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Old Sep 23, 2009, 08:37 AM
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thanks for the info yall i just put one with a switch on my pawnee with an .82. it has a hatch to get to the switch. i will try the system on my p-40 which has no hatch.
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 12:25 PM
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Hi all , the Saito 170R3 in my GeeBee Z , love the sound
Cheers.

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Old Sep 24, 2009, 05:00 PM
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That sounds great. I have a gee bee r1 and a 170 saito to go in it, what collecor ring are you running?
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 11:01 PM
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It's a Keleo Exhaust collector ring , Keep us posted on your R1 pics etc.
Cheers.
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 11:25 PM
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lets see it fly
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 11:42 PM
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Yeh , 3D that Gee Bee .
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 08:12 AM
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Vid of the maiden flight , nothing special , trimmed her up ,a couple of passes ,unfortunately my mate missed the landing
Will be trying a few different props this week.
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GeeBee Z Maiden flight (5 min 15 sec)
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Old Sep 27, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Hey Guy's, I started fly'in glow this season after around 7 yr's of electric - Hoo Raa!

Got 25 minutes of break in on a Magnum .91 FS and just picked up a Saito .72.

What puzzles me is that a lot of guy's here say the Saito doesn't break in untill 3 - 5 gal. of fuel is run through them! I don't see why, they are iron ringed running in a chrome bore, unless they are running excessively rich all the time, a good break in should occur way before that.

Is all the rich running keeping the engine from reaching operating temperature and preventing the ring to seat to the bore? I have always read that you got to reach proper operating temp. to break in an engine properly.

Thoughts, comments, rant's ect.

And thank's, Mike
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Old Sep 27, 2009, 05:43 PM
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I just got a Saito 56 4stroke and the instruction manal states 40 min of run time as sufficient for break in.
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Old Sep 27, 2009, 07:10 PM
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I just got a Saito 56 4stroke and the instruction manal states 40 min of run time as sufficient for break in.
If you look at page 1 of this thread at the bottom of the first post, there are some links to some good saito break-in info.

All of my saitos except one, I bought used but. The ones that were only slightly used continued to get better over time. I've not opened the new one yet to break it in.
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Old Sep 27, 2009, 07:28 PM
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40 minutes is suffecient, getting the needles set, especially the LS is more important than the amount of break in time.
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Old Sep 27, 2009, 10:57 PM
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...What puzzles me is that a lot of guy's here say the Saito doesn't break in untill 3 - 5 gal. of fuel is run through them! I don't see why, they are iron ringed running in a chrome bore, unless they are running excessively rich all the time, a good break in should occur way before that.
....And thank's, Mike
I think what they mean is the motor is not set it it's ways yet . Kinda like how we get in our old age . . In this case it's a good thing though .
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 07:41 AM
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especially the LS is more important than the amount of break in time
I've probably run about 80 oz through my 82 now. I have turned in the LS about one turn. I think it is still a little rich. I did notice that as I leaned the LS I actually had to richen the high speed as it started to go lean.

What do I look for as I continue to slightly lean out the LS? Does the pinch test work? Or do I just keep going until it sputters when I accellerate and richen it up a bit?
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 10:33 AM
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U, remember to set the LS needle with the HS needle at absolute peak and you'll get it right the the first time.
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 07:35 PM
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What do I look for as I continue to slightly lean out the LS? Does the pinch test work? Or do I just keep going until it sputters when I accellerate and richen it up a bit?
If you go too lean on the low end it doesn't sputter if you hammer the throttle . It is just a long hessitation before it comes on full throttle . Too rich on the low end will sputter and cough when you hammer the throttle . The pinch test works but I like the hammer the throttle test . Thats gana tell me if it has what I need to pull out of a hoover quick or an ohh crap dumb thumbs move .
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