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Old 02-19-2007, 09:13 PM
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I have a Saito 72 that I bought for my Tiger 2 then decided to go with a differant motor
Now I need a plane for the Saito .... I have been looking at the BTE Venture and was wondering if the Saito would be a good match or should I find another airframe for it
This is probably going to be my last plane for a while because the wife is starting to freak , and I just want to make shure this is a good combo [8D]
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Saito 72 is a little light for the BTE Venture, you'd want a Saito 82 as a minimum and probably a .91 or 1.00 4-stroke to fly it with authority. The Venture is a terrific airframe though, so if you can trade your Saito 72 for something a little larger it would be a great choice.
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Ditto, what bigmustafa said!
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Ok ... well Im not shure if the hobby shop will take the Saito back or let me trade up, so Im open to suggestions for a new plane

something thats not a pain to build and not an arf ..... just a good sport plane
however I have been looking at the Hanger 9 T34 .... any thoughts on that one ?
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Take alook at the Sig 4* .40. it will fly great with your .72. You could easily make it look just like the Venture.
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The Four Star .40 is certainly a viable suggestion. The Hangar 9 T-34 is also a terrific pick. If you're looking for something a little more advanced than the Tiger 2, you should consider the Great Planes Venus .40 ARF. It's a great sport/pattern plane that will do advanced aerobatics without suffering from the bad habits that scale aerobats tend to have. The Saito 72 will fly any of these airframes beautifully.

If the Saito .72 is still new in the box, I doubt the hobby shop would mind you trading up. You might want to ask before you abandon the idea of a BTE Venture.
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I cant make up my mind I do really like the Venture , but I also like the T34, and I have been looking at the GP reactor

why does there have to be so many purty airplanes [X(]
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update

I just got back from the hobby shop with my new Venus 40
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I think you made a good choice. A Venus .40 is certianly more of a step up from your Tiger than a Four Star and is a perfect match for your Saito .72!

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I'm in the process of building a Venture. It is one of thoses kits that you can throw a bottle of glue into the box, shake it up a bit and out comes a plane. Seriously, it is a fantastic kit to build. EVERYTHING fits like a glove. I'm putting a Saito 91 in mine...
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A Venus 40 with a Saito 72 is going to be a fantastic flying combination! Your wife can freak out on you all she wants, but she won't be able to wipe the grin off of your face.
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thanks for the comments guys ... I still plan on getting a Venture on down the road but for now Im really likeing the Venus.... actually they never really caught my eye, but after bigedmustafa suggested it , I took a good look and it really grew on me
It looks to be a good quality plane, I just wish the bottoms of the wings wernt pink [&:]
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I just ordered my Venture yesterday! I can't wait to get it. I still haven't figured out an engine choice yet, definately 2-Stroke because I'm still a bit wet behind the ears when it comes to Engine tuning. Not sure. Of course the O.S. 61 FX is always a great choice but the affordability of the Tower Hobbes .61 and other engines makes it tough! And then I have to decide what color scheme I'm going with! Man life is tough!
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Please dont take this the wrong way, but, there is no need to overpower this aircraft with any engine larger than a Saito 82.
Yes you are increasing the power, but you are also adding un-necessary weight and thus increasing the wing loading of the aircraft resulting in a poorer flying aircraft.

This exerpt is taken from the Venture 60s designer Bruce Tharpe's website
" I know that modelers love to over-power their airplanes, but that's simply not necessary (or recommended) for the Venture 60. This is a sport model designed for sport .60-size engines. At the design weight of 7.25 pounds, most sport .60s will pull the Venture straight up as far as you want to go. To me, reliability is much more important than raw power."

Use the recommended engine for this airplane and enjoy.

Happy flying,
Ryan

(Edited for spelling)
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Yes you are increasing the power, but you are also adding un-necessary weight and thus increasing the wing loading of the aircraft resulting in a poorer flying aircraft.
FYI: The Saito 82, 91 and 100 are all lighter than the OS 61. So is the OS 91 FS. If you can get more power, less fuel consumption and LESS weight, why wouldn't you?

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JRF
I stand corrected.

Here is how much some engines listed weigh.

OS 61 FX -- 23.6oz
OS 91 FX -- 24.3oz
Saito 82 -- 17.6oz
Saito 91 -- 21.0oz

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The Saito 100 is 20.9oz. and the OS 91 FS is 24.2oz. The Saitos would probably require nose weight to balance the Venture, so the weight savings would be small, but the advantage in power from either 91 or the 100 would be very worthwhile. Just use a lower pitch prop and/or throttle control to avoid overspeeding the airframe.

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