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Author Topic: Are RCV Engines going the way of Irving’s?  (Read 399 times)

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Are RCV Engines going the way of Irving’s?
« on: June 07, 2019, 23:57:37 PM »
I was browsing for RCV 90CD, and looking on the RCV website, their pictures still depict the three horses in their stable, but Weston UK are the sole distributor, clicking on the cd series only the 58 is available, not even saying the others are out of stock, just the 58 looks at all available, I so wish I hadn’t sold my 90, was even keen to go for the 120, guess the only ones around will end up shelf queens! Shame.

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Re: Are RCV Engines going the way of Irving’s?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 05:08:18 AM »
Maybe all is not lost?  This is a quote from the Weston website:

"Welcome to our new website. It is incomplete, many products are still to be entered, but we hope you can find your way around. If you need any help, please call us on the number above, and we will be happy to help you."

Sounds like a quick phone call is in order?

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Re: Are RCV Engines going the way of Irving’s?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 06:03:00 AM »
I have the .58 in a Chipmunk, not exactly a power house, :'' with exception of the heat it produces,  :embarassed:
OK it does sound nice but that's about all,,  ^-^

 I wish someone ( RCV ? ) would reproduce a Wankel, old ones are asking silly prices.
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Re: Are RCV Engines going the way of Irving’s?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 13:33:53 PM »
The problem with the RCV SP Series Engines, is that the cooling fins are in the wrong direction.
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Re: Are RCV Engines going the way of Irving’s?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 17:36:01 PM »
I have the .58 CD, and there isn't enough of them, ( cooling fins ) unless you live in the artic circle,,  :study:
« Last Edit: June 09, 2019, 10:08:06 AM by paulinfrance »
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Re: Are RCV Engines going the way of Irving’s?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 09:47:16 AM »
I actually love the cd range, marvellous bit of kit, well if you think it was underpowered, then you had it in the wrong airframe.
I fitted the 91 into a Blackhorse extra, not really underpowered, oh...but you wanted to do hovers! With an extra...why?
Lovely sound, frugal with the juice and didn’t stick out of the cowling!
Guess I will ring Westonuk Monday and see if they are still being produced.

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Re: Are RCV Engines going the way of Irving’s?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 21:26:16 PM »
I haven't ran a glow engine for at least 3 years. My 90SP is one that never found an airframe. Bought it second hand with a tight crank, replaced both small bearings,eased the fits, got it running nicely, got oil everywhere and then wondered what to do with it. RCGF15 ran nice and clean, developed more usable power and after some silencer challenges was quiet in a 60 size warbird (Kawasaki KI-61).

Model aircraft (unlike motorbikes) depend/live on a responsive and powerful engine for me though. I 'get' the Royal Enfield Bullet, but even a Sopwith Pup or any 1940s fighter needs oomph! The SP made a good draft on the ground but didn't accelerate or pull like a train. Maybe a higher pitch and lower diameter than the recommended ones might have sorted it?

Probably like others, I'd buy a petrol 2 stroke again but not one of these.
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