Archive for October, 2008

New Engines at I Hobby Expo

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I went to the I Hobby Expo today. I didn’t have a lot of time, but managed to find a few new engines. Great Planes was showing the new O.S. Engines FSa-72, the newest in the Alpha Series. Please excuse the poor angle in the photo. Saito was showing the already announced FG-20. The second […]

FS-52 Spark Runs Great!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

I’ve flown the FS-52 with spark ignition with methanol fuel. The fuel was 8% Klotz Original Techniplate and balance methanol. After test running the engine with this fuel at home, I checked for oil under the rocker cover. There was plenty. I’m convinced the crankcase ventilation system works as it should and draws oil through […]

FS-52 Spark Ignition Photos

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

I’ve added photos of the FS-52 spark conversion. I haven’t flown it yet, but expect to run and fly the engine in a few days. I expect it to run well. I have learned that the RCEXL ignition will operate well past 8,000 RPM and the 10,000-11,000 RPM I expect to run at will be […]