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NO NO NO Gawd no, don't do it.

They don't stock anything, they drop ship so if what you need isn't in stock at the source they will charge your card and you will either wait for it till it is in stock or fight with them for a refund.

They didn't cough up my money for a DLE carb that nobody had but they showed "in stock" till I threatened to call my CC company if I didn't get a refund within 1 business day
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
NO NO NO Gawd no, don't do it.

They don't stock anything, they drop ship so if what you need isn't in stock at the source they will charge your card and you will either wait for it till it is in stock or fight with them for a refund.

They didn't cough up my money for a DLE carb that nobody had but they showed "in stock" till I threatened to call my CC company if I didn't get a refund within 1 business day
Yeah a fraud threat will move some of these guys but I usually go straight to the credit card company.
That gets their attention immediately every time.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
That 34 degree setting should work a bit better on methanol. Sr Tele had a lot of info on sparky 180 engines.I run mine on glow and have always been happy with the way they run on glow.
Hand starting is no problem, especially since taking up the back flip method several years ago.

I sure hope your starter never draws 450 amperes! Better be wearing an asbestos glove! Of course those cables to the battery would probably vaporize first
Really, the 3 amp/hour DeWalt LiOn only weighs a few ounces and it will easily spin the 180.

Hey Gary, how did you attach the battery adaptor to those Sullivan starters? Did you use a hex threaded standoff to extend the starter bolt or?...
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Lonnie,

Various methods, depending upon the adapter chosen. The first few I used spigoted nuts made from brass hex stock. There are differences as well in late and earlier Sullivan starters. Some use longer male thread extension with a nut, some use an internally threaded spacer and screw. You can drill matching holes thru the rear cap into the adapter plate and nut/screw the two together before attaching to the starter. Just play it by ear.

Nice, not lugging that lead weight to the flight line and no chance of wires fouling the prop.
All of that and greatly improved starting power to boot!

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Gary, thanks. Yes I know, I've been using a Hobbico 90 starter with the same Dewalt "style" 20v to 18v adapter. It rocked for a while, until it didn't...lol. Cheap molded plastic brush cages had nuclear meltdown starting my 180 after overhaul. About a four second burst is all it took.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Gary, thanks. Yes I know, I've been using a Hobbico 90 starter with the same Dewalt "style" 20v to 18v adapter. It rocked for a while, until it didn't...lol. Cheap molded plastic brush cages had nuclear meltdown starting my 180 after overhaul. About a four second burst is all it took.
I can send you a genuine Sullivan with real, metal brush holders. They haven't missed a lick.
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Very generous offer Gary, pm sent.
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BarracudaHockey, thank you thank you, that's all I needed to hear

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hey guys, can you guess who did the camera work in this video, it was the first time, and only time I took a video of a plane flying. the camera, well I do not know. it was some little thing the plane's owner had. he asked me to hold it, and just before he started to raise the idle I said wait and I held the camera down by the wing and moved it in by the fuse. boy that was a while ago, 10 years.

this guy builds all his planes. sorry, no Saito in it,

Opps, had to edit, that is the field I fly at. it's an old landing strip that is not used today.

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Old 10-30-2020, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
NO NO NO Gawd no, don't do it.

They don't stock anything, they drop ship so if what you need isn't in stock at the source they will charge your card and you will either wait for it till it is in stock or fight with them for a refund.

They didn't cough up my money for a DLE carb that nobody had but they showed "in stock" till I threatened to call my CC company if I didn't get a refund within 1 business day
Andy perhaps you could post a pic of your beautiful corsair and huge saito radial.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Lonnie,

Various methods, depending upon the adapter chosen. The first few I used spigoted nuts made from brass hex stock. There are differences as well in late and earlier Sullivan starters. Some use longer male thread extension with a nut, some use an internally threaded spacer and screw. You can drill matching holes thru the rear cap into the adapter plate and nut/screw the two together before attaching to the starter. Just play it by ear.

Nice, not lugging that lead weight to the flight line and no chance of wires fouling the prop.
All of that and greatly improved starting power to boot!
Gary i have to be the devil's advocate here if lonnie is so crash hot at tuning saito's WHY does he need a huge starter?? it's a well known fact that it's almost unmanly ( light in the loafers dept ) to NOT backflip a saito single. It's ok lonnie will thank me later.
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Originally Posted by Monty Python
Gary i have to be the devil's advocate here if lonnie is so crash hot at tuning saito's WHY does he need a huge starter?? it's a well known fact that it's almost unmanly ( light in the loafers dept ) to NOT backflip a saito single. It's ok lonnie will thank me later.
Because it's easier to pick up a starter off the bench than my fingers off the ground?

3 weeks ago back flipping a Saito 120.




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The infamous back edge of an APC blender blade.
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Only if you are negligent and fail to remove the burr and wear a leather glove .
I de-burr all brands of plastic props.

Of course the front edge bites too if you shove your finger in to it, doesn't it?


BTW, he said he was back flipping.
Been doing it for decades without breaking skin


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The perfect finger to do it on, now he can give somebody the universal sign of ill will and a smiley too.
The 180 I ran the other day back flip started 3 out of six starts,it stalled a lot when I was trying to set up the idle.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Only if you are negligent and fail to remove the burr and wear a leather glove .
I de-burr all brands of plastic props.

Of course the front edge bites too if you shove your finger in to it, doesn't it?


BTW, he said he was
back flipping.
Been doing it for decades without breaking skin
Yes, back flipping and didn't get my finger out of the way so that cut was caused by the leading edge. The engine fired off before I expected because the prop was accidentally tightened in a different orientation than usual. Wouldn't have mattered what prop it was. Stupid mistake.
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Originally Posted by Monty Python
Andy perhaps you could post a pic of your beautiful corsair and huge saito radial.
Ask and ye shall receive!



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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Yes, back flipping and didn't get my finger out of the way so that cut was caused by the leading edge. The engine fired off before I expected because the prop was accidentally tightened in a different orientation than usual. Wouldn't have mattered what prop it was. Stupid mistake.

Thick leather glove, insurance
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Nice Corsair Alan, post any vids on it yet?
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
NO NO NO Gawd no, don't do it.

They don't stock anything, they drop ship so if what you need isn't in stock at the source they will charge your card and you will either wait for it till it is in stock or fight with them for a refund.

They didn't cough up my money for a DLE carb that nobody had but they showed "in stock" till I threatened to call my CC company if I didn't get a refund within 1 business day

wow, I received an Email from them, telling me they do not have the cylinder in stock.

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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
Ask and ye shall receive!


Thank you, i've seen and heard one fly here it makes the hairs on your arms stand up, a beautiful sight and saito radial sound.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Because it's easier to pick up a starter off the bench than my fingers off the ground?

3 weeks ago back flipping a Saito 120.


Lonnie i'm pulling your leg kinda, sort of....are you trying to sneak into the saito purple hearts club with a mild abrasion like that ?
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Flew the Powerhouse again yesterday and caught my first thermal. It was amazing to see the plane gain over 100ft in elevation in just a few seconds. The 56 ran flawless after leaning the lsn a final 1/32 of a turn. Low and slow passes down the runway at maybe 3 mph were fun to watch and then jam that baby wot to get back up high for the next glide down at idle.

Powered souring is all new to me, I'm beginning to see the attraction.

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I am building a 20 sized Cessna 150, the plans came by E-mail, I had the printed by the Minuteman Press in Fredericksburg, Va. They are very nice.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Yes, back flipping and didn't get my finger out of the way so that cut was caused by the leading edge. The engine fired off before I expected because the prop was accidentally tightened in a different orientation than usual. Wouldn't have mattered what prop it was. Stupid mistake.
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