in this hospital so she keeps me out of trouble. She does bring me candy bars when I want something sweet. She is married to my youngest son, he is a paramedic so he sneaks up here occasional when dropping a patient off. Right now I'm "NPO" until after the test this morning, I guess they want me empty if they find something to fix. I could really use a cup of Joe right now but such is life.

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The 120 does appear to fat in general compared to the 125!
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Remember that movie Matilda? The crazy one who was real mean? For some reason my last two nurses were JUST LIKE HER! EEsh, hope yours is more like the ER chicks.
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I may like the idea that the Fat Head is heavy. The test plane I use is tail heavy and no mater what engine I have had in it I always needed a bit of nose weight. I think I should not have made the tail section from solid stock and should have had a built up tail.

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
The 120 does appear to fat in general compared to the 125!
Fat like Rosie O'Donnel but a lot more pleasant.
They are both great choices for the right applications.

FG-20s converted back to methanol fuel on CDI are a fine running combo.


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Dave,

Got any use for some Saito 72 rings? I made a batch about 5 years ago and they all worked great. Just found three that were left over. Of course they fit the Saito 80 too. Unlike the other home made rings you may find, these have been properly heat treated. Since I got rid of the lathe, I will keep one as a spare but you are welcome to the other two.



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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Fat like Rosie O'Donnel but a lot more pleasant.
They are both great choices for the right applications.

FG-20s converted back to methanol fuel on CDI are a fine running combo.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h16tezFgSvI
I would agree there are times you need a little weight on the nose.

I just got back from the Stress test and waiting on the results now.

The converted FG-20 sure purrs like a kitten!
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She ain't HEAVY!


"Saito 120 FatHead, all up weight==33.5 oz

Saito 120-s with muffler, weight===34.639 oz"


Not a huge difference.
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Depends on what Dave meant by all up weight. Is that with or without muffler? Even if all up weight means w/o muffler the 125 is 9 oz lighter than the FH. A considerable difference to be sure.

I bought my 120 FH just to experience it. It's a very clean low time engine and runs flawless. PM me if interested.

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With muffler in all three cases, here's my 125-a with the CHI mounted.



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Very clean, sweeeet

Just noticed that thing in the background. My eyes, my eeeeyes!

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Yep, that's an OS Alpha 56 which I don't have any more, it weighs something like 17.78 oz, I made some OS Die Hard,s cranky when I made it into a rear vent engine. Then OS did the same thing. Their explanation is a little softer than mine:
  • The popular FS56-a now features upgrades that make it even better than before!
  • Blow-by oil exits through the breather nipple on the back plate, for more stable operation.
They should have said, Way more stable operation.

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