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Old 03-14-2021, 12:15 PM
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I traded one of my aluminum field cans for this last fall.

The Fuji gasser is doomed. It will be getting a brand new FA-180 with home made CDI system. Methanol fueled The Fuji is brand new, never seen fuel.
Old 03-14-2021, 02:16 PM
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Nice looking Giant Super Sportster. I should think the FA-180 is a good match.

Couldn't talk you into making an extra magnet ring for a 180, could I? My friend with the Smithy Combo Mill/Lathe moved out of state. I have the magnets and set screws just no way to turn a ring.
Old 03-14-2021, 02:42 PM
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CH Ignitions has a real nice conversion. Just $135 - everything including the plug.

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Old 03-14-2021, 05:38 PM
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oo, good going. I like the Super Sports. a 180 Twin in it would be fun.

you may find a cowl for it in my link

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Old 03-15-2021, 03:51 AM
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:39 AM
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I made a mold for the H9 P-47 150 Razorback. It's HUGE!
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Old 03-15-2021, 06:05 PM
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we had a guy in my club that had the same plane with a Fugi 32 (34cc ?) in it.

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Old 03-17-2021, 04:38 PM
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I have a friend in the club that needed an OS 52 Alpha 4 stroke looked at so I overhauled it for him last week. Throughly cleaned inside a out, new bearings and replaced the bent crankshaft. About $90 in parts. I didn't ask him for any payment because he has done so for me and the club.

He gave me a call yesterday to tell me how wonderful the engine ran and said he paid my club dues for this year and that I could find the rest of my payment in the club shed. I asked where he put the money in the shed but he said there was no money. He said the payment is yellow and silver and I would have no trouble finding it. Can you imagine my amazement when I found a 120 size Great Planes Ryan STA-M?

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The one he gave me came with an OS fs120 pre-surpass which will be replaced with yet another FG21, of course!
Old 03-17-2021, 05:33 PM
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That should look great in the air!
Old 03-17-2021, 06:05 PM
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wow that's really nice, you have made some good karma. LOL tell us how she roll's

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Old 03-18-2021, 03:12 AM
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Good karma? What do you call it it when two days later this happens?

I got struck by lightning!

A bad storm came through yesterday, the power cycled off and back on. When I picked up an alarm clock to reset the time a lightning bolt struck in the back yard and lit me up. It hurt a little but dddddidn't rrrreally aaafffffect mmmmmme in any wwwwaay.

About $600 in damage to electrical appliances.
Old 03-18-2021, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Good karma? What do you call it it when two days later this happens?

I got struck by lightning!

A bad storm came through yesterday, the power cycled off and back on. When I picked up an alarm clock to reset the time a lightning bolt struck in the back yard and lit me up. It hurt a little but dddddidn't rrrreally aaafffffect mmmmmme in any wwwwaay.

About $600 in damage to electrical appliances.
Balanced karma!
Old 03-18-2021, 05:06 AM
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Lol.....The way I see it karma owes me around $300. Lol

The guy who gave me the Ryan is moving from a 4200 sq ft house to a 1300 sq ft condo and says he'll likely need to dump more planes on me as he runs out of space. Go karma!
Old 03-18-2021, 05:23 AM
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I picked up a Tiger 60 with a K&B .60 on it because the previous owner had a storage problem. It need some trim stripes replace and one side of the rudder recovered and that is it! The plane really grew when I got it home. I ended up shoehorning it into the attic with another airplane.
Old 03-18-2021, 05:31 AM
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The Tigers are great flying planes Mike. I flew a friend's a few times, just getting cg and trims set up for him. Reminded me a lot of how my Kwikfli lll flies. Fixing yours would be time well spent.
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I haven't seen a Goldberg Tiger that hasn't flown great. I was thinking I might at some point give it to my grandson as a low wing trainer if the hobby sticks with him.
Old 03-18-2021, 10:13 AM
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This is my latest project at completion. I bought this kit at a swap meet and was told it is a left over kit from a club build. It is called Cabrito (Spanish for baby goat). After framing the plane, I turned it over to my covering department. Every builder needs a covering department 😊 . I got it back from my covering department last weekend ready for radio installation. Today I finished the radio installation and ran the engine on the ground for a test run.

This plane was designed for a 25 to 32 two stroke. I used a Saito 40. Any thoughts on a Saito 40 as a substitute for that size two stroke. Also, any vague idea of how long I should be able to fly on the 6-ounce tank in the plane at mid throttle using a 11X5 prop? Any other suggestions for the prop size on this sport plane?

I really like this engine. It spins up good. Throttles and idles nice. Its lighter than a 32 two stroke. There is one thing on this engine I do not care for in the design. You can not rotate the carb around like the big Saito engines putting the needle on the other side. This places the throttle arm right in the center of the back of the engine. It made the throttle pushrod a bit of a pain to set up. It would have been nice if I could have rotated the carb placing the throttle arm on the side of the engine and letting the throttle pushrod run in a straight line down the side of the inside of the fuselage.

I need a calm warm day to put this in the air for the first time. I think it should be fun to fly.

Pedro

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It looks great!
Old 03-18-2021, 10:27 AM
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An 11 x 6 is more suitable

Graupner G-Sonic 11 x 6
Old 03-18-2021, 10:37 AM
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Dave, I'll swap out the Taipan 11X5 for an APC 11X6 and give it another run this weekend. If it is calm out I will give it a run in the air. So far I'm stuck with the windy Texas spring time. I'm wanting to see how this plane flies really bad.
Old 03-18-2021, 10:44 AM
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Yeah Pedro, nice looking plane. How much does it weigh?
Old 03-18-2021, 10:48 AM
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Lonnie, My little Cabrito weighs in at 4 pounds.
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OK speaking of engine performance my Ryan SC project was designed in 1997, the recommended engines are a FA-80 or FA-91S. I have put the design on a bit of a diet to lighten it up. Now I'm wonder what engine I should use, how do the FA80, FA82a, and the FA91S compare performance wise? Granted the nose is a little short so the bigger cased engines might help balance it out.


FA80 same case as a FA91S

FA82a

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Old 03-18-2021, 12:29 PM
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Mike
I have run both the 80 and the 91. I am flying a Sig 4 Star 60 with the 80 and it preforms very well. The 91 is a stonger engine but the 80 is good and I'm very happy with it. My 80 also doesn't mind my low 3% nitro fuel.

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