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Old Feb 26, 2012, 03:52 PM
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SAITO FG-14/82 Petrol/Gas A Good Motor???

Hi folks,
I'm after a few constructive opinions on an engine i'm considering.
As above it's the Saito FG-14/82 Petrol/Gas engine with electronic ignition.
I've heard Saito's are top engines, yet i've read a few posts indicating the first batch of this particular model had ignition issues, and/or fueling problems causing poor running.
I've read a few posts i've found, but in all honesty i didn't understand much of what was said as i know very little about 4 strokes and the terminology used with it.
The engines back plate has been mentioned as a problem as it's plastic, yet mine is alluminium.
Any help would be appreciated
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Have a look at RCuniverse under gas engines. There are a few threads on the FG-14. Basically, the engines are fine, but can be fiddly to tune if you are new to 4-strokes and gas. It might be worthwhile checking out if someone can help you at your club. The fuel tubing and set-up is different to nitro and can be confusing.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:05 AM
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Thanks alot.
Will do.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 07:28 PM
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I run an FG 14 in a .61 Escapade. Love the engine. It needs to be tuned VERY SLOWLY and only after a few hours of break in before it settles down. When "fiddling" with the needles, do the high speed first then the low. SMALL adjustments, such as a single click of the HS and less than 1/8 turn of the LS are in order once you are close. Once set, it Never needs fiddling with again. Enjoy.
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