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Old 04-13-2007, 05:50 AM   #1
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Default O.S. .21 VG (P) - Good engine for a beginner??

I am a newbie and I buying a Team Losi 8ight when it comes in to my LHS. Will this engine work well with it being that I am newbie to nitro cars? The pipe I was thinking of using was a JP2 or should I use a JP1?

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It will be fine and use the JP-2 for more top end.
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I picked up this engine to be my first race .21 based on the recommendations of everyone here. I was told to use a more top end pipe, I have an 086 laying around so I am just going to try that one. I heard that a JP3 pipe is a really good one to go with.
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That particular motor makes pretty good bottom end. A JP-2 helps to add top end, so you end up with a broad and very useful power band.
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Great motor! i use a jp-3, great all around combo.
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Does the Team Losi 8ight provide a air filter or do you have to purchase one? If it does not, which one do I need for this engine? Do I need air filter oil? What does it do?

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losi does come with its own air filter, just pic up some air filter oil.
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What type and brand of fuel should I use with this engine?

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Manny, See what the hobby shop carrie's I use oo'donnell myself but the most popular brand down here i byrons.
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Manny, See what the hobby shop carrie's I use oo'donnell myself but the most popular brand down here i byrons.

What nitro % should you use?
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i run 30%
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That engine will be fine (it is great even for an advanced driver on a loose or narrow track) the JP2 or JP3 either one will be great for this engine to open it up on the top end, the Losi 8ight does come with an air filter & it is already oiled, if you want to get some more air filters use the Losi Part # LOSA9151, it is for a Qty. of 4 & they are pre-oiled as well!
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Also, 20-30% fuel will be fine & any brand should be fine, what ever your LHS has should be good. The air filter should be changed regularly (depending on your track) I usually run one for all my qualifiers & change it before the main.
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not to hijack your thread but i just bought one today for a jammin x1 cr, whats a good clutch setup? looking for something with some longetivity

whats its speed/power compared to the RTR engine that comes in a ofna (force .28)


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I have a vg and it runs great with a JP2.
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