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Old 09-05-2006, 07:19 AM
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Hi all!

What about this Saito FA-130TD?? I'm sure that it is the perfect engine to power my TF Corsair. I was looking for an engine for my TF Corsair and wanted something else than a single cylinder so the twin 130 seemed to the be perfect engine between the FA100T (too small) and FA182TD (way too big)....

BUT! I can't seem to get a hold of this engine . After a little research it seems to be the case that Saito doesn't produce these engines anymore..... unfortunately.... in my opinion leaving a huge gap with this having no alternative available as fas as twins or boxers go.

However, there seems to be a lot of spare parts available on horizonhobby for this engine so obviously it is still operated by many modelers...

So actually I've got 2 questions: How can I get my hand on one of these 130 twins? Or; is it possible to create a new engine based on all those spare parts available on horizonhobby? Last option: leave it and search for an alternative?

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Old 09-05-2006, 08:01 AM
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Default RE: Saito FA-130TD

its funny that you bring this up as i have one of these motors and have been wondering what the good and bad aspects fo this motor is. i picked it up from a fellow flyer, brand new but with no box or paperwork and have wondered what model to put it on. i will wait to see what others have to say about them.
Old 09-05-2006, 08:24 AM
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Default RE: Saito FA-130TD

The engine is no longer produced by the Saito company in Japan

The 182 should be about the same weight. The 130 was based on the 65 cylinders and the 182 is based on the 91 cylinders. Surprisingly, the 65 weighs more than the 91 because of the chrome plated brass sleeve in the 65 cylinders.

If you want one, keep your eyes open in the market place.

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Old 09-05-2006, 08:33 AM
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The 130 weighs 1,300 grams or 45.8 ounces

The 182 only weighs 1,040 grams or 36.7 ounces
Old 09-05-2006, 10:26 AM
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Default RE: Saito FA-130TD

Wow w8ye,

That certainly points out that this engine has been replaced with the FA182TD. But unfortunately this 182 engine is not suited for the TF Corsair I think. Bit too much

But thanks anyway for the info!

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Old 09-06-2006, 12:23 AM
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Default RE: Saito FA-130TD

Having both the 130T and the 182T I can truthfull say that the 182T would be fine in your Corsair. It really has no more power than a regular Saito 120, while the 130T compares to a saito 90.

Save yourself a bunch of money and get the single.

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Old 09-29-2006, 09:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: Phil Heller

Having both the 130T and the 182T I can truthfull say that the 182T would be fine in your Corsair. It really has no more power than a regular Saito 120, while the 130T compares to a saito 90.

Save yourself a bunch of money and get the single.

Phil
Hi Phil

I should agree with you on the suggestion to go for a single cyl. But I have a Spitfire a Chipmunk a Calmato sports and a FW190 all fitted with Saito singles. So when I fly any of those they all sound practically the same and I would like to go for something else. So at first I thought about fitting the FA-90R3 but I sound came to realize that this engine, though it fits remarkably nice into the Corsairs cowl, it is way to underpowered to put in use effectively. So after a long search I ended up with the Saito twins.

But if I have to be honest, I think the Fa125 will soon be next to be added with the other singles
Old 02-27-2008, 02:37 PM
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Default RE: Saito FA-130TD

Just for the record, I really like my Saito 130TD. Not only does it look pretty cool, it sounds awesome, too. Since it has a single crank pin hooked to both piston rods, it has an odd firing sequence which gives it sort of a Harley Davidson sound. I agree, the power is more like a 90 single cylinder, but this is fine for the Cubs and other old-man aircraft that I fly. I might add that it gave me fits at first with one of the jugs flaming out during approaches, etc. But this went away after about 10 - 15 tankfuls of fuel were through it and it now runs extremely reliably without auxillary glow ignitor help.
Old 02-27-2008, 02:52 PM
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Default RE: Saito FA-130TD

I disagree concerning the power, the 1.30 is more like a 1.20 in power. Turning a Graupner 15x8 as well as a 1.20 fourstroke single.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:05 PM
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I've flown my Dragon Lady with both the 130T and an OS 90 Surpass. Believe me, the 130T has way more power......RJ
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Default RE: Saito FA-130TD

Do you have any pictures from your FA-130 ?

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