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Old 05-18-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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Anybody runs this engine feedback please.

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Old 05-18-2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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So far its a good engine.. break in was easy and its tuned for race day.. I will be at Revelation raceway tomorrow playing with it testin fuel milage and different clutch setups.. Plus i will be racing it this weekeknd and will report on how it handles a race day..

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Thanks... i might be there on sunday to watch what is the color of your truggy?
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #4
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Can't wait to hear some real reviews on this engine!

Been waiting for them to come out... Now, mostly just waiting on money!
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here is my review on the .21 non ABI
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:37 AM   #6
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I ran the .24 ALPHA for 2 races (big and small track) in my ST-RR now. I like it very much. Easy to tune and great milage (can run >8min). It's like racing the ST-RR with the power feeling of a MP9. No problems to go the same top speed like the .21 engine powered cars.
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You wont be dissapointed, the Orion engines have plenty of power.
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Well i now have about a gallon on the .24 ABI and so far its been very troublesome. Very inconsistent tune either running too fat at 210 and if i lean it out to get a little power it runs at 260. I hope that it still has some breaking in to do if not this engine is going too the back up engine box.. Very sad cause of the price. Now that i have had 2 orion alpha line engines (.21 non ABI and .24 ABI) i must say as an unsponsered, unbiased opinion that these engines are not very good. I bought these due to the fact that they are star/sirio based and i have had a ton of luck with other sirio based engine (werks and trinity). Just my 2 cents.
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I bought these due to the fact that they are star/sirio based and i have had a ton of luck with other sirio based engine (werks and trinity). Just my 2 cents.
They are the same as trinity engines.
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Not exactly the same but very similar yes. thats why i gave them a try.
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Not exactly the same but very similar yes. thats why i gave them a try.
Ok what do you see thats different?
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Welll for one the Crank and piston and con rod are not the same.
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Welll for one the Crank and piston and con rod are not the same.
ok more info please. how are they different? compare please.
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thats funny, I can't find any spec on bore or stoke of the alpha line of engines. Im thinking thats the same as trinity engines just diff ports 3 vs 5 same crank ,same rod, who know
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