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Old 09-12-2008, 03:15 PM
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Default Saito stripped camshaft gear

Flying the saito120 in my tyger 120 after a few minutes the engine went dead stick, landed the plane and checked the engine and there was no compression.
When I took the engine apart I saw the cam gear was half way stripped.
Can someone help here to find out what have caused the gear to srtip.
The cam gear cover was mounted thight no loose screws.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:41 PM
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Default RE: Saito stripped camshaft gear

MORE INFO REQUIRED
If the engine was new I would say it was a bad cam, never seen one do that ever. What fuel (oil content), was it run in, what RPM from a tacho, what prop. The engine may have been over reved, See [link=http://saito-engines.info/throttle_setup.html]HERE[/link] for Satio setup.

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Old 09-12-2008, 06:31 PM
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The backlash was set wrong.
Old 09-13-2008, 05:51 AM
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did you find the missing teeth,if not they will cause more problems
Old 09-13-2008, 11:38 AM
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Default RE: Saito stripped camshaft gear

Send the whole mess back to Horizon. They may fix it for free.

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