Originally Posted by Nos4r2
So... Quick hijack here. Who sees an opti as old technology and who sees it as proven technology?
Personally I see it as new technology
I think the 150 Opti is an excellent choice for a 6.5m rib. The smaller block 150 Optis also seem to be reliable, we have seen Rogue Wave clock up 700 hours on one, so must be fairly robust.
Jimbo has one of the early models and that still flies on a 6.6m rib
They have also been around long enough for dealers to know what they are doing with them, rather than the much sucking of teeth when they first appeared on the market.
Is the E Tech significantly better ? well thats subjective, clearly Riva thinks they are, but then he sells them. Looked after and serviced regularly there is no reason why an Opti shouldn't give years of reliable service. Would I buy another second hand Opti, yes no problem.