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Laser engines ? ?

Started by Skyleader, March 20, 2018, 15:17:12 pm

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Skyleader

I really want a new laser 70 of 80.  I e mailed the company and they replied, read the website, which says they are moving. Is this another Solartex down the pan or ??. Getting dispondent about modelling at the moment........
'Dont just stand there; get one up!!'

Gordon W

March 20, 2018, 15:37:05 pm #1 Last Edit: March 20, 2018, 15:38:25 pm by Gordon W
The situation at Laser Engines is discussed on pages 19 and 20 of this thread:  http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=132459&p=19

It seems that you'll have to wait three months or more for an 80 whilst the company moves its production machinery etc to a new site and re-starts engine manufacture.  From the postings that Jon at Laser has been making in the past on this same thread, it has always looked as if Laser engines will definitely continue to be produced in the future.

Best to keep an eye on the website to try to get your order in as soon as stock is listed against the engine you want.

FWIW I wouldn't buy the BNIB Laser 80 on sale in the BMFA website at anywhere near the asking price.  It's a very old model with the Irvine carb, and squared-off valve cover, possibly with a mix of ba and other non-metric threads, and may well be unsupportable by Laser for spares/repairs if ever needed.

Just my 2p.

Gordon

Skyleader

Quote from: Gordon W on March 20, 2018, 15:37:05 pm
The situation at Laser Engines is discussed on pages 19 and 20 of this thread:  http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=132459&p=19

It seems that you'll have to wait three months or more for an 80 whilst the company moves its production machinery etc to a new site and re-starts engine manufacture.  From the postings that Jon at Laser has been making in the past on this same thread, it has always looked as if Laser engines will definitely continue to be produced in the future.

Best to keep an eye on the website to try to get your order in as soon as stock is listed against the engine you want.

FWIW I wouldn't buy the BNIB Laser 80 on sale in the BMFA website at anywhere near the asking price.  It's a very old model with the Irvine carb, and squared-off valve cover, possibly with a mix of ba and other non-metric threads, and may well be unsupportable by Laser for spares/repairs if ever needed.

Just my 2p
Gordon
[Thanks Gordon . You're advice gratefully recorded. !
'Dont just stand there; get one up!!'