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02-18-2011 07:57 PM  6 years agoPost 21
ShuRugal

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Killeen, TX

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The increase in OS engine prices is what sent to to TT for a new .30-size. Last year my LHS quoted me ~$150 on a .37-SZH, when i went in a couple weks ago, best he could do one one was $175, prices went up. the TT-39 was 50 bucks cheaper...

Os has priced themselves out of my business, i suppose time will tell if that holds true for others as well.

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02-18-2011 08:27 PM  6 years agoPost 22
Rogman88

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Os has priced themselves out of my business, i suppose time will tell if that holds true for others as well.
One can not argue with this statement. This was one of the factors I had in mind when pricing whether to go nitro with helis when I started flying them a couple of years ago. I had nitro everything for planks, but seing prices rise in the motors and drop in the electric stuff factored me into making a big initial invstment into charging equipment and starting fresh even though I had all the stuff for nitro. To me, nitro motor companies need to factor in that they are not only competing against each other for market share, but against the new kids on the block burning electrons. Just my opinion of coarse.

High Voltage just works better

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02-18-2011 08:29 PM  6 years agoPost 23
Richardmid1

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209 way to much especially when you have the big block out. Unless they jacked the price up so peoplle guess they might as well spend a little more and get the 55
Bingo!

They wouldn't sell as many 55's otherwise!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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02-18-2011 08:50 PM  6 years agoPost 24
TheWoodCrafter

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Costa Mesa, Ca.

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You guys haven't noticed that everything is going up.
Food, clothes, gasoline but unfortunately not your house.
Wholesale prices have been climbing for several years.
Crude oil is now over $100 a barrel. That effects everything.
Transportation, manufacturing, mining, the cost of plastic, etc.
Anybody remember when it was less than $35/barrel?
Have you seen what scrap metal prices are now?
Diesel fuel cost $3.89 here in California. Wait and see what happens when it hits $5/gal next summer.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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02-18-2011 08:59 PM  6 years agoPost 25
uh-1hdude

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Somerset KY

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OS has made good products. Flawless?? After the .91 C spec and the bearing issues with the hyper 50...... Ten bucks is a reasonable increase in prices, fifty to sixty nope; don't see that either. ARF planks, radios have dropped in price and eighty percent of those are imports. We can't buy a Coke for five cents anymore. I do agree that prices go up over a period of time. The dealers make LHS's to swear allegiance to mfg min pricing or they won't sell to them.

Let's dump the tea overboard again

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02-18-2011 08:59 PM  6 years agoPost 26
BLUETHUNDER

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You guys haven't noticed that everything is going up
Yes I have noticed, & I think everyone else has also.

BBR #101

In a down economy if you are not making enough profit?
Just raise prices to compensate.

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02-18-2011 09:07 PM  6 years agoPost 27
holzback

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the used marked might hurt them as well, many like myself, wait to find a decent deal. buying used engines seems to be pretty common, and the savings are worth it even if you have to put a little money in the engine . when there are all these forums and a small community like us, the used market may put a dent in sales.

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02-18-2011 09:11 PM  6 years agoPost 28
uh-1hdude

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I agree totally.

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02-18-2011 09:28 PM  6 years agoPost 29
TheWoodCrafter

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Costa Mesa, Ca.

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In a down economy if you are not making enough profit?
Just raise prices to compensate.
Well if you (they) don't do that you (they) are out of business.
That is how things work.

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02-18-2011 10:28 PM  6 years agoPost 30
AKPhill

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Hmmm I see everyone is complaining again about prices normal
I bought a OS 50 hyper from heliproz advertised for $209 in January 2011 when it hit the cart it was $187.00 with free shipping and I thought it was a decent price considering what is happening in the world today
just my 3 cents

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02-18-2011 11:27 PM  6 years agoPost 31
Rotowerkz

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Windham, NH

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I find it interesting that the demand for OS .50s is still relatively strong. I guess people are happy with the relatively decent power they provide. I like mine, but I'm in the process of weaning myself off of nitro engines altogther. Gasser is my future.

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02-18-2011 11:30 PM  6 years agoPost 32
Boom

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The US dollar is pretty inflated at this moment. Everything is just going to cost a more, especially imports.

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02-18-2011 11:41 PM  6 years agoPost 33
Dr.Ben

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That's a BIG part of it. The exchange rate against the Yen is as bad (for us) as it has been in over a decade.

Ben Minor

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02-19-2011 01:15 AM  6 years agoPost 34
helismash

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+1 on the exchange rate.

Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL

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02-19-2011 01:19 AM  6 years agoPost 35
burntclutch

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Israel

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Bush & Chainy pissed the American wealth up the wall , China own the U.S.A , if they decide to dump your debt , toillet paper will be worth more than the $.
Anyway as I observe from outside , you will all blame it on Obama ( As I see it ,the American people do not just suffer overweight , but olso a serios case of "selective amnezia )

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02-19-2011 01:42 AM  6 years agoPost 36
bopshi

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greenport ny

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If you want to fly you got to buy. If you want to play you got to pay! Some things never change! lol I bought os50 for 200.00 2 years ago then watched them drop to 169. Used it for 2 season and sold it for 100.00 I got my moneys worth and now my friend who bought it is getting his! Dave

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02-19-2011 01:44 AM  6 years agoPost 37
Neon Juripuri

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Peculiar Mo USA

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Hmmm
AMA 60 bucks
Field permit 25 bucks
Gallon of fuel 20 bucks (I go through a gallon on a nice weekend)
Fuel for truck to field 10 bucks (20 on a nice weekend)
Crash at least 60 to 200 bucks

200 dollars for a motor that lasts years to power the reason I'm doin all this with a little maintenance sounds like quite a bargain to me
Just my 200 cents Fred

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02-19-2011 02:03 AM  6 years agoPost 38
fastflyer20

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N. Tonawanda, NY

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Just bough a Japanese made Zenoah 29cc gas engine for $210, includes coil, flywheel,clutch (used in cars), air filter and muffler. Bad exchange or not, someone is making a lot of money.

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02-19-2011 02:39 AM  6 years agoPost 39
92ARedOne

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Cheeseland, WI.-USA

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Everyone is switching to electric, so OS has to make more $'s on the few engines they do sell.

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02-20-2011 07:56 PM  6 years agoPost 40
reddragon

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Brooklyn, N.Y.

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We all know that prices on everything have gone up and will keep going up due to various factors such as world economy and due to the extreme weather wiping out crops all across the globe. But in the end O.S. can't justify why their .37 costs $175 when their .50 Hyper is selling at $210. The .55 HZ sells for about $300 which is the same price as their old .70 SZ engine. Then we have the beautiful O.S. .55 HZ bringing us close to a mind numbing $400! That is the same price as an O.S. .91HZ and for a few dollars more I could have a new .50 helicopter. So you're paying more for an engine which is essentially unchanged (aside from a bump in power and better carb) from the previous year when you can buy a larger engine for the same price. Is this the result of economics or is it just plain greed? Don't get me wrong, I do love their fantastic engines and I will continue to use them. But in the end I have to think twice before plunking down $400 for a new I.C. engine at their prices.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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