Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Tips & Techniques
Which plane for saito 5 cylinder? >

Which plane for saito 5 cylinder?

Tips & Techniques Want to share a tip or special technique you have either in the workshop or at the flying field or race track? Post it right here!

Which plane for saito 5 cylinder?

Old 09-16-2002, 03:59 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (24)
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Roswell, NM
Posts: 153
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Which plane for saito 5 cylinder?

I recently bought a saito 5 cylinder radial. I'd like to put it on a plane without a cowl. Any suggestions on the type of plane and size of the plane. Looking for a kit. Leaning towards the new flair stearman or the ziroli stearman. Any other suggestions would be great.

Old 09-16-2002, 11:50 AM
Senior Member
My Feedback: (3)
dant-RCU's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 803
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts


I just got my Flair products Stearman last week for my Saito 5-cyl. I did the same thing, bought the engine then searched for an airframe!! Accordingly, there is a person in the UK that is flying this combo and he has reported that it is indeed a dream combination. I also did not want to hide the engine under a cowl.

The kit is very complete and the instruction manual is just great (it is loose-leaf type). The plans are first rate. It will be my winter project.

I was told to figure all-up weight with the Saito to be 22-24 lbs.

There are some "Real English" phrases in the manual that you must translate if you don't understand "Real English" and all measurements are in metric. There is a metric to "real measurement" conversion chart enclosed also. I haven't decided if I am going to replace the metric fasteners with "real fasteners" yet or not. Got to think that one through first.

Get the Stearman and go for it!!!!


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.