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SigMan 08-28-2005 11:31 AM

Welcome to Club SAITO !
Ys engines has there own Club thread, i figured i would start us one to. so sound off about anything saito. my 91 4[sm=punching.gif]-stroke ROCKS MY SIG SENIOR!

khodges 08-28-2005 12:04 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
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I have four Saitos, a .56 in a Sig Rascal 40, a .65 in a 1/5 scale Sig Cub (built as an L-4B), a .72 in a Hangar 9 Cub (80 inch wing) on floats, and a .80 in a Sportsman Aviation UPF-7 WACO. Three of the four are inverted, run great. I'll never own any other glow engine, unless I get the flat four OS. I use 15% cool Power or 15% Sig 4-stroke, depending on availablity. Don't have any pics of the Cub on floats, not quite finished yet.

William Robison 08-28-2005 12:31 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I have probably had more Saitos apart than most people have owned. Do I qualify for membership?


GLflyer 08-28-2005 12:32 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I've got a 100 on my GP Extra 300. Added a pump and took off the muffler and it sounds like a Harley!

Hobbsy 08-28-2005 12:34 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I currently have the following Saitos, .30, old .40, last version of the .50, .56, .72, .80, .82GK, 100GK, .90TS, 1.50 and 2.20. I no longer have a .72GK, .91GK or a 300.

Fly Nexstar 08-28-2005 01:09 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
Ys have a club? Thats funny I thought Saito was all they made for RCing. FA-56

w8ye 08-28-2005 01:42 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
(3)30's, (2)50's, (3)56's, (2)62's, (2)72's, (1)80, (1)82, (3)91's, (2)100's, (3)125's, (2)FG-20's, (1)150, 60T, 90TS, 90R3, 100T, and a 182Tdp

SigMan 08-28-2005 02:41 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
Great pics Mr hodges, Bill, you have been named President of Club Saito !!! he he he., thanks everyone for getting club SAITO off to great start!


capin 08-28-2005 02:44 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I have 30-56-72-82-100-120 single's -60t-90t twins and the crown a 90R3 and growing ! Brian

LaCerne 08-28-2005 03:33 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
Started with a 30. Love it. Added a 72 then the new 40 then 100, then another 30 and another 40 (for twins). Just got a Saito 72GK recently. Great engines if you take the time to set them up. Have heard people complain cause they're not "gas and go" engines, oh well more for the rest of us.


edgeman55 08-28-2005 07:55 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
2-82's,a 91 and a 100.Love them all.

cloudancer03 08-28-2005 08:01 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I am a lucky owner of a satio 150..cant wait.plan to use in a seagull laser 200..my only concern is what servos to use since I am at the top end of power in the 120 size.no 3D flying just aerobatics..

William Robison 08-28-2005 08:14 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
Suffice it to say all my normal 4s engines are Saito, but no Saito radials.

Like khodges though, I lust after the OS flat four, the only OS I'd consider getting.


donkey doctor 08-28-2005 09:01 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
Hello; I have many Saito engines, I was setting my new Gee whiz Bee this week I have 2 45's, 2 45s's, 2 earlier 50's and a current 50. I also have a earlier 40 with the one piece head barrel. I have a 56 as well. I had 9 small case Saito's. That doesn't include the 30, the two 65's the 2 80's, the 91 the 100 or the 100 twin. Then there is the 120s and the 150 I haven't opened yet.

I got a Saito 45 in '91, and used it for years and years, replaced 3 con rods, 3 back covers, 3 sets of bearings, the barrel/head, pushrods twice, main crankcase, when I broke a mount beam off. Two pistons, adn one rocker, I don't remember how many glo plugs. I still have it but it has been retired for 3 or 4 years now as I have moved into bigger planes.

I was flying my Funtana today, that Saito 100 is a great engine, fun to use. Surely that should qualify me for membership in the SAITO club.

Julian537 08-28-2005 10:03 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I only have one Saito and it is a .91 in a Accel hobby Katana GS70. What a great motor. This is my first four stroke and I love it. Never had such a good running motor before. Going forward, money permiting, a saito will be on any plane that I build.

blw 08-28-2005 10:15 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I have the 56, 72, and 82. The 91 is next in line and I may buy that in a week or two.

My 56 sounds like a Harley putt putting on final.

aerobatixkid 08-28-2005 10:28 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I love my 1.50's :D

guerjac 08-29-2005 02:12 AM

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Saito .72 on a "trapanelle" and 1.70R3 on a biplane. Both run great.


William Robison 08-29-2005 02:56 AM

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Everybody posting pictures, I supose I should too.

UltraStick 120/Saito.

Didn't say what size, depending on the mood or laziness it will have a 120, 150, or 180. It flies fine with the 120, more power is not needed. Picture is an old FA-150.


Flyer95 08-29-2005 05:01 AM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
Hi, Have had a Saito 120, but for now only a NIB 82 and a 180. Both the 120 &180 has been easy starter. I never used a starter on them, only one or two backflips needed[sm=thumbup.gif][sm=wink.gif].

Edwin 08-29-2005 07:17 AM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
Hmm! Got 4 saito 1.20's, 1.80, 2 - .56's, and a .91. Only the .56's are'nt being used at the moment. They're going into a MAN 96" C-47. The 4 1.20's will eventually go into a Don Smith B-29, distant project.
Is out member number our first post number?

IronCross 08-29-2005 07:47 AM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I also have 4 of them.. 2 .56's and 2 .72's... They do run good... Getting ready to purchase a .82 for a Cessna and a 100 for a Monocoupe...

wcmorrison 08-29-2005 09:04 AM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I have a Saito .91 on a Hangar 9 Ulta Stick with a Perry pump, just breaking it in. Runs great and flys super. It is not a Golden Knight but I added the velocity stack and it really keeps the open fire wall clean and improves the fuel consumption. I also have a Magnum .91 four stroke, an OS 70 Surpass II, Magnum .52 and a Magnum .30. All are great engines if taken care of.

Love those four strokes :D!



proptop 08-29-2005 10:42 AM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
I have an older, high compression .80GK...a 1.00...and a 1.80

The .80 has been modified some...
I cleaned up the ports...which is a fun ;) and challenging thing to do:D reaching in thru the bottom of the cyl. w/ a Dremel carbide, w/o nicking the valve seats...(being able to hold your breath for extended periods helps there)
I also made a "custom" header out of mild steel automotive gas line and had a buddy chrome plate it for me :D

balsa brain 08-29-2005 04:50 PM

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
Sign me up but I only have three[&o] 56GK,90T GK, and my latest baby, a 100GK.

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