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Old 09-23-2010, 11:52 AM
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Leave it to tower guys. The TT is the best bang for the buck or it was anyway. just ordered me a Pro .46 from TT4U. Not knowing how Great planes will do business with them I would snatch yours up while you can.

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Old 09-23-2010, 12:18 PM
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Well it seems there is an Issue with TT4U website. I built my order in the cart, but it will not allow you to make payment.......SO Omni models Via Ebay has the pro .46 for 92.00. I sent a Message to TT4U and am awaiting a reply
Old 09-23-2010, 12:32 PM
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I stopped dealing with Tower and by extension most Hobbico brands, years ago due to having a backordered item go up dramatically in price after my order was placed. Sorry to see this happen since the TT Pro engines were a really great value.
Old 09-23-2010, 12:43 PM
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Just FYI, the Supertigre GS .40 Ring is in the same range of price and performance as the TT. I have one that I've used in 424 locally and even though the air intake is bigger than the one on the TT Pro .40, I can't tach the difference between the two. Most importantly, on the racecourse there is no discernible difference in speed.

Remember, AMA allows local rule variations as long as you tell people ahead of time. If your contest flyer says "TT Pro .40 or ST GS .40 Ring", you're fine and I predict that everybody will be happy.

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Old 09-23-2010, 12:56 PM
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Well I just ordered and payed for 2 40s via their web site at the $79 price. I received confirmation by email.

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Old 09-23-2010, 01:15 PM
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Tower Hobbies is just not what it used to be. It purchased Lanier - no more Lanier planes. It purchased Carl Goldberg - virtually no more Goldberg Planes (my guess is by the end of 2011 Carl Goldberg planes will cease to exist). They are too good to do business with Sig - one of my favorite plane manufacturers. As far as I am concerned - it is too good to get any more of my business. Bye-Bye Tower Hobbies - have fun with the customers you have left.
Old 09-23-2010, 02:00 PM
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Hi!
I think the ASP .40 is readily available from many sources. Hi-Models in China for instance sell them for around $ 60.00.

First time I saw one of these engines fin action was when a newbie flier came out to our club and wanted help with his Kyosho "Calmato" trainer. He had a 12x6 prop on the engine that was recommended by a hobby shop owner and I just shook my head...a 12x6 prop on a .40 engine!!! That would not work.
I was convinced that that was too large prop and it would fry the engine. But as I started and ran the engine I was surprised that it worked so well. And in the air it just kept going just fine.
Since then I have run several of these ASP .40 engines that goes under many names like Kyosho GX .40and all have run like tops!
Old 09-23-2010, 02:00 PM
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If you can't get it from TT4U try http://www.gravesrc.com/THUNDER_TIGE..._p/ttr9141.htm
They have som in stock for 92.00
Old 09-23-2010, 02:49 PM
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I guess it is time to try my Horizon Hobby—the Evolution .36NT
Old 09-23-2010, 02:53 PM
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[link=http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EVOE0360]Evolution .36NT[/link]
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:56 PM
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I went ahead and picked up my pro 46 from omni. It was 92 bux also. Searched for some 40's and the pickins are slim.

I have no idea why TT4U wouldnt let me pay. There paypal link was also broken. Honestly I put 2&2 together and figured they were owned by Ace.

The TT pro series is every bit as good as O/S and the price was great.

I do like O/S, but what are your guys opinions on the Magnum XLS line?
Old 09-23-2010, 03:10 PM
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ORIGINAL: Kevin Matney

I guess it is time to try my Horizon Hobby—the Evolution .36NT
Those would slow down 424.. 12,000 on a 9x6 is their benchmark. Might even attract more beginners.

Is it possible to bypass those "set right" needle valves and get all the adjustment range one might need?

Old 09-23-2010, 03:22 PM
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I ran it in a old timer with a 11x4.5 at 17k, do not go by there ###
Old 09-23-2010, 03:25 PM
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yes you can bypass them. Often you have to to get them set right.

I paid for the 2 40s with the visa I have on file with them.

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Old 09-23-2010, 03:26 PM
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Default RE: Thunder Tiger Price gouging

Tower throws up crazy pricing once in a while when they're adjusting their web site or simply putting place marker pricing out on the website while updating things. They just got done adding hundreds of new SKUs for engine parts and helicopter items they haven't carried previously.

Your beloved Thunder Tiger Pro .40 engine will likely be priced back down around $89.99 or so before the end of the month. That having been said, it can't hurt anything to raise a little heck to complain about the pricing, even if it is just a placeholder price while they're doing database updates.
Old 09-23-2010, 03:30 PM
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Well for the same price as the .36NT ($99.99) you can get a .40NT. It says it will do 13900 with a 10x6, not sure what this would translate into with a 9x6 but it would be looking into. I would think this would keep the speeds close to what they are now. http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...400#quickSpecs

Gordon to answer your question. Assuming they are the same as the ones that come on the trainer engine, yes you can. They are basically wheel collars that limit how far you can turn the needle valves.
Old 09-23-2010, 04:22 PM
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Yeah, that's outrageous. The .46 is $150, for $10 more you can get an OS .55AX. I LOVE my TT Pro .40 - but for that kind of $$, I'll just get the OS .46 for cheaper or spend a few bucks more for the .55.
Old 09-23-2010, 04:22 PM
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To the guys who have been trying to get onto ThunderTiger4U,

I've enjoyed excellent service from them over the last few years. They have the best stock of spare parts for the TT that I've been able to find.

You cannot order and pay in the one action on their web site. You place the order and they get back to you in the next day to confirm it and organise the payment. While that is a bit different to other site, its worked OK for me to date.

Old 09-23-2010, 05:19 PM
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Good to know joe. Its an odd way to do business but if it works for them great.

I learned long ago to make it as easy as possible for people to give you money. If they get in touch with me tomorrow I'll prolly just buy another one for grins
Old 09-23-2010, 05:37 PM
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Let us hope that Big Ed is right and this is not a big dilemma.

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Old 09-23-2010, 06:03 PM
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Default RE: Thunder Tiger Price gouging

Well, Hobbico/Tower just lost a sale from me. I have one of the GP combat Spitfire's, and was gonna upgrade the old OS25FP in it to a TT Pro 36. I had been eyeballing that engine on Tower's site a few times, and it was $84.99. Now $139.99. Thanks a bunch, jerks! I will be checking a couple other sources ASAP to locate one...
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Anyone had trouble using the TT4U site ?
Old 09-23-2010, 06:25 PM
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Yes read above on how TT4U works? I had problems and just ordered from Omni via fleabay. Graves at the link above also has them. If TT4U contacts me I'll get another but I did try to purchase through them today

Try here
http://www.gravesrc.com/THUNDER_TIGE..._p/ttr9140.htm
Old 09-23-2010, 07:17 PM
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Here is another possiblity. http://www.mecoa.com/mecoa/46/4603.htm
A few people in our club have these and swear by them. As a side note, they are assembled in the USA.
Old 09-23-2010, 07:51 PM
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the best way to complain to tower is with your money. stop buying from them and the prices will come down

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