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Old 08-19-2016, 08:05 AM
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Anyone know about the VA Elfin 50 replica?

I found this engine at the bottom of a box of assorted models at my local auction house.
After some research I have decided it must be a VA Elfin 50 replica, but can find very little on the net about them.

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Old 01-08-2017, 06:55 PM
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Arne Hende' made Elfin 50 replicas. I made the display boxes for him.

After Arne assembled about 30 engines he decided to change the letters on the side of the case from "Made in England" to "Not Made in England"

The engine on the right shows the "Not Made in England" and he also added "Sweden and AH" so it wouldn't be confused with an original.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:28 AM
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Thanks for the info Dan.
There are no marks on my engine, so I believe it is the VA Elfin 50 replica of 0.25cc, as imported by Dave Banks into the UK.
The engine was mounted to front of an Ebenezer type fusealage, which looked almost unused.
I have done nothing with the engine yet, looks mostly unused and generally very clean with some (I hope) surface oil stains on it, also is gummed up, which would seem perfectly normal for such a small engine left with fuel in it.
I will wait till the weather is warmer, before gently de-gumming with plenty of heat & fresh fuel, before trying to run it and then cleaning and some after run oil.

Thanks........Paul Harrison
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I didn't know V A did that one. I made some boxes for the VA mini 1.8cc in.41cc. VA later made an .020 version but I missed out on that one.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:43 AM
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Yours is the half size Elfin 50 replica produced by VA....making it an Elfin 0.25. Nice little motors-they run well on a 5x3 or thereabouts -yours looks to be a bit overpropped. I reviewed the engine in 'Model Engine World' back in the late 1990s

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Chris, Prop is a 5.5x4 and was on the engine when found. I do have a selection of very small props, collected for the small cox engines and for a new AE 0.2ccc diesel, which is also waiting running.

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I recognised the prop as a Master Aircscrew but the size wasn't obvious. I think you're still a bit overpropped on a 5.5x4. It may turn it on the bench but I think it will be a bit unhappy...
Here's my VA Elfin 0.25-the very one used for the MEW review, with a DC 5-1/4x 3-1/2 attached. [a prop which goes equally well on the VA Bambi and Frog 0.25cc miniatures}....I was slightly out in my publication estimate of late 1990s-it was published in MEW #69 ( Nov2000-Jan 2001)
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