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Old 06-08-2012, 05:21 AM
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Default New to 1/2A.. Where to find Engines

I am new to the 1/2a world and am having a very hard time finding glow/nitro engines..

any recomendation on brand and where to purchase...
Old 06-08-2012, 05:43 AM
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Default RE: New to 1/2A.. Where to find Engines

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this but all the high performance, reasonably priced 1/2 A Glow engines are no longer available. I'm talking about the GZ, VA type. We raced 1/2 A for many years but finally gave up and went to .15 size engines. There are Norvels out there and some others that can be bought on the bay but your a couple years late coming into this. It seems the "dark side" (leckies) have pretty much taken over the small model scene. Sad, but true.
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Default RE: New to 1/2A.. Where to find Engines

ORIGINAL: mikegordon10

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this but all the high performance, reasonably priced 1/2 A Glow engines are no longer available. I'm talking about the GZ, VA type.
Not everything is about racing. The norvel engines make some high performance sports engines and they are available here, together with spare parts; [link=http://www.nvengines.com/]NV engines[/link]
Thunder tigre makes a nice timid and quiet sports engine available at tower hobbies; [link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXRWT3&P=7]TT 07GP[/link]
Old-school and noisy Cox engines and parts are available here; [link=http://coxengines.ca/]coxengines.ca[/link]

1/2a has never been as easy and accessible as it is today with the modern radios and all those nicely sized ARFs.
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Default RE: New to 1/2A.. Where to find Engines

right here http://stores.ebay.com/XENALOOK/_i.h...3&_sc=1&_sop=1
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There is the Norvel .06 and .074 as a first choice for me, AP (ASP Magnum) .06 and .09 and .15(Hobbypartz sometimes has them. The .09 and .15 mufflers are restrictive and the stinger should be removed), then Thunder Tiger .07(Select Hobbies)which is no ball of fire but idles nice and runs ok, then I guess Cox. The Cox TeeDee is great but the Surestart is anemic but reasonably priced. Neither one has a muffler or throttle of any significance. If you want to get spendy, there is a Fora and another Russian .049 and .06 that are very good but have no throttle or muffler. They are from Hobbyclub I think. The OS LA .10 is a pretty nice little unit but isn't officially 1/2A. Their .15 is good as is the ASP blue head .15.
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Default RE: New to 1/2A.. Where to find Engines

Thanks everyone. I am most definitly a sport fly.. I like nice easy sunday flying. Thanks for the links... glad to see some may still be available especially with all the great old school plans out there for these small planes..
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Default RE: New to 1/2A.. Where to find Engines

I am looking at the Kadetito build in here and think i am going to start with that plane.. I have a Magnum xl .10 that I think may be too big.. what recomendations do you all think for the[/b] Kadetito?[/b]
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Hi dmbaerry,

It's really hard to go wrong with the Norvel .074 Rc. It will fly that plane easily and give you years of great service and can be used in most other 1/2 planes you would want to try. You could probably get away with a Norvel .061 Rc, or even an ASP .061 or TT .07 (both cheaper) but you do get what you pay for.
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There are lots of Cox 1/2 A engines on eBay, others too
Old 06-08-2012, 05:36 PM
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If you can deal with the smell and goo look into PAW diesels, they are quite and idle fantastically, great for sport planes.
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The upside of the lecky explosion is there is a host of small arfs you can mount an .049 to.. too..but as I am under employed several of my 1/2a engines will be on the bay shortly...Rog
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Default RE: New to 1/2A.. Where to find Engines

Hey Rog,
I live in Burlington too. I just moved there and have not even found any of the flying fields...
can you give me list of what might be available ..
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I have norvels, cox's from .010 to .049, toki, then larger os engines from .10 to .40 pm me if ya want maybe I can help.... the close field is 5 miles down 54 in Graham,, the further field is 25 miles down 87 in Snow Camp..I can show you if you want...Rog
Just sold my Herr lil extra on the bay last night
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Default RE: New to 1/2A.. Where to find Engines

I found the feild at a old town site, in Graham but it was locked at the gate.. but I would love to go out and see the fields... I am just getting back in the hobby after 15 - 20 absence. I also have a 11 year old daughter that is looking to get into it with me.

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