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    phill AMPS is not making them , Wade was using only some parts on his prototype from AMPS , now the reason Millar could not build the metal outboards was because he did not have the money like he did from Rick van fleet at AMPS international hobbies . he did the best he could working out of his house .. remember the first gas outboard was made from sand casting then made out of fiberglass . it keep the cost down . Wade scale champ outboard is custom made with a cnc machine , now look at V8 engine built by Gary Conley should he sell them for only $1,000 to fit your budget ? , but dont worry about getting one anyways he is not building they any more , he has move on to other scale engine projects .
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    amazing stuff !!!

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    Did you ever get the scale v6 running?

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    Any update on production of 1/4 scale champ motor?

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    What ever happened.....

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    I'll answer my own thread - nothing, project went nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillnjack View Post
    The big 1/4 scale unit that was originaly made by amps in the uk was powered by a Kawasaki 22cc
    derived from a petrol strimmer .
    this was ultra reliable engine that was just let down on the outdrive by weak bearings and components etc.
    all the parts from amps uk were actually made in Cambridge, I picked up my first outdrive from the company.
    it was called Amps before it became tmp products in the 1990'.


    the idea of the new outboard from amps is a good idea, but the price is just crazy, $2000 is way too much
    as your not getting much for your money.
    yes it has taken a long time to make one in the first place, but with a high retail price it will never sell.

    Put them up at a sensible price of around $750 to $1,000 and the company can make and sell lots of these.
    lots of small profit = much larger annual profit..
    In these days of economic turmoil, Amps needs to think about the future and selling their products.
    its crazy to try and sell for such a high price.

    unless ofcourse these 1/4 scale outboards are coming with remote electric start, electric powered trim and
    electric powered jack plates ????

    I like the look of these outboards, but just wonder about the quality ?
    for 2 grand I would expect better than full size outboard engines.


    phill
    Hi Phil. I think you might ne a bit off the mark with your post. these are a solid billet lower from my understanding. I have been following wade with these for around 4 years now and have been watching the development of these engines, I too have been eagerly awaiting the release of these engine and at 2 grand they are worth it all day. Considering what Eddy De Vries charges for his lowers these are very much on the money for the quality and the attention to detail. The only other quater scale geared lower worth owning is the MHZ 1728AV which is made by Ernest Zavarsky of MHZ germany. The arrow shark lowers made in chaina are rubbish as the material is far to soft. The fellas putting the time into these engines and hulls is greatly appreciated from thise who have other quarter scale Rc items.

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