Thread: Question Saito FG-20 vs FG-21
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 10:25 PM
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I've been flying the FG 20 now for about 6 months with about 30 hours on the engine. I initially had problems getting the fueling right and then had problems with overheating due to using a larger prop than recommended. I must say it took me a good while to get it running correctly. However, for me, it was worth it. I've had over 20 hours now of flawless running.

The economy is outstanding. I'm using it on a 17lb VQ Pilatus Porter and a 500ml tank lasts for over an hour flying time and associated take off and landings. I sometimes run it continuously for over an hour, with four or five take-off/landings, and it never misses a beat whether at idle or flat out.

Having said this, I would go with the FG 21 if you are still thinking of getting this engine because it is a newer model.
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