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Old 07-02-2009, 01:19 PM
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Default Are Laser engines in UK out of business?

Tried to open Laser engine's home page. All I got was this message:

This Account Has Been Suspended
Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.


See link:
http://www.laserengines.com/


Hope this is just temporarily
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:38 PM
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It might only mean they forgot to renew their domain name.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:40 PM
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Yeap, they've definately forgotten to pay! It's happened to me!
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:04 PM
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Sure hope you are right!
They should not scare their customers like this
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:38 PM
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http://www.laserengines.com/uk.htm
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Apparently they paid their internet bill?
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:53 PM
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Yes it does. This one is a real jewell and is on a Kombat 60 with the 60 inch wing option.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:51 AM
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G'day Dave. What size is your Laser? Or do you have several. I was in the UK a couple of weeks ago (been away for about 5 weeks) and tried to buy one from the web site but as someone has pointed out, the site was off the air for a few days. When I came back to Australia I ordered a 100 which should turn up any day now. After visiting the UK I just had to have a real UK engine and with the fall in the UK pound relative to the AU$, the Laser 100 is now about the same price as a Saito 100 here so I figured it was a good time to buy.

Do you run any nitro in yours. I gather they run find without any and if this is the case, I will run FAI fuel in mine as it will not be used on a regular basis.

On a side issue, I bought an Irvine 40D from a certain auction site yesterday. It is said to have had only two short runs and will need running in. Do you have an Irvine 40D (an original diesel not a conversion) in your excellent stable?

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Old 07-20-2009, 09:11 AM
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Mike, the Laser pictured is a .70, I run it on Fox 5% fuel with 20% 50/50 syn/castor blend. I do indeed have an Irvine 40 Diesel as well as a Q40. The Diesel and the Q have a few thousandths inch smaller bore than the standard 40 but have the .46 crank. AMB also has at least one 40D.
PS, I used to have a Laser 1.80 V-twin but sold it last year, it howled like a Chevy V8 when at full song.

The 40D is wearing an MVVS 3245 muffler I got from Dar. The prop is louder than the exhaust.
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Thanks Dave. I think my Laser 100 will end up in a TopFlight Cessna 182. Not sure where the 40D will go just yet. I am building a Sig Something Extra. I wondered if it would be OK for that. I am not going to fly it violently (I can't) but just putter around.

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Old 07-20-2009, 09:04 PM
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Yup guys have 5 Irvine 40Ds and a Q 40, 3 or 4 are wearing Davis heads but thats all on Diesel site for those who want to check it out martin

NEVER GOT THE BUCKS UP FOR THE LASER A JEWEL OF A 4 STRK I guess what I have spent on my Saitos a 40, 3 56s, and a 72 and a few ASP 52s and a 1.2 would have more than covered it
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G'day AMB The Lasers used to be very expensive here in Oz but thanks to our dollar rising against the pound, the 100 is about the same price here as a Saito 100. I have a Saito 100 and it is a great engine but I bought the Laser as I like to try different engines and a friend has a Laser 150 in a quarter scale Tiger Moth and loves it. I had no need for a larger engine than the 100 and I figured it would be a good fit for my Cessna. Time will tell.

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Default RE: Are Laser engines in UK out of business?

As Jim noted, the web-site is apparently up again and fully functional.


Martin, please read the comment on the first page...

The recent devaluation of the British Sterling has resulted in a marked price reduction of Laser engines...


It may be a good time for you to get your own Nikasilâ„¢ Laser engine, on which the prop makes more noise than the engine, for about the price of a Saito.

In the long run it should cost less to use, because it will readily run on 85/15% mix of methanol and a good synthetic lube.
No nitro is needed and no more that 12% is allowed.

Contact Neil Tidey ( info@laserengines.com ).


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My 300V runs inverted in a GP "Patty Wagstaff" Extra. While no 3D machine, it hauls with authority.

No nitro, just 85meth/15synth (motul micro). Plenty of lube - valve covers are always full of oil (well, it is inverted )

OBG managed by a McDaniels unit and 4.8 volt NmHi pack. Prop is a Wooden Xoar, 22 x 8.

32Oz tank with twin pick ups.

No pumps, regulators etc ... runs fine.

And then there is the noise .... it sounds soooo sweet taxying out to the strip.

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I just visited their web site intending to place an order but every engine they have is listed as "Out of Stock". I have half a dozen of their engines and they are truly excellent engines.
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Hi,
for two days, no way to reach their site.
Has someone any Info ???

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Tired of waiting. Will have to order an ASP.
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Looks like good news, the Laser website is back up and running.
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