Q-500 Racing Discuss AMA 428, AMA 424, and any other variants of Quickie 500 racing

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Old 09-07-2014, 02:45 PM
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I have a ST 500 that is mounted on a GP Predator 500. It's a genuine ST 500 ....its marked 500 on the engine crankcase. I don't think this model ever got into production. I flew it several times . It was fast but I think it's been outclassed by Nelsons etc. . Can any one advise how much this engine in worth?

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Old 09-10-2014, 12:59 PM
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Never heard of it! The only Super Tigre I've ever known to be used (and approved) for Q500 racing was the GS .40 Ring. Assuming it's a high-performance.40 cu. in. engine with a carb and muffler, it's probably worth about as much as an MVVS or Rossi from the pre-Nelson era -- which is to say, not that much unless you can peddle it to a collector who wants one of every engine ever raced. My advice would be to run it & enjoy it! That's what I do with all my old STs. And I do have quite a few.

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Old 09-10-2014, 02:16 PM
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I found this old thread...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/glow...o-reviews.html
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If I remember correctly: They were used a little in the South East.
Doug Whitaker tested several of the engines and I believe
made some suggestions back to the factory. There was
great hope when they first came out that it would be a
really good engine. But, it was shortly before the Nelson
engine came out and as you pointed out, the ST was
outclassed by the Nelson engine. It was a Q500 specific
engine. Probably close to the same time that the Fox Q500
came on the scene.
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:33 PM
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Oh, thanks a helluva lot ... now I want it!!! :-/
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I guess , its really a collector's type engine. I do want to sell it because I am not a Q500 racer. I used the Predator + ST 500 engine combo only as a means of getting my Turbine Certification several years ago. Now I am converting over to electric flight . This engine comes with two carbs , one carb has no throttle control whatsoever , just on off , the other is a regular carb that is now on the engine because when I last flew the plane I flew it as a sport plane with some serious speed. I guess I will post the sale over at RCU Classifieds. Thanks for all the comments.
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