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andy paterson21/10/2020 19:34:23
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I have a Saito 62 4 stroke itching to go in a plane but which?

I can build from plans, scale or anything, even a wot 4 but I would like the engine upright ,

What would you recommend ?

winter project.

Gary Manuel21/10/2020 19:38:47
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Oh dear. I forecast that this isn't going to go well.......

How will a plane cut wood with a Saito engine fitted to it? etc....

andy paterson21/10/2020 19:52:26
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I also have a Irvine 53 two stroke!! Would that help with something 😂😂

kevin b21/10/2020 20:40:52
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Posted by Gary Manuel on 21/10/2020 19:38:47:

Oh dear. I forecast that this isn't going to go well.......

How will a plane cut wood with a Saito engine fitted to it? etc....

Very noisily I would imagine. Would be an interesting drive mechanism.

devil

Gary Manuel21/10/2020 20:41:31
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You mention Wot4 in your original post and why not? They are wonderful "aeroplanes" to build and to fly. You also say that you would like the engine upright.

The obvious question is, why do you prefer upright engines? The main reason for inverted or side-mounted engines as far as I'm concerned is to allow the exhaust to deflect the gases downwards. The other reason is to hide them from view for scale purposes.

There is no reason why you shouldn't fit your Saito into a Wot4 with the piston upright. In fact, this would probably be the easiest way. The problem is that the exhaust gases would blow directly onto the wing.

Go for whatever takes your fancy. A Wot4 classic with upright engine sounds ok to me.

Sparks21/10/2020 21:16:20
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The original 72" Astro Hog has an upright engine and would suit your Saito 62.

Plans can be downloaded from Outerzone HERE or printed versions are available on ebay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited By Sparks on 21/10/2020 21:18:39

Edited By Sparks on 21/10/2020 21:20:05

kevin b21/10/2020 22:33:05
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If it's scale you want, how about a Moth, Fokker DVII, or SE5a ? Lots of plans about for those.

Caveman21/10/2020 22:54:23
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Andy, the photo below is my 'Son of Soar' with an upright OS FS52.

The silencer points slightly upwards and does a good job of keeping a lot of the mess off the plane. I could have fitted the engine sideways but the right-hand side cheek would have to be hacked and I didn't want to change the appearance of the model.

Son of Soar

GDB

Geoff S21/10/2020 23:39:31
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Have a look at DB Sport and Scale's offerings. Your Saito would suit quite a few of them. It really depends on your predelictions; I like so-called 'Golden Age' and earlier aircraft but they don't suit everybody (whiich is as it should be).

Unfortunately, Richard is having the same problems sourcing raw materials as everyone else and some of the kits are out of stock.

Geoff

cymaz22/10/2020 06:37:33
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How about a Spacewalker?

Nigel R22/10/2020 11:29:16
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Musketeer

https://www.pegasusmodels.co.uk/product.asp?type=&maingp=RC%20Aircraft&id=Sports&prodid=994303#.X5FeJ9C2mUk

Install the engine any angle you like.

You haven't mentioned what kind of flying you'd like to do with it, that would help.

Jonathan M22/10/2020 11:41:40
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Posted by Nigel R on 22/10/2020 11:29:16:

Musketeer

**LINK**

Install the engine any angle you like.

You haven't mentioned what kind of flying you'd like to do with it, that would help.

I think I got the last kit they had in stock (and aiming for 150W/lb performance have decided to allocate my OS 35 AX to it).

Spec says 30-40 Two Strokes or 40-52 Four Strokes - would the OP's Saito 62 suit?

Nigel R22/10/2020 12:06:03
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Good point, might be a bit OTT. Most of that size Galaxy designs were originally hauled around by a crossflow 40, I would guess.

andy paterson23/10/2020 07:47:15
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I do like scale mainly

Dave S.23/10/2020 08:08:51
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I flew a Wot four for years with an Irvine 53 in it - perfect match. I also had a Sig Four Star 40 for many years with a variety of engines, but the Saito .62 suited it best.

Edited By Dave S. on 23/10/2020 08:37:45

Nigel R23/10/2020 08:37:32
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Not scale, but

Super Sportster 40

is nice and more about the right size for the saito.

If scale, what period, military, civil, etc?

Peter Miller23/10/2020 08:57:22
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How about my Destiny scale up to 120%

I will let you have a PDF of the plan

des.flt1.jpg

There is a build blog among my blogs. https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=121989

It is a real builders model

 

Edited By Peter Miller on 23/10/2020 08:59:59

andy paterson23/10/2020 09:07:21
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Thanks all , I like your thinking, will chew this over tea and cake I think ,Dave,S like the idea of SIG 4 star , whilst chucking stuff up in the loft I have found a half complete SIG Liberty Sport 40 - 60 engine required mmmm

Piers Bowlan23/10/2020 09:29:15
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Not Scale but how about Skyrider, Boddo's 58in span aerobat available as a plan or plan pack from DB Sport and scale. here. You could also take a peek at the plan on Outerzone too, looks very straight forward.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 23/10/2020 09:31:11

Dave S.23/10/2020 09:33:14
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The Sig Liberty Sport was a chunky old thing - I had one with a .61 two stroke in it (probably a Merco, but can't remember for sure) and it just abut staggered into the air - it looked great but was not a comfortable model to fly, on the edge of a stall nearly all the time.

The four Star kit is still around and is a nice light model - mine was powered with several different engines, including electric, but the weight of 16 NiMH was a bit of a drawback! I'm just finishing off an ARTF 4 Star, same size as my old kit built, electric again but with modern batteries.

The 4 Star is a model you have to fly around manoeuvres, not a point it up and open the throttle model - at least not on the Saito 62 - but very satisfying to fly. I only got rid of mine after years of faithful service because I was moving back to the UK (from Finland).

The Super Sportster 40 is another good choice - I built one from the kit about 30 years ago, flew very well on a .48 Surpass, good to see the plan link above as I do fancy another.

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