The perfect engine for the Hangar 9® Cub and .40–.50 size 3D airplanes
Lightweight AAC construction
If you're looking for a 4-stroke to overpower your .60-size airplane, you'll want to check out the latest Saito release. The Saito™ .72 engine fits in the same space as most 60s and at just 16.6 oz, it's the lightest weight engine in this 4-cycle displacement category.
The .72 features an all-new crankcase with the same mounting dimensions as the Saito .56. This is achieved by narrowing the case just below the mounting flanges. Our staff has over two hours of run time on the .72, both on the bench and in a Hangar 9® .60-size Super Stick™ aircraft.
On the bench we compared the new .72 to the Saito .65 and to its nearest competitor using several different props. The new .72 consistently turned 400–600 rpm more than its .65 sibling and 200–300 rpm more than its nearest competitor on the same fuel. Also, the .72 weighs three ounces less than both, giving a much greater power-to-weight ratio than other brands.
In the 71/2-pound Super Stick, the .72 gives unlimited vertical performance. Handling, starting, idle and transition are excellent, just what we've come to expect with Saito engines.
The Saito .72 is available in a standard version or a Golden Knight™ version featuring a gloss-black, powder-coated finish with gold rocker covers. For overpowering performance at a fraction of the weight, check out the Saito .72.