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Old 12-01-2020, 01:42 PM
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Well hi guys sorry I havenít been on the form lately Iíve been busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest thank God. however I did come across this little gem saito50 would you believe this poor engine is brand new in the box like somebody bought it new shoved it in a shelf somewhere damp and let her set the muffler and tools everything are still wrapped up in their plastic baggies and under the flap.
Old 12-01-2020, 01:46 PM
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My Schematics are done, now writing up the programming needs. One place I found the IC chips will also program them.


Old 12-01-2020, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44 View Post

Well hi guys sorry I havenít been on the form lately Iíve been busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest thank God. however I did come across this little gem saito50 would you believe this poor engine is brand new in the box like somebody bought it new shoved it in a shelf somewhere damp and let her set the muffler and tools everything are still wrapped up in their plastic baggies and under the flap.
Nothing you can't buff out!
Old 12-01-2020, 02:11 PM
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I'm glad to hear the programming question has solved!
Old 12-01-2020, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44 View Post

Well hi guys sorry I havenít been on the form lately Iíve been busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest thank God. however I did come across this little gem saito50 would you believe this poor engine is brand new in the box like somebody bought it new shoved it in a shelf somewhere damp and let her set the muffler and tools everything are still wrapped up in their plastic baggies and under the flap.
I remember you saying you had some rough looking 50's Crunchy. Are you going to try to revive it?
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I remember you saying you had some rough looking 50's Crunchy. Are you going to try to revive it?
yes new bearings and a Polish It should be a good little engine
Old 12-01-2020, 04:37 PM
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Dave these are the two Ultracoat rolls used on the Toledo Spl.

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That former Avitar was a Farmall Super MD, this one is a Farmall 240, the last of the C, Super C, 200, 230 and 240 series. The last had 31 hp by turning 2,000 rpm.

I'm stalled on covering the Robin Hood 25, I have some light blue coming from MacGregors. Still looking for some Off White. I am mighty tempted to go with Cub Yellow Fabric.

Dave. what ever you choose. how about doing the bottom of the wing in checker. you choice of colors of course.

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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44 View Post
yes new bearings and a Polish It should be a good little engine

wow that's bad, water must have got in side ?

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Old 12-02-2020, 03:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44 View Post

Well hi guys sorry I havenít been on the form lately Iíve been busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest thank God. however I did come across this little gem saito50 would you believe this poor engine is brand new in the box like somebody bought it new shoved it in a shelf somewhere damp and let her set the muffler and tools everything are still wrapped up in their plastic baggies and under the flap.
It looks salvageable, that's a great find.
Old 12-02-2020, 03:48 AM
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I went with the Cub Yellow 21st Century Fabric, the rolls have $16.95 on them they cost near $75.00 now unless I'm reading something wrong.

JIm, I have some checker but it 1.5" checks.
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I have found the only small checkerboard (1/2" squares) still made is Ultracote. https://www.towerhobbies.com/product...d/HANU937.html
And it looks really sexy with pink!

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Old 12-02-2020, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
I have found the only small checkerboard (1/2" squares) still made is Ultracote. https://www.towerhobbies.com/product...d/HANU937.html
And it looks really sexy with pink!
i canít wait to see that in action
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Me too!
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hey Mike, careful there,,, there are 2 panthers behind you . I agree the red/white checker is nice with many colors

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Takes a very secure person to fly a pink plane, let alone, a pink engine!

I would never call you a sissy either

You cute savage you..
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Takes a very secure person to fly a pink plane, let alone, a pink engine!

I would never call you a sissy either

You cute savage you..
Heck all us rugged individuals like pink, a case in point. Granted he was from California.




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Mike, Pinky looks great, I'll take a shot at restoring that 50 for you if you'd like, it's been about 3 weeks since I touched an engine.

I'm stalled on covering the RH 25, I picked my Coverite Iron up yesterday and it simply disintegrated in my hand. The more I handled it the more it fell apart.
I ordered this guy, it's a little pricey, from the reviews I read it's worth a try.


Wood River Covering Iron, LCD readout and digital temperature control. It's 64 bucks, but hopefully worth it.

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Old 12-03-2020, 06:09 AM
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Geez where did you store it that damaged the plastic? I have had the Top Flight iron crack on me, but my Coverite is still going strong.
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I have one black 21st Century iron, 3 of the Top Flite style not all of them have TF on them, and 2 trim irons. The TF style only have one plastic part the knob. The 21st Century seems to be the most stable on heat but I check them all with a coil thermometer often when covering. They were all bought used so age could be a factor. I hope you will give us a full report on how the Prolux iron works for you.
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I kept it in a drawer in a Craftsman tool box, I had been using it off and on all week. The last one melted and went up in smoke a couple of years ago, so this ones not that old.
The new one is supposed to arrive on Saturday and I'll report.
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Want to hear what two saito 60tís sounds like with Turbo mufflers!!!!! Standby...!
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Got to be awesome. I hope Dave kept the one that I sent to him
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Finally got the left engine rebuilt, new cam, new cam bearing and new cam gear.

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Great job!
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