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Old 02-16-2024, 03:31 AM
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With that muffler style it must be a .49, I had a .25 a couple of years ago, it had a brass or bronze muffler.
Old 02-16-2024, 04:56 AM
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A .49 it is, Weighs in like a Saito FA-125, at least feels that way!
Old 02-16-2024, 05:36 AM
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I haven't heard the 49VT or 25VT run but the smaller 21VT is whisper quite 100 ft away. The OS 20FS is much louder.
Old 02-16-2024, 06:32 AM
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25 year old scratch built Fly Baby. OS FS-20 powered. Straight pipe, no muffler.



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Old 02-16-2024, 06:33 AM
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We would have never know it was 20 years old if you haven't told us. She looks great!
Old 02-16-2024, 07:13 AM
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Yeah, that's a beauty, Gary. Cowl mounted with a cowl ring?
Old 02-16-2024, 10:31 AM
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Thanks guys.
Cowl is glued in place. Never thought the plane would last that long!

Old 02-19-2024, 04:21 PM
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Is it really clean enough to sit on those electronics?

More shameless shop photos. I love it!
Old 02-19-2024, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by kmeyers
Is it really clean enough to sit on those electronics?

More shameless shop photos. I love it!
On one hand I'd never sit a glow plane on one of those beautiful radios, on the other hand I've never seen seen one of Gary's planes in any condition other than immaculate.
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Old 02-27-2024, 03:28 AM
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This SR 40 will have them exclusively.
https://www.dubro.com/products/socke...ounting-screws


I recently ordered two packages of these Dubro servo mounting screws, they have separate washer rather than a phlanged screw head. I don't know if this is an advantage or not but they work well. The washer will not come off.

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Old 02-27-2024, 09:25 AM
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Good choice Dave, captive, free spinning washers. I like it,
Old 02-28-2024, 11:22 AM
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Have a look see at this jewel!
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Old 02-28-2024, 12:47 PM
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If only it was for aircraft!
Old 03-01-2024, 02:47 PM
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Too big for my CrissCraft. Someday I need to finish that boat.
Old 03-01-2024, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
If only it was for aircraft!

Those beauties were built about 20 miles north of here (The full-size Chris-Craft). Very popular on the big lakes around here. My Dad had one when I was about 14. It was built in 1956, beautiful, double plank hull with flying bridge. Had a pair of 310 cubic inch Hercules "JXD" inline six cylinder engines. Sounded awesome .

Okie, you buy that Saito for your plane. I'll build you the radiator and water pump.

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Old 03-01-2024, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Okie, you buy that Saito for your plane. I'll build you the radiator and water pump.
Too late he sold it! If I had that kind of money I would buy a twin anyway.
Old 03-02-2024, 03:03 AM
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Due to the rarity of that FA-30W I think he sold it for less than half of what it was worth to the right collector. Patience is a virtue.
Old 03-02-2024, 03:26 PM
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The fellow I size up as the right collector will usually get deeply discounted price. I will gladly take less to get something into the right hands.

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Uh huh, whatever.
Old 03-02-2024, 10:05 PM
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If it comes to hobbies; When something leaves here, money matters are well down the priorities list.
Yes, that fellow left some money on the table.

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Old 03-05-2024, 09:46 PM
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here's an interesting plane. maybe someone here will build one and fly it.

Old 03-06-2024, 04:30 PM
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Go ahead and build one, Jim, let us know how how it works out for you. Lol
Old 03-06-2024, 07:56 PM
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at one point of time, it must have been the world's most dangerous plane.
Old 03-07-2024, 05:40 AM
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Turbo muffler ~ CH Ignition ~ running 10% nitro as thats what I have!! One of 2 Golden Night 150s going into my B-25 project.
Old 03-07-2024, 05:49 AM
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Nice job on the smoke mod. That old girl looks to have quite a bit of flight time on her.

Those two engine misses: Check your spark plug, cap and CDI wiring? Could be a hall sensor going bad?
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