# The Engine "Deals & Steals" Thread

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#### DaveCombs

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I think we had something like this on the old TRF, so I'm going to push the big red button and restart it here.

If you find a good deal on engines - can be BP or AP - post it up here.

This morning I went to Wally World on other business, and took a moment to see if they had brought any motors back out, as they had been picked clean for quite some time. Sure enough, next to those underwhelming Estes RTFs I found (and snagged) 10 packs of B6-4s for just $4.97 each. They also had 5 packs of B4-4s (very unusual for WM - heck, ANY B's are hard to find in my local WMs). There were A8-3s and a few A10-3Ts as well. Looks like they're getting ready for the flying season... #### JRThro ##### Well-Known Member TRF Lifetime Supporter TRF Supporter That's pretty much what the Wal-Mart near my office has, too: The new motor displays with mini-A's, A's, B's, and C's, for$4.97 a pack.

The RTF rockets weren't too impressive, but I thought the launch set (unless it's a starter set) that lets the buyer build 2 rockets with any of 64 different configurations was pretty neat.

#### Meat

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local walmart has c6-3 5 and 7 engines for $1 a pack Ipicke dup 20 a week or so ago . others nearby have had the same for only$3 a pack either way a deal .

#### RandyM

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local walmart has c6-3 5 and 7 engines for $1 a pack Ipicke dup 20 a week or so ago . others nearby have had the same for only$3 a pack either way a deal .
Whats "local" for you?

#### Luv2launch

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Yep. I'm not totally sure of the difference, but I think winkies and joepilot.com are the same place. I've bought a bunch of F&G reloads from those folks, and an Aerotech kit. Great prices.
Yeah they are the same place but it seems that joepilot.com doesn't have the mojave green motors on their list but winkies does.

#### Handeman

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Yeah they are the same place but it seems that joepilot.com doesn't have the mojave green motors on their list but winkies does.

I just put an order in at winkies. Everything shipped but the Mojave green motors, they're on backorder.

#### RocketT.Coyote

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The Hobby Lobby in Saginaw, MI had the A10-PTs marked down to $3.59. One pack of A10-3Ts was in the mix so I culled it from the herd. The nearby Michael's is in the process of moving so a visit there was a wasted effort. I redeem the 40% Off coupon on C11-3s or D12s. Notes that HL raised motor prices, a 3-pk of D12 now goes almost$15.

#### jimzcatz

##### Boss, Carolina Rocket Mafia
Yep. I'm not totally sure of the difference, but I think winkies and joepilot.com are the same place. I've bought a bunch of F&G reloads from those folks, and an Aerotech kit. Great prices.

Hobbylinc has them beat,usually 30% off list on most items.

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/aro/aro77107.htm

#### AndyC

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Absolutely. On the other hand, Hobbylinc does not list the G76G and G53FJ, hopefully they will add them this year.

For what its worth, I check both before I order, as over the past few years it seems to change which is cheaper. Price wars??? Lets hope so!

#### Handeman

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I got my order from Winkies in a couple of days. The G53 was included, but the G76 were backordered. They gave me an estimated ship date for the backorder and they were shipped on the stated date and arrived two days later. I would call it excellent service!

You can't beat the price either $9.68 for G reloads for the 29/40-120. I ordered when Luv2launch first mentioned it and they must have been having a sale because I'm sure I only paid$8.56 for the G64 loads.

#### Rocket_Man

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I bought E 9-8's from Hobbylinc for 13.99 per 3 pack + 9.00 shipping. The 9.00 shipping is set whether you buy 1 pack or multiples.

#### ClayD

Red Arrow Hobbies had good prices on hobbyline hardware - 24/40 for $20.99 and 29/40-120 for$35.99. Check back occasionally, last month the 29/40-120 was $28.88. (Sometimes the Rouse-Tech is cheaper, sometimes the Aerotech is less.) http://www.redarrowhobbies.com/aerotech_rms_hardware.htm AND, you can buy stuff to make beer... Thats just cool... #### Mikus ##### Well-Known Member I bought E 9-8's from Hobbylinc for 13.99 per 3 pack + 9.00 shipping. The 9.00 shipping is set whether you buy 1 pack or multiples. I got 9 engines for a total of ~50.00 or$5.60 per engine. Given the performance of the E9 in my smallish rockets, the result is well worth 5 bucks a launch.
Hey! Stop buying up all my E9-8's!!! :roll:

Yeah that's a good deal. :2:

#### Rocket_Man

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tomorrow I will be burning a 6 pack of E9's!

#### o1d_dude

##### 'I battle gravity'
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AND, you can buy stuff to make beer... Thats just cool...
"Here, hold my beer and watch this..."

Reminds me of some of the things I learned at the cabin bashes of my youth... such as hood surfing is a lot harder than it looks.

Back on topic. Red Arrow and HobbyLinc are my primary sources of MPR motors and hardware. Red Arrow almost always seems to have what I'm looking for. No CTI hardware tho. HobbyLinc might be cheaper sometimes but they are often out of stock of my particular needed motors. Hence, I check the "In Stock" filter when looking for motors or hardware.

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