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Old 08-19-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Blue headed Novarossi Plus 28s

So came across these engines on amain, they come in 3, 5 and 7 ports, pull start and non pull start. Theres no information on them on amain and a google search dosent turn up much. Heres a link to them on amain:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/index.ph...&filter_mfr=37



They are quite cheap for nova's so they seem quite appealing, does anyone have any experience or info on them?
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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http://www.novarossi.com/content_uk/.../plus28-5t.htm

check it out
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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Awesome thanks. What about the real world performance of these engines, anyone had a chance to thrash one?
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they're the new line of 28's supposed to be cheaper and have equal or better performance..as to how they run i've yet to see one
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A lot of guys here in Manila are using that engine. Cheap runs around 10000-12000 pesos here. Our LHS is selling it at a bargain so that people will try them.

I have seen it run and these things are monsters. Put in a 13 CB you cnt drive it anymore. They usually put in a 15 T CB to make it drivable. It come in 3,5,7 ports. Most people here prefer the lower ports cause the seven has too much top end and the tracks here doesnt have those long straights that you can max the potential of the engine. The driver of that car told me that it feels that the engine shifts gear going to the top so he doesnt like it that way. The 3 and 5 ports are more balanced from bottom to top.
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We are running a 28-7T... motor has a fantastic powerband.... huge bottom and mid and a decent top ...i would say its right on par with a OS 28 and JPX 28......not quite as many R's as a Ninja 28, but close.....for the $$$ its a great motor.
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Maximo, has there been any durability issues so far? How much time(gallons) does your friend have on it or it too early to tell? Interested in getting one since the cost is so reasonable, but don't want one if if won't last. I would rather pay more for something that will last 6+ gallons.
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it's a nova you should see 6 gallons with proper care...i would try one if i wasn't so dead set on running .21's now but who knows i may throw one in there just for kicks
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I have noticed some people posting bearing issues with the new 367 and plus series motors, so I'm kind of leary right now on buying one. I have a P5XS which has been great so far and people have said they are very reliable. I was looking for a 528XR, but they are a little hard to find right now. Maybe they have discontiued it with this new Plus 28 motor that has come out?
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I've been running the plus28-3 port for 4 or 5 months now without any issues. I ran it in a Hongnor CRT and now a Hobao ST both with a 13 tooth clutch bell. Power wise it is definitely faster off the line and out of the corners compared to a .21. Top speed is quite comparable. Fuel economy is definitely not as good as a .21 but I can still get about 9 minutes easily with room to lean out. During our 1 hour mains the engine runs pretty consistent as to when we started. Definitely a clear advantage over a .21 depending on pit strategy.
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Plus 28-7T = N528XR. Novarossi has been moving their motors to blue head and Plus name. Same motor, same specs.
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Plus 28-7T = N528XR. Novarossi has been moving their motors to blue head and Plus name. Same motor, same specs.
If true then the 7pt would be insane. Love my 528xr in my savage, so much power, revs to the moon, and runs all day rich as. Gets over 15min runtime on the 160cc tank in the savage but prolly not comparable due to weight and 3 speed box etc.

Certainly a awesome motor, from what i have seen.. would eat a 28xz power wise, but the xz is way too much to start with so perhaps a v-spec (or similar) would be better for truggy

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