R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
Tech Elite
 
revo61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: In the dirty south
Posts: 2,877
Trader Rating: 18 (95%+)
Default Any American engine builders

I was wondering is there a engine built and designed in the USA? Why has no one done it?
__________________
JQ The Car Black Edition/Reds R7E/Reds 2113 pipe
Airtronics MT44/Savox servos
Sidewinder Team Strike V2 30%
USA.JQRACING.COM / WWW.NEMORACINGUSA.COM
revo61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Marcus Falconie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,462
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default motor

I raced boats for years and K&B Manufacturing made boat motors and they are made in the USA and I think they make a .12 buggy motor. I have e-mailed them and asked them why they dont make a .21 buggy motor and have not got a answer from them. I was also told Andy Brown of MAC 21 fame was trying to do an all american buggy motor, the old one was CMB based. I would love to run a motor made in the USA.
www.mecoa.com
__________________
Marcus Falconieri
2011 Xray 808
Torco Racing Fuels
KBRL Nitro Series
www.youtube.com/gsadvanced
Marcus Falconie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
jpalessi's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,747
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to jpalessi Send a message via Skype™ to jpalessi
Default

www.ebmods.com
__________________
Joe Alessi
www.Lucky7RC.com
jpalessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 05:56 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
imaxx21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 2,725
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to imaxx21
Default

didnt know Ed made engines...
__________________
-Crash
Upgrade RC www.upgrade-rc.com
imaxx21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 06:12 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
jpalessi's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,747
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to jpalessi Send a message via Skype™ to jpalessi
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imaxx21 View Post
didnt know Ed made engines...
He designs, and builds engines, for a living. He works very close with factories on design, and personally assembles every EB Mods engine.
__________________
Joe Alessi
www.Lucky7RC.com
jpalessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 06:17 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Erie Pa.
Posts: 3,323
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

What about that new Reedy mill is that made in the USA or no? Looks nice as hell.
__________________
TT MT4G3 all tricked
TTST4G3 MT4ed out

JR servos Hitec servos. Gens ace lipos KO radio.
malik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 06:25 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
Marcus Falconie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,462
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by malik View Post
What about that new Reedy mill is that made in the USA or no? Looks nice as hell.
Made in Taiwan by Thunder Tiger
__________________
Marcus Falconieri
2011 Xray 808
Torco Racing Fuels
KBRL Nitro Series
www.youtube.com/gsadvanced
Marcus Falconie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 06:44 PM   #8
Tech Elite
 
revo61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: In the dirty south
Posts: 2,877
Trader Rating: 18 (95%+)
Default

I thought all his engines were made by Go.
__________________
JQ The Car Black Edition/Reds R7E/Reds 2113 pipe
Airtronics MT44/Savox servos
Sidewinder Team Strike V2 30%
USA.JQRACING.COM / WWW.NEMORACINGUSA.COM
revo61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 07:12 PM   #9
Tech Elite
 
jpalessi's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,747
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to jpalessi Send a message via Skype™ to jpalessi
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by revo61 View Post
I thought all his engines were made by Go.
The EBM5 was designed by EB MODS, produced in the GO factory. The engines are shipped in pieces, then assembled by ED here in the USA.
__________________
Joe Alessi
www.Lucky7RC.com
jpalessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 07:20 PM   #10
Tech Adept
 
chunk t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Elgin, IL
Posts: 225
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcus Falconie View Post
I raced boats for years and K&B Manufacturing made boat motors and they are made in the USA and I think they make a .12 buggy motor. I have e-mailed them and asked them why they dont make a .21 buggy motor and have not got a answer from them. I was also told Andy Brown of MAC 21 fame was trying to do an all american buggy motor, the old one was CMB based. I would love to run a motor made in the USA.
www.mecoa.com
Actually K&B makes an .18 size car engine w/recoil. K&B has never offered a "true" .21 car engine, though they had offered the Marine .21 retrofitted with a large heatsink head for use as a road engine (late '70s). Ran good but the block wasn't tough enough to handle the slamming & banging a car would dish out. K&B blocks are light investment castings intended for aircraft. It's pretty priecy to tool up for a new block design & I don't think MECOA has the pockets to do it. Yep, I heard Andy was working on a car oriented MAC, though like the K&B, Andy is going to need a completely different block design.

FYI - any marine NovaRossi, Picco or CMB based engine is adapted from a car engine (note the big heavily reinforced blocks)
__________________
chuck "chunk" thomas
.......
1:10, 2-wd Stadium Trucks
B-Mod Tunnels
.......
If ignorance is bliss... I must be in heaven!
chunk t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 07:39 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
xlgraphicspro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Omaha Nebraska
Posts: 2,052
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpalessi View Post
He may assemble engines and modify them, They are still not produced in the U.S.A.
just like toyota and honda, they are assembled in the U.S. But are still considered imports.

But if someone were to produce an engine, Ed would be a reliable source.
__________________
TeamXray RCAmerica Hudy Xlgraphicspro Paint/ Impulse-Rc Clutch shoes.
Xray XB 808 O.S. Speed Or Ninja JX
xlgraphicspro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 07:52 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
CaseyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Having fun racing toy cars in beautiful AZ
Posts: 1,715
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

actually to get the made in america label it has to be I believe, 80 plus percent built here that includes parts as well. some toyota's are more made in america than a lot of so called domestic. What has the world come too?

I sure would like to see more everything made here..I would be happy to pay more for it but those days are sadly gone.
__________________
<>< The Truth Will Set You Free!

TLR / Team Orion / Spektrum / AKA / TEKIN / Horizon Hobby / upgrade rc / AVID / SCH / SPY / HAL'S HOBBY WAREHOUSE
CaseyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 08:05 PM   #13
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Omaha,NE
Posts: 2,549
Trader Rating: 85 (99%+)
Default

Outsourcing is the name of the game for most RC companinies. Unfortunatlely every rc motor that I'm aware of is made in Taiwan, Japan etc, and with the current economy I don't see anyone moving there manufacturing here to the good ol U.S. I don't know if anyone has noticed but on most boxes alot of companies are stating designed in the U.S.A. even though it's not produced here.
WideOpenThrottle RC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #14
Tech Regular
 
Steebo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 441
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Impulse-r/c Clutch Shoes are made in america!!!

I would love to try and build an engine. Not sure if I could pull it off tho.

www.impulse-rc.com Made in Lincoln,NE
__________________
Team Associated, Factory Team, Reedy, LRP, Impulse r/c, Upgrade r/c

www.impulse-rc.com
Steebo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 08:14 PM   #15
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Omaha,NE
Posts: 2,549
Trader Rating: 85 (99%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steebo View Post
Impulse-r/c Clutch Shoes are made in america!!!

I would love to try and build an engine. Not sure if I could pull it off tho.

www.impulse-rc.com Made in Lincoln,NE
Yes they are, must be why they last so long.
WideOpenThrottle RC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Japanese Car Builders in NASCAR Yah Boy! RJonesJr Chat Lounge 131 05-21-2006 09:41 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:43 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net