Only Saito could put 1.25 cubic inches of power into a 1.00-size case. Not only is the FA-125 lighter and more powerful than the FA-120 it replaces, its unique size allows modelers to apply its awesome power to a wide variety of airplane sizes. It will work with anything from .90-size sport aerobats all the way up to 1.20-size sport and IMAC planes. As with most Saito engines, the FA-125A is available in a stunning Golden Knight version with a gloss black finish and gold-plated valve covers.
With 10 fewer ounces and .05 more cubic inches than the FA-120 it replaces, the FA-125A gives new meaning to the term “escape velocity.” Just bolt one to the nose of Hangar 9’s ShowTime™ 90 and you’ll see what we mean.
share' Share Review by Anonymous User facebookfacebook Share Review by Anonymous User twittertwitter Share Review by Anonymous User LinkedInlinkedin Share Review by Anonymous User
Was this review helpful?
Gjeffers5.0 star rating
Review by Gjeffers on 16 Aug 2010review stating saito 125
I have had a saito125 in a UCD 60 for about 3 years and have had no problems with it, im just now going to replace the front and rear bearings, this is one of the best engines on the market if not the best.
share' Share Review by Gjeffers on 16 Aug 2010 facebookfacebook Share Review by Gjeffers on 16 Aug 2010twittertwitter Share Review by Gjeffers on 16 Aug 2010LinkedInlinkedin Share Review by Gjeffers on 16 Aug 2010
Review by Katana on 6 Jun 2010review stating problem solver!!!
I bought this for my second generation funtana, the orange one, The problem I had was that 2 stroke engines were not working out very well for my slow nose up flight because they tended to lean out, get hot and stumble when I would throttle up to pull out. I tried fuel pumps but just couldn't get things to work out as far as reliability was concerned. I had magnum, OS, SK among a few but the same problem! I bought the saito 125 and have ran it on patriot 15% fuel from hobbytown and this engine has never gave the first hint of wanting to lean out and give up. I can throw my funtana all over the air, fly slow low knife edges and hover it all day long without a problem, WHAT A RELIEF, thank you SAITO for providing me some piece of mind!
share' Share Review by Katana on 6 Jun 2010 facebookfacebook Share Review by Katana on 6 Jun 2010twittertwitter Share Review by Katana on 6 Jun 2010LinkedInlinkedin Share Review by Katana on 6 Jun 2010
Review by Skyburnner B. on 17 Apr 2018review stating I love it !!
This is a GREAT engine .... strong , reliable , sounds great , works even better with a Perry VP-20 ... perfect match . I use Saito engines for about 10 years and NEVER got a dead stick . In terms of ease of operation and setup, reliability and cost x benefit is unbeatable. In order of preference of 4 Stroke engines, only loses to the YS which are more expensive, more difficult to regulate; but more powerful and at least as reliable. Too bad the glow 20/20 the best for this engine an YS is so expensive.
share' Share Review by Skyburnner B. on 17 Apr 2018 facebookfacebook Share Review by Skyburnner B. on 17 Apr 2018twittertwitter Share Review by Skyburnner B. on 17 Apr 2018LinkedInlinkedin Share Review by Skyburnner B. on 17 Apr 2018
Was this review helpful?
Ogg20005.0 star rating
Great Engine - light, powerful, reliable
Review by Ogg2000 on 15 Jun 2016review stating Great Engine - light, powerful, reliable
The Saito 125 is my favourite engine. I have two of them. They are compact and light, easy to start and tune. They throttle well, and once run in you can lean out the low speed mixture to get a reliable low idle just below 2000rpm.
I've run min on 10, 16 and 20% nitro. The 20% is Optufuel SLV and the Saito loves it.
The only engine in this size that beats it on performance, but only just, is the YS110 in my experience - but this is much more expensive, harder to tune and heavier.
share' Share Review by Ogg2000 on 15 Jun 2016 facebookfacebook Share Review by Ogg2000 on 15 Jun 2016twittertwitter Share Review by Ogg2000 on 15 Jun 2016LinkedInlinkedin Share Review by Ogg2000 on 15 Jun 2016
Was this review helpful?
Reece5.0 star rating
Review by Reece on 23 Jan 2014review stating first run
My wife bought this engine for a gift to me about 4 years ago. It stayed in a drawer in the box all this time and I finally got a plane to put it on. I thought that I would break it in -on a trainer, just to get it running good before first flight on the new plane. Good idea I thought so there would be one less problem to worry about on the first flight. Mounted it on the trainer , off to the flying field- fueled it up and flipped it for 10 minutes and no start. After checking everything, I tried it again and no start. I applied a good starter to spin it up and finally got it to start. Had to run it real rich, and it ran 7200 rpm,tried to lean it up and it stopped, I enriched it up and started it again at same speed. it ran blubbery rich and I noticed that there was a lot of blow back from the carb. The warranty had run out so I disassembled it and reset the timing..GUESS WHAT---timing was not rite---now a 16/6 prop runs @ 9400 rpm. If anyone has trouble with a new engine---just remember it could just be the timing' It's not easy to set because you can't see what you are doing---trial and error--you need some way to lock the cam in place while assembling After all is said and done--SAITO makes a great engine--would recommend one to anyone.
share' Share Review by Reece on 23 Jan 2014 facebookfacebook Share Review by Reece on 23 Jan 2014twittertwitter Share Review by Reece on 23 Jan 2014LinkedInlinkedin Share Review by Reece on 23 Jan 2014