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Old 05-23-2004, 03:12 AM   #1
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who has ever seen one of these techwell engines run? letalone seen one of them at all? the one in question is the .12 rear exhaust pullstart motor, apparently they are rated at 43,000 RPM, can anyone shed some light on these mystery engines?
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:17 AM   #2
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anyone???
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:28 PM   #3
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I have seen one, it seems to be powerful. Should have one for testing in a month or so. They arent released yet. Not in AU anyway.
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:09 PM   #4
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I'll let a cat out of the bag here. Techwell is the manufacturer who is suppose to produce the Richey/RD engine. We have been working with them for over a year now and they just can't seem to get it together on production. They are over committed on another project. All the specs and testing for the engine has been done with great success but it is a FAR CRY FROM THEIR STOCK MOTOR. This is the reason there are no motors available yet. We are looking at other ALTERNATIVES/MANUFACTURERS because of this reason. By no means have we seperated from them yet, time will tell as they have all the specs to produce the engine and I have been running a single prototype Richey/RD version for a while with great success.
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The motor I saw was a pullstart, rear exhaust. I am guessing that isnt the prototype Richey. There was a lot of hush hush with the one I saw though. It is supposed to be similar power to an MT12 but pullstart & very cheap. Time will tell, I have been told I will have one to play with soon.
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MT12 power?! i guess im goin to be a very happy camper.. whereabouts are these engines made? im very curious as there very cheap
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Old 06-09-2004, 03:03 AM   #7
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Have you got any Web Links on were i can get one of these Engines from?


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From what I have been told they will come into Australia through Hobby Headquarters. Still waiting on an ETA.
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hobby HQ estimates 2-6 weeks for the arrival of the techwell motors ( sounds like they dont actually know when theyre gana land )
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:27 AM   #10
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Yes i have seen these engines go but not on the track.For what they are i was inpressed,With ABC bore and a retail price of $160 $190 i thing they will be a hit.
I have a old mt 12 and it sings a sweet tune like mine.
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And they will come in 3 port 4,5 port pull start and nonpull start.

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whats the quality of the motor like?
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Very good I liked it,good casting,No clean up needed,looks strong, And con rod looks good too.And they got a bigger cooling head for them which may come as standed.
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