Horizon Hobby recommends the use of Red Line or Power Model synthetic oil only, at a mix ratio of 16:1 – 20:1
The Saito™ FG-19R3 engine is designed specifically for scale and sport models. Above and beyond the advantages of a 4-stroke gas engine, this is the engine for those who like to run clean and efficient engines. Accompanied by Saito power and precision craftsmanship, distinguished look and sweet sound, this is the engine many of you have been waiting for. Design features include an updated intake plenum and a bronze-bushed master rod. This engine provides easy starts and reliable performance due to the 2S LiPo-compatible electronic ignition. The Saito gasoline carburetor features a rotating barrel specially made for 4-stroke engines, ensuring reliable fuel feed and outstanding performance at any attitude. Complete with flexible exhaust pipes, engine mount, and electronic ignition.
As an expert in reliable 4-stroke engines, Saito engineers spent years developing the best-built 4-stroke gas engine. The amazing sound of a Saito radial four-stroke engine creates a one-of-a-kind flying experience.
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Christoph5.0 star rating
Very nice engine.
Review by Christoph on 12 Apr 2020review stating Very nice engine.
I tried this motor for the sound. I wanted that real aircraft sound. I ran it very rich for three tanks as recommended. Four times hot to shut off each tank full. Put new plugs in and tuned it. Tuning takes patience. Move low needle very teeny tiny amounts than go to high needle. Back to low, than high again. It helps to have a little experience with small engines to get a perfect mix through out throttle range. This engine has a rich four stroke sound just like the real mccoy. It sounds like a little harley. The look is awesome. I put it on a 15cc Waco airframe, no cowling or trim at all, no wheel pants. Its all about the cool motor Its helpful to prime it cold. I use a starter and roll it over 10 to 15 seconds with the ignition off. Fires right up and is to temp in about 3 minutes. I run her mostly wide open.
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Eodcdrfl5.0 star rating
Review by Eodcdrfl on 8 Apr 2019review stating Fantastic engine!
My initial 19R had a faulty ignition. I sent it to Horizon, they immediately sent out a replacement (5 stars for HH service as well!!!) I put it on a PSG engine test stand and broke it in per the manual with Klotz TechniPlate @ approx 16:1. It took a little over a gallon until I felt comfortable installing in a Top Flite AT-6 Texan ARF. At about the .75 gallon point you could really tell the performance increase. Each run since, it seems to get even stronger. I am to the point now to start, I pull the prop through about three times with the ignition kill in the off position, turn it on and one flip of the prop it fires immediately to a beautiful idle of about 1600 rpm. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase AND the support I got from Horizon Hobby Service Center. I am snake bit for these Saito radials. (I’m currently trying to figure how many piggy banks I need to smack around to get the FG90R3). At present it’s a toss up wether the 90R is going in the Top Flite GS Zero or the Top RC A6M52 Zero. Enough of that, I love my FG19R3 (the reason for this review)
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