|Aug 10, 2012, 03:20 PM|
Joined Apr 2008
Saito FG 21 vs. FG 17
i am contemplating a GP Super Skybolt that calls for up to a .91 four stroke.
I like the Saito FG 17 for this plane (gas version of the Saito 100) but I believe the FG 21 would be more useful on other planes down the road. The FG 21 is four ounces heavier and $50 more. Are both engines generally free of problems?
I am not looking for the 3D performannce of an Ultimate Biplane. I want a smooth, mildly areobatic, non 3D biplane.
Anyone have an opinion on flying the GP Super Skybolt with an FG 21 instead of an FG 17?
Thanks for your help.
|Aug 10, 2012, 04:09 PM|
Four oz is not a lot on a short nosed airplane, in fact you may need it. I would go with the 21 and just put on a large diameter low pitched prop. Something in the 6-8 pitch range. That will keep the speed down and the thrust up.
|Aug 11, 2012, 02:39 AM|
my issue is thinking about other projects down the road. i dont see how that logic applies after a basic trainer. frankly. it's not even good logic for a basic trainer. (for what a .40 sized engine always cost... for heaven's sake just buy another engine and have *two* planes that fly...). if you like the fg-17 go that route.
GeetarJoe is also spot on about 4oz not being that big of a deal in a short nosed biplane of that size
|Aug 12, 2012, 08:30 AM|
No substitute for cubic inches.....
My bolt sports a satio 100. dam fine combination. She's not overly powered but isnt a weinie either. Flys nice and scale and smooth with just enough for that little something extra.
Go with the FG21 and you wont be disappointed.
|Category||Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Discussion||Saito FG-21 gasser||skypup||Engines||64||Apr 01, 2014 11:50 PM|
|Question||Saito FG-20 vs FG-21||brw0513_2||Engines||60||Jan 24, 2013 11:56 PM|
|Discussion||Saito FG 20 discontinued, Hello FG 21||Ayeager||Engines||1||Apr 27, 2012 11:03 PM|
|Wanted||Saito FG-17||jmatusic||Aircraft - Fuel - Engines and Accessories (FS/W)||0||Mar 15, 2012 03:47 PM|
|Help!||SAITO FG-14/82 Petrol/Gas A Good Motor???||Jam1e||Engines||3||Feb 27, 2012 07:28 PM|