Funtanna No. 1.3 (My first and third Funtanna S40 reconstituted)
This was a winter 2015 -2016 building project. I repaired the wing of Funtanna #1,
replacing several ribs. I also acquired the wreckage and the installed Saito.72G
from another pilot’s disaster. The fuselage haves were reattached and repaired.
The Saito .72G needed a new plug, needle valve straightening, valve adjustment,
good cleaning and tuning. A new exterior trim finished the project. The first flight
required no trim - flew straight and true. After several flights, tuning, and discarding
some bad fuel, the .72 seems to perform a good as my .82s slinging a MA 14X6 prop
over 8K and idling at less than 3K on 15% PowerMaster Air MEAN & GREEN.