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Member postings for john melia 1

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Thread: 50 size delta
07/07/2017 21:20:48
Yes it would , but I was just curious to see if there were any alternatives , I already have a velocity given to me by one of my flying colleagues who smashed the front end off , so I'm trying to repair it , but always curious to see what else is available if anything
07/07/2017 18:58:48
Sorry west engine ,
07/07/2017 17:43:08
Just had a look at it , I'm wondering if my engine other tuned pipe may be a bit much for it
06/07/2017 11:23:18
Anyone know where I can get hold of a delta kit suitable for a Weston 50 with pipe
Thread: Spinners
25/04/2017 15:12:29
Thanks Bob just ordered one of those from JE , i also asked them about a petrol conversion , and they said a lot of people have converted the saito to petrol , with no significant loss of power
I will be converting at the end of the summer with the kit JE supply
25/04/2017 08:22:35

i am foremost a petrol engine guy , but bought a saito 125a , and i'm having a right old time getting a spinner for this engine

i bought a plastic spinner with an aluminium back plate which lasted three flights , on the fourth it exploded while using the starter

i then bought an aluminium spinner , with the usual single bolt through the centre , but it wont fit as the sujpplied adapter nut will not screw on the crank far enough

can someone point me in the right direction for a spinner for this engine , spinner needs to be no bigger than 2.5 inches , and its to go on the seagul glasair , which by the way i maidened last weekend and its a joy to fly

Thread: saito 125a fs
15/04/2017 12:08:35
Thanks guys the motor is already run in , by the guy i bought it off
Compression is very strong , and as you say that kick back is severe , i cant use a starter at present as i don't have a spinner , tried reversing the rubber insert on my starter to fit on the prop nut but it just chewed it up
15/04/2017 12:08:05
Thanks guys the motor is already run in , by the guy i bought it off
Compression is very strong , and as you say that kick back is severe , i cant use a starter at present as i don't have a spinner , tried reversing the rubber insert on my starter to fit on the prop nut but it just chewed it up
15/04/2017 10:58:23
Had it running for a full tank , takes some starting by hand though
Could i put a 16x8 prop on the saito , only reason i ask is it's the only prop i have available, i did have a master screw 16x6 but it kicked back when starting onto my stick and took a chunk out of the blade
14/04/2017 10:06:27

i knew i should of stuck with petrol and bought a two stroke face 19

14/04/2017 09:03:56
It's already in the model Justin as per opening post
13/04/2017 19:50:01
Cheers cymaz , I've just ordered that , can't do no harm
13/04/2017 19:00:39
When i put my finger over the carb or exhaust , the fuel is drawn up into the carb , but it drains back down the pipe again , it doesn't stay there
13/04/2017 15:39:30

i've just bought a saito 125a fs ,and installed it in a seagull glasair , the tank came with the model , and has a built in mount in the fusalage where i have duly installed it

the engine is mounted horizontal as per the manual , but the fuel supply from the tank is approx 2 1/2 inches below the carb

i have not got any experience of fourstroke glows , only two strokes glows , and petrol engines

would this cause a problem , if so is there any type of pump i could use , and where could i get one

Thread: steerable tail wheel
11/04/2017 08:16:46

all sorted , i put the flaps on a Y lead ,giving me one channel spare (ar8010t) which i re-assigned to rudder , all works perfect , just waiting for a saito 125a to arrive in the next two days

09/04/2017 20:59:27

I'm busy installing servs into this seagull glasair i bought recently, in total the model will have eight servos , i am going to use a spektrum ar8010T RX , the manual states the tailwheel has its own servo which operates the tail wheel via a pull pull normal arrangement

my question is how do i steer this tail wheel , do i Y lead it with the rudder servo (rudder servo and tailwheel servos are not the same ), it seems a bit overboard to me , what are your thoughts

could i not just fix the tail wheel so it doesnt turn at all

Thread: need help
05/04/2017 22:20:21

i'm quite suprised at how small the glasair is , maybe i was expecting too much

05/04/2017 22:19:30
Posted by simon barr on 05/04/2017 16:57:22:

John, did you sus out your servos as per your previous inquiry in your last post about this model? We never heard back....

yes simon , i'm using mcgregor hv servos , the model certainly doesnt need them , but i have them sitting in my drawer so i might as well use them

05/04/2017 16:04:06

thanks for the info , i tried the motor on the model , and its just too big physically , the prop washer would stick out from the cowl by 25mm ! and its too heavy and powerful , i think it would shake the airframe to bits

05/04/2017 12:51:54

hi everyone , i need some guidance please

i have a ngh 30cc fourstroke , and a seagull glasair which would take a 120 sized fourstroke , the os 120 weighs 1000g and the ngh 30cc fourstroke weighs 1265g
the approx wing loading of the glasair is 35oz per foot , and the wingspan is 71 inches , would it be possible to install the ngh in the seagull

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