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Old 10-13-2022, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
I am not prone to knee jerk reactions, so I'll buy whatever I need from whoever has it. I really wish that WildCat was still in business. I am down to 2.5 gallons of Wildcat 2/4 and one gallon of S&W 15/17, both full syn.
Neither am I . It has never been a "knee-jerk" reaction. It is a contemplated decision.
We have reasons for our preferences.
I have made rings for engines where new rings were no longer available. No reason nor need to buy them from anybody. It had bern convenient, but now the prices outweigh any convenience.
When I needed a carb but could not afford to buy one in 1978 for my Fox 35, I made an exact copy of the Enya carb. It worked as good as any Enya.
Saito mufflers now cost more than many car muuflers, been making them too, or just get a used one.

Fuel? There were plenty of fuel makers fifty years ago. It wasn't a knee-jerk reaction decades ago to mix my own. The components of that fuel over the years have evolved. They were always chosen based on experiences and observation. Never a knee-jerk issue.
Need a special puller? Making one is a good option over buying a universal version.

I like the element of independance. It often gives us options. As opposed to the common, consumer, knee-jerk buying ready to use.


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Old 10-13-2022, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
I am not prone to knee jerk reactions, so I'll buy whatever I need from whoever has it. I really wish that WildCat was still in business. I am down to 2.5 gallons of Wildcat 2/4 and one gallon of S&W 15/17, both full syn.
Checking the S&W site, gallons are around $25 and quarts are $11. So much for savings on hazmat fees by buying quarts.

You might want to check out Red Max fuels. A 20 quart case of 15% nitro is $120. Our club members have been using it for 5 years, good fuel.

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Old 10-13-2022, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Checking the S&W site, gallons are around $25 and quarts are $11. So much for savings on hazmat fees by buying quarts.

You might want to check out Red Max fuels. A 20 quart case of 15% nitro is $120. Our club members have been using it for 5 years, good fuel.
I mix and store my fuel in five gallon metal cans, but deliver to the users in 2-1/2 gallon high density poly jugs. The prices on all of the plastic jugs have been climbing too. You can bet four, one quart jugs cost more than a single gallon jug.

The jug prices are no doubt out-pacing Haz-Mat fees.....for now anyhow.



The 2-1/2 gallon jugs. One or two per week of flying!

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Old 10-13-2022, 03:56 AM
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I think S&W is just money grubbing. Out pacing themselves.
Old 10-13-2022, 03:58 AM
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Nothing new there.

A lot like around 1980 when the Hunt brothers tried to corner the silver market. Amost overnight the price of photo film, X-Ray film and photo paper doubled, then tripled. This was despite the fact that the silver in the film and paper was only about 10% of the manufacturing costs per unit.
A few months later, silver prices retreated but people like Kodak just left their product prices high.
Likewise with the sugar prices and five cent candy bars etc.

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Old 10-13-2022, 05:57 AM
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4 quarts of Red Max 15%==$34.03
1 gallon of 15% S&W=====$25.00
Old 10-13-2022, 06:48 AM
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I still have a case of 15% SIG fuel sitting on a shelf. Have not used a drop in 2 years.
Old 10-13-2022, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
I still have a case of 15% SIG fuel sitting on a shelf. Have not used a drop in 2 years.

But you no doubt burn enough Ford truck fuel to more than make up for that

No problem, that methanol fuel lasts for decades
Old 10-13-2022, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
But you no doubt burn enough Ford truck fuel to more than make up for that

No problem, that methanol fuel lasts for decades
8 1/2 gallons of #2 a day.
Old 10-13-2022, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
8 1/2 gallons of #2 a day.
Yessir!

About the same as my gaspoline burn for over one week.
Old 10-13-2022, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
4 quarts of Red Max 15%==$34.03
1 gallon of 15% S&W=====$25.00
Yes BUT:
Buying a 20 quart case from Red Max works out to $6 per quart or $24 per gl. AND the hazmat charges are WAY cheaper on quarts than on gallons.

Updated: I just put a 20 quart case of Red Max 15% in my cart and calculated with shipping it's $176.50. It's still a little cheaper for me to get Morgans fuel from HobbyTown than to order from anyone online. Sure glad I swapped out my larger Saitos to FG's and gas conversions.

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And...since you brought it up;
I will always be glad I didn't have to con-vert any of my engines to anything other than methanol

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Old 10-14-2022, 11:24 AM
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see my Email I received from Horizon today,,

""Please note product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this email was sent; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit HorizonHobby.com.""

most likely they are saying there will be another price increase soon.

Jim

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Old 10-16-2022, 03:32 AM
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I have a pair of APC propellers arriving Wednesday from Horizon, they were supposed to be here tomorrow but were shipped from their California facility, so they will not make Monday. The .25" hole is going to be problematic as they need to be 7mm for the .66 FrankinSaito. I have a B&B reamer with a .25" pilot but it is 8mm. So, I'll have to fudge some way. Pictured is the 13 x 7 it will be accompanied by a 13 x 6.

Regular Sport propeller.

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Old 10-16-2022, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
I have a pair of APC propellers arriving Wednesday from Horizon, they were supposed to be here tomorrow but were shipped from their California facility, so they will not make Monday. The .25" hole is going to be problematic as they need to be 7mm for the .66 FrankinSaito. I have a B&B reamer with a .25" pilot but it is 8mm. So, I'll have to fudge some way. Pictured is the 13 x 7 it will be accompanied by a 13 x 6.
You may already be aware, the APC 13" props have a modified/narrower blade profile than all other APC sport prop sizes. They will spin up to a little higher than anticipated rpm. The 13x6 & 13x7 work well for the 72. I'm guessing your .66 will turn an APC 13x6 at very close to 10K.

I have a 62 in a plane and a 72 on the test stand, we can compare numbers.

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Old 10-16-2022, 04:35 AM
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hello all saito expert.
I have a question about ball bearings for the Saito FA-182.
If I look at ball bearings that saito sells, the bearings for the 182 are much more expensive!!.
is there anything special about these ball bearings??
the front ball bearing is of course the same size FA120-220
rear ball bearing is the same dimensions as FA-100-170 and more
Old 10-16-2022, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Linkan2
hello all saito expert.
I have a question about ball bearings for the Saito FA-182.
If I look at ball bearings that saito sells, the bearings for the 182 are much more expensive!!.
is there anything special about these ball bearings??
the front ball bearing is of course the same size FA120-220
rear ball bearing is the same dimensions as FA-100-170 and more
Nothing special about Saito bearings. When the time comes, I replace them with hard chrome bearings from Boca Bearings. Way cheaper than buying Saito bearings. Part Number ENK-101. https://www.bocabearings.com/search?w=Saito+182

Note: Boca used to offer rubber sealed front bearings in their bearing kits for model engines but now they don't. If you want a rubber sealed front bearing, highly recommended, then purchase part number MR6000-2RS PS2 as the front bearing and MR6903-ZZC PS2 as the rear bearing.

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Old 10-16-2022, 01:49 PM
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Here you go Dave, numbers for the 72 on the test stand.

Saito FA-72
Nitro 15%
Oil 15% Synth/2.5% Castor
Temp 68°f

APC 13X6: Idle 1850....Peak 10850
APC 13X7: Idle 1850... Peak 10300
Old 10-17-2022, 01:28 AM
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This 182 has exactly those Boca Bearings.


Rear facing vent I made.

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Thanks Lonnie, those are good numbers.
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the Saito 182 Twin is a beautiful engine, and classic.

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The 182 has a nice clean midrange because of these accurate fuel metering slots.


I need to run the 182 with this good looking prop and get some numbers. I have no numbers for this engine. It has four Glo-Devil 4c Specials in it.

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Old 10-18-2022, 03:36 AM
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Looking at your 182 TD cylinders I'm wondering what makes them different than my 200Ti cylinders. Part numbers are different for SOME reason, just can't image what that difference might be.

Are the intake and exhaust valves different sizes on a 182? How about on a 91?

Edit: Nevermind, found the answer on Sceptreflight. The 91S, 182 & 200Ti use the same intake and exhaust valves and they are of equal size.


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Old 10-19-2022, 02:27 AM
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I am headed out to my shop to eggzamin the 182 and answer some of these questions. I just emailed Bjorn to see if his listing for a Saito FA .30 is for the latest FA 30-s. with the 20 mm bore. I'll be back.
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Brass insert front right

Brass insert front left

No rear insert

Boss for intake right

Boss for intake left

APC 16 x 8

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