Saito four-stroke (please state size)

Brand: Saito

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
2
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
Stevo  |  Feb 15, 2014

Strengths:
Starts first time, great sound, torque. . . .
Weaknesses:
Not a high revving engine, but it's a 4S!. . . .
Overall:
One nice engine, impressive torque performance. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Alistair Aardvark  |  Dec 20, 2013

Strengths:
Well made, throttles well, reliable idle, powerful. . . .
Weaknesses:
Muffler difficult to secure, and end can loosen. Takes considerable running in. . .
Overall:
Once run in easy to start, reliable low idle, loads of power. Runs well on MT ProPower 10. I now have two. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Concorde Speedbird  |  Jan 19, 2013

Strengths:
Easy to start, reliable, great performance and an amazing sound. . . .
Weaknesses:
That it is not being made any more!. . . .
Overall:
Brilliant. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Simon Hopkins 1  |  Nov 13, 2012

Strengths:
Cheap. Second hand silly money. . .
Weaknesses:
Dented pushrod cover and split seals. . . .
Overall:
Well I bought it second hand and it runs! Like a treat! I just need to work out how I can silver solder a ASP muffler to fit?. . . .

Overall:
1
Ease of assembly:
0
Build quality:
0
Flight performance:
0
Value for money:
5
flyer24  |  Jan 18, 2012

Strengths:
Powerfull engine and easy starting. . . .
Weaknesses:
I had rear bearing problems dispite using after run oil before putting away - original went after 15 flights, replaced with genuine Saito bearing 4 flights, replaced with FAG bearing and no more problems. . . .
Overall:
Cracking engine once I'd sorted the bearing problem. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Tony Richardson  |  Oct 14, 2011

Strengths:
Well made, unibloc head and cylinder, very powerfull swings a 18x6-8 prop with ease. . . .
Weaknesses:
Requires a lot of running in at a rich setting, I flew about 3 gallons of 30% fuel through mine before the needle settings could be really fine tuned. . . .
Overall:
Very powerfull super reliable now it is run in. Great value at $375 Canadian. I switched my 180 to ignition and it now runs superbly on a mix of 10% nitro 12% oil 78% ethanol glow fuel, some guys have tried running petrol but found the needle settings to be very touchy, if it is properly choked it starts first time every time by hand ( with correct timing there is no tendency to kick back and bite your finger as glow will sometimes do). .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Braddock, VC  |  Jun 17, 2011

Strengths:
unibloc head and cylinder, 125 same mounting as os 91 fx/and 91 4 stroke so it's possible to swap motors around. . . .
Weaknesses:
Flexibility of carb mounting and one MUST lub the valve gear manually. I have 2 x 62, 3 x 82 and 2 x 125 and one of the 82s seized the big end. Not very economical. .
Overall:
I like them, just remember to lub the valve gear just like a laser. I bought mine when the pound was v High so I got real value for money. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
0
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
David Ashby - moderator  |  Nov 16, 2009

Strengths:
Superb build, reliable, starts every time. . . .
Weaknesses:
Takes a fair amount of running in. . . .
Overall:
Superb, starts at a lovely tick-over, never misses a beat and has never cut in the air. Sounds good too of course. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
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