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Old 04-23-2021, 12:57 PM
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Excellent price too!

10020 on an 11x6 prop? Is that with one of those G-sonic props?

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Old 04-24-2021, 02:31 AM
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Yes it was.

Bolly 10.5 x 6 rpm===10,402
Xoar 11 x 6 rpm======9,750
Old 04-24-2021, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
Yes it was.

Bolly 10.5 x 6 rpm===10,402
Xoar 11 x 6 rpm======9,750
Now THAT is impressive! So is fact that it makes peak hp at around 11500 rpm! I may get one for a CL plane and try an 11x5.

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Old 04-28-2021, 03:44 AM
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I turned 79 on Monday, no big deal, I am looking forward to receiving the 65's from Mike. The kids gave me 250 bucks worth of gift certificates. I lust after that Saito 300 but no can do. Maybe some day. Radiology hasn't started yet, second Covid shot tomorrow.
Cap coming for the new F 150 any day now and I can haul airplanes again. I am all Saito now except for one LA 25.

Maybe one off the 65's will be a high compression one.
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A late Happy Birthday to you Dave!!!
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Thankyou much. Too quiet here.
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday Dave!
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Thanks again all.
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I have this guy for sale in the RCU Market Place:
A Saito 100 GK: https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/mar...serid=10048493

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Old 04-30-2021, 04:38 AM
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Nice looking engine!
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Thanks, I also have a plain one and a 115, so I don't need two.
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I got more than 2 saitos but I have a short kit or kit for every one of them. Say, does anyone know of a good folding prop for a .40 Saito? I have Fornier RF4D short kit I would like to put a Saito on.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I got more than 2 saitos but I have a short kit or kit for every one of them. Say, does anyone know of a good folding prop for a .40 Saito? I have Fornier RF4D short kit I would like to put a Saito on.
A folding prop isn't really needed, that design isn't a glider in the true sense of the word. I think think you would be more than pleased with an 11x5 or 12x6 at idle for soaring.
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gess I could setup the prop to be horizontal when the engine quits too.
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SOP Mike. Can't tell tell you how many times that's saved a prop.

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I try but sometimes its just a little off when it stops.
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Is there a Saito 45 expert in here? I have several of the FA-45 engines and they all seem a little different. I even have one with a removable head that is new. My latest acquisition is a 45 Special and that one is way different than any of the other 45 engines I have. It has a larger thread on the crank shaft and a carb more like the 50/56. I just put bearings in it and hope to see what it runs like this weekend if the rain quits.
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There are 3 reviews on this page: Saito FA-45 (1)

Saito 45-S
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Happy Birthday!
Hey Mike can you pass this on to Dave for me please?

Cheers mate.
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Hey Pete, thanks for lightening things up, I have a positive attitude and a smile on my face.
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Love it Pete! Which Dave?
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Got a chuckle out of that one Pete. Thanks!
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I just finished rebuilding a Saito 45 Special. It’s all cleaned up and has new bearings. It is significantly different from the standard FA45. The intake manifold is larger and so is the carb. I think but I am not sure the carb is the same as the 50/56. I always thought that the only difference in the 45 Special was the cam and the rest was the same as a standard FA45…. I was not correct.

I did modify a FA45 with a 50 cam and cam box. You also have to change the pushrods and pushrod tubes. This only gave me an additional 300 RPM over when it was a stock FA45. I have been flying this engine this way for a long time so I am very interested in seeing how much difference there is running the 45 Special.

Since it is raining here and I was working on Saito 45 engines I decided to open up two FA45 engines I had in the cabinet. This was interesting seeing the differences.

FA45 one

Socket head cap screws on valve covers

Allen wrench required to set valves

Piston pin with two Teflon pads

FA45 cast on side of the case



FA45 two

Phillips head screws on valve covers

Flat screwdriver to set valves

Piston pin with only one Teflon pad required

45 stamped on the side of the case



If the rain ever quits here, I’m going to run the 45 Special and the two FA45 engines just for fun to see the difference. I do have a version of the old FA45 with the removable head but it is still new in the box and I think I will leave it that way.






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Old 05-01-2021, 07:08 PM
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Dave, I hope you find this video funny., I find the first joke to be very funny myself.

Jim

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