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    Gasoline Engines

    wondering where you guys get your gas engines from? What size is typically used?
    Linke would be great.

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    RE: Gasoline Engines

    You can use purpose-built gas engines for airplanes or convert yard equipment engines. Chainsaws, weed wackers, leaf blowers, etc.

    Yard equipment is usually cheaper and doesn't take much to get one on an airboat.
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    RE: Gasoline Engines

    Are you asking about gasoline engines or nitro engines ?
    You can trust what 1Qwksport2.5r has to say, he's quite knowledgeable .

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    RE: Gasoline Engines

    You can sometimes get them (weed whackers) for free if you watch for them in the trash or laying idle in somebodys grage because they don't run . Usually the only reason they don"t run is the muffler is plugged wirh oil and carbon or they just need a tuneup .

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    RE: Gasoline Engines

    Gas not nitro. All the boats I see on the site are weed eater engines etc. Their is no supplier to speak of?

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    RE: Gasoline Engines

    You can find gas engines in the Buy & Sell section at the top of the page, then click on Find ads and type in gas engine in the search box.

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    RE: Gasoline Engines

    Gasoline airplane engines are a fair bit more expensive than a weed wacker or chainsaw engine. If you want to look at purpose built engines, look for DLE or DA gas engines. Ask or search the gasoline engines section at the bottom of the main forum page.

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    Gas Engines forum here on RCU: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_142/tt.htm
    DLE 20cc, smallest gas engine DLE makes. http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../dleg0020.html $270
    DA (Desert Aircraft) 50cc (smallest they make) http://www.desertaircraft.com/engine...p?Page=DA-50-R $550

    I searched for Homelite on Craigslist and found at least half a dozen Chainsaw or weed wackers for $50 or less in my area. These engines have a lot in common with Ryobi, Weed Eater (brand), etc. Other than a prop hub, there isnt much needed to make a chainsaw or wacker engine work for an airboat. Yank the case off, and pull the "beauty" crap off and you're ready to rock. They're cheap, and can be beefed up with port work and different ignition systems. They can also be set up with a glow plug and ran on gas/glow fuel to save weight by dumping the ignition system.

    I actually have a Homelite 30cc brush cutter engine that I'd sell.
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    RE: Gasoline Engines


    ORIGINAL: 1QwkSport2.5r

    Gasoline airplane engines are a fair bit more expensive than a weed wacker or chainsaw engine. If you want to look at purpose built engines, look for DLE or DA gas engines. Ask or search the gasoline engines section at the bottom of the main forum page.

    Edit: Added links
    Gas Engines forum here on RCU: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_142/tt.htm
    DLE 20cc, smallest gas engine DLE makes. http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../dleg0020.html $270
    DA (Desert Aircraft) 50cc (smallest they make) http://www.desertaircraft.com/engine...p?Page=DA-50-R $550

    I searched for Homelite on Craigslist and found at least half a dozen Chainsaw or weed wackers for $50 or less in my area. These engines have a lot in common with Ryobi, Weed Eater (brand), etc. Other than a prop hub, there isnt much needed to make a chainsaw or wacker engine work for an airboat. Yank the case off, and pull the ''beauty'' crap off and you're ready to rock. They're cheap, and can be beefed up with port work and different ignition systems. They can also be set up with a glow plug and ran on gas/glow fuel to save weight by dumping the ignition system.

    I actually have a Homelite 30cc brush cutter engine that I'd sell.
    Send me pics. I left you a pm. Has anyone ever delt with Daves Discount motors? What engine from there are used in airboats?

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    RE: Gasoline Engines

    Honestly, it would be cheaper for you to find an engine locally. I'd want $35 for the engine and the shipping would be at least $20. I paid $50 for the brushcutter and the cable ended up being broken. The engine I have still needs all the crap stripped off of it.

    Do some research on converting an engine and do the work yourself. Its a better learning experience that way anyway.
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    RE: Gasoline Engines


    ORIGINAL: 1QwkSport2.5r

    Honestly, it would be cheaper for you to find an engine locally. I'd want $35 for the engine and the shipping would be at least $20. I paid $50 for the brushcutter and the cable ended up being broken. The engine I have still needs all the crap stripped off of it.

    Do some research on converting an engine and do the work yourself. Its a better learning experience that way anyway.
    Can you send me pics of the engine? g_mullens@sbcglobal.net


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