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Old 05-21-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Talking Motor List! I need your input

i have a jammin x1 cr on order, im in the market for a motor so im legal to race with and i found these motors and i need your input. My local hobby guy can only motors thourgh Great Planes , Hrp, Koyosho and Horizon. All of these motors are in my price range.

Picco .21 Evo 2
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPUZ3&P=7 < Im leanig towards this one rite now!
Jammin .21
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRYV2&P=7
Reedy .21
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...?ProdID=ASC800
Orion Alpha .21
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=ORI80653
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oh.... i need to know wether you would use a jp-1 or jp-2 or jp-3 or a jp-4 pipe with it.



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Old 05-21-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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i've had the picco and the jammin. picco was great. but i was ony racing with friends in the woods when i had it. when i started club race i was wanting alittle more power. the jammin i had nothing but problems with. doesn't mean it no good but my personal experiance i don't care for them. as for the other 2 i am now trying to decide my self which one of those i want to give a shot. if i were u i would go with either the reedy or orion. i've heard good things about them. besides the picco is discontinued. so if u have a problem there aren't any parts. i've tried. the one thing i did find was a piston and sleeve and it was almost more than the motor. hope this helps and good luck.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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i've had the picco and the jammin. picco was great. but i was ony racing with friends in the woods when i had it. when i started club race i was wanting alittle more power. the jammin i had nothing but problems with. doesn't mean it no good but my personal experiance i don't care for them. as for the other 2 i am now trying to decide my self which one of those i want to give a shot. if i were u i would go with either the reedy or orion. i've heard good things about them. besides the picco is discontinued. so if u have a problem there aren't any parts. i've tried. the one thing i did find was a piston and sleeve and it was almost more than the motor. hope this helps and good luck.
Alrighty, well i used towers website for the picture. horizon has it in stock but the picture does not work. For some reason tower has been dropping a lot of things latey including the evo2 motor. Ofna told me their still making it.
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i think they have a newer version. but like i said great motor had good luck with it just wanted more power once i started racing at the club level.
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Dont buy a V-Spec or any O.S. motor!! I got a V-spec WE and the case broke after 3/4 of a gallon and Great Planes wouldnt do a thing to help me
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Dont buy a V-Spec or any O.S. motor!! I got a V-spec WE and the case broke after 3/4 of a gallon and Great Planes wouldnt do a thing to help me
Damm I just bought that same Vspec II. Did you use a one piece motor mount like King headz?
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i have a jammin x1 cr on order, im in the market for a motor so im legal to race with and i found these motors and i need your input. My local hobby guy can only motors thourgh Great Planes , Hrp and Horizon. All of these motors are in my price range.

Picco .21 Evo 2
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPUZ3&P=7 < Im leanig towards this one rite now!
Jammin .21
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRYV2&P=7
Reedy .21
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...?ProdID=ASC800
Orion Alpha .21
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=ORI80653
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I would try the Alpha. It's brand new and its based on the popular CRF design which I have seen always perform well at the track.
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Dont buy a V-Spec or any O.S. motor!! I got a V-spec WE and the case broke after 3/4 of a gallon and Great Planes wouldnt do a thing to help me
I was thinking of the v-spec but i have heard some horror stories about them before plus not having any warranty with it
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Those new Orion motors are straight BEAST. Thatd be my hands down choice off that particular list
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Those new Orion motors are straight BEAST. Thatd be my hands down choice off that particular list
Sweet, my hobby guys sales rep told him about these new motors, which was the same reponse you just gave me.

What pipe would you recommen to use with it??
ill be doing so racing this year, the tracks average in size from 88x150 to 160x220
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I had the Picco and loved everything about it except the exhaust port comes out at and angle and a normal gasket doesnt work well. The good parts were it was fast, got great mileage, and I dont recall it ever flaming out.

I think the Orion motors are somehow based on the Picco motors.

I'm going to get one of the Reedy engines when they come out and currently have the JX Ninja and love it.
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no plus 4 on your list ? this is a sweet engine

smooth fast very useable power
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no plus 4 on your list ? this is a sweet engine

smooth fast very useable power
plus 4????
My local hobby guy can only motors thourgh Great Planes , Hrp , Koyosho and Horizon.
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Is this what you meant???
http://www.novarossiusa.com/product_...roducts_id=974 Um.... little bit out of my price range!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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THere is a new picco evo 3...What ever you buy supportyour local hobby shop..If you lhs doesn`t support you then order your picco from nitrohouse...Thats if you go that route..They`lll giove you the best online price the picco or jammin
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