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Old 01-21-2003, 07:38 PM   #21
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The worst Saito I've flown (and it is worst only because the bar is set so very high by the rest of the family...) was the 182....
2 carbs, 4 plugs....yet it would continually drop a cylinder.. Maybe it was just this one engine, but it was very dissappointing compared to the other saitos I've owned or flown......

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Old 01-21-2003, 07:49 PM   #22
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I spent an hour with Jim Moss and his Dad and now I have a Saito 1.80 for my upcoming Goldberg Sukhoi

Of course, I explained to my wife that they "talked me into it" and I had to go to my LHS and get it right away

Good thing I don't bruise that easily
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Old 01-21-2003, 10:11 PM   #23
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Relax Bob!
He is talking the 182 twin Cylinder Saito not the Single.

Wouldn't worry about the Wife before long she will probably have her own ... or take yours.

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Old 01-22-2003, 08:19 AM   #24
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i have 2 saito 45 specials NIB waiting for that twin project ?i run a saito 50 in the LT-40 lots of power. i've ran this motor since it came out every summer, replaced the front bearing. it seems to get better every summer.
i have a saito 60 twin NIB, its going in a page GB-Z
i have a saito 30 in a SOY Red Zepher gobs of power, another 30 waiting for a plane (SOY FOOTE WESTERNER)
Saito 120-Gold head, this was before the black one, in a 1/5 Pica Waco hasn't been flown yet although it been almost finished for 5-6 years
and lastt a nice shiney new saito 170-R for my half built 1/4 triplane.
thats just my saito list
the next one on my shopping list is the 90-twin, the latest version. i seen a 4 50-R at Rhinebeck in a 1/3 sopwith pup, lots of power, awsome sound
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:24 AM   #25
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Re: Saito(s)

Just got a Saito FG20 Have been breaking it in on test bed for now. And have plans of it being hung from a Seagull Decathon. Sounds freekn awsome on the ground. Should sound better in the air. MY first start, I got the fuel to the carb and one flip after it fires right up. Does this site alow for posted videos? If not go see my FG20 at " jforu33 " at u tube.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:12 PM   #26
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Re: Saito(s)

I've got a Saito 82a. Lightweight, small overall dimensions, tons of power and consistency like you wouldn't believe.

Always starts easy (when wet) and never skips a beat.

The great sound and incredible looks are definite bonuses
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:21 PM   #27
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Re: Saito(s)

I've got a Saito 100 in my H9 Camel and it runs like a Timex.
My other Saito is a 72 that is waiting for the right airframe...
On my wishlist is a Saito 180 or 200ti for my H9 P51.

My only complaint against Saito is the price...yikes!
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Re: Saito(s)

8 year old thread, but hey, I'm in!!!

Got a Saito 180 in my RC Guys Ag wagon.... thirsty bugger but runs like a champ!!

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Old 09-07-2010, 08:02 PM   #29
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Now just had to chime in that you have a 180...
Me jealous

Your AG Wagon looks great!!!

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Old 09-08-2010, 02:00 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Ron Roy View Post
Say, all you Saito lovers.....I read through the articles, but no one has posted anything on the two cylinder Saito 300, or three cylinder Saito 450. I like the sound of the four strokes, but is it worth it? Are these engines worth their price? What are the problems? What should one be aware of if he buys one? Any ideas out there?
I think that just about everyone who owns a four stroker will tell you that they are worth the price. 4 stroke engines have higher low end torque and can swing a larger prop. For a scale model, it's the only way to go for the most realistic sound.

Once you get use to them, they are no more difficult to setup and run than a 2 stroke engine. Probably the No.1 caution is taking care when using a starter to fire them up. IF you flood them while cranking them with a starter you could get a hydro lock and cause internal damage. Once I get a four stroke setup properly and run in a bit, I have never found it necessary to use a starter anyway. Learn the proper priming technique, and one back flip against the compression and they will start first flip every time.

I do love my Saito engines! I have owned a .50, .72, .91, 1.20, 1.50, 1.80 & 2.20. My newest plane, a H9 Funtana 125G has a Saito 1.25 up front for power. And they have all been sweethearts to run. One thing that I would personally recommend is the use of fuel with 100% synthetic oil content, like Wildcat 4 stroke fuels. I use the Wildcat YS 20/20. Valve stems stay nice and clean, no carbon buildup, and you don't get all that brown baked on crud on the outside of the engine.

Caution: Although listed as Synthetic, Cool Power 4 stroke fuel is a blend of Synthetic and a small percentage of Castor Oil.
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