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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Aug 20, 2019 @ 03:47 AM | 4,478 Views
Why? Because it is too cool not to share. It is my pride and joy engine now fitted with a McDaniel 474 glow driver system.

OS FF-320 Pegasus Cool Power MV 15% 4 Stroke run (4 min 10 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:47 AM | 6,246 Views
Funny how I have wanted one of these for many years. They seemed hard to find and barely seen on ebay or this forum. Finally I got one of my own, made a few videos, and in the last month I have seen more 270's listed than ever before. Strange how that is. Here is a pretty decent run video of this awesome engine.

Saito FA-270T Another Run (7 min 36 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:40 AM | 6,239 Views
I don't post much to this blog anymore, but this video is something I felt like sharing here. This engine was sent to me by a new customer for a bearing replacement. It was in very bad shape on the inside even though externally it looked pretty good. I have an entire playlist of video showing the tear down and reassembly. This is the first run on video.

OS FF-320 Pegasus Customer Engine The Run (7 min 10 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 26, 2019 @ 03:39 PM | 11,565 Views
This man has some REAL talent, skills, and determination.

The Birth of a Four Stroke Engine (5 min 20 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Dec 26, 2018 @ 04:17 AM | 11,545 Views
Can be found at my YouTube channel. Do you love glow engines? Are you in the market for a glow engine? Are you curious about how they run, sound,and how much static thrust they produce? These things PLUS many more can be found by simply browsing my channel. I have logical playlists setup to focus your interests. Instructional videos, Box to the Bench reviews, Static Thrust videos, etc. and more! I have over 1260 original videos covering more than 100 engines new and old.

https://www.youtube.com/user/dmrcflyr2
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Dec 17, 2018 @ 07:18 AM | 10,166 Views
So my last two blog posts have been about the character of many of the folks on this forum and how they post. This one is not much different. In the last 2 weeks some 'upgrades' were made to something here on RCG. New server, reconfiguration of the forum, etc. I was not privy to that information, nor to I really care. However I have read numerous posts about sections of the forum not working while the supposed upgrades were being done. Pictures size limitations, pictures not being posted, local search function inop, The list of stuff goes on.

What I personally have noticed is that the site is SLOWER, connections are harder to make. I will often get Internal Server Error when I try to open the forum page or log in. This is not just on one platform but from multiple PC's and my phone.

Well RCG if your 'upgrades' were a way of screwing this place up even more than the narcissists do, then job well done! This forum has fallen into the same garbage category that RCU did years ago. So it is very easy for me to just stop even trying to read or shop here. Not only is the glow engine industry in shambles the forums representing the hobby are too.

So RCG you make it all to easy to just say, goodbye crap house......
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Nov 15, 2018 @ 03:47 PM | 11,346 Views
Talk about a waste of time. They can be humorous at times, maddening at others, and then down right pathetic. I have been a member of RCGroups since 2006. In the last few years this place has gone down the tubes big time. Now perhaps it isn't just this forum, others may and probably do suffer the same thing. You try to start a thread asking a question, just hoping for a valid answer or two. What you get is as follows:

1. Someone chiming in saying, "I don't know about this specific thing thing, but I heard blah, blah blah." So why in the hell are you even responding then?

2. A good solid answer, but then 5 other people have to try to answer the question again even though a good one was provided. Doesn't anyone read the posts and ascertain that a valid answer was provided? If so, then why do you feel it necessary to answer again? Feeling left out?

3. Immediate or eventual thread derailed by idiots changing the topic to something completely unrelated to the original question. Why do you feel the need to do this? Aren't there other forum sections where you can chit chat? Go there.....

4. Someone posts something personal about an ailing family member. Really? Looking for moral support? Just feeling needy and helpless? A shoulder to cry on? Someone to feel sorry for you? Take it somewhere else. this is supposed to be a HAPPY and FUN place.

This place is pretty much just a waste of time anymore.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Oct 19, 2018 @ 06:49 AM | 11,767 Views
nar·cis·sism - extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.

I do not frequent this forum as much as I did in years past. Wait, let me rephrase that. I do not POST in this forum as often as I did in years past. Why is that? Mainly because there are way TOO many self appointed, narcissistic genius' that know everything there is to know present here. Since I am not as self absorbed and insecure, I do not feel the need to contribute to threads as often as I used to.

Being a glow engine person about the only forums I look at are the Engine, Fuel Plane Talk, and Aircraft - Fuel - Engines and Accessories in the Classified section. I might look at Trader Talk for some comic relief now and then too.

But man, there are a few daily posters that just cannot help themselves when it comes to 'one-upmanship' and feeling that incessant need to post in EVERY thread possible whether what they are posting is relevant to the subject of the thread or not. These people often derail the original thread topic to their own agenda whenever possible. I can only wonder if they were not held or hugged enough as a child. What horrors have they experienced to need such constant attention and the feeling to be superior?

At first it was somewhat comical, but of late it is a real put off to even reading the posts in this forum. I suppose this forum is not special. These individuals most likely exist on other forums too.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Sep 21, 2018 @ 07:13 AM | 11,729 Views
The first video tells the story and the second shows it running for the first time. This engine has waited patiently for about 38 years for its first drink of fuel. I was happy to be the one to satisfy the thirst.

Saito FA-80T MkI A Quick Look (13 min 15 sec)


Saito FA-80T MkI First Run (9 min 37 sec)
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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Sep 03, 2018 @ 04:02 PM | 11,741 Views
I guess I can follow up last last entry with another awesome Saito in line twin engine. This one is on loan to me for videos and break-in. Enjoy.

Saito FA-100Ti FIrst Run Video #2 (9 min 13 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Aug 31, 2018 @ 07:26 AM | 12,893 Views
Anyone who knows anything about glow engines realizes that the multi-cylinder or twins are the coolest. Well a good friend trusted me enough to lend me his prized Saito FA-200Ti engine to make some run videos of. Here are two of several I have on my channel.

Saito FA-200Ti First Run (8 min 43 sec)


Saito FA 200Ti New Exhaust Run (6 min 16 sec)
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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jun 12, 2018 @ 05:55 AM | 12,349 Views
It has been a long time since my last post to my blog. I really do not frequent RCGroups much anymore. Those that are interested in seeing the engines I have been running can simply go to my YouTube channel. I also opened a dumbass Facebook account but I am unsure how long I will be there. A search of this will get you there, david.mcintire.372661

Now this beautiful engine is on loan to me by a very awesome gentleman and RCGroups member. He will be sending me several other engines to make videos of as well but none as grand as this one. Enough talk, le's watch the video.

Enya VT-240 First Run (8 min 44 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 25, 2016 @ 07:52 AM | 7,032 Views
Well this engine turned out just like I thought it would, another nice running OS engine from the 80's. Not much more to say about it other than that. The video pretty much speaks for itself.

OS FS-40 Surpass first run after rebuild (6 min 12 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 22, 2016 @ 07:48 PM | 7,779 Views
The bearings arrived today and I was all excited about getting this engine back together. I will be running the engine again tomorrow. I think this will be a keeper.

OS FS-40 Surpass reassembly (14 min 53 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 16, 2016 @ 02:39 PM | 6,749 Views
I shot a video of this engine running today. While running I found that the bearings need to be replaced. At this time it is completely torn down and waiting a new set from RCBearing.

OS FS 40 Surpass (5 min 31 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 15, 2016 @ 07:30 PM | 7,053 Views
So I was browsing Ebay last week and saw an auction for this little engine. When I saw it the auction time was down to the last hour. There was only one bid so on a whim I bid $1 higher figuring I would quickly be outbid. Well that isn't how it happened. As the time wound down, no one was bidding on it... uh oh. I just bought an engine I was really only curious about.

Anyway it is here and it is a fine example of 1986 OS engineering. This was the early days of the Surpass series of engines. I have taken pictures of it next to my 48 Surpass, which followed in 1987. You can tell many differences in the exteriors of these engines.

I have not run this engine yet, but I did take a look inside. I plan on running it tomorrow. BTW, it is for sale too.

OS FS-40 Surpass (8 min 46 sec)
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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 04, 2016 @ 07:37 PM | 7,388 Views
So in my browsing of EBAY, I stumbled across a really decent looking OS 40FP on a Buy Now or Best Offer type of sale. The buy it now price was $65, NOT! So I made an offer well below that and it was accepted! I took a chance hoping it was a low time engine based solely on the pictures. It would not turn over was the only other description.

Well it arrived today looking just as good as the pictures. Sure enough it was locked up tight! I removed the muffler and quickly discovered why, rust! Yes sir! This is an early cast iron piston OS 40 FP!! It had surface rust on the piston keeping it from turning over, that was it. I took it apart and soaked all of the iron/steel parts in CLR and viola! Brand new engine!

the way it looked inside the back plate I really do not think it was EVER run. Not one sign of dried fuel, oil residue at all. Check out the pictures. I even have a picture of the piston attached to a magnet. These are quite rare to find especially basically new like this one. It could be for sale.... make some offers....Continue Reading
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 03, 2016 @ 07:03 AM | 7,256 Views
I recently acquired a very nice vintage Saito FA-45 MK ? ABC engine from a great member here on RCG. I said MK? because this is the early two piece head version of the FA-45. The box does not have a stamp in the white circle on the box used to indicate the version, but the instructions state that they are for a FA-45 MKII ABC. This is where the history and timeline of Saito engines becomes quite blurred.

In either case this is an excellent example of Saito history and a fine specimen. I have s few pictures of it sitting next to my other FA-45 MKII. However there are several the big differences between these engines. The boxes look to be about the same time frame but the engines could not be more different.

1. Head design.

2. Intake manifold due to head design.

3. Rocker covers.

These are the major differences, but there is another that is a bit more critical, parts availability. The single piece head shares many of the same parts as the modern Saito engines. The two piece head has very different rockers arms making them nearly impossible to find if necessary.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 02, 2016 @ 07:15 PM | 7,449 Views
Yes during the Christmas break I scored yet another Enya 60-4C engine. This one was a bit worse than the last one. This one did not have a carb or exhaust header and looked 10 times worse!

Visually this looked like a mistake right when I took it out of the box. But I set to work inspecting it, and then doing some preliminary cleaning. Again all the fasteners had crud in them so that all had to be cleaned out before I could begin dis-assembly. This thing looked like it had spend time at the bottom of a lake and unfortunately I was not able to get the exterior nice and shiny again.

What a surprise once I opened it up. It looked like I scored another low time engine. I did shoot videos of the dis-assembly but took very few, i.e. none, pictures during the process. I got so wrapped up in the process that I neglected to take any pictures except the before and after ones shown here.

Rest assured the piston looked new and although the ring was compressed and stuck in the ring groove, once freed up sealed quite well. Even the valves showed minimal run time, with no real carbon build up on the exhaust valve at all. My estimate that this engine had less than 1 gallon through it. I will be running it tomorrow and shooting video of that.

The parts I had to replaced/include in this rebuild are, a new carb, new Enya #3 glow plug, and exhaust header with nut. All other parts were in good enough shape to re-use.

It may not look the nicest on the outside in person...Continue Reading
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 31, 2015 @ 06:59 PM | 8,518 Views
Ok, I thought I was done for the day, but...... I started on the stabilizer. BTW, I did finish the right wing panel too. I put the final LE material on and sanded it to shape.

I must say that this kit is SO over engineered in areas it isn't funny. I already mentioned the wing tips, now this stabilizer. I mean really? First of all they use large material to make this. 5/16" spruce leading edge and 3/16" x 3/8" top spars. Top spars?? Then you put some die cut ribs in to hold the shape of no less 3/32" sheeting. Holy cow!? This is designed for a 1.20 size 4 stroke..... no it was designed way back when engines were much less powerful. I am absolutely sure no one ever ripped the stabilizer apart back in the late 60's and 70's with the under powered engines of the day. I am just shaking my head the entire time I frame this thing up.

Not only that but the material provided is very dense balsa. Good thing I am putting a relatively heavy Enya engine in the nose. Now some pictures. This is it for the night, my back hurts.... Oh this is just the top. The bottom also gets the spar and sheeting....geeeez.