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Old 04-08-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Team Orion Wasp CRF REV 21

Anybody know who'll be carrying these?
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:09 AM   #2
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So has anybody tried them out yet?
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I don't know a lot about the "CRF REV" version.... however a freind of mine has a wasp 21 (silver head) in his M8 ( same buggy that i run) and it is every bit as quick as my OS Speed in a straight line and has a bit more punch down low, to the point where i beat him because my speed is less uncontrolable from take off... if you want torque (eg. truggy or just brutal acceleration in buggy) The wasp line of engines are up there with the big guns... IMO!
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Some Kyosho drivers and a few other drivers are running them, you can get them from kyosho or some places like stormer hobbies
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Tiltedrc (Bmainhobbies) has them also. Two of them for now.

http://www.tiltedrc.com/index.php?cPath=21_23
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:40 PM   #6
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Horizon Hobby has them too.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:54 AM   #7
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Who has tried them ?
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:34 AM   #8
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Definitely interested in these engines and heard a lot of success stories from pros in Europe using them. Anybody tried this badboy yet??
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I have a little less than 1/2 gallon through the crf rev. so basically I've been breaking it in and getting it tuned.

This engine has a sick design, angled crank, nikasil plated sleeve...some unique features to name a few.

I really can't comment on the performance yet, but I can say that it was the easiest engine to turn over by far. According to the articles I've read about these engines, because of the nikasil plating, which is suppose to be extremely thin compared to chrome, the tolerences in the engine are a lot smaller than "normal" engines. Therefore there is very little taper at the top of the sleeve. The design doesn't require the pinch a convential design does. It's the only engine I've ever had that just fired right up, Break in was a breeze.

Also, the Nikasil is suppose to be pourous, which is suppose to allow castor and lubricant to soak into the sleeve and provide better lubrication for the engine

I believe it's using a Picco crank case and carb, I've had no experiences with the Picco carb, but it seems like it's very sensitve. The bottom end likes to be run lean, and if I was a little rich or a little lean the engine wouldn't idle.

And speaking of Idle, it seems like it likes to be higher than other engines. Anybody with opinions on the Picco? Can somebody confirm my thoughts?

As I get more fuel through it I'll keep ya posted, but right now I'm very excited about this engine!

amain hobbies carries them as well, I think it's easy to get, my LHS had no problem getting one for me
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You have a half gallon threw it and havent race tuned it yet?? the manual says 5 tanks for break in.... I can wait to break mine in..
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I have been running the older version for the last year and a half with great results. get over 10 mins to a tank (un modded engine to boot) and eat up ws7 3's and shit out v-specs ALL day long great engines by far my favorite the new version will def. be in my car once all my older ones are wore out
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Picco carbs tend to leak when they get heat soaked, the seam between the composite body and metal end bell tends to leak when the materials get warm... Simple fix and it makes a world of difference..

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is that a carb off the older wasp motor or the new crf motor ???
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is that a carb off the older wasp motor or the new crf motor ???
just a Picco carb
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You have a half gallon threw it and havent race tuned it yet?? the manual says 5 tanks for break in.... I can wait to break mine in..
I'm not running it rich or anything and I would say I have it pretty close to race tune right now, I just haven't dialed it in yet. I'm still under the mind set that an engine really isn't broken in until about a gallon or so, but who knows, maybe this engine is different.

I ran one heat race last night then we got rained out, and I'm very impressed with the engine, lot's of bottom end but very smooth like a GRP, so far so good!
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