Started by Gaspin, June 04, 2020, 12:03:25 pm
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Quote from: paulinfrance on June 04, 2020, 16:29:51 pmthe .45's have been running for around 30+ years
Quote from: PDR on June 04, 2020, 18:51:44 pmThey must have HUGE fuel tanks...PDR
Quote from: paulinfrance on June 04, 2020, 16:29:51 pmOMG !, I have 3 x .45 specials one std .45, a .120 and an FG-30 ( petrol 180 )the .45's have been running for around 30+ years, two re-ringed the others 'for ages' and nothing wrong with them with exception of the FG-30 with the 'bubble problem', they are fantastic engines,
Quote from: British Victory on June 05, 2020, 07:13:17 amBut they aren't 82Bs, with all due respect if you haven't had them how can you possibly comment? Having 30 odd year old engines from the same maker and a couple of thousand posts on a moribund forum doesn't give you the experience of shelling out cash for several engines of the ilk the OP wanted info on and having them self destruct before your eyes.I have one 62 and one 82b left and they are running ok right now but there is no way that I would fix them to a half decent airframe.My OS 4 strokes have never been any trouble provided the O rings on the carbs are renewed every "few" years on the larger ones, the 3 x 26S, 40, and 40S (all bought new) go on for ever. Same with the YS I've had. I also have had half a dozen lasers, some of which I sold to fund the Saitos, big mistake, fortunately I have a 70, 80 and 100 left which are plodding on.
Quote from: FlyinBrian on June 05, 2020, 07:52:35 amOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhh - Handbags at dawn. At the risk of sounding like a mod, which I stress I am not!Opinions and experiences differ chaps, respect each others views and opinions.We can not know under what circumstances other people use equipment, two people may well fuel, prop and use an engine in differing environments. I have never owned a Saito but in MY OPINION as a modeller with fifty years + experience Saitos that I have seen used by club members and at various meets and shows seem to run well. As do my OS, ASP and SC engines.
Quote from: PDR on June 05, 2020, 12:09:47 pmA strictly personal view - £250 is a heck of a lot to spend on an IC motor, plus the extortionate price of fuel these days, so I'd be looking more at gettinga 6-8s electric setup that would do the same thing without the noise, mess and faffing.PDR
Quote from: Gaspin on June 12, 2020, 08:29:23 amFortunately I read the data sheet before buying and realised it won't fit in the cowl. So its back to my trusty OS 55 2 stroke; powerful but a little noisy, need to find an in-cowl silencer, which works. Model is an old Marutaka Staggerwing with fixed timber bearers for an upright engine, so not many variables without massive cut-outs.
Quote from: Gaspin on June 13, 2020, 08:18:46 amDepends how many jars of Marmite go with that offer!!
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