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Old 06-17-2014, 01:25 PM
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Hi Guys,
I am in the middle of building a new 15% larger Diamond dust and I have been looking for a good engine choice. I just found a NIB OS 65 VR and an OPS .65 Speed RCA listed on the auction site. What do you guys think, this could not be better timing

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Steve.......Either engine would be fine..!
Best wishes for getting the best bargain and loads of fun out of your project.
The OPS engine looks like it will allow a propellor and spinner attached to it with less "work".
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You can certainly get parts for the OPS, I suppose you can for the OS too. The OPS can be easily upgraded to the 7-port .67 top end (swap the p/l set), and you can get the speed spinner and venturi from Bill Hughes if you want to go whole hog.
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Which did you buy? I have a O.S. 65 VR DF and thought if you did not buy the OPS I would like to know what site it is on so I can take a look at it.
The O.S. 65 VR DF that I have has the longer threaded output shaft and that is something to watch for when considering a O.S. 65 VR.
They were made available both ways with long and short prop shafts.

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They both finished on fleabey last night. I was watching them but forgot to dive in at 8:20pm..!
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DANG!!! That's twice in 2 months I have missed out on buying a OPS 65.
At least I will now know who I will be bidding against on the next one that shows up!
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I am not sure I would have ended up bidding hard or bidding at all. The fact that I forgot about the auction at closing time kind of sealed the deal. I have two .65's already and two NIB .45's, and I really need to stop buying OPS DF engines. I wonder if there is a local chapter of the OAA?
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There is a connection between hobby and habit. I feel your pain!
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I swear at least 50% of the enjoyment of this hobby is imagining what you are or could do next, versus actually doing it. I find that fondling high performance engines is good for the soul.
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