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Old 11-24-2006, 09:02 PM
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So I just got my Saito 182 TD, with flex headers, slightly used, (1 tank of fuel) for $400,, and yes I am bragging

I am looking to get a really good onboard glow system for this, but am having troubles finding a good one.

Any recommendations,,, all appreciated..

Cheers
Old 11-24-2006, 09:05 PM
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:09 PM
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Hello Forum!

I have chosen to get a Saito 180 AAC for one of theses ARF's Chip CAP X 74" or Great planes Cap 232 79".

1. Where can I order the cheapest NEW SAITO 180?

2. What muffler and other equipment do I need for simple smoke system? Is a smoke system fairly easy to set up? Are there any links with pictures of a smoke system setup?

3. THANKS
Old 11-24-2006, 09:12 PM
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I've bought several Saito engines from Mac. I've always gotten good prices.

http://www.hodgeshobbies.com/

The Perry swap meet would be an excellent place?

Date will be March 2-3 2007

http://www.gamarc.com/georgia.html
Old 11-24-2006, 09:12 PM
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That's awesome!

I got my .82 Golden Knight, brand-new, for $200 shipped. I'm bragging too.


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So I just got my Saito 182 TD, with flex headers, slightly used, (1 tank of fuel) for $400,, and yes I am bragging

I am looking to get a really good onboard glow system for this, but am having troubles finding a good one.

Any recommendations,,, all appreciated..

Cheers
Old 11-24-2006, 09:59 PM
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How about his one, I have the 3 cylinder version.
Old 11-24-2006, 10:26 PM
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That's awesome!

I got my .82 Golden Knight, brand-new, for $200 shipped. I'm bragging too.

How did you get it for that price ?? Where did you buy it from ? I just paid a lot more for mine from Horizon... 287 Shipped [&:]
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I got the wrapper off a cigarette package today to set the valve lash on my Saito 82 and Saito 150, but this stuff is THIN [X(] Are you sure that it should be that tight ? That leaves almost no lash at all [sm=confused.gif]

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Old 11-24-2006, 10:42 PM
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I got it from a person who also covered the 3% PayPal fee. He was just in a hurry to get rid of it. I wasn't going to ask too many questions.


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That's awesome!

I got my .82 Golden Knight, brand-new, for $200 shipped. I'm bragging too.

How did you get it for that price ?? Where did you buy it from ? I just paid a lot more for mine from Horizon... 287 Shipped [&:]
Old 11-25-2006, 09:31 AM
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Mike:

When the FA-125 hit the market we had a discussion about the lack of a spring on the throttle barrel. As memory serves, it was Hobbsy who first mentioned it.

At that time I said it would seem to be proof of the excellent machine work done by Saito, allowing the fit of the barrel guide pin to be good enough to prevent barrel end play and the consequent mixture variation.

After consideration I changed my view. There if, after all, always wear between two surfaces rubbing. When the wear has loosened the match the mixture variations will show up. An added spring will slow the wear by preventing the barrel from hammering on the pin from normal vibration, I think a spring should be added before the wear becomes excessive.

I do not have an FA-125 yet, so I don’t know if one can be fitted easily. I do have one on the way, when it gets here I’ll check, and report.

Bill.
I installed the barrel spring from the FA91 (SAI9091S) and found that it is not suitable. The barrel will not be able to close fully. Installed and centered the spring correctly, wide end into the phlange, narrow end touching the barrel. Tried it the other way too, but its the same. Anyway, I'm happy with the way my FA125 is running without the barrel spring. I bend the pushrod slightly to the side, so that the sideway load on the barrel keeps it from vibrating too much.
Old 11-25-2006, 11:14 AM
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Sorry Jim, I didn't see you already answered that.
Old 11-25-2006, 11:47 PM
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Mike- that may start a rub pattern in the plastic throttle arm if you use wire that is too thin. I use z bends on the throttle arm instead of a clevis. Thought I would mention that. My .72 was showing a groove in the plastic, but that took a year and almost 160 flights.

The Perry meet sounds like a good one and is close to me. A buddy bought a new .82 for me from a hobby shop dealer that had a booth there last year. It was $230.

I just bought a new Saito 1.25 for $300 at the hobby shop. I'm using these guys from now on. Before they opened up I would check between Chief Aircraft and Southeast RC in Florida. Those guys swap off and on with having some of the best prices on Saitos. Chief has been beating SE RC for a few months now on most Saitos. I've bought from SE RC, but not from Chief.


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i was flying with a Saito 1.20 today and after 5 minuets a very loud rattle occured. its not the valves, sounds more like bottom end. engine speed consistant with noise. i only have 3 gallons through it so was wondering if the were problems with them.
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I've bought from SE RC, but not from Chief.


http://www.chiefaircraft.com/rcmsec/Models/Model.html

http://www.southeastrc.com/
I have purchased several times from Chief and have been satisfied. Make sure you check the prices in Chief's specials though:
[link]http://www.chiefaircraft.com/rcmsec/Models/ModelSpecials.html[/link]
Enter your e-mail and you'll get an immediate reply of all their specials. Saito’s are always in the e-mail. The 125 is about $15 less through the e-mail specials, postage included. Read carefully how to apply the e-mail prices or you won't get the special price.
Old 11-26-2006, 08:48 PM
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A question regarding FA56 bearings: I need replacement berings, but Paul McIntosh does not list the 2RS (double sealed) front bearing or the ZZ(double shielded) rear bearing in his recommended replacement set. While I like his WAAAAY lower prices over Boca, Boca lists the bearings identical to those in my engine. Will no shields on the rear bearing and only shields on the front be satisfactory, or should I spend the extra money and buy as per original?

Having never had a Saito apart before, I don't know what they require, but the sealed front seems like a very good idea to me.

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Old 11-26-2006, 09:34 PM
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All the recent Saito bearings I have received from Paul are no shields on the rear and 2RS on the front. This is the same way that current Saito's come from the factory.
Old 11-27-2006, 07:30 PM
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Hello
I am getting a saito 180 in the near future? What is the difference in : Muffler Inverted Pitts with Smoke Saito 180 4-stroke, Slimline and the one without smoke. I will like to get a smoke system but not at first, so can I get the muffler w/smoke to start out? Is there a noticeable difference in the 2 without a smoke system? THANKS
Old 11-27-2006, 08:43 PM
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Happy Holidays to all........
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:00 AM
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Four stroke glow engines are not as sensitive to mufflers as are 2 stroke engines. I doubt if you will be able to determine any difference with the mufflers you mention.
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Hey guys,

I have several Saito's and love them. I picked up a used F-100 to add to my collection. I went to put in a brand new glow plug in it before installing on a .60 sized Twist, and found that the glow plug hole was severly stripped. What is the best way to get this fixed. Should I send it in to a service center? Anyone been through this scenerio?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-28-2006, 10:53 AM
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The guys that know about this will refer you to Clarence Lee, he will fix it with a helicoil for a fraction of the cost of a new cylinder.
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Here is info. He will fix you up. $13 cheaper if you send him the head only.

Lee, Clarence F.
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:19 PM
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I'm new to RC and I was wondering about tuning on a saito 170 radial. I have 3 saitos now, 2 125s and a 72 and I love all three of them. I have been eyeing a saito 170 radial on this website and was just wondering about the tuning on a radial, low and high end.
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The actual tuning of the engine is little different from the other engines you have.

There are three glow plugs. You will need to wire them to one terminal and use an extra capacity starter or have three individual starters.

The 170 is probably the most popular of the Saito radials.
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Being that they are 3 .56s may help as the 56 is a great little engine. I have a new 170R3, but haven't cranked it yet. The high and low end needle valves are like your basic Saitos. It looks like it will tune like your .72, but you may have to tweak the settings to keep the bottom right cylinder firing if that becomes a problem. Some people have said that the #3 cylinder *may* drop if the tuning is off. It doesn't seem to be a big problem from what I've heard and I'm not bothered by it.

http://www.midmad.com/images/airplan...to170R3_Hi.wmv is a site with a 170R3 running on the test stand. It is about 2-3 minutes long. I liked it so much that I downloaded the file. Watching this will probably make giving your credit card number for one a whole lot easier!!! The engine is really something to look at, and while I haven't run mine yet, I'm glad that I bought it.

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