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Old 09-29-2021, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by modeltronics
When I mix fuel I do it in metric. Four liters will fit in a gallon jug. Doing it in metric you do not have to deal with fractions of an ounce. Not that the math dealing with ounces is that hard to work with, it just seems more easy to deal will milliliters as whole numbers.
When mixing or blending fuels I just round the ounces to the nearest whole number. The actual final mix percentages aren't critical, repeatability is, so I don't have to retune my engines from batch to batch.
Old 09-30-2021, 02:52 AM
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I would like to thank all of you for your prayers, your love and encouragement. Yesterday my psa level was, zero. You're a really great bunch of friends.
Old 09-30-2021, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
I would like to thank all of you for your prayers, your love and encouragement. Yesterday my psa level was, zero. You're a really great bunch of friends.
That made my day Dave, thanks and I pray the nasty is gone for good.
Old 09-30-2021, 03:12 AM
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Thankyou my friend.

Saitos keep us going.
Old 09-30-2021, 07:43 AM
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That is great news Dave !!!
Old 09-30-2021, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by modeltronics
That is great news Dave !!!
Seconded Pedro! PSA at zero. Great news indeed Dave!
Quick shot of the Mystery Ship I mentioned for the radial conversion Lonnie. With a Saito in the foreground ta boot. I have put a gallon of gaspolene thru it Gary. Dave's handiwork sure looks great on low passes. But the chainsaw motor has to go....
BTW Gary. It is my wife's favorite plane. Lol.

Old 09-30-2021, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
I would like to thank all of you for your prayers, your love and encouragement. Yesterday my psa level was, zero. You're a really great bunch of friends.
good to hear Dave, good to hear!!!!!!!

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Old 09-30-2021, 05:38 PM
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F/S Saito 180 $300, never fueled.

in the link scroll down to engines,

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Old 10-01-2021, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
F/S Saito 180 $300, never fueled.

in the link scroll down to engines,

Jim
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...nd-get-them%21
The 240 Enya Vee twin is tempting. Like a little Moto Guzzi .. and yes, they did use Guzzi engines in airplanes.


Hyjinx, That Mystery ship is sure a pretty plane.

BTW, Did you by any chance know Jim Miteff? (Biker)

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Old 10-02-2021, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Seconded Pedro! PSA at zero. Great news indeed Dave!
Quick shot of the Mystery Ship I mentioned for the radial conversion Lonnie. With a Saito in the foreground ta boot. I have put a gallon of gaspolene thru it Gary. Dave's handiwork sure looks great on low passes. But the chainsaw motor has to go....
BTW Gary. It is my wife's favorite plane. Lol.
The mystery plane appears to be a Gilmore "Red Lion". The 30's race plane was a Williams-Wedell design.

https://www.nationalbalsa.com/mobile.../redlions.htm=
Old 10-02-2021, 09:22 AM
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New toy to play with. Having overhauled a couple of 90T flat twins I've come to appreciate their lumpy idle and torquey nature so I picked up this extremely low run time engine. It'll be first to run on my new engine test stand. I have no planes suitable for this engine so if anyone is interested in it send me a PM.

Saito 90T Flat Twin


Old 10-02-2021, 09:34 AM
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Default A woodworker's engine test stand (prototype)

Not having any metal working tools offers some challenges to building a strong engine test stand, namely a functional friction stop mechanical throttle lever.

This one has a strong internal spring mechanism to provide the friction necessary to overcome the throttle return springs found on gasser carbs. The nylon idle adjust screw has a friction spring as well. The throttle geometry is set up for progressive travel from idle to full throttle. The throttle assembly can be moved from left to right on the shelf and is reversible.

The shelf for the fuel tank, throttle and accesories is moveable for proper fuel tank height when running glow engines. Everything moves at once and all accesories are held with rubber bands, either on top of or beneath the shelf.

Mounted to the Black & Decker Workmate gives a sturdy foundation and a concrete block can be placed on the bottom shelf for ballast when running big gassers.

Total fabrication time was 4 hours. Cost was zero, just used things I had laying about the place.

Disclaimer: The battery strapped to the top of the fuel tank is just for fun. Please don't do that!






Old 10-02-2021, 09:39 AM
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Very nice set up Lonnie.
Old 10-02-2021, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
The mystery plane appears to be a Gilmore "Red Lion". The 30's race plane was a Williams-Wedell design.

https://www.nationalbalsa.com/mobile.../redlions.htm=

Not a "mystery" it is a Mystery Ship by Travelaire.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...PL&vt=4&sim=11
Old 10-02-2021, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
The mystery plane appears to be a Gilmore "Red Lion". The 30's race plane was a Williams-Wedell design.

https://www.nationalbalsa.com/mobile.../redlions.htm=
HmmmThe mystery ship on the stand is a Dave Gunner scale reproduction of one of the two travel aire race planes built for racing. I believe anyway. To my understanding , they were named that as they were kept secret during development and initial flight testing. Then numbered and entered into racing events.
Sure does look like that red Lyon Gilmore kit you linked.
Wicked pedia gas a good shot of the travel air type.
I can't link stuff on this site lol.
Old 10-02-2021, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
HmmmThe mystery ship on the stand is a Dave Gunner scale reproduction of one of the two travel aire race planes built for racing. I believe anyway. To my understanding , they were named that as they were kept secret during development and initial flight testing. Then numbered and entered into racing events.
Sure does look like that red Lyon Gilmore kit you linked.
Wicked pedia gas a good shot of the travel air type.
I can't link stuff on this site lol.
Well so it is. When you said you had a mystery ship I thought you meant........oh, nevermind.
Old 10-02-2021, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Not a "mystery" it is a Mystery Ship by Travelaire.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...PL&vt=4&sim=11
Thanks Gary. I couldn't attach that lol.
Gonna fly it again later today!
Btw. Cant remember the Jim biker. Most of my goofball buddies went by an alias.
And had an alibi...
Old 10-02-2021, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Thanks Gary. I couldn't attach that lol.
Gonna fly it again later today!
Btw. Cant remember the Jim biker. Most of my goofball buddies went by an alias.
And had an alibi...

Jim was very well known, he took a load of published photos. There was a major article on him in the Metro Times recently, featured his pics. Also, a book published . Next time we get together I will show you.

Yep, Indian Wally penned my alias !
Old 10-02-2021, 05:15 PM
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Mystery Ship;
and I'm betting that Mystery Ship was just a modified copy of the GBY LOL

Jim
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LOL
Well it did have a wing, fuselage, horizontal stab, vertical fin, rodder. Prop in front of the radial engine, pilot in a seat etc. Musta been! LOL


Come to think of it:
LOL
The Gee Bee Y was just a two place copy of the earlier Gee Bee Sportster which, like the Mystery Ship,was a single place plane.
So I guess they more likely copied the Sportster (?)'
LOL
Now, just how much does a cup of tea cost in Hong Kong?

LOL
Anyhow, I like Mystery Ship a LOT, especially after seeing that one fly it's maiden in person.
Nice plane Aaron!

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Old 10-03-2021, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
LOL
Well it did have a wing, fuselage, horizontal stab, vertical fin, rodder. Prop in front of the radial engine, pilot in a seat etc. Musta been! LOL


Come to think of it:
LOL
The Gee Bee Y was just a two place copy of the earlier Gee Bee Sportster which, like the Mystery Ship,was a single place plane.
So I guess they more likely copied the Sportster (?)'
LOL
Now, just how much does a cup of tea cost in Hong Kong?

LOL
Anyhow, I like Mystery Ship a LOT, especially after seeing that one fly it's maiden in person.
Nice plane Aaron!
LolWhatever it is it's my wife's favorite when she occasionally graces our field. Love to see her smile on low and slow presentation passes.
They are both very pretty. And both my favorites too.
Old 10-05-2021, 04:50 AM
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It looks like water, it cost 11 bucks and got here quickly. Now to choose a lube suitable for Saitos.

Old 10-05-2021, 04:56 AM
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What oil do you use?
Old 10-05-2021, 05:13 AM
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This is my first effort at mixing methanol fuel, I use Mercury Quick Silver in my FG 11.

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Old 10-05-2021, 07:32 AM
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What was shipping? Those things have hazmat fees which make shipping very expensive for 4 gallon cases

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