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sleepy gomez
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« on: January 09, 2016, 03:22:49 PM »

What is a good engine for 1/2 A FF power? What is available at what price? Anything available used that is competitive?
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 09:16:08 PM »

Plenty of Cox TD .049's on ebay.  $25 to $35 (used) unless there is a silly bidding war.  Wing area under 275 sq in, weight under 7 oz.  Should fly fine.  If your area is populated with hard-core types who shell out $200.00 plus for the latest and greatest you will just have to become very good at picking out thermals.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 09:30:03 PM »

If you want new, look here: https://www.greathobbies.com/ and select: Control Line from the list on the left and CXI under Control Line engines on the right. Keep in mind that the prices are Canadian and the exchange rate is 0.70 which makes them fairly inexpensive for you.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 09:36:06 PM »

If you want new, look here: https://www.greathobbies.com/ and select: Control Line from the list on the left and CXI under Control Line engines on the right. Keep in mind that the prices are Canadian and the exchange rate is 0.70 which makes them fairly inexpensive for you.

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Interesting that there are no Tee Dee's, though...
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 07:03:29 PM »

In my mind even at 70% these are more expensive than available on eBay.  A good front rotor TD will easily outrun the reed valves.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2016, 11:36:36 AM »

The best motor currently available for 1/2A is the FORA .8cc from aerohobby.ca  They are waiting for the 2016 stock which will be in in about 8 weeks.  At $160 + shipping it's the best bang for the buck.  It's a Cyclon knockoff.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2016, 12:56:10 PM »

I have a TD .051 gathering dust. Has Doug Galbreath head and turned 23,800 on APC 6x2 and Aerodyne 65% fuel the last time it ran (about 10 years ago). Anybody interested contact me with private message. Also have a TD .020 that's never been run as far as I know.
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2016, 08:11:00 AM »

Hi there, just read your post. I here that the Norvel 'Big Mig' 049 is pretty powerful and had gotten great reviews!
could be just the thing..Here's a link to their site: http://www.nvengines.com/ Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 12:13:35 PM »

Interesting that Norvel engines are available again. I have an AME 049 (i.e. not the Big Mig) which is a very worthy successor to a TD 049.
It's not in the Fora or Profi class, of course, but then neither is the price.
Good rather than frightening performance, or am I just showing my age?

That's a rhetorical question, of course..............

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