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Old 10-27-2017, 06:08 AM
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The power to weight ratio has always been less than impressive with the Saito multi-cylinder motors. I thought I saw the newest model was 90cc but, I found no hp rating
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:54 AM
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Bit late cowl dia

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put my name on the email notification, might have to give serious consideration to pull my Saito 60R3 radial out of my EF 91" Yak and put it in this plane. looking forward to flowing the "build" on FG to see what the cowl dems. are and if the ring exhaust will work.
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Cowl is 290mm dia
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:56 AM
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Nice, even my moki 180 will fit in it :-)
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:43 AM
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Quick note: The cowl is pre-cut for the engine cylinder at the bottom. I believe I saw that just ahead of that opening the cowl had cracked in the video. Check it out to verify. I think that this calls for some fiberglass tape in that area for additional strength before use.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:23 AM
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If the cowl is pre-cut for the cylinder head, this is disappointing news for those of us not wanting to use a single cylinder engine.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:57 AM
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Look at the video on the Tower website, 37 seconds in. Also, the set of small pictures at the beginning of their advertisement.

Not an insurmountable obstacle, but one you should be aware of. I'm surprised they didn't edit their video.
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:19 PM
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Ouch - I'm surprised they would cut the cowl for one particular engine when 10 or 20 engine possibilities exist...... including my 255mm radial which would fit with no cut out!?

I don't recall ever getting an ARF with the cowl cut?
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:21 AM
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Availability listed as mid November now ......
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:55 PM
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I have pre orderd mine looking forward getting it.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:06 AM
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Anybody know the firewall dimensions? I have an unemployed G-62 and am considering it for the Waco. I assume it will need nose weight.....
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:24 PM
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Cowl pre cut not a chance

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Quick note: The cowl is pre-cut for the engine cylinder at the bottom. I believe I saw that just ahead of that opening the cowl had cracked in the video. Check it out to verify. I think that this calls for some fiberglass tape in that area for additional strength before use.
The cowl isn't pre cut. I already have the plane and it's all good news, One very nice kit.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:46 AM
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That's good news can you tell us how big the cowl is inside and at the looks the plane must not have the decals installed.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:06 AM
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The cowl isn't pre cut. I already have the plane and it's all good news, One very nice kit.
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Would you be kind enough to give some unboxing pics?
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Old 11-04-2017, 04:14 PM
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I'm glad I was wrong about the cowl. The manual shows it already cut and it was that fact led to my post.
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:47 PM
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Cowl size

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That's good news can you tell us how big the cowl is inside and at the looks the plane must not have the decals installed.
The cowl is 290mm in width and 190mm in depth but you won't get that depth for the engine unless you do a few modes.
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