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Old 06-28-2018, 04:12 PM
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Ran the Saito FG40 for nearly 2 hours between 4000 and 1400 RPM.
16 ounces lasts for over an hour!


Too bad FG would not let me post the video so you could hear it run.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:15 PM
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What diameter and pitch prop are you using on the FG-40?
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:15 PM
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With the Saito FG40 mounted and without the cowl, the model balanced slightly nose heavy. I mounted the receiver and ignition packs to the rear of the cabin.
I have room for my 1/6th Scale Best Pilots pilot!
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:17 PM
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What diameter and pitch prop are you using on the FG-40?
I used an 18x10 for the break in. I'm looking to use a 20x8 for scale flight.
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:53 PM
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Fly2XS.....Nice build. Just curious about distance from front of firewall to front of engine prop hub with the FG40. I have a NGH 38cc four stroke and overall length of the engine is about the same as the FG40.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:16 AM
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Fly2XS.....Nice build. Just curious about distance from front of firewall to front of engine prop hub with the FG40. I have a NGH 38cc four stroke and overall length of the engine is about the same as the FG40.
I had to use some 1/2" stand-offs to get the carb to clear the FW. With that, the prop washer is about 1/2" in front of the cowl.
It looks goo and runs well.
I did forget to cut access holes for access to the choke. I'll have to fix that.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:23 AM
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:26 AM
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Here are some images at the field
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:33 PM
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Its a beautiful airplane.
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:14 PM
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I love mine! using a DA 35 in mine.


some of the best quality I have seen in an ARF in this price range. Very well designed and would build another!
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:03 AM
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SandyAlan, nice work!
I like what you did for the tail graphics.
Was that Callie?

Here's my tail. More to come
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:06 PM
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So guys, how does it handle in the air. Are the flaps effective for landing?
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:24 AM
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So guys, how does it handle in the air. Are the flaps effective for landing?
I've found the Stinson to be a good stable flier. I'm using a Saito FG40 so I'm generally flying at half throttle.
After 6 take-off and landings I have not yet used the flaps.
I am disappointed in the durability of the wheel pants. After only 6 landings (none of them rough) the pants were splitting and delaminating, I had to reglass the insides of the pants for strength, then I replaced the 4" wheel with 5" wheels to improve the ground clearance.
The squealing of the axles was annoying so I used WD40 to quiet them down.
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:12 PM
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Did the wheel pants split at the bottom due to ground contact? How are the fairings holding up near the top where they join the fuselage?
Which 5 inch wheels are you using and has beefing up the wheel pants helped?
I plan to put an NGH 38cc four strike into one of these. Won't be quite as powerful as your FG40 but should do the job.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:44 PM
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Hello Tailslide,
The wheel pants have not had ground contact. I believe they are splitting due to flexing. I'm using 5" wheels from another ARF I had where the wheels were too small for the scale.
I'll see how the fiberglass holds up after next flying session.


Are you ready to fly yours?
Scott
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