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Old 04-10-2021, 08:39 AM
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Lol
finely got in the shop. Friend shipped me an FG 11 with a broken off high speed Metal valve didnít have rights spray bar so I improvised and put in a 91 spray bar in it runs OK on gas but the high-speed needle is touchy however switch to glow which is what the spray bar was meant for holy Cow runs great. Now I know the pros and cons of running glow Through a gas carburetor but just an FYI if youíre desperate to fly your plane and you canít find a spray bar, a 91 spray bar will work and switch to glow until you get new spray bar

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Old 04-10-2021, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
The Cessna looks fantastic ARF or did you build it?
ARF. this is one of the finest ESM produced before going out of market. the sound of the FG30 under the cowl is just music!
Old 04-10-2021, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Excellent price! Good find.

I'll meet you there in an hour. If I'm late, start without me.
Not only started but learned and did most of it before you drew breath

Got 10 cans (5 gallons ea) yesterday. Great folks Looks like Pedro is on to some oil at a good price too.

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Old 04-10-2021, 05:52 PM
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Gary, your really hooked. you got toomuch fuel again. like when you got all that 30%. well I guess you could burn some in your Colman stove if you go camping

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The Go-Kart synthetic oil (Thor Oil) ran great in my FA-72. I've used about a half gallon of fuel so far and it works great. I was flying it in an OS 40 Surpass today.
Old 04-11-2021, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
Gary, your really hooked. you got toomuch fuel again. like when you got all that 30%. well I guess you could burn some in your Colman stove if you go camping

Jim
"Too much" ?? LOL
I dont burn this stuff alone! The flilying season here is ramping up. There are quite a few fellow club members mixing their own. I help by finding sources.

I used to run Coleman stove fuel in my gassers back in the day. Doesn't stink as bad as gaspoline. Also a LOT less carbon.
Old 04-11-2021, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
"Too much" ?? LOL
I dont burn this stuff alone! The flilying season here is ramping up. There are quite a few fellow club members mixing their own. I help by finding sources.

I used to run Coleman stove fuel in my gassers back in the day. Doesn't stink as bad as gaspoline. Also a LOT less carbon.
My dad used to call coleman fuel White gas. He thought it was a higher octane with no lead or other additives.
We also had military lanterns that would burn either.
The pump gasoline burned in them was less efficient and stunk. And contained lead lol. Maybe that has something to do my piss poor memory.
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Only downside of Coleman fuel is it is only 70 octane.
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:42 AM
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My first 4 cycle was the OS FS 61 serial No. 5. I sold to a collector in 2004 when I returned to the hobby.
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Originally Posted by acdii
Only downside of Coleman fuel is it is only 70 octane.

The good part is most of these small bore engines do not require high octane. Every engine I ran on Coleman fuel ran very well.

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Old 04-14-2021, 07:32 PM
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hey Pete, check out this lathe, at the end see them turning a huge crank.

Jim

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Old 04-15-2021, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
Lol
finely got in the shop. Friend shipped me an FG 11 with a broken off high speed Metal valve didnít have rights spray bar so I improvised and put in a 91 spray bar in it runs OK on gas but the high-speed needle is touchy however switch to glow which is what the spray bar was meant for holy Cow runs great. Now I know the pros and cons of running glow Through a gas carburetor but just an FYI if youíre desperate to fly your plane and you canít find a spray bar, a 91 spray bar will work and switch to glow until you get new spray bar

Cap, here are my numbers for my FG 11/66, turning a Graupner 13 x 7. The fuel is 90 octane ethanol free, (Farmer Gas) and 20% of the oil pictured.

Full Blatt.

No smoke.
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Idle


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Old 04-15-2021, 03:15 AM
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Years ago I worked with a machinist who had moved back from San Diego. He had worked in a shipyard on a lathe with a cab on the cutting tool the operator rode in. He was machining propeller shafts for big ships. I wish he had a video I could have watched!
Old 04-16-2021, 02:30 AM
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I misstated the lube amount, it is 20 to 1. Not 20%. Sorry.
Old 04-16-2021, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
I misstated the lube amount, it is 20 to 1. Not 20%. Sorry.
thatís cool
i ran the FG11 with a FG14 carb last night. Thatís the best that engine has run.
I will have to tack it out tonight
Old 04-17-2021, 03:09 AM
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Even though the timing is set at 40į btdc, it is very smooth with no sign of kicking back and no rattle.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/on/dema...G11-Manual.pdf

On Page 3 here it shows the neutral timing setting, that position on my FG 11 is 40 BTDC.

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Old 04-17-2021, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
Even though the timing is set at 40į btdc, it is very smooth with no sign of kicking back and no rattle.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/on/dema...G11-Manual.pdf

On Page 3 here it shows the neutral timing setting, that position on my FG 11 is 40 BTDC.
Likewise with my FG14 and three FG21's, somewhere between 39į-40į btdc static. They all run fine at that nuetral setting. Apparently the RCxel/Saito cdi retards the timing from there to somewhere between 28į-30į while running at wot. Still seems weird to me but it does work.

Old 04-18-2021, 02:13 AM
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I run my FG 11 with a CHIgnition 7.4 volt system and a 7.4 volt LIPO, it runs the same as with the wimpy spark RCXel.
Old 04-18-2021, 07:42 AM
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I run mine off the RX Life pack. I have a dual output 2500 mah for it. Gets well over an hour flight time with plenty of reserve.
Old 04-19-2021, 01:43 PM
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Hi.. I am new to RcUniverse and looking for a "Saito FA-170 R3" forum,,
Please let me know ,
Thanks/ Rob
Old 04-19-2021, 02:59 PM
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Hello RoKit, Not sure of a designated one for the FA170R3, but many that frequent this one have R3's (and more LOL) with lots of expertise. Welcome aboard ! I have a FA170R3,(bought used) but it has a CH Ignition conversion to include a Saito gas carb.
Here is a link to it running - Mike I have done the engine, here is a link of the engine running.
You will have to tune it bit more at your end.
You may not be able to go full throttle may go only 3/4 , use the trim to rich top rpm and leave it like that.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qh7z599g9u...00231.mp4?dl=0

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Old 04-19-2021, 03:09 PM
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Here is another nice link - Saito FA-170R3 (sceptreflight.com)
Old 04-19-2021, 06:26 PM
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did any of you see this Saito ?
Jim

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...6ac470a376.jpg
Old 04-19-2021, 06:29 PM
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Regarding the throttle only going to 3/4, interesting video.

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