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Old 05-02-2021, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider View Post
Hey Pete, thanks for lightening things up, I have a positive attitude and a smile on my face.
Happy to help mate.



Here's my help for wrinkles, as I have so many of them I'm looking at this cure....
Old 05-02-2021, 02:05 AM
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Thanks Jim and Pete, for the uplift.
Old 05-02-2021, 11:09 AM
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RATS!!! Was hoping to get my Corsair running and final tune for it's maiden, but yesterday sustained 30 MPH winds, and today is not much better. I have the door to my bedroom open for fresh air and when going through the inside door, the wind is so strong I have to push against the door so it doesn't slam the stops off. Currently registering at 20MPH sustained. Guess I will go work on my boat instead, can't cut the grass either as it will blow all over as I cut it. Yesterday if I cut the grass it would wind up somewhere in Wisconsin.
Old 05-02-2021, 11:28 AM
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Perfect, no need for a grass catcher!
Old 05-02-2021, 12:16 PM
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It stopped raining here and turned out to be a nice humid day. I would be out flying but my flying strip is very wet. I decided to get out my test stand and run the Saito 45 engines I’ve been playing with.

I ran all three of them on my 3% nitro, 18% oil fuel. I used the same Master Airscrew 11X6 prop on all of them and the same OS F plug.

FA45 number 1 had a peak of 8900 RPM with an idle at 2200 RPM

FA45 number 2 had a peak of 9100 RPM with an idle at 2400 RPM

The Saito 45 Special had a peak at 10400 RPM with an idle at 2100 RPM

The 45 Special is the clear winner.

All of these engines were bought used and I have no idea of the history on them. I’ve totally disassembled them and cleaned them. They all have new bearings. The standard FA45 seems like a dog when compared to the 45 Special.
Old 05-02-2021, 01:37 PM
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Hey there lets not dis an elder statesman Saito!
Old 05-02-2021, 01:44 PM
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Mike, if I want to run an elder Saito I would get out my open rocker 30.
Old 05-02-2021, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by modeltronics View Post
Mike, if I want to run an elder Saito I would get out my open rocker 30.
The open rocker 30 isn't an elder its an ancient!
Old 05-03-2021, 03:22 AM
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A couple of interesting comparo facts:
Early FA 30
Weight===12.4 oz
Max rpm 10x5 TF Maple===9.500
Fuel==10% no other data.

Saito FA 30-s:
Weight pictured
Max rpm Graupner Grey 10x5=10,901
Fuel 10% Wildcat with 18% full syn.



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Old 05-03-2021, 04:12 AM
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I think it has been 25 years since I ran this.
Old 05-03-2021, 05:54 PM
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hi guys, check out this little engine
Jim

Old 05-04-2021, 01:42 AM
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Thanks Jim, very cool.
Old 05-04-2021, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by modeltronics View Post
I think it has been 25 years since I ran this.
You'll have fire that jewel up for us and report. Thanks
Old 05-06-2021, 03:23 AM
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Saito 115 and 125 mufflers, a huge difference for 0.1 cubic inch difference in displacement.

Early Saito FA 30 (Open rocker)
Bore===19.3 mm
Stroke==17.0 mm
Late Saito FA 30-s
Bore====20 mm
Stroke===16 mm

Just for kicks.

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Old 05-06-2021, 04:02 AM
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Dave I havenít for got about you.
I finally have a day off Friday. I will put together a box.

Gary.
I will send you a box too Iím struggling to break free from work to take trip.
Old 05-06-2021, 09:32 AM
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Thanks Mike, I will look forward to getting the box. I ordered a K&N exhaust for my truck, I'll have that little project to do also. We just can't leave things stone stock can we?
I had my fourth photon bombing today, so far it's been a non event.
Old 05-06-2021, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider View Post
I had my fourth photon bombing today, so far it's been a non event.
I hope it stays that way!

Old 05-06-2021, 10:58 AM
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I upgraded the suspension on my 1 YO 5th wheel with less than 1000 miles on it. I can't believe the wear on the shackles already, glad I upgraded. Also upgraded the rear suspension on my F350 with Roadmaster Active Suspension and new shocks. The ride is a 100% improvement. Hope this weekend to get the 50 gallon replacement tank in and get rid of the dinky 26 gallon tank. Still waiting on the Disaster Prevention kit, was hoping to have it by now so I could tackle both fuel system upgrades in one shot.

I hope one day to put some time aside when the winds are light to finally run up the Corsair and hope I got it all right, taking the cowl off is a pain.
Old 05-06-2021, 11:15 AM
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Your F350 is going to be better than new!
Old 05-06-2021, 12:32 PM
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It sure drives like new now.
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I hope it stays that way!
Me too, and thanks.

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