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02-06-2004, 06:25 AM
as I make preparations to start with my Sukhoi and with it's Saito 1.80, I'm starting research into the next project after that.
I'm looking at the Saito .30 (talk about opposite ends of the spectrum :shock: )
From what I've read the Saito .30 is a tad different that it's bigger siblings. For one thing it uses an air-bleed carburator.
Does anyone have any experiences with this beast of an engine, either positive or negative. As it's relatively new, there isn't much info out there but I figured I'd ask.
Input would be appreciated. :)
04-09-2004, 04:42 AM
I have a Saito 30 with about 1.5 gallons through it. Had a little trouble getting it to run properly at the start but now runs great.
It has been in a Buzzard Bombshell, a Taylor Craft, and now a Taco II.
Currently using a Master Airscrew 10X6 or 11X4 and Wildcat YS20/20 for fuel.
Here is a pic of the TacoII. It is nice to fly one of these little 3d craft without the screaming 2-stroke noise.
04-09-2004, 12:46 PM
How is it with the 10x6? I had thought a 9x6 was a good match but I keep reading about a 10.
Can't wait to set this thing up :)
04-09-2004, 04:12 PM
I prefer larger diameter smaller pitch props. The 11X4 is what I use on the Taco II and the Buzzard, the 10X6 for the Taylor Craft. I guess it depends on the aircraft the engine is used on. What do you intend to put the engine on?
P.S. Are you from Darlington or Pickering? I spent 36yrs (retired 5yrs ago) working for OH. Breaks my heart watching what goes on these days.
04-18-2004, 06:12 PM
Sorry I missed the reply.
This is going into a Clancy Stagger Bee with wingerons 8)
We fly out of Pickering (though we are the Ajax club :? )
I hear you about Hydro, whatchya gonna do :?
What part of Ontario are you at (southern is a broad area :D )
05-03-2004, 10:18 PM
Hello; My wife is from Pickering (35 years ago), I have one of those Saito 30's on a Pixie biplane. I had a little trouble at first too, but after I set the low speed like it says in the instructions, no further problems. It is a fine engine, a little more powerful them the Surpass 26, I have 4 of those. I flew my Speedy Bee with a Surpass 26 for 2 years, another fine engine.
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