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Old 01-07-2022, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by KGoode
I have another confession... I don't fly, I just like the engines!
I have the same problem with foamies. I have over 50 in my collection. Big (2.1m) and small (400mm).
I have Real-Flite 9 I play with from time to time, but no one local to fly with. Local Hobby Shops are more surface stuff and answer my questions with stuff even I know is wrong!
I realize FOAM is a 4-letter word here, but I figure if I ever get the balls to fly, I will have inventory at least to warm up with!
Nothing at all wrong with that, the hobby attracts each of us in different ways. I spend more time restoring and experimenting with RC engines than I spend flying.
Old 01-07-2022, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by KGoode
I have another confession... I don't fly, I just like the engines!
I have the same problem with foamies. I have over 50 in my collection. Big (2.1m) and small (400mm).
I have Real-Flite 9 I play with from time to time, but no one local to fly with. Local Hobby Shops are more surface stuff and answer my questions with stuff even I know is wrong!
I realize FOAM is a 4-letter word here, but I figure if I ever get the balls to fly, I will have inventory at least to warm up with!
Nothing wrong with that. I love to build so that is what I spend most of my hobby time doing.
Old 01-07-2022, 01:00 PM
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When you have a moment, can you tell me what damage I am looking for in a Saito engine that has been run too lean?
I would assume some sort of wall scoring on the cylinder, but have not seen this before. I have been warned about buying something that looks new, but could have been made junk by running it too lean the first time.
I am buying used stuff and expect to replace bearings, but not sure what a "too Lean" engine looks like inside and what has to be replaced if that is the issue?
Thanks,
Keith
Old 01-07-2022, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
He insisted I take something I tried to give it to him. I got played, never again. What really hacks me is I really like the kit. Now I think I'll find another one and buy it when I can. I'll pass it off as the high cost of education.


I have done that a few times lately.

Old 01-07-2022, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
He insisted I take something I tried to give it to him. I got played, never again. What really hacks me is I really like the kit. Now I think I'll find another one and buy it when I can. I'll pass it off as the high cost of education.
What kit are we talking about here?
Old 01-07-2022, 07:16 PM
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Only the very last of them were made in China.

LOL
yes, that is what I was getting at, but you pointed it out better LOL. the last ST G's that Towers sold were made in China. we got that straight, no corners no edges LOLLOL

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Old 01-07-2022, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I will take every Super Tigre I can get I like them. The sad story of Super Tigre goes like this. The Italian owner needed to update machinery etc. and didn't have it or didn't want invest it and sold out. Then everything was shipped by the new owner to China where production was restarted. Some updating was do and there was a learning curve on the part of the Chinese workforce. Like a lot of engine brands the demand dropped off and production was stopped. A search for a buyer was unsuccessful. Dace it the hobby is flooded with companies forced to quit business when the market got lean. The companies like Saito, Futaba, and OS who have major products in other business lines to keep afloat are the ones doing the best. Fox was a oil field manufacturer but that part of the business slipped to so their engines are no more.
I want a K&B Twister 61 with the Tuned Muffler. I had a chance to buy one NIB for only $150 and didn't buy it. boy I messed that up.

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Old 01-07-2022, 07:27 PM
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I guess I’m a freak too then.


no-p,, no, you are "some kind of freak" LOL

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Old 01-07-2022, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Quikturn
What kit are we talking about here?
AMCO Aeromaster Too
Old 01-08-2022, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by KGoode
When you have a moment, can you tell me what damage I am looking for in a Saito engine that has been run too lean?
I would assume some sort of wall scoring on the cylinder, but have not seen this before. I have been warned about buying something that looks new, but could have been made junk by running it too lean the first time.
I am buying used stuff and expect to replace bearings, but not sure what a "too Lean" engine looks like inside and what has to be replaced if that is the issue?
Thanks,
Keith
Most likely no damage occurred, most just stop suddenly and kick the prop nuts loose or off.
Old 01-08-2022, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
no-p,, no, you are "some kind of freak" LOL

Jim
Yes, I freely admit I have a problem. And it’s OK.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
AMCO Aeromaster Too
Those are nice. You may consider an Alien Aeromaster laser cut kit. They look similar.

https://sigmfg.com/collections/alien...wmaster-55-kit

Speaking of biplanes, here is my winter build. I was planning on building a Sig Kougar (which I may still get to) but got involved scratch building the fuselage which was missing from the kit. A Saito 30 would’ve been great but couldn’t find one at the time so I purchased a Royal 28.


Old 01-08-2022, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by KGoode
I have another confession... I don't fly, I just like the engines!
I have the same problem with foamies. I have over 50 in my collection. Big (2.1m) and small (400mm).
I have Real-Flite 9 I play with from time to time, but no one local to fly with. Local Hobby Shops are more surface stuff and answer my questions with stuff even I know is wrong!
I realize FOAM is a 4-letter word here, but I figure if I ever get the balls to fly, I will have inventory at least to warm up with!
Actually FOAM is a 4 letter word. 🤣

But seriously, you should pick a foamy which is easy to fly and just fly it. The nice thing with electrics aside from the convenience is that you can fly them in a park, school yard or any open field. The glow models require a sanctioned flying field unless you’re out in the country.
Personally I prefer the way glow flies over foamy’s and the sound of Saito 4 strokes over 2 strokes. Last year I bought an Eflite Turbo Timber and decided it’s just not my cup of tea. It slows down too fast and you have to remember to keep some power in. Glow engines idle, electrics don’t.
Old 01-08-2022, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Quikturn
Those are nice. You may consider an Alien Aeromaster laser cut kit. They look similar.

https://sigmfg.com/collections/alien...wmaster-55-kit

Speaking of biplanes, here is my winter build. I was planning on building a Sig Kougar (which I may still get to) but got involved scratch building the fuselage which was missing from the kit. A Saito 30 would’ve been great but couldn’t find one at the time so I purchased a Royal 28.

Thanks! Its a possibility but I think I would prefer the vintage kit. They pop up from time to time so I should be able to buy what I had. I bought the Maxey Hester SIG STA Special for the same reason.
Old 01-08-2022, 08:38 AM
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KGoode I deleted your post because it was nothing but a page and a half of code, not sure what you were trying to do, I assume link an image or something, just letting you know it was house cleaning, not a rules violation.
Old 01-08-2022, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
I want a K&B Twister 61 with the Tuned Muffler. I had a chance to buy one NIB for only $150 and didn't buy it. boy I messed that up.

Jim

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Is that a twister because of a twist on head?

http://www.mecoa.com/kb/61/6170.htm?id=1622
Old 01-08-2022, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Quikturn
...............................Speaking of biplanes, here is my winter build. I was planning on building a Sig Kougar (which I may still get to) but got involved scratch building the fuselage which was missing from the kit. A Saito 30 would’ve been great but couldn’t find one at the time so I purchased a Royal 28.
Good little fsr clones. You wouldn't happen to need an OS 25fsr would you? I have a nice one here with no carb. I've ran ads a number of times but no luck finding a carb for it.
Old 01-08-2022, 04:50 PM
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Glowgeek I am interested in that size of engine and have 2 spare carbs

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Old 01-08-2022, 05:18 PM
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Would that be a 25F?
Old 01-08-2022, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Quikturn
Is that a twister because of a twist on head?

http://www.mecoa.com/kb/61/6170.htm?id=1622
yes it is, it's a cool little sucker. and knowing how fast Gary came up with that ST 90 I'm wondering if he can come up with a K&B Twister

BTW, if I could find a good, fixable parts engine I could rebuild it.

Jim

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Old 01-08-2022, 10:21 PM
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put a prop on it.

very cool. I would like one, but I wont be buying one.
Jim

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Originally Posted by Quikturn
Would that be a 25F?
No sir, only "25" cast into the case, it's an Fsr. Sent you a PM.
Old 01-09-2022, 06:36 AM
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Jim, just leave a Harley out in the rain and it will shrink to that size!
Old 01-09-2022, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
yes it is, it's a cool little sucker. and knowing how fast Gary came up with that ST 90 I'm wondering if he can come up with a K&B Twister

BTW, if I could find a good, fixable parts engine I could rebuild it.

Jim
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Glowgeek I am interested in that size of engine and have 2 spare carbs

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Sent you a PM

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