RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !
Hello; I have many Saito engines, I was setting my new Gee whiz Bee this week I have 2 45's, 2 45s's, 2 earlier 50's and a current 50. I also have a earlier 40 with the one piece head barrel. I have a 56 as well. I had 9 small case Saito's. That doesn't include the 30, the two 65's the 2 80's, the 91 the 100 or the 100 twin. Then there is the 120s and the 150 I haven't opened yet.
I got a Saito 45 in '91, and used it for years and years, replaced 3 con rods, 3 back covers, 3 sets of bearings, the barrel/head, pushrods twice, main crankcase, when I broke a mount beam off. Two pistons, adn one rocker, I don't remember how many glo plugs. I still have it but it has been retired for 3 or 4 years now as I have moved into bigger planes.
I was flying my Funtana today, that Saito 100 is a great engine, fun to use. Surely that should qualify me for membership in the SAITO club.