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Old Jun 18, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Fugi .15???

A buddy bought a Fugi .15 this past week end. Paid 5.00 for it. Came with original box and a new carb still in package, as the one fitted seems "frozen"( won't turn and throttle arm is broken- screw turned too tight?). He's going to run it this PM but I was wondering about the engine mfg'er. Are these engines, particularly the.15, any good??
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:24 PM
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You mean FUJI right?

Don't know what a fuggy is.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 09:29 AM
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F... ugly Truggy? I don't know about the .15 Fuji, but think the smaller .05 had ok reviews, not a barnstormer, but looks well made. The arm is likely broken from the barrel frozen up from congealed oil, or the throttle stop screw being tightened in all the way and then too much force being used.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 09:47 AM
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how good can it be if the mfger can't even spell it like it sounds?

I suspect I made a spelling error. Fuggy would sound like buggy. however I'll concede that FUGI would probably sound like (Mr.) Miogi and not phoo-G.

My budd didn't get a chance to swap out the carb last night, so engine is still untested.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Well the Fuji glow engines were a budget range of engines made in Japan years ago. They ran Ok but weren't noted for being very powerful though. The aluminum alloy they used tended to make the engine heavier than the other Japanese brands. The Fuji .25 I had was heavy, it ran Ok, but felt like they made it out of a lead aluminum alloy or something, and it had a odd dark color to it.
MECOA bought up some of the Fuji engine rights, tooling and parts a number of years ago.
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Here is a review of it thank to Downunder's good work!
http://sceptreflight.net/Model%20Eng...5-IV%20RC.html
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Heres what I did with my FUJI.

20 years later and I have still not gotten around to doing the carb and muffler.

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Old Jul 08, 2012, 02:29 PM
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There has to be an easier way to change the plug.
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 10:44 PM
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There has to be an easier way to change the plug.
hahahaha!
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Pretty neat doing that to a engine. It isn't as easy as it looks either.
The real trick is going to be doing a cross section on the glow plug.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 12:42 AM
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It takes quite a bit of surgical cutting and filing to do a cutaway of an engine or a similar object. You end up with a nice little display article.

I attempted it on a plain bronze bearing engine as I was not sure about cutting hardened ball bearings into sections.

A glow plug would be a real challenge without disturbing the platinum element.

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Old Jul 13, 2012, 11:45 PM
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My dad had one of these mounted on one of the Global Hobbies .10-.15 sized Cessnas back in the 1990's. I remember it being fairly powerful, at least on par with the Enyas and OS .15's we were flying at the time.

That one was lost when he forgot to turn on the RX switch. That engine never ran as good that flight, it probably ended up in Canada judging by how fast it was climbing and the way the wind blew it. Had enough fuel to get there too.

I tried to get a new replacement from RJL (They make them now, prices are eye-watering) but settled on a used one I found on Feebay.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Pretty neat doing that to a engine. It isn't as easy as it looks either.
The real trick is going to be doing a cross section on the glow plug.
I have done quite a few sectionned engines espescially OS FS 60'ies and Wankels, I remember doing an FS 60 with Minimag for M.De Rancougne, it was in the Christies sales book. It is much easier than building an engine...
This one is a 6,5cc MVVS and was done at the factory. I will try sectionning a glowplug cannot see any difficulty there. A ball bearing ? I am not going to destroy any expensive cutters on tht...
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 05:09 AM
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glowplug section

I had a quick go at it of course it can be done cutting away only one quarter
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:30 AM
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I have done quite a few sectionned engines espescially OS FS 60'ies and Wankels, I remember doing an FS 60 with Minimag for M.De Rancougne, it was in the Christies sales book. It is much easier than building an engine...
This one is a 6,5cc MVVS and was done at the factory. I will try sectionning a glowplug cannot see any difficulty there. A ball bearing ? I am not going to destroy any expensive cutters on tht...
Gorgeous. Although I think you may have a compression leak.
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