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Saito FA-30S (H) Instruction Manual

Small-medium single cylinder 4-stroke engine.
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FA-30S (H)
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FA-50 Golden Knight
FA-56 Golden Knight
FA-62a Golden Knight
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FA-72 Golden Knight
FA-80 Golden Knight
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FA-91 Special
FA-91S Golden Knight
FA-100 Golden Knight
FA-125a Golden Knight


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  • Page 1 mall- edium ingle ylinder - troke ngine INSTRUCTION MANUAL ersion FA-30S (H) FA-62a FA-82a FA-30S Golden Knight FA-62a Golden Knight FA-82a Golden Knight FA-40a FA-65 FA-91 Special FA-40a Golden Knight FA-65 Golden Knight FA-91S Golden Knight FA-50 FA-72 FA-100 FA-50 Golden Knight FA-72 Golden Knight FA-100 Golden Knight FA-56...
  • Page 2 VERY IMPORTANT Failure to read and follow these instructions before you proceed to start your engine may result in engine damage and the voiding of your warranty.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    Failure to do so may cause This instruction manual has been damage to the Saito engine and/or the developed to ensure optimum airframe. Install the propeller with the performance from the Saito engine you convex (curved) side facing forward.
  • Page 4 Loose clothing may become entangled in the propeller, creating Do not needlessly disassemble your the possibility of bodily harm. Also, Saito engine. Only qualified all loose objects (screwdrivers, individuals should perform engine pencils, nickle cadmium starters, etc.) repairs. Damage due to improper...
  • Page 5: Engine Parts Identification

    Plug Locking Socket (HAN120) is an you will find an expioded view of a ideal source of heat for your glow Saito 4-stroke engine, as well as charts plug. A conventional 1.5-volt heavy- that include part numbers and duty dry cell battery with a Grow Plug descriptions.
  • Page 6 S T A R T I N G T H E E N G I N E Break-In 2. Your engine includes the Saito SS SAIP 400S glow plug. The Hangar 9 The first run on any engine, whether (tm) Four Cycle Super Plug (HAN3011)
  • Page 7: Starting The Engine

    4-cycle engines. choke valve (92). Due to the excellent fuel draw characteristics of the Saito 3. Make sure that the fuel tank line(s) engines, the use of the choke was are properly connected. The fuel determined not to be necessary.
  • Page 8 Connect the heating source to the The idle needle valve (89) (or air bleed glow plug. needle valve) for the Saito .30S(H)/ Using either the “Start Stick” or GK engines) may now be refined. electric starter, spin the propeller until Please refer to the "Carburetor...
  • Page 9 (89) clockwise to Bleed Carburetors lean the mixture and counterclockwise to richen the mixture. Note: The Saito FA-30S(H) and FA-30SGK use an air bleed carburetor. Note: The fuel mixture is too irch if when openning the throttle rapidly the 1.
  • Page 10: Normal Engine Operation

    1. Cylinder screws should be loosened 1. Your Saito engine should be in a criss-cross pattern. securely mounted to the aircraft. There 2. Assemble the cam gear lining up the are many motor mounts available;...
  • Page 11: Valve/tappet Gap Adjustment

    Figure 2 below. When maintenance procedures, please adjustment is completed, make sure contact the Saito Service Center at you tighten the lock nut. (217) 355-9511. Our technicians will be happy to advise you on Figure 2 maintenance issues.
  • Page 12: Carburetor Maintenance

    C A R B U R E T O R M A I N T E N A N C E Carburetor Tips For Extended Engine Life Maintenance To add longer life to your Saito Should you experience difficulty with engine, the following the carburetor of your engine: recommendations are made: 1.
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G Troubleshooting Generally speaking, there are very few things that will keep today's modern glow engines from starting. To that end, make sure you're using good quality “fresh” fuel, there are good glow plugs installed, and the starting battery is charged and in good condition.
  • Page 14 T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G SYMPTOM CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION Engine fails to Low voltage on Replace/recharge the start starting battery starting battery Bad glow plug(s) Inspect/replace bad glow plug Insufficient priming Repeat priming procedure “Flooded”...
  • Page 15 Small Single-Cylinder Cross-Reference Chart PART FA-305-GK FA-30S(H) FA40a FA-40aGK FA-50 FA-50GK FA-56 FA-56GK 01 Cylinder, Left 30S01 30SH01 40a01 40aGK01 5001B 50GK01B 5601B 56GK01B 06 Piston 30S06 30S06 40a06 40a06 5006 5006 5606 5606 07 Piston Pin 30S07 30S07 40a07 40a07 5007 5007...
  • Page 16 P A R T S L I S T Medium Single-Cylinder Cross-Reference Chart PART FA-62a FA-62aGK FA-65 FA-65GK FA-72 FA-72GK FA-80 FA-80GK 01 Cylinder, Left 62a01 62aGK01 6501C 65GK01C 8001C 80GK01C 8001C 80GK01C 06 Piston 62a06 6206 6506A 6505A 8006B 8006B 8006B 8006B...
  • Page 17 Medium Single-Cylinder Cross-Reference Chart PART FA-B2a FA-82aGK FA-91S FA-91SGK FA-100 FA-100GK FA-125a FA-125aGK 01 Cylinder, Left 82a01 82aGK01 91S01A 91SGK01A 10001 100GK01 125a01 125aGK01 06 Piston 10006 10006 91S06 91S06 10006 10006 125a06 125a06 07 Piston Pin 10007 10007 91S07 91S07 10007 10007...
  • Page 18: Propeller Selection

    This will allow for easier identification of your engine. Saito Single-Cylinder Propeller Chart NOTE: All recommendations are based on engines using APC props, Power Master 15% 2-stroke fuel, and Saito SAIP 400S glow plugs. ENGINE SPORT SCALE...
  • Page 19: Specifications

    E N G I N E S P E C S Figure 6 G A D Figure 7 OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS (mm) Items FA-30S(H)/FA-30SGK Ð Ð FA-40a/FA-40aGK Ð Ð FA-50/FA-50GK Ð Ð FA-56/FA-56GK Ð Ð FA-62a/FA-62aGK Ð Ð FA-65/FA-65GK Ð Ð FA-72/FA-72GK Ð...
  • Page 20 Description Qty. Qty. Description Pushrod Cylinde r(left) Pushrod cover & rubber seal 2 each Piston Rocker arm Piston pin Rocker arm scraw & nut 2 each Piston pin retainer Rocker arm pin Piston ring Rocker arm bracket (left) Connecting rod 1 set Rocker arm bracke t(right) Cylinder screw set...
  • Page 21: Consumer Warranty And Repair Policy

    & R E P A I R S Consumer Warranty and Repair Policy Damage due to use of improper fuel Saito engines are guaranteed against and/or glow plug workmanship and manufacturing Damage due to lean runs, such as defects for a period of 3 years from rusted bearings, seized connecting the original date of purchase.
  • Page 22 Should your repair cost exceed 50% Horizon Service Center of the retail purchase cost, you will Attn: Saito Warranty be provided with an estimate advising 4105 Fieldstone Road you of your options. Any return...
  • Page 24 Exclusively distributed by Horizon Hobby, Inc., Champaign, IL 61822 opyright, 2000 Stock #SAIMAN1 updated Oct 1, 2006 SAI.99.36...

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  • michel menard Nov 24, 2016 11:26:
    jai un saito fa-50 sans papier d`instruct​ion et je suis heureux d`avoir trouver cette mine d`or merci