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Old 08-13-2021, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by modeltronics
It was nice
Now it is too hot and windy to go flying. I can't wait for Sept and Oct here in Texas. The best months for flying here.
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Good to hear from you again. Twenty meters has been open to Texas most every night. PM a freq and time! My email address on QRZ is good.

Only 90f and about 85% humidity for most of this week. Winds at about 15 to 20 mph Tues and Wedneday. Burned over 2 gallons (Saito .82) between the two days. Took today off, back at it tomorrow. Humidity to be down this weekend, time to mix another 14 gallons. That should get us in to October.
Old 08-13-2021, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Good to hear from you again. Twenty meters has been open to Texas most every night. PM a freq and time! My email address on QRZ is good.

Only 90f and about 85% humidity for most of this week. Winds at about 15 to 20 mph Tues and Wedneday. Burned over 2 gallons (Saito .82) between the two days. Took today off, back at it tomorrow. Humidity to be down this weekend, time to mix another 14 gallons. That should get us in to October.
Arrggg.
Sanded two jobs in A2 this week in this steam bath between power outages and downed trees. Crazed varnish over beech and titanium oxide over hickory. Had to cut the varnish with bar and chain oil and 30 grit on 45 degrees before dropping to 60 grit. The hickory required a crossing with 36 to break the crust and cut the v grooves. Been to wiped out to see Adrian even once this week. Brother is flying his 109 tomorrow first time out and I will be running a powerdrive again on the beech. Gale force Sanna Anna's Monday night fly night. Rodeo at the fair on my Thursday fly night too. Can I please retire now. Please.
Saitos sat motionless all week, lonely and sad but already warmed up by ambient.
Old 08-13-2021, 05:58 PM
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you know it's hot when your cats actually let's you wipe them down with a cold wet washcloth. yes, this is what I do when it hits 100, they are OK when it's 90, but when it hits 100 you can tell they don't like it at all. so I wipe them down with cold water, they don't even fight me when I do it.
Vermont has NEVER been this humid in all my life, but now these last 6, 7 years it's become worse. I dislike it big time. sO just remember, wipe down your cats LOL

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Old 08-13-2021, 06:09 PM
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Ours is a half wild outdoor cat. He has his job and I have mine. He cautiously lets me pet him during feeding time but I can't pick him up. If I touched him with a cold washcloth I'd get teeth and claws for my trouble.
Old 08-14-2021, 06:11 AM
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Looking good, 70f and 60% humidity. Light breeze straight down the runway. Saito FA-90t all set to consume as much 14% as possible!




Old 08-14-2021, 07:21 AM
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That's it twist the knife hard! You lucky duck!
Old 08-14-2021, 05:49 PM
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Garry, love the plane !! you did a great job fitting the cowl around the heads. but how did you get the cowl around the 2 heads. did you cut the cowl ??

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Old 08-14-2021, 06:07 PM
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Thanks Jim,
That plane was built by my buddy Dave. The cowl is made from balsa, parting horizontally then vertical at rear. Built from RCM plan # 915 iirc. Designed by Dich Tichenor for and around the Saito twin 90. Built back around 1984. The engine runs super, idle all day at 1900 RPM.
Come on out to Michigan, you can fly it!

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Old 08-15-2021, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Looking good, 70f and 60% humidity. Light breeze straight down the runway. Saito FA-90t all set to consume as much 14% as possible!



A beautiful setup. And here I am flying a Sig black and white LT 40 with a Saito 50. Folks keep telling me that the 50 is too small, I'm lucky because the 50 doesn't know that.
Old 08-15-2021, 04:53 AM
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For sure Dave, My first Saito open rocker 30 went right on to a Senior Kadet, later replaced with a Saito 50. The Little Dipper in that pc is bigger than it looks. The span is 75" but it weighs in at over 11 pounds.The Saito FA-90T is a nice match. The real plane was also powered by a boxer twin engine.


Jim , here is acloseup of the cowl parting line cut.

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Old 08-15-2021, 09:12 AM
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I flew my LT-40 with an OS-52 for years, then put the FG-11 on it and flew it some more. Bet a FA-45 would have no problem flying it. Great, fun plane to fly, especially when you take dihedrahl out of the wing and take the nose gear off.
Old 08-15-2021, 01:00 PM
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Flew my LT40 on an OS 46ax, plenty of power and really fun to fly. TX antenna resistor popped off the circuit board and bye bye LT40. Like others, I took half the dihedral out but kept the nose gear. Even though I now have much more capable planes there's something I miss about the old girl.

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Old 08-15-2021, 02:23 PM
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My LT-40 with a tailwheel and near zero dihedral. OS-61 FX power. ( Correction, pic taken while still powered by an OS-61SF) Later received a Saito FA-91.
Still prefer the Sr. Kadet with tailwheel, dihedral and no ailerons and a Saito FA-56 for classic glow power.


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Old 08-15-2021, 02:58 PM
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I still enjoy flying 3 channel as well.

1938 Sal Taibi Powerhouse. Looks small in the photo but has 84" span with undercambered wing and horz stab. AUW 4.6 lbs with Saito FA-56. A real thermal grabber!



Old 08-15-2021, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Thanks Jim,
That plane was built by my buddy Dave. The cowl is made from balsa, parting horizontally then vertical at rear. Built from RCM plan # 915 iirc. Designed by Dich Tichenor for and around the Saito twin 90. Built back around 1984. The engine runs super, idle all day at 1900 RPM.
Come on out to Michigan, you can fly it!
LOL well tell your friend Dave he did a great job !!!!

LOL
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Old 08-15-2021, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
LOL well tell your friend Dave he did a great job !!!!

LOL
Jim
LOL?
It will have to wait, Dave passed away a few months ago.
I agree, his planes were top-notch

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Old 08-16-2021, 02:19 AM
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My FG 11 is on the, (in this case), south end of my green and white LT 40 that Pete loves so much. That plane not flown yet.

Stab just glued in place.
Old 08-16-2021, 02:30 AM
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If anyone would like to swap a Saito 56 to me for a good solid 65 I'm up for it, Thanks, Dave
Old 08-16-2021, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
If anyone would like to swap a Saito 56 to me for a good solid 65 I'm up for it, Thanks, Dave
I would trade but I just have the one 56 and it's a perfect match for the Powerhouse. I actually bought the Powerhouse kit for the 56, my very first Saito.

Might be some takers on your trade offer on the classifieds. The 56 is a sought after item.

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Old 08-16-2021, 03:05 AM
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Thanks and yes sir, they are very sought after.
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Jim,

Sold most of Dave's larger planes, Hyjinx carted off a few of them. The video he posted a few weeks ago of the Japanese Claude making smooth fly bys and a zero friction landing was a Dave built plane. Still have several great flying small planes to sell. Just sold his big Smith Miniplane last week, fellow saw it fly and had to have it! I was going to keep it but let him buy it instead.
There is a real sweet DeHavulland Hornet left with a matched pair of Saito .56 Black Knights yet to sell. The Little Dipper is also available if anyone is interested. I put my old FA-90T as that is what Dave had built it for.

Come on out, gohome with some nice scratch built planes. They need worthy homes.
Also about 15 HP engines from Daves pylon racing days.


Well powered by Saito 300 twin.
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Old 08-16-2021, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Jim,

Sold most of Dave's larger planes, Hyjinx carted off a few of them. The video he posted a few weeks ago of the Japanese Claude making smooth fly bys and a zero friction landing was a Dave built plane. Still have several great flying small planes to sell. Just sold his big Smith Miniplane last week, fellow saw it fly and had to have it! I was going to keep it but let him buy it instead.
There is a real sweet DeHavulland Hornet left with a matched pair of Saito .56 Black Knights yet to sell. The Little Dipper is also available if anyone is interested. I put my old FA-90T as that is what Dave had built it for.

Come on out, gohome with some nice scratch built planes. They need worthy homes.
Also about 15 HP engines from Daves pylon racing days.


Well powered by Saito 300 twin.
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Seconded. I posted the Claude as it was Saito tipped. Y'all should have seen the rest of them. Gary's late friend was a Master Craftsman. Several of his types have flown over my home field. All fly as good as they look.
Check the Golden Age RC Aircraft group on farce book to see another one of his dandy's.
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This is my latest project. It is a kit I must have had for 30 years. It is made by Bridi, the guy that did the original Kaos. This is a Bridi Aircruiser 60. The old plans had a Kraft 61 on it. I went with a Saito 72. My guess was that a Saito 72 would be about the right size 4 stroke for a plane that was designed for a 2 stroke 60. The only thing I changed was to put out board servos for the ailerons.

It is now ready to turn over to my covering department. I have no idea what colors it will be when I get it back. I like to frame planes but there is something about covering them that I donít care for. Iím just glad my wife likes to cover my planes 😊.

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Dave, I have a spare 56 I could be talked out of.
Gary, give me a week and I will see if we can have a QSO on 20 meter. I've been working a lot at my part time job with CNC lathes so my day starts very early in the morning. I'm hoping to get some free time off of work so I can play with my toys.

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Old 08-17-2021, 07:16 PM
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Pedro,

Fine looking plane! The Bridi Kits were top notch and very popular. I have a Kraft 61 here if you are interested in going for the vintage look.


Just finishing a Big Stik 20 to give my Saito 45 Special a purpose in life! Mostly busy here at burning fuel Did manage a total rebuild of a vintage Thorens turntable last week.

Yep, 20 sounds good.




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