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Old Mar 06, 2005, 03:11 PM
Richard Mason
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OS engines made in China

Is it true that OS engines are now made in China? If so are they available
for sale in China or are they manufactured just for export. I will be
traveling to China in May and am wondering if I could pick some engines
cheaply.


Old Mar 06, 2005, 07:11 PM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: OS engines made in China

If that were true, it would shake the RC world to its foundations. After
all, everyone knows that the Chinese only produce junk and all Japanese
products are superior. ;^)

--
Paul McIntosh
http://www.rc-bearings.com
"Richard Mason" <rfm123@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Is it true that OS engines are now made in China? If so are they
> available for sale in China or are they manufactured just for export. I
> will be traveling to China in May and am wondering if I could pick some
> engines cheaply.
>



Old Mar 07, 2005, 07:11 AM
The Raven
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Re: OS engines made in China

"Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
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> If that were true, it would shake the RC world to its foundations.


That may be the case but not for the reasons you imply.

> After all, everyone knows that the Chinese only produce junk and all
> Japanese products are superior. ;^)


Noting the smiley, have you tried comparing a 46AX to a GMS 47? Pretty
similar in the specs race and the GMS is definitely more economical as
tested by our club members.

I've seen how amazing even the humble 40LA is once properly run in BUT when
I go for a powerful 46 sized engine it will most likely be a GMS 47.


--
The Raven
http://www.80scartoons.co.uk/batfinkquote.mp3
** Now I will bring chaos to the world!




Old Mar 07, 2005, 07:11 AM
The Raven
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Re: OS engines made in China

"Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
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> Nope, just being silly! ;^)


Just as a side issue. I was recently compaing a 10 year old ASP engine to a
modern day Magnum. Both were similar sizes. Castings are identical....

Also was comparing a GMS series I engine to a later series II engine. The
casting quality has improved significantly and the power outputs have gone
up.


--
The Raven
http://www.80scartoons.co.uk/batfinkquote.mp3
** Now I will bring chaos to the world!


Old Mar 07, 2005, 09:11 AM
Poxy
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Re: OS engines made in China

The Raven wrote:
> "Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
> news:422b88c6$0$96889$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
>> Nope, just being silly! ;^)

>
> Just as a side issue. I was recently compaing a 10 year old ASP
> engine to a modern day Magnum. Both were similar sizes. Castings are
> identical....
>
> Also was comparing a GMS series I engine to a later series II engine.
> The casting quality has improved significantly and the power outputs
> have gone up.


I've got a 14 year old ASP .40 that has been in a number of aircraft and
crashed many times - its carby is now epoxied in place, the casing has been
swapped with another of the same vintage, the compression isn't as good as
it used to be, but I am always amazed at how well it runs on 10% nitro - the
RPMs are not that far from what a newer OS 46FX does.

Based on that I just got a Magnum .52 instead of an OS 50SX - I've always
understood that the Magnums come from the same production line as the ASP,
which are hard to come by in Australia - it looks a little strange with the
blue round head on a square-finned casing and is still running a little hot
from running in, but I've got great hopes for it - if it performs like the
ancient ASP, I'll be very happy.



Old Mar 07, 2005, 11:11 AM
Redhart
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Re: OS engines made in China

I wouldn't be surprised. Everything will be made in China. They are going
to swallow us up. Laern Chineese
"Richard Mason" <rfm123@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:O6HWd.6102$Q83.2942@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
> Is it true that OS engines are now made in China? If so are they
> available for sale in China or are they manufactured just for export. I
> will be traveling to China in May and am wondering if I could pick some
> engines cheaply.
>



Old Mar 07, 2005, 05:11 PM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: OS engines made in China

Raven,

What I was referring to was the misguided opinions of many here. Of course
the Chinese can make stuff just as good as anyone else.

--
Paul McIntosh
http://www.rc-bearings.com
"The Raven" <swilson150@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
news:422c31fa$0$12026$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.a u...
> "Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
> news:422b6187$0$39591$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
>> If that were true, it would shake the RC world to its foundations.

>
> That may be the case but not for the reasons you imply.
>
>> After all, everyone knows that the Chinese only produce junk and all
>> Japanese products are superior. ;^)

>
> Noting the smiley, have you tried comparing a 46AX to a GMS 47? Pretty
> similar in the specs race and the GMS is definitely more economical as
> tested by our club members.
>
> I've seen how amazing even the humble 40LA is once properly run in BUT
> when I go for a powerful 46 sized engine it will most likely be a GMS 47.
>
>
> --
> The Raven
> http://www.80scartoons.co.uk/batfinkquote.mp3
> ** Now I will bring chaos to the world!
>
>
>
>



Old Mar 07, 2005, 05:11 PM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: OS engines made in China

Take a look at the new GMS engines. Same round head on the squared off
fins.

--
Paul McIntosh
http://www.rc-bearings.com
"Poxy" <pox@poxymail.com> wrote in message
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> The Raven wrote:
>> "Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
>> news:422b88c6$0$96889$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
>>> Nope, just being silly! ;^)

>>
>> Just as a side issue. I was recently compaing a 10 year old ASP
>> engine to a modern day Magnum. Both were similar sizes. Castings are
>> identical....
>>
>> Also was comparing a GMS series I engine to a later series II engine.
>> The casting quality has improved significantly and the power outputs
>> have gone up.

>
> I've got a 14 year old ASP .40 that has been in a number of aircraft and
> crashed many times - its carby is now epoxied in place, the casing has
> been
> swapped with another of the same vintage, the compression isn't as good as
> it used to be, but I am always amazed at how well it runs on 10% nitro -
> the
> RPMs are not that far from what a newer OS 46FX does.
>
> Based on that I just got a Magnum .52 instead of an OS 50SX - I've always
> understood that the Magnums come from the same production line as the ASP,
> which are hard to come by in Australia - it looks a little strange with
> the
> blue round head on a square-finned casing and is still running a little
> hot
> from running in, but I've got great hopes for it - if it performs like the
> ancient ASP, I'll be very happy.
>
>
>



Old Mar 07, 2005, 05:11 PM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: OS engines made in China

ASP, Magnum and GMS are all made by the same parent company. GMS also made
the Tower 46.

The GMS series are the best of the current Chinese crop. Magnum 4 strokes
are very good for the money.

--
Paul McIntosh
http://www.rc-bearings.com
"The Raven" <swilson150@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
news:422c3268$0$29532$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.a u...
> "Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
> news:422b88c6$0$96889$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
>> Nope, just being silly! ;^)

>
> Just as a side issue. I was recently compaing a 10 year old ASP engine to
> a modern day Magnum. Both were similar sizes. Castings are identical....
>
> Also was comparing a GMS series I engine to a later series II engine. The
> casting quality has improved significantly and the power outputs have gone
> up.
>
>
> --
> The Raven
> http://www.80scartoons.co.uk/batfinkquote.mp3
> ** Now I will bring chaos to the world!
>
>



Old Mar 07, 2005, 05:11 PM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: OS engines made in China

I think you will see India next on the horizon. They are buying up a lot of
high tech manufacturing technology.

--
Paul McIntosh
http://www.rc-bearings.com
"Redhart" <fastcar101@aol.com> wrote in message
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>I wouldn't be surprised. Everything will be made in China. They are going
>to swallow us up. Laern Chineese
> "Richard Mason" <rfm123@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:O6HWd.6102$Q83.2942@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
>> Is it true that OS engines are now made in China? If so are they
>> available for sale in China or are they manufactured just for export. I
>> will be traveling to China in May and am wondering if I could pick some
>> engines cheaply.
>>

>
>



Old Mar 07, 2005, 07:11 PM
Ed Cregger
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Re: OS engines made in China


"Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
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>I think you will see India next on the horizon. They are buying up a lot
>of high tech manufacturing technology.
>
> --
> Paul McIntosh



Yep. Then Bangladesh, Pakistan, etc.

Ed Cregger


Old Mar 07, 2005, 07:11 PM
Chuck Jones
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Re: OS engines made in China


"Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
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> Raven,
>
> What I was referring to was the misguided opinions of many here. Of
> course the Chinese can make stuff just as good as anyone else.


And they have half the words work force to do it with! Think about it!


Old Mar 07, 2005, 09:11 PM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: OS engines made in China

I think India will take about 3-5 years to be where China is today. They
have a far better educated workforce already and don't suffer so much from
the "communist" influences.

--
Paul McIntosh
http://www.rc-bearings.com
"Ed Cregger" <amazingseismo@homtail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
> news:422cae2e$0$40695$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
>>I think you will see India next on the horizon. They are buying up a lot
>>of high tech manufacturing technology.
>>
>> --
>> Paul McIntosh

>
>
> Yep. Then Bangladesh, Pakistan, etc.
>
> Ed Cregger
>



Old Mar 07, 2005, 11:11 PM
Bill Fulmer
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Re: OS engines made in China

Don't forget Ethiopia...

It's been rumored they're building a nuclear powered aircraft carrier
entirely from recycled spearheads.....


"Ed Cregger" <amazingseismo@homtail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
> news:422cae2e$0$40695$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
> >I think you will see India next on the horizon. They are buying up a lot
> >of high tech manufacturing technology.
> >
> > --
> > Paul McIntosh

>
>
> Yep. Then Bangladesh, Pakistan, etc.
>
> Ed Cregger
>
>



Old Mar 08, 2005, 01:11 AM
Ed Cregger
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Re: OS engines made in China


"Bill Fulmer" <grafix01@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Don't forget Ethiopia...
>
> It's been rumored they're building a nuclear powered aircraft carrier
> entirely from recycled spearheads.....



Dang. I plum forgot about all of those depleted uranium spearheads that the
last Ethiopian dictatorship had made and stored underground. <G>

Ed Cregger


 


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