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Old 05-25-2020, 02:39 PM   #11
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ASP
A poor mans OS clone. Thunder tiger also very similar “quality”.
Absolute crap carburetors that make me so grateful electrics have come into our lives.
I bought a first generation ASP.40 from Keiths Hobbies (the WOrld Engines import) when I was in University in Toronto in the 91/92 year, my last in Toronto. I have owned and flown hundreds of engines, mostly OS but almost every brand. That was my one and only ASP... but it was probably one of the best handling engines I have ever had. One flip hand starts EVERY time. Throttled perfectly. Decent muffler. I dont know if I got a really good one, but it was as nice as you could ever wish for for an engine. I ran an 11x6 prop on it always.

I dont know why I never bought another.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:58 PM   #12
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OK... They have been around a long time and they were..."INTERESTING".

But no one has said if they would recommend them or stay away from them...
Just 'What ARE you saying here...?
I personally will not deal with them. If they’ve changed hands, I’d consider it. But GH, AMR and Thunderbolt pretty much cover all my needs anyway.
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:42 PM   #13
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I bought a first generation ASP.40 from Keiths Hobbies (the WOrld Engines import) when I was in University in Toronto in the 91/92 year, my last in Toronto. I have owned and flown hundreds of engines, mostly OS but almost every brand. That was my one and only ASP... but it was probably one of the best handling engines I have ever had. One flip hand starts EVERY time. Throttled perfectly. Decent muffler. I dont know if I got a really good one, but it was as nice as you could ever wish for for an engine. I ran an 11x6 prop on it always.

I dont know why I never bought another.
Wow, Keith's Hobbies, that was a long time ago, I used to hang out with Bill Bond and Pat Knight at the hobbyshop. Yup parked in the back and enjoyed coffee with the gang there.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:00 PM   #14
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Wow, Keith's Hobbies, that was a long time ago, I used to hang out with Bill Bond and Pat Knight at the hobbyshop. Yup parked in the back and enjoyed coffee with the gang there.
I used to take the subway from UofT downtown campus to escape the insanity of the city. I’d head up to Keiths once a month to buy RCM, MAN and FM magazines and whatever else I could scrape up a few dollars to buy. I did buy a few kits from them, and an Airtronics radio set as well. I used to hang out in the store for a few hours and try and forget about real life for a bit, lol.

I did mail order from them as well for a while until they closed shop.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:03 PM   #15
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I believe Bill moved to Florida, Pat Knight is still around. He was Bill's friend, what club did you fly with? I'm wondering if our paths crossed at one time or another.
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I believe Bill moved to Florida, Pat Knight is still around. He was Bill's friend, what club did you fly with? I'm wondering if our paths crossed at one time or another.
I was just a student, 21 yrs old at the time. I grew up (and still live) in North Eastern Ontario. The older fellow that helped me when I was a kid, in the hobby, used to mail order from Keith’s and thats why I also shopped there. And Skycraft, when they were still in Dundas.

I would just go once a month. I didnt know anyone by name. I used to love to look at the case they had with the old engines and radio gear as well, along with the new stuff.

It was a good hour subway ride there and and another back, usually standing up all the way. It was worth it.. that place got me through some rough times. I didn’t enjoy Toronto much. I’m a small town guy, lol.

I did belong to the Kitchener Dutchmen later when I moved to Kitchener for three years.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:18 PM   #17
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Lots of good memories in that store. Then came toronto hobbies with George chang, Sunny Lam etc.
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:23 PM   #18
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UDISCO. Several of us cot together and tried to buy a number of Futaba gear direct from Japan back in the early 60's. Somehow UDISCO got wind of our order and threatened me and the group with a lawsuit claiming we were infringing on their ECLUSIVE import/distribution. Still p1ssed about that. Wouldn't cross the road to help them up if they got hit by a bus.
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:32 PM   #19
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I have some OS engine boxes here with the Udisco label still on them .
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:40 PM   #20
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I bought from them multiple times, prices were not the cheapest but they had on hand most of the Hirobo line of parts which came in handy quite a few times. They are a great source for some of the more vintage parts and some rare plastic kits. I actually thought they had closed but i saw they just really reduced their opening hours.
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