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Old 08-08-2009, 12:34 AM
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Sad Satio owner! I sent my Satio 270 in to be repaired and got it back I would say unusable.

I have and have owned many Satios the 300, 270, 80,65,etc. I called horizon before buying this 270 on a Top Flight Stinson to see if they still repaired them they said they did so I got it. I sent it in after running it for check up and a lose pushrod. Taking it apart they broke the intake manifold and said they used JB weld to fix it. I have not even opened the box to look at it because to me JB weld is just a glorified epoxy that will loosen with heat. I'm afraid I may loose the plane if the engine quits.

I have sent in other engines with wear and tear and have always got good results. A OS 48 and Super tiger 90 to bad to fix and out of date I was offered different engines at a small fee which I was happy to pay. But not here just a broken engine back.

Well I called Horizon today to let them know I wasn’t happy. The person that worked on the engine is out of the office till the 10th but they said they would talk to him and get back to me. I’m hoping for good results.

To tell you the truth I had to use JB weld on an exhuast and it has held great for the past year . Ive Heard of it holding on Headers on cars also with good results.
Not that I would accept a factory repair job with it though . You sent it to Horizon ?
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Thanks Michael, I am glad you like your TurboHeader.
Old 08-08-2009, 07:53 AM
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I used a Rimfire VR2. It resolved all of the problems I was having with my FG-20
Old 08-08-2009, 08:55 PM
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Hi guys,

I've been a lurker here for some time and this is my first post... But before I ask questions I want to take the time to thank all the folks that have contributed so much information to not only this thread but this site as well. It is truly amazing how much I've learned thanks to you guys!

Now for the questions:

1.) I am the proud owner of a Saito .82 and a Saito 1.00, so I was wondering if I can join the club and get an official membership number?

2.) The 82 is in a Hanger 9 Pawnee while the 100 is in a 4*60. I fly off of grass on my farm and it's a little rough. I am preparing a new runway but it likely won't be ready for several months yet, so until then I want to select props that will minimize the take-off distance while maximizing ground clearance. I do not care about speed, I'm a total Sunday flyer. Can you guys recommend a few props for me to try? Is a 13 X 6 too "small" for the 82?

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Tim
Old 08-08-2009, 09:36 PM
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You can run a 13 X 8 although it will load it pretty heavy

a 12 X 9 would work

This is just for your rough field. The engine likes a 14 X 6 the best
Old 08-08-2009, 09:48 PM
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Thanks W8YE for such a timely response! I'll try the 13 X 8 and the 12 X 9, I have a 14 X 6 to compare to.

Thanks again,

Tim
Old 08-08-2009, 09:56 PM
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Sometimes you try to run what you can find at the hobby shop.


Old 08-09-2009, 03:02 AM
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I now have my new/old 270T and it is one seriously overbuilt engine, like the proverbial brick s***house. The crankcase and its mount looks to be sandcast and very robust compared to late 300T models. This is a beautiful looking twin from days past, but wow is it heavy. I will have to use this in a plane that needs a heavy nose. From the intake to the exhaust, this engine is quite different than the current 300T in every way. I do like the robust look and feel of the 270, but I will need to be careful in what airframe I decide to mount this bad boy to.
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Your 2.70 looks really good. It's a terrific engine and I think you'll really like it. Saito did make a stamped steel engine mount that can be used instead of the cast mount. I believe I've got an extra one still new in the package around here somewhere. Send me a PM if you're interested.
Old 08-09-2009, 08:38 AM
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Thank you Mike. I had found this excellent video on U Tube and hoped some one would endorse it . It makes the job look so easy. I get back from holiday next Sunday and will start the repair the following week.

I decided not to bring any planes on our annual holiday this year. I got so many comments about the three planes in our small cottage living room the last time I went on holiday. So far I have not gained as many points as I think I deserve.
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:06 AM
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timl- you are member # 654
Old 08-09-2009, 09:44 AM
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I am not sure if I am a member of the Saito list as I get most of the e lails? If I am do I have a number? What is the benefit of being a member?
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Having a Saito number gives you certain inalienable bragging rights

You put your Number in your signature line at the bottom and everyone will then know that you are a Saito Club member on RCUniverse.
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This is a 1.30 but that mount should look very much like this one.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:40 PM
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I am not sure if I am a member of the Saito list as I get most of the e lails? If I am do I have a number? What is the benefit of being a member?
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:38 PM
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That would explain the problem and the fact that I work for a rum company.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:37 AM
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Kevin i hope you got lot's of mates to help you fight them sheilas off.

Test flew the midget mustang the other day and have flown it a lot since,beautifully graceful and powerful too.
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Put three tanks through the Mayhem/FA72 yesterday, still only 6 minutes a flight, but did lean the low end out a bit. Hopefully as the rebuilt motor breaks in it will get better.

Can anything be done to mitgate the fuel from the crankcase vent? I've had 2 strokes that were cleaner!
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Jeff I put about 3" of fuel tubing on the vent and that's it, it's just bypass oil that is very clean and wipes of easily.
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I have fuel tubing on the vent, it runs "up" (the .72 is inverted) turns 180 degrees down and exits below the cowl. I get pretty much a continuous "slime" the entire bottom of the fuse
Old 08-10-2009, 05:59 PM
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On that .72 vent: if the engine is inverted, it seems that entire crankcase has to fill up with oil before it is expelled from the vent. I don't like it. I get a lot of oil out of the front seal. Messy!
Maybe when we get an aluminum rear crankcase cover, it will have a vent?
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When the engine is running, the oil is more or less suspended in a beat up mist inside the engine. The chance of any given amount of oil leaving the engine with the vent in the top or bottom of the engine is approximately the same. Therefore is doesn't matter that the vent is on top of the engine when the engine is inverted.
Old 08-10-2009, 06:24 PM
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My planes are pretty clean after the needles get tweaked out .Im running , say , 10 inches of LARGE diameter tubing also . Also my engine is inverted .
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All my Saitos are inverted.Right after installation i'm connecting a fuel tube to the crankcase fitting,then i'm using a CA glue to keep tubing to the firewall.All my planes comeback clean.
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I'll see if it gets better as she breaks in. IIRC, when the .72 was on the Buck Rogers (RIP) she wasn't such a sloppy piglet

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