Saito 82 ?

Im thinking of getting a Saito 82 has anyone heard or has had any problems
with them any reply will be helpfull thanks for any help
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Haven't heard.
I've got two Saito 91s that I like. The only problem is that you mustn't run them too lean. If you do, they spit the prop at you right quick.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
On 12/27/2004 3:38 PM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:
I have the 72 and love it. The 82 is a bored out 72 and is actually a little lighter in weight. The only suggestions I can make are:
Use some locktite on the set screw for the needle valve extension - they have a tendency to vibrate loose. You will need to get about 6 or 7 tanks through the engine before trying to fine tune the low end.
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Ted Campanelli
Ted, I have read information to the contrary... i.e. the .82 is not a bored out .72 and if you look carefully at the specs I think the information is accurate. The two engines have different stroke length (as well as bore) use different camshafts and it appears even different carburetors. As far as how good a motor it is I've heard only one semi-consistent complaint. (I own one but it is still NIB). The complaint is that the .82 produces a much higher level of vibration that the .72. I know of one local guy who couldn't put up with it and sold his cheap. Others say it's not that bad and a good mount (or vibration dampening mount) solves all the issues. Otherwise I've heard good words on performance, starting, etc...
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Jack Sallade
I bought the Saito 91 instead of the slightly smaller ones. Worked wel
in 40 size sport/pattern planes but would also work in slightl larger. Great little engines
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