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Old Oct 10, 2005, 02:11 AM
theapodan@gmail.com
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OS LA .40, whats it worth?

I have an O.S. LA 40, the blue version, that has never been run, and is
like new except for paint where I was markig holes and one of the
mounting holes is reamed out.

I have the muffler as well.

How much cash would I expect to get from this engine on ebay?

Thanks, Robert.


Also, if I'm thinking about buying a 1/2A trainer ARF, which one would
you suggest?

Old Oct 10, 2005, 06:11 AM
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Re: OS LA .40, whats it worth?

<theapodan@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have an O.S. LA 40, the blue version, that has never been run, and is
> like new except for paint where I was markig holes and one of the
> mounting holes is reamed out.
>
> I have the muffler as well.
>
> How much cash would I expect to get from this engine on ebay?
>
> Thanks, Robert.
>
>
> Also, if I'm thinking about buying a 1/2A trainer ARF, which one would
> you suggest?


In Australia most people are now bypassing the 40LA for the 46LA. The price
has dropped to the point there is no reason to spend a few extra dollars and
get the 46LA.

Having said that, I have a 40LA which is a year old. It's perfectly run in
and fellow club members just can't believe how well it runs and flies
(particularly in heavy wind). It's no powerhouse and takes a while to get a
trainer upto take off speed (scale takeoff) but it's an honest engine.

If you have it, keep it. No-one will pay you what it's worth and it's good
enough to keep for a trainer or similar low powered aircraft.

PS. 40LA is selling for roughly $99AUD, 46LA is now getting down to $112AUD.

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Old Oct 10, 2005, 06:11 AM
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Re: OS LA .40, whats it worth?

"The Raven" <swilson150@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
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> <theapodan@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1128908907.328969.163740@g47g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>>I have an O.S. LA 40, the blue version, that has never been run, and is
>> like new except for paint where I was markig holes and one of the
>> mounting holes is reamed out.
>>
>> I have the muffler as well.
>>
>> How much cash would I expect to get from this engine on ebay?
>>
>> Thanks, Robert.
>>
>>
>> Also, if I'm thinking about buying a 1/2A trainer ARF, which one would
>> you suggest?

>
> In Australia most people are now bypassing the 40LA for the 46LA. The
> price has dropped to the point there is no reason to spend a few extra
> dollars and get the 46LA.
>
> Having said that, I have a 40LA which is a year old. It's perfectly run in
> and fellow club members just can't believe how well it runs and flies
> (particularly in heavy wind). It's no powerhouse and takes a while to get
> a trainer upto take off speed (scale takeoff) but it's an honest engine.
>
> If you have it, keep it. No-one will pay you what it's worth and it's good
> enough to keep for a trainer or similar low powered aircraft.
>
> PS. 40LA is selling for roughly $99AUD, 46LA is now getting down to
> $112AUD.


Correction, the 46LA in natural (non-blue) is now down to $95AUD.......


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Old Oct 10, 2005, 02:11 PM
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Re: OS LA .40, whats it worth?


<theapodan@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have an O.S. LA 40, the blue version, that has never been run, and is
> like new except for paint where I was markig holes and one of the
> mounting holes is reamed out.
>
> I have the muffler as well.
>
> How much cash would I expect to get from this engine on ebay?
>
> Thanks, Robert.
>
>
> Also, if I'm thinking about buying a 1/2A trainer ARF, which one would
> you suggest?


One aspect everyone has seemed to forget about is that one of the mounting
holes is "reamed out" which I interpret to mean "stripped." This will
require a retap and if someone doesn't have a tap and die set, the motor
will be useless to them. Depending on just how bad it is, there might not
even be room for a larger size tap, as this might put the hole too close to
the edge of the mount and be a point of weakness.

I'd list it on E-Bay for a starting price of $0.99 and see what you can get
out if it. It might be worth more in parts, so you could try selling the
carb, head, crankshaft, piston, muffler, etc. invidually.

Doc


Old Oct 10, 2005, 02:11 PM
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Re: OS LA .40, whats it worth?

Why would you need to tap the mounting hole? My take is that it was drilled
out to a larger size for some reason. Only had 3 screws of the proper size
but a few screws of a larger size, maybe. Too far to the LHS or hardware
store but that larger drill bit was close by and handy?
None of my engines have threaded mounting holes, OS or otherwise.

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>
> <theapodan@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1128908907.328969.163740@g47g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>>I have an O.S. LA 40, the blue version, that has never been run, and is
>> like new except for paint where I was markig holes and one of the
>> mounting holes is reamed out.
>>
>> I have the muffler as well.
>>
>> How much cash would I expect to get from this engine on ebay?
>>
>> Thanks, Robert.
>>
>>
>> Also, if I'm thinking about buying a 1/2A trainer ARF, which one would
>> you suggest?

>
> One aspect everyone has seemed to forget about is that one of the mounting
> holes is "reamed out" which I interpret to mean "stripped." This will
> require a retap and if someone doesn't have a tap and die set, the motor
> will be useless to them. Depending on just how bad it is, there might not
> even be room for a larger size tap, as this might put the hole too close
> to the edge of the mount and be a point of weakness.
>
> I'd list it on E-Bay for a starting price of $0.99 and see what you can
> get out if it. It might be worth more in parts, so you could try selling
> the carb, head, crankshaft, piston, muffler, etc. invidually.
>
> Doc
>



Old Oct 10, 2005, 02:11 PM
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Re: OS LA .40, whats it worth?

Yeah, I had reamed it out for a larger bolt. I hadn't messed with any
of the other screwed parts, like the head or backplate, if that's what
"Doc" was actually talking about.

Old Oct 10, 2005, 04:11 PM
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Re: OS LA .40, whats it worth?

Well, does anyone want it for $45, shipped with insurance to the lower
48?

Old Oct 10, 2005, 04:11 PM
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Someone here would surely give you $30 for it. Ebay fees and such will eat
you up.
Brad
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> Yeah, I had reamed it out for a larger bolt. I hadn't messed with any
> of the other screwed parts, like the head or backplate, if that's what
> "Doc" was actually talking about.
>



Old Oct 10, 2005, 08:11 PM
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Re: OS LA .40, whats it worth?

I would keep it.
They are not bad engines, great for trainers. Also good for putting on .25
sized planes, people do it all the time.
My father flies his LT-40 ARF with one and it flies great. Usually has to
reduce the throttle to 1/4-1/2.
My first good engine was the .46LA. I still have it. Its been on more than a
few planes, gallons of fuel thru it, still runs like a champ.

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> Someone here would surely give you $30 for it. Ebay fees and such will eat
> you up.
> Brad
> <theapodan@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>> Yeah, I had reamed it out for a larger bolt. I hadn't messed with any
>> of the other screwed parts, like the head or backplate, if that's what
>> "Doc" was actually talking about.
>>

>
>



Old Oct 11, 2005, 06:11 AM
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""Doc"" <nospam@noway.com> wrote in message
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>
> <theapodan@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1128908907.328969.163740@g47g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>>I have an O.S. LA 40, the blue version, that has never been run, and is
>> like new except for paint where I was markig holes and one of the
>> mounting holes is reamed out.
>>
>> I have the muffler as well.
>>
>> How much cash would I expect to get from this engine on ebay?
>>
>> Thanks, Robert.
>>
>>
>> Also, if I'm thinking about buying a 1/2A trainer ARF, which one would
>> you suggest?

>
> One aspect everyone has seemed to forget about is that one of the mounting
> holes is "reamed out" which I interpret to mean "stripped." This will
> require a retap and if someone doesn't have a tap and die set, the motor
> will be useless to them. Depending on just how bad it is, there might not
> even be room for a larger size tap, as this might put the hole too close
> to the edge of the mount and be a point of weakness.


The beam mounts aren't tapped to start with, just a plain hole that won't
take the more common sized mounting bolts found in most hobby shops (at
least in my case - Australia).

> I'd list it on E-Bay for a starting price of $0.99 and see what you can
> get out if it. It might be worth more in parts, so you could try selling
> the carb, head, crankshaft, piston, muffler, etc. invidually.


Why strip and sell and otherwise new engine? You'll never get much for it.
If the perceived value (to the current owner) is that low they may as well
give it to their club to raffle off.

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 10:11 AM
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Re: OS LA .40, whats it worth?

<theapodan@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Also, if I'm thinking about buying a 1/2A trainer ARF, which one would
> you suggest?
>

=============
Take a look in the "Airplanes" section at www.sigmfg.com
The Neofun ARFs are 1/2A, as well as some of the Hacker models.
From www.quantummodels.com, the Norvel Vision and Classic are other
possibilities.

I think the Neofun and Norvel planes may actually be the same; just sold
under names.

There may be lots of others but these were easy to find.

1/2A engines are not cheap. The AP Wasp .061 is 40 bucks, Norvel engines are
slightly more expensive. The Norvel ARF planes are $75.

Unless model size or flying space is an issue, and you already have it, I'd
put the 40LA on an LT-40 ARF (or just about any 40 size trainer). The LT-40
ARF costs $132, and the Tower Hobbies Trainer 40 ARF costs $70; and lots
fall between these prices.

Just another opinion...

Carrell


Old Oct 11, 2005, 03:34 PM
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Built a "Battle Floyd" (about 45 USD). Stick that little engine on that and have a ball !!!
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Old Oct 12, 2005, 02:11 AM
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Re: OS LA .40, whats it worth?

The reason I'm thinking about a smaller plane is that I have a small
car and small apartment.

Old Oct 12, 2005, 11:07 AM
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Quote:
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The reason I'm thinking about a smaller plane is that I have a small
car and small apartment.
The Battle Floyd fits in my trunk (Honda Accord), in one piece (wings attached).
How much smaller do you want it ?
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Old Oct 13, 2005, 08:11 AM
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What, where, who makes the "Battle Floyd"?
Never heard of it, but being a rabid Pink Floyd fan, anything that has Floyd
in the name gets my attention.

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>> car and small apartment.

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> The Battle Floyd fits in my trunk (Honda Accord), in one piece (wings
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