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Old 08-31-2022, 01:45 AM
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I checked and the 180 would require destroying the cowl entirely on the LT 40. I'll just have to be happy with 55 mph. I did do something that will enhance it's speed considerably, I ordered a Tru-Turn red anodized spinner.


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Old 08-31-2022, 02:11 AM
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Tru-turn must still have a good size stock yet being they weren’t going to make anymore.
Old 08-31-2022, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider View Post
I checked and the 180 would require destroying the cowl entirely on the LT 40. I'll just have to be happy with 55 mph. I did do something that will enhance it's speed considerably, I ordered a Tru-Turn red anodized spinner.

Yessir Dave, the cowl on yours looks great too.
The old kit built LT-40 had no cowl, just the fuselage slabs alongside the engine. I had considered picking up a cowl as they really tidy the engine bay nicely. Just never got around to it and Sig parts can take forever to order anyhow

Really going to miss those True Turn Spinners. It was nice to treat yourself by putting them on your better planes, sure beats the plastic wobblers!

Good news too on the Saito cylinder, a stroke of luck there, good on you.



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Old 08-31-2022, 03:30 AM
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Very windy today,very windy! Got to be the one and only flyer at the field. Managed to get in 11 flights at 15 minutes each. With 25 to 35 mph winds the flights even seemed l o n g e r!
Had a load of fun, even the Bald Eagle came by to have a look at the white, red and black "bird".
Plane flew great, needs bigger wheels and taller gear. Grass is getting pretty tall mowing pretty shabby. Tail up touch and goes get a bit draggy on the prop.

The new "Owner" of the field is a jet fanboy, only concerned with his fabric runway. As long as all the holes have duct tape, all is good.
Glad you had fun out there. You're obviously a very accomplished pilot. I won't even fly my 1/4 scale planes in that kind of wind.
Old 08-31-2022, 04:30 AM
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Hmmm, I hadn't heard this news about Tru-Turn. Dave Brown's Vortex spinners are gone too, I think. Is there any other source for quality metal spinners out there (with the emphasis on Quality)?

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Old 08-31-2022, 04:47 AM
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Quality? Today? Hmmf not unless you pay for it, which most don't and why it is no more.
Old 08-31-2022, 06:25 AM
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CB MODEL AIRPLANE PRODUCTS

Also, Matt at the Prop Shop in Warren, MI says he can still get Vortec last time I asked.
Old 08-31-2022, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open View Post
Very windy today,very windy! Got to be the one and only flyer at the field. Managed to get in 11 flights at 15 minutes each. With 25 to 35 mph winds the flights even seemed l o n g e r!
Had a load of fun, even the Bald Eagle came by to have a look at the white, red and black "bird".
Plane flew great, needs bigger wheels and taller gear. Grass is getting pretty tall mowing pretty shabby. Tail up touch and goes get a bit draggy on the prop.

The new "Owner" of the field is a jet fanboy, only concerned with his fabric runway. As long as all the holes have duct tape, all is good.
Ha Ha Gary I stay home when it hits 10 mph lol.
Old 08-31-2022, 10:53 AM
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Around here wind with gusts from 12.7 to 17 mph are the norm. I watched a guy, owner of a LHS at the time, fly a small electric Funtana in 20 to 25 mph wind, it mostly hovered at full throttle. Great to watch but not something I wanted to try.
Old 08-31-2022, 11:12 AM
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Lonnie,
Did you see this?

Hmmmmm, wrong link. original is gone ???
Thought it was the 200ti cylinder, sorry.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/39420566153...pid=1438087273



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Old 08-31-2022, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx View Post
Ha Ha Gary I stay home when it hits 10 mph lol.
With the value , beauty, scarcity and complexity of your planes; I would too!

The old, worn out rat plane trainers are like some of the girls we took out. Then, only when we were sure our friends wouldn't see us


Your planes are are trophy babes!
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open View Post
With the value , beauty, scarcity and complexity of your planes; I would too!

The old, worn out rat plane trainers are like some of the girls we took out. Then, only when we were sure our friends wouldn't see us


Your planes are are trophy babes!
LMBO. You are spot on. Susie the Gypsy Queen was the ONLY one that rode shotgun in the LeMans. The lessers saw only the back of the Impala's buckets.....
Well that was a long time ago before Saito showed up.
Old 09-01-2022, 02:12 AM
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The red spinner will not be coming, they are fresh out of 2" spinners,.= it was a nice thought while it lasted. I'll Dave Brown a look.
Old 09-01-2022, 02:32 AM
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So far I've had good luck using cheapo aluminum spinners on eBay.
Old 09-01-2022, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
Quality? Today? Hmmf not unless you pay for it, which most don't and why it is no more.
https://www.dunnindustrial.net/product/2-standard-2-blade/33?cs=true&cst=custom

......Like he said, if you are willing



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Old 09-01-2022, 06:08 AM
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Lonnie, refurbished a pair of Saito 50 sized lifters just to see if I can, and I can. The camera didn't pick up the slight curvature that is still there. The center is right where it was.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open View Post
With the value , beauty, scarcity and complexity of your planes; I would too!

The old, worn out rat plane trainers are like some of the girls we took out. Then, only when we were sure our friends wouldn't see us

Your planes are are trophy babes!
LOL my brother is a proud, life's member of the club LOL
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hey, check-out this RC flying rig.


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Old 09-02-2022, 04:08 AM
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Some of you may know this already, I did some experimenting this AM., I removed the gasoline carb from my FG 11 and installed a 56 sized glow carb just to see if it could be done. It can and it's easy, you can use the same intake pipe but need to change the back plate. The gas carb is mounted with 2.5 x 25 x .45 screws, the glow carb is mounted using 3 x 20 x .5 screws. The reason for this madness is that the 56 cylinder I was excited about was partly mis-labeled. It is actually for a 200 radial and the FG 11 having a 27 mm bore. So, I'm going to build a .66 glow engine.

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Now that sounds cool! I can't wait to see how she runs!
Old 09-02-2022, 04:18 AM
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So Dave, that new FG11 cylinder have bronze valve seats?

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Old 09-02-2022, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider View Post
Some of you may know this already, I did some experimenting this AM., I removed the gasoline carb from my FG 11 and installed a 56 sized glow carb just to see if it could be done. It can and it's easy, you can use the same intake pipe but need to change the back plate. The gas carb is mounted with 2.5 x 25 x .45 screws, the glow carb is mounted using 3 x 20 x .5 screws. The reason for this madness is that the 56 cylinder I was excited about was partly mis-labeled. It is actually for a 200 radial and the FG 11 having a 27 mm bore. So, I'm going to build a .66 glow engine.

Yes Dave,

Exactly the same situation with the FG-20, FG-21, FG-14 etc . They use small screws on the gasser carbs to accomodate the phenolic heat insulator bushings. The methanol carbs slip right into place. Easy peasy, so easy it is frowned on

And they run very well.

50,56 and .62........same carb.

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hey guys, you may want to keep this link. works in MMs.

Engine Displacement Calculator | Spicer Parts

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Old 09-03-2022, 10:12 AM
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Flew the Super Stearman today….
Adjusted the valves last night and thr motor ran flawlessly. Still rich on the top, but we’ll work on the tune. Response was great, started, ran and was responsive to tune, throttle and idle. What an engine!!

Will say it flew, I had some control issues mostly due to hitting self-level on my SR8 PRO. May add a tad of down trust angle as it liked to climb..
But the 125 flew it, got air borne easily, just felt soft in the air, floaty without a lot of juice. Can’t wait till the 180 shows up..

Thanks for the guidance.



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Old 09-03-2022, 10:20 AM
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Great job Fred, Saitos are sweet runners aren't they? That Super Stearman will be a totally different animal with the 180.

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