Saito FG-14

Model Airplane News - - FLIGHT TEST -

The Saito FG-14 is a four-stroke, elec­tronic-ig­ni­tion gas en­gine. This en­gine wouldn’t look out of place in a jew­elry case, and since there’s no cowl, it gar­nered plenty of at­ten­tion from the gang at the field. Be­cause of the ad­di­tional lu­bri­ca­tion re­quire­ment, we mixed up a batch of ethanol-free gas with a 20:1 ra­tio of Red Line twocy­cle oil. While not in­ex­pen­sive, the sound pro­duced by this mo­tor is worth the price; how­ever, with glow fuel at nearly $30 a gal­lon, the long flight times and low op­er­at­ing costs will make up for any cost dif­fer­ence in short or­der if econ­omy is your goal. In ad­di­tion to lower op­er­at­ing costs, the four-stroke gas en­gine eas­ily gets 15+ min­utes of flight time. It costs $379.99.

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