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Forum: Gas Engines
07-18-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,003
Posted By Blair K.

I had the same error with my 5 cylinder saito,...

I had the same error with my 5 cylinder saito, the error came from me trying to sequence the coil or lead numbers to the firing sequence.

A fools mistake.

The firing coil sequence needs to...
01-31-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

I love it when people go the extra mile and fit a...

I love it when people go the extra mile and fit a radial, i have a Saito FA325 R5 on mine, took 4 weeks to get it to fit!http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2144661
Forum: Gas Engines
01-07-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,003
Posted By Blair K.

Whatever oil you can get your hands on you can...

Whatever oil you can get your hands on you can monitor its suitability by checking your plugs regularly and also take time to look into an exhaust port and see if your getting an aggressive buildup...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-22-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,003
Posted By Blair K.

It wont do for a walbro, they need a definitive...

It wont do for a walbro, they need a definitive pulse from negative to positive like a 2 stroke does. Trust me I tried for months to get around it and electric fuel pump or a single tap off one...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,003
Posted By Blair K.

Hi Dan, radials dont have a suitable crank case...

Hi Dan, radials dont have a suitable crank case pulse to operate walbro style carbs very well so my experience is an electric fuel pump is needed or a crank driven pulse generator.

I did have a...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-25-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,003
Posted By Blair K.

Hello BDkelly, I would first ask how far...

Hello BDkelly,

I would first ask how far below the carby the tank is??
My experience with Saito FG radials is they don't have a very strong fuel pump. Dont assume they pump fuel like a 2 stroke...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-30-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,003
Posted By Blair K.

Tidy unit mate, definitely go ring exhaust, those...

Tidy unit mate, definitely go ring exhaust, those flex pipes steal every bit of authenticity from a radial.
Forum: Gas Engines
08-30-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,003
Posted By Blair K.

Hey guys, I finally got my hands on a Saito FG60...

Hey guys, I finally got my hands on a Saito FG60 R3 to check out the inlet manifold.

Here are the pics from a brand new one a friend bought, he wanted to know if Saito had made suitable changes....
Forum: Gas Engines
07-30-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,802
Posted By Blair K.

Jeff my testing results with saito 4 strokes...

Jeff my testing results with saito 4 strokes found compression and ignition harvest major increases in power, I converted a gas FG21 to glow with a compression increase and half an hour of timing...
Forum: Gas Engines
07-30-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,802
Posted By Blair K.

Hi Jeff, its much more complicated than just...

Hi Jeff, its much more complicated than just fuel.

Running a gas engine on methanol needs modifications to run properly.
The ignition needs to be advanced from 28 tdc to 33-34 deg. This is a...
Forum: Gas Engines
07-25-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,802
Posted By Blair K.

Hi Artto, Sorry for the late reply, after...

Hi Artto,

Sorry for the late reply, after so much grief with my FG33R3 it became apparent that this engine suffers terribly from heat issues as it has rather small cooling fins.

I found I can...
06-17-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

Absolutely HD. A tail heavy large scale...

Absolutely HD.

A tail heavy large scale warbird will crash, ive never seen a incorrectly CG'ed big warbird go home in the same condition it came to the field.

For a newby its worth mentioning...
05-30-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

What brand is it? Were the colours from a...

What brand is it? Were the colours from a particular squadron or country?
05-18-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

Nothing like paired warbirds, for me its as good...

Nothing like paired warbirds, for me its as good as it gets!

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05-18-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

Thanks HD, I'll probably do my Spitfire cowl at...

Thanks HD, I'll probably do my Spitfire cowl at the same time. I had my own business for 5 years making molds and laminating fibreglass products so its no big deal.

It annoys me that Horizon H...
05-17-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

Guys I tried these guys, with exchange rate and...

Guys I tried these guys, with exchange rate and shipping it was just under $200.

A friend has an unfitted one, ill pull a mold off it so im not in this situation again.

I contacted Horizon...
05-14-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

That option did cross my mind, i was hoping for...

That option did cross my mind, i was hoping for the h9 version so my Hand written removable panels can go into the new one and match the panel lines.

I fear i will end up using a top flight cowl....
05-14-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

If anyone finds out who made the Hangar 9 p47...

If anyone finds out who made the Hangar 9 p47 30cc cowl can you post the info ? I cracked mine and they dont do em anymore.

Cheers Bk
05-14-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

The stories this old girl could tell!...

The stories this old girl could tell! Unfortunately you just wont find one in Australia but I still saw the Prat & Whitney R2800 at Air and Space museum when I was in Washington, from a machinists...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-21-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,003
Posted By Blair K.

Alex I guess they could be described as a C4...

Alex I guess they could be described as a C4 kraft envelope, any paper thicker than standard printing paper will do. Head down to a news agent or art supplies store and most of the coloured card...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-21-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,003
Posted By Blair K.

I'd like to suggest another method, I've used...

I'd like to suggest another method, I've used yellow commercial envelopes as gaskets on so many engines now that they are proven.

A scalpel, scissors and a normal nail held in a pair of vice...
03-06-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

Welcome Tiffoso, your knowledge of the Brazilian...

Welcome Tiffoso, your knowledge of the Brazilian P-47 will get considerable interest here.

About the noise guys its not all bad, I have many aircraft that sneak in right on 96db that are reliable...
03-04-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

Most clubs in Australia now have noise limits,...

Most clubs in Australia now have noise limits, only some big plane events on private gifted land escape the wrath of the council.

My P-47 with Saito FA325R5 goes 97.9 db but because of its ear...
03-04-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

Your in the right place brother☺ All depends...

Your in the right place brother☺

All depends on where you fly, DLE 55 wont make 96db without a canister muffler, i hear desert aircraft do mufflers that make them a little quieter.

im in the...
03-01-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 162,076
Posted By Blair K.

Im glad Gary, awesome scale detail with scale...

Im glad Gary, awesome scale detail with scale sound is the business!

Im happy enough just to taxi mine out, flying is just a bonus!

Cheers Bk
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